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Fair Housing Bill Dies in Conference

As reported in our May News & Legislative Update, House Bill 1409 to end discriminatory rental practices against voucher holders and victims of domestic violence was amended in the Senate to instead create a Study Commission. The House did not concur with the Senate’s amended version of the bill, and requested a Committee of Conference to try finding common ground between the House and Senate versions.

The House and Senate appointed conferees, who met May 28 . Unfortunately, they were unable to reach agreement on the final bill language. As a result, HB1409 died in conference.

The Concord Monitor and NH Business Review report more details:

http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/12153676-95/nh-lawmakers-let-housing-discrimination-bill-die-for-year

http://www.nhbr.com/May-30-2014/Tenant-anti-discrimination-bill-dies-in-conference/