Brodie Deshaies

How You Can Research Legislation

Here are some directions to help you research or view legislation that has been introduced in the State House or State Senate.
Here are the directions for finding currently active legislation:​​
  1. To track bills, go to the NH General Court's main dashboard: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us
  2. On the left side of the web page, below the State House dome photo, there is a "Current Bills" section on the main dashboard.
  3. Type the bill number into the "Find A Bill" search-bar in order to find the bill you are looking for. Additionally, you can search based upon the bill's language by using the "Bill Text Search" search-bar, and you can also find a bill if you know the bill's sponsor by using the "Bill Search By Legislator" search-bar Both these search boxes are located below the "Find A Bill" search-bar.
  4. Do not forget to denote whether it is a House Bill or Senate Bill by prefacing the bill number with an "sb" or "hb" (ex. hb500).
  5. Another good resource is the legislation database, LegiScan. Here is the link to access their homepage: https://legiscan.com/NH (LegiScan keeps track of trending legislation too).
Here are the directions for finding legislation filed before the legislative session begins:​​​ 
 
  1. To track bills that were filed prior to the legislative session, go to the NH General Court's main dashboard: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us
  2. Click the "House" section on the top left side of the webpage.  
  3. Click on the "LSR Search" section in the drop-down menu. 
  4. On the New Hampshire Legislative Service Requests dashboard, you can search for LSRs using keywords, the LSR number, or by the legislator.
Here is a link describing how a bill becomes a law in NH: https://www4.des.state.nh.us/blogs/rivers/wp-content/uploads/How-a-Bill-Becomes-a-Law.pdf
If you have any questions, please, use the Contact Brodie page on this website, and I will be happy to help.