Bulletin: NH2020006

Date:
September 02, 2020
To:
All New Hampshire Issuing Offices
RE:
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - New Hampshire Legislative Update 2020

Dear Associates: 

2020 Legislative Session

AN ACT relative to property tax relief for totally and permanently disabled veterans. (Amends RSA 72:36-a)

     Chapter 1 of the 2020 legislative session provides that a person who is 100 percent permanently and totally disabled pursuant to federal regulations governing total and permanent disability ratings and unemployability shall be eligible for the property tax exemption under RSA 72:36-a. The Act also reorders existing eligibility criteria for the exemption. Please see the full text of the law for more details.

Effective date: This act shall take effect April 1, 2020.

http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2020&id=43&txtFormat=html

AN ACT relative to procedures for condominiums with 25 or fewer residential units. (Amends RSA 356-B:3, 37, 43)

     Chapter 3 of the 2020 legislative session establishes meetings and insurance requirements for small condominiums with 25 or fewer residential units. Please see the full text of the law for more details.


Effective date: This act shall take effect April 10, 2020.

http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2020&id=685&txtFormat=html

AN ACT relative to the commission on the interdisciplinary primary care workforce; relative to multicounty grand juries; and allowing remote notarization of paper estate planning documents during the COVID-19 state of emergency. (Amends RSA 456-B:2, RSA 551:2)

     Chapter 17 of the 2020 legislative session allows witnessing of a will and appearance before a notary public by remote video conference for purposes of executing estate planning documents during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Please see the full text of the law for more details.

Effective date: This act shall take effect July 17, 2020.

http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2020&id=1674&txtFormat=html

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