Governor Chris Sununu Signs 38 Bills Into Law

New laws cover a lot of territory.

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CONCORD, NH – Gov. Chris Sununu on June 16 signed 38 bills into law, all of which are listed and linked below.

The new laws cover a wide-range of ground, including: rules for veterinarians prescribing opioids (the law removes veterinarians from compliance with the controlled drug prescription health and safety program) ; livestock and meat inspection (a lengthy bill that reinforces requirements about slaughter of livestock and birds, and adds to the definition of “humane treatment” of animals during slaughter); alcoholic cider production by brew pubs (got a thumbs-up); the inclusion of “chronic pain” as a prerequisite of therapeutic cannabis; approval of a needle exchange program (as part of The Opiate-Opioid Public Health Crisis NH Comprehensive Response); and separate bills that govern the emergency out-of-home placement of children for their wellbeing,  and supports for aging adults with dementia.

If you like to be in the know, and can wade through some of the legalese, feel free to click through the final versions of the various House and Senate bills, below.

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