New Hampshire Installer Licensing Bill Dies in State Senate


A bill that would have established licensing and certification for electronic systems installers in New Hampshire has died without a vote in the state’s Senate. HB 1595, which had been approved by the New Hampshire House, would have established a program for the voluntary certification of electronic systems technicians administered by a joint board of professional engineers, architects, land surveyors, foresters, professional geologists and natural scientists.

During the New Hampshire Senate’s April 20 meeting, Sen. Sylvia Larsen (D) moved that the bill be deemed “inexpedient to legislate.” After the motion was approved by a voice vote, the bill was effectively killed.

The New Hampshire Alarm Association (NHAA) and the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) had lobbied against the bill, saying they didn’t disagree with licensing systems professionals, but did not like the tactics used to develop the bill.

They say amendments passed by the House turned the licensing of the bill from a voluntary to mandatory process.

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