House Speaker Comments on Passage of Legislative Oversight Committee of Department of Environmental Services

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien offered the following comments on the passage of House Bill 1435, which establishes a committee to oversee the Department of Environmental Services (DES).

House Speaker William O’Brien

“This bill provides an avenue for legislative oversight and will ensure that the agency carefully considers the impact the Department of Environmental Services has on New Hampshire communities and convinces the legislature that the impact will be positive. It also creates a mechanism to provide feedback for the Department. We will continue to focus on legislation this session that brings more efficiency and accountability to state government and House Bill 1435 is such a reform.”