I. After fully considering public comment and any committee comments or comments by the office of the legislative services received pursuant to RSA 541-A:11, and any other relevant information, a quorum of the members of the agency or the agency official having rulemaking authority shall establish the text of the final proposed rule. After the text of the final proposed rule has been established, the agency shall file the final proposal no earlier than 21 days and no later than 180 days after the date of publication of the notice in the rulemaking register. The agency shall file the final proposal with the director of legislative services. Final proposals filed no later than 21 days before a regularly scheduled committee meeting shall be placed on the agenda for that meeting. Final proposals filed fewer than 21 days before a regularly scheduled committee meeting shall be placed on the agenda of the following regularly scheduled committee meeting.
II. The final proposal shall include:

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 541-A:12

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of these laws, shall mean the section next preceding or following that in which such reference is made, unless some other is expressly designated. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:13
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.

(a) A cover sheet listing:
(1) The number of the notice and the date the notice appeared in the rulemaking register;
(2) The name and address of the agency;
(3) The title and number of the rule; and
(4) A citation to the statutory authority for the rule.
(b) One copy of the established text of the final proposed rule.
(c) If required pursuant to RSA 541-A:5, VI, an amended fiscal impact statement from the legislative budget assistant stating that as a result of notice and hearing the rule did change and explaining how this change affects the original fiscal impact statement.
(d) A copy of the fixed text of the final proposed rule annotated clearly to show how the final proposed rule differs from the rule as initially proposed, if the text has changed.
III. An agency may establish requirements in its rules by citing to a document or to Internet content prepared by an unrelated third party. If state-enforceable requirements are so established, the agency shall file an incorporation by reference statement as specified in paragraph IV with the final proposal. No agency shall incorporate by reference any document or Internet content prepared by or on behalf of the agency, provided that documents prepared by a group or association of which the agency is a member may be incorporated by reference.
IV. Any incorporation by reference statement required by paragraph III shall include a statement signed by the adopting authority:
(a) Certifying that the text of the incorporated document or Internet content has been reviewed by the agency, with the name of the reviewing official;
(b) Explaining how the text of the incorporated document or Internet content can be obtained by the public, and at what cost;
(c) Explaining any modifications to the incorporated document or Internet content;
(d) Discussing the comparative desirability of reproducing the incorporated document or Internet content in full in the text of the rule; and
(e) Certifying that the agency has the capability and the intent to enforce the requirements being incorporated.
V. If an agency establishes requirements by incorporating undated Internet content by reference, the agency shall make a read-only copy of the incorporated Internet content no later than the date of filing the incorporation by reference statement, and make the dated copy available to the public.
VI. Each agency shall, upon request for a copy of any document or Internet content incorporated by reference in the agency’s rules, make available for inspection any such document or downloaded Internet content.
VII. Each agency shall include the information required in subparagraph IV(b) as an appendix with each filing of the proposed or adopted rule. The agency shall make the information available to the public with a proposed or adopted rule whenever the rule is made available to or requested by the public. When the rule is published pursuant to RSA 541-A:15, the information shall be published as an appendix to the rule chapter containing the rule with a reference in the rule to the appendix. The information shall not be required to be filed on a separate page.