The Legislature operates by creating, eliminating, or augmenting the laws of the State, also known as the RSAs.
All laws must comply with the New Hampshire Constitution.
How a Bill Becomes a Law:
Any Representative or Senator may sponsor a bill. Those that pass in both the House and the Senate, and are also signed by the Governor, become laws. The complete process is outlined in the New Hampshire Almanac: How a Bill Becomes a Law.
The progress of each bill can be checked online.
- Full text
- Docket Abbreviations
Administrative Rules are the regulations that implement the laws.
Additional Explanatory Information
Office of Legislative Services (OLS)
Legislative Service Request (LSR)
Interim Study (second year of biennium only)