Bills & Laws

The Legislature operates by creating, eliminating, or revising the laws of the State, also known as the Revised Statutes Annotated or 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 or A Primer on the Legislative Process.

The progress of each bill, including the text and any amendments, can be tracked by the bill’s docket.

 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)

Committee of Conference