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Governor Sununu to sign Senate Bill 247

Claremont, NH – Governor Sununu will be in Claremont on February 8th for the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill (SB) 247, preventing childhood lead poisoning from paint and water.  The event will take place at 10:00am in the Sugar River Ballroom at the Common Man Restaurant.  All are welcome to attend.

This celebratory event is the culmination of years of work from numerous stakeholders across New Hampshire.  More recently, Claremont identified childhood lead poisoning as a community-wide priority in 2016, and took numerous actions to address the issue in 2017.  In January of the same year, Senator Feltes, the primary sponsor, introduced the bill.  It was later retained over the summer by a House subcommittee chaired by Representative Byron.  After being amended, the bill was finally passed by both the House and Senate last month.

SB247 is a bipartisan solution to addressing childhood lead poisoning in New Hampshire.  We would like to extend our gratitude to all of the individuals and organizations that have worked diligently on this issue.  We are very honored that the Governor has selected Claremont as the location to sign this very important legislation into law.  Please join us on February 8th for this historical event.

Please contact:  Mayor Charlene Lovett at (603) 504-6273