Portsmouth City Council’s Legislative Subcommittee

Legislative Subcommittee


The Portsmouth City Council’s Legislative Subcommittee reviews and tracks draft legislation and makes recommendations to the City Council to either support or oppose legislation. The Portsmouth City Council has adopted Principles for Legislative Positions that serve as guiding principles for City testimony before the General Court. The subcommittee meets regularly with our Senator and Representatives to review legislation of interest to the City. The Committee is comprised of Mayor Deaglan McEachern, Asst. Mayor JoAnna "Jo" Kelley, Councilor Kate Cook , Councilor John Tabor and non-voting members City Manager Karen Conard and her City staff designee, Jane Ferrini. The Legislative Subcommittee meetings and Agenda and minutes are posted on the City’s website and the meetings with our Legislative Delegation are televised on Channel 22.

To view the Legislative Subcommittee’s meeting calendar and Agendas, visit the City's Master Calendar.


SB 441 Percent of motor vehicle fines to municipalities

SB 437 Increase in vehicle registration fee

SB 249 Prohibiting ordinances that prohibit short-term rentals

HB 2022 Regarding 10 Year Transportation Plan

Written Testimony