The Ways and Means Committee is a standing committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Per the House Rules, committees of the New Hampshire House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House after consultation with the Minority Leader. Committees are assigned after each election. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The Speaker is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.
See rules: House Rules
||It shall be the duty of the Committee on Ways and Means to examine and consider the state of the treasury; to consider and report on all bills and resolutions relating to raising money by a state tax and the apportionment of same; matters relating to taxes and fees on tobacco; all dedicated funds except for the highway and turnpike funds; state fees, and all methods of raising revenue for the state; and such other matters as may be referred to it. The Committee on Ways and Means shall report to the House in the form of a resolution its estimates of state revenues on a periodic basis.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.