House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a bill that creates a program to sell "hike safe" cards to hikers that would forgive them for any rescue expenses they'd otherwise owe New Hampshire if they were negligent.
The deal reached Friday still must be approved by the full House and Senate.
New Hampshire officials have identified the 60-year-old man who died Saturday while hiking in the White Mountains.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says rescuers were called to the Ripley Falls Trail about 11 a.m. Saturday and found James Byrne of South Dennis, Mass., unresponsive about half a mile up the trail.
Officials say Byrne had been hiking with family and friends. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
An autopsy was to be conducted to determine the cause of death.