The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • April 13 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XV

Manchester, N.H.

House Gold Standard – April 11, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2024-04-09 23:48 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – April 11, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2024-04-08 23:11 +0000

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Wisconsin, what are you doing?

Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform – N.H. - Sun, 2024-04-07 19:43 +0000

April 4, 2024

Sandy RozekRetroactivity, Sex Offender Registry, WI SB874, Wisconsin

By Sandy . . . It is a given that if one is convicted of a crime, some sort of punishment will follow. Why? It has been thus from the beginning of time. The hope is that the punishment will evoke a repulsion toward the criminal act and the unpleasantness that resulted from it and cause a turning away from it. If the lesson is learned as intended, society benefits.

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State v. Joseph Hart – Court Order and Response

Free Keene - Sat, 2024-04-06 17:58 +0000

This blog is made pursuant to NH Rules of Professional Conduct 3.6 (c) (2).

I am grateful to Judge Susan W. Ashley for her correct interpretation of District Court Rule 1.3D…  the rule that allows non-lawyer representatives to appear and litigate for another in a criminal case.  Find her ORDER here.

It’s worth noting that Judge Ashley is the Deputy Administrative Judge for the Circuit Court.  You cannot achieve that position without knowing the rules front to back.

Find my required response to her ORDER here.

Bill Hearings for Week of April 08, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2024-04-06 14:04 +0000
  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
  • Click on the bill number to read the bill.
  • Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.

Of the 32 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 1 and opposition of 4 with 2 being of interest.
Of the 40 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 11 and opposition of 3 with 7 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest HB1400 (New Title) relative to residential parking spaces. Commerce Tue 4/9 10:20 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides that zoning and planning regulations shall not require more than one residential parking space per unit.
Of Interest HB1144 relative to requirements for sewage disposal system information to be disclosed during real estate transactions. Commerce Tue 4/9 10:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill requires certain information to be disclosed about sewage disposal systems during real estate transactions of dwellings and food service establishments.
Support HB1115 relative to the termination of tenancy at the expiration of the tenancy or lease term. Commerce Tue 4/9 10:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill adds the expiration of the term of the lease or tenancy if over 6 months as grounds for an eviction.
Support HB1298 relative to the definition of part-time teachers. Education Tue 4/9 9:10 AM LOB Room 101 This bill defines “part-time teachers” and subjects them to the board of education’s professional code of ethics and professional code of conduct.
Oppose HB1382 (New Title) granting witness fee reimbursement to unrepresented parents in the armed forces who prevail in special education hearings. Education Tue 4/9 9:20 AM LOB Room 101 This bill authorizes witness fee reimbursement for a parent in the armed forces who represents themself at a special education hearing and prevails.
Support HB1305 relative to freedom of speech and association at public institutions of higher education. Education Tue 4/9 9:30 AM LOB Room 101 This bill establishes procedures governing freedom of speech and association at public institutions of higher education.
Support HB1215 (New Title) relative to development approvals and appeals. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 4/9 9:40 AM LOB Room 103 This bill extends the existing 5-year exemption for subdivision plats to 10 years, and increases the preliminary step from 2 years to 5 years. The bill also changes the building code and fire code appeals process, limiting the jurisdiction of the local building code board of appeals to hearing decisions made under local amendments to those codes.
Support HB1361 relative to municipal land use regulation for manufactured housing and subdivisions. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 4/9 9:50 AM LOB Room 103 This bill requires municipalities that adopt land use control measures to provide reasonable and realistic opportunities for the siting of manufactured housing on individual lots and in manufactured housing parks and subdivisions within residential districts. The bill also directs municipalities to provide reasonable and realistic opportunities for expansion of existing manufactured housing parks.
Support HB1399 allowing municipalities to permit 2 residential units in certain single-family residential zones. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 4/9 10:00 AM LOB Room 103 This bill allows the expansion of a single family residence within a residential zone in an urban area to no more than 2 residential units without discretionary review or a hearing, if the proposed development meets certain requirements.
Of Interest HB558 (New Title) requiring the department of energy to initiate a microgrid study. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 4/9 9:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill requires the department of energy to initiate a study to investigate the potential benefits, risks, and key considerations around developing a framework for electricity microgrids in the state.
Of Interest HB1314 relative to the comprehensive state development plan. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 4/9 9:20 AM SH Room 103 This bill adds provisions to the comprehensive state development plan concerning protection of natural resources and identifying environmental threats.
Support HB229 relative to requiring an official declaration of war for the activation of the New Hampshire national guard. Finance Tue 4/9 2:00 PM SH Room 103 This bill limits the activation of the New Hampshire national guard to only those times where the United States Congress has passed an official action pursuant to Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution.
Oppose HB1279 relative to payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers. Finance Tue 4/9 2:10 PM SH Room 103 This bill provides that the state shall pay 7.5 percent of contributions of retirement system employers other than the state for group I teachers and group II members.
Support HB1012 exempting from criminal penalty certain parenting decisions intended to encourage a child’s independence and freedom. Judiciary Tue 4/9 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that a parent shall not be guilty of endangering the welfare of a child for allowing the child to take reasonable risks to further their development as an independent human being.
Of Interest HB1002 relative to fees for records under the right-to-know law. Judiciary Tue 4/9 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes parameters for when a public body may charge a fee for records provided under RSA 91-A.
Support HB1069 (New Title)  relative to material subject to disclosure under the right-to-know law. Judiciary Tue 4/9 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill: I. Clarifies a public body or agency’s ability to accept record requests by electronic means and to provide such records electronically. II. Replaces the word “citizen” with “person” throughout the chapter.
Of Interest SB476 making a capital appropriation to the department of corrections toward the replacement of the New Hampshire state prison for men. Public Works and Highways Tue 4/9 10:00 AM LOB Room 201 This bill makes a bonded appropriation of funds for architectural, engineering, programming, and design and construction documents for the New Hampshire state prison for men.
Of Interest HB1059 relative to the state building code. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/10 9:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill updates the definition of the state building code to include more recent versions of certain international codes and amendments approved by the building code review board.
Of Interest SB599 relative to the state fire code. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/10 10:00 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill: I. Revises the definition of the state fire code. II. Ratifies amendments to the state fire code.
Of Interest HB1190 relative to adopting the interstate social work licensure compact. Health and Human Services Wed 4/10 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill adopts the social work licensure compact.
Oppose HB1296 relative to insurance coverage for diagnostic and supplemental breast examinations. Health and Human Services Wed 4/10 9:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill provides that certain insurers that provide diagnostic and supplemental breast examinations shall not impose co-payments, deductibles, or other cost-sharing requirements.
Oppose SB403 (New Title) relative to the health care workforce. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Wed 4/10 11:00 AM LOB Room 203 This bill: I. Extends the deadlines of the legislative commission on the interdisciplinary primary care workforce issues. II. Makes clarifying amendments to the nurse practice act statute. III. Establishes the position of and regulation of community health workers. IV. Provides directives to the department of health and human services.
Oppose SB456 (New Title) relative to the state loan repayment program for qualified nursing professionals, and making an appropriation therefor. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Wed 4/10 1:00 PM LOB Room 203 This bill makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services, state office of rural health, for the state loan repayment program to qualified nursing professionals, and directs the department of health and human services to provide a report to the legislature on a budget proposal for a student loan forgiveness program that would cover nurses who do not qualify for the state loan repayment program.
Oppose SB496 directing the department of health and human services to establish a climate and health protection program. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Wed 4/10 1:30 PM LOB Room 203 This bill directs the department of health and human services to establish a climate and health protection program in response to health threats associated with a changing environment.
Support SB507 extending the time to petition for a new trial in certain cases. Judiciary Wed 4/10 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill extends the time to petition a court for a new trial in certain cases.
Oppose SB474 relative to prohibiting metal detecting in certain areas. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 4/10 1:00 PM LOB Room 305 This bill prohibits treasure hunting with a metal detector in areas that expose students to the risk of injury.
Support HB1533 relative to the safe harbor compensation amount under the business profits tax. Ways and Means Wed 4/10 10:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill increases the amount of the safe harbor provision for compensation under the business profits tax and provides for a biennial increase in future years based on the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index.
Support HB1536 relative to increasing the amount of the expense deduction allowed against the business profits tax. Ways and Means Wed 4/10 10:15 AM SH Room 100 This bill increases the amount of the section 179 expense deduction permitted against the business profits tax.

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Senate Gold Standard – April 04, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2024-04-01 23:14 +0000

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State v. Joseph Hart – Criminal Defense Strategy

Free Keene - Mon, 2024-04-01 06:27 +0000

This blog is made pursuant to NH Rules of Professional Conduct 3.6 (c) (2).

Due to having filled out the court recording notice form multiple times prior in the same fashion as he did the day of his arrest, Joa informs the Court that his defense to the charge of Criminal Trespass is “Effect of Ignorance or Mistake” due to prior grants of permission to film after filling out the form “anonymous” by similarly situated court facilities.

The statue that specifies that defense is here.

Find the notice sent to the Court here.

Bill Hearings for Week of April 01, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2024-03-30 12:00 +0000
  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
  • Click on the bill number to read the bill.
  • Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.

Of the 19 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 1 with 2 being of interest.
Of the 42 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 6 and opposition of 2 with 2 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest SB498 relative to the department of health and human services, division for children, youth and families. Children and Family Law Tue 4/2 1:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill provides that under RSA 169-B, relative to delinquent children, and RSA 169-D, relative to children in need of services, a child may be placed with fictive kin or a child care institution, psychiatric residential treatment program, or other program certified by the department of health and human services.
Support HB173 relative to toilet facilities provided by restaurants. Commerce Tue 4/2 10:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill removes the requirement that restaurants and other businesses that serve food to the public provide toilet facilities for patrons.
Oppose HB82 relative to employment protection for participants in the therapeutic cannabis program. Commerce Tue 4/2 10:20 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits an employer from refusing to hire, or terminating the employment of a qualified patient of the New Hampshire therapeutic cannabis program solely on the basis of a positive drug test.
Support HB1469 relative to the retention of individualized education program records. Education Tue 4/2 9:20 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires the department of education to remove student individualized education plan records from the state special education information system on the same schedule as school districts.
Support HB1695 relative to the release of student personally identifiable information. Education Tue 4/2 9:40 AM LOB Room 101 This bill prohibits the transfer of student’s personally identifiable information to third parties without written consent of the parents and student.
Of Interest HB1659 relative to interference with child custody and shared parenting. Judiciary Tue 4/2 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that unless the parenting plan specifically provides otherwise, both parents shall have access to all records and information pertaining to the child. The bill further directs the court to award a parent additional parenting time in response to the other parent’s noncompliance with the parenting schedule. The bill also permits the court to fine the parent for noncompliance with the court-ordered parenting schedule.
Oppose HB1432 (New Title) relative to prohibiting certain uses of deepfakes and creating a private claim of action. Judiciary Tue 4/2 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill: 1. Establishes the crime of fraudulent use of deepfakes and sets penalties therefor; 2. Establishes a cause of action for fraudulent use of deepfakes; and 3. Prohibits registration of lobbyists who have been found to have fraudulently used deepfakes in certain cases.
Support HB1276 relative to repealing the prohibition on the possession or sale of blackjacks, slung shots, and metallic knuckles except by or to minors. Judiciary Tue 4/2 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill amends the prohibition against carrying or selling a blackjack, slung shot, or metallic knuckles to prohibit sale to or possession of the said items by those under 18 years of age.
Support HB1403 (New Title) relative to temporary waivers for vehicle emission control equipment. Transportation Tue 4/2 1:40 PM LOB Room 101 This bill extends the repair period for vehicles that fail the OBD II test to 120 days.
Of Interest HB1387 relative to revisions to the state building code. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/3 9:45 AM SH Room 103 This bill updates the state building code and state building code review board.
Of Interest SB369 directing the office of professional licensure and certification to provide notice of public meetings and an opportunity for comment, creating a new position, and making an appropriation therefor. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/3 1:15 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill directs the office of professional licensure and certification to provide to the public notice of its meetings and an opportunity to comment in such meetings. This bill also establishes an attorney II position for the office of professional licensure and certification.
Support HB1407 relative to child care staffing ratios. Health and Human Services Wed 4/3 10:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill creates a waiver for larger rations [sic] in licensed child care facilities for infants and toddlers. This bill also prospectively repeals the waiver in 2026.
Oppose SB496 directing the department of health and human services to establish a climate and health protection program. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Wed 4/3 11:00 AM LOB Room 203 This bill directs the department of health and human services to establish a climate and health protection program in response to health threats associated with a changing environment.

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House Gold Standard – March 28, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Wed, 2024-03-27 00:23 +0000

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State v. Joseph Hart – Defense Filed Document

Free Keene - Tue, 2024-03-26 08:39 +0000

This blog is made pursuant to NH Rules of Professional Conduct 3.6 (c) (2).

Joa moves to dismiss his Disorderly Conduct charge due to the fact that there are no witnesses to his alleged conduct other than law enforcement officers.  Find that here.

Bill Hearings for Week of March 25, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2024-03-24 12:56 +0000
  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
  • Click on the bill number to read the bill.
  • Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.

Of the 22 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 2 and opposition of 3 with 4 being of interest.
Of the 42 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 9 and opposition of 4 with 1 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest SB451 relative to an expedited track for certain applications to the site evaluation committee. Science, Technology and Energy Mon 3/25 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill establishes an alternative procedure and timelines for an expedited track for changes to existing energy facilities meeting certain criteria.
Of Interest HB645 relative to the establishment of decentralized autonomous organizations as legal entities within the state. Commerce Tue 3/26 10:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill establishes decentralized autonomous organizations within the state.
Oppose HB182 prohibiting discharge of volunteer firefighters or volunteer emergency medical technicians from other employment. Commerce Tue 3/26 10:45 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits an employer from discharging or disciplining an employee who is a volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician and whose failure to report for work was due to such employee responding to an emergency.
Support SB374 relative to the licensing of part-time teachers. Education Tue 3/26 11:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill defines “part-time teacher.”
Support SB339 relative to repealing the graduation requirement regarding Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications. Education Tue 3/26 2:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill removes the requirement that students file a free application for federal student aid form (FAFSA) or a waiver for such form prior to graduation.
Support HB1696 (New Title) relative to local records retention. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 3/26 10:20 AM LOB Room 103 This bill funds and equips the local government record manager with online storage of records that are available for public access.
Support HB1116 relative to certain firearms to be used for taking of game. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 3/26 9:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill allows for the use of rifles and certain pistols for the taking of game.
Oppose HB194 (New Title) requiring the director of the division of historical resources to compile and maintain a list of public monuments. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 3/26 9:30 AM SH Room 103 This bill requires the director of the division of historical resources to compile and maintain a list of public monuments.
Support HB1237 relative to the use of unmarked or stealth police vehicles for traffic enforcement. Judiciary Tue 3/26 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes a requirement that any police vehicle purchased after January 1, 2025 must be clearly marked and labeled as a police vehicle in order for it to be used in traffic law enforcement, subject to certain exceptions.
Support HB1412 relative to court reporters. Judiciary Tue 3/26 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill repeals the requirements for licensure and regulation of court reporters.
Of Interest 2024-1005h Public hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2024-1005h to HB 1583-FN-A, relative
to the per pupil cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.
Finance Tue 3/26 10:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 This bill increases the base annual cost of providing an opportunity for an adequate education, establishes relief aid funding
and fiscal disparity aid, and requires municipalities to remit excess SWEPT payments to the department of revenue administration.
Of Interest 2024-1214h Public hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2024-1214h to HB 1633-FN-A, relative
to the legalization and regulation of cannabis and making appropriations therefor
Finance Tue 3/26 11:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 This bill establishes procedures for the legalization, regulation, and taxation of cannabis; the licensing
and regulation of cannabis establishments; and makes appropiations therefor.
Oppose SB217 establishing a rural and underserved area educator incentive program for higher education and making an appropriation therefor. Education Wed 3/27 9:45 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill establishes the rural and underserved area educator incentive program and makes an appropriation therefor.
Support CACR13 relating to slavery and involuntary servitude. Providing that slavery and involuntary servitude shall be prohibited in the state of New Hampshire. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/27 9:45 AM SH Room 103 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution adds an article that prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude.
Support HB1042 (New Title) repealing the requirement that each pharmacy establish a continuous quality improvement program. Health and Human Services Wed 3/27 9:20 AM LOB Room 101 This bill repeals the requirement that each licensed pharmacy shall establish a continuous quality improvement program.
Oppose HB1203 relative to prohibiting the charging of rent to charities by charitable gaming facilities. Ways and Means Wed 3/27 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits the charging of rent for facilities or equipment to charities by primary game operators.
Support HB185 (New Title) relative to the determination of parental rights and responsibilities based on shared parenting. Judiciary Thu 3/28 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides that it is a state policy to support approximately equal parenting time between a child and parent unless such an arrangement is clearly detrimental to the child. The bill also provides that if the court concludes that approximately equal parenting time is not in the best interest of the child, the court shall make findings supporting its order.
Support HB1111 relative to the penalty for false reports of suspected abuse and neglect made to the division for children, youth, and families. Judiciary Thu 3/28 9:45 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides that reports of suspected abuse and neglect may include the name of the person making the report and that a report made maliciously or with the intent to cause harm may be subject to civil and criminal penalties. The bill also provides that a person who in their professional capacity is a mandatory reporter of suspected abuse and neglect may be subject to civil liability for the failure to report.
Support HB1220 (New Title) abolishing the collection of racial and educational data for use in a marital application worksheet. Judiciary Thu 3/28 10:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill abolishes the collection of racial and educational data for use in a marital application worksheet.
Oppose HB1169 creating a private cause of action for discrimination based on hairstyles relative to a person’s ethnicity. Judiciary Thu 3/28 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill creates a private cause of action for discrimination based on hairstyles relative to a person’s ethnicity. This bill also exempts such causes of action from the jurisdiction of the human rights commission.
Oppose SB418 (New Title) relative to refusal of consent to testing to determine alcohol concentration and penalties for aggravated driving while intoxicated. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fri 3/29 10:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill modifies periods of suspension under different circumstances stemming from a refusal of consent to testing to determine alcohol concentration. This bill further modifies the penalties for aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Of Interest SB425 relative to bail commissioner fees. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fri 3/29 11:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill increases the bail commissioner fee to $60.
Oppose SB464 to prohibiting the nonconsensual dissemination of synthetic sexual images. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fri 3/29 12:00 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill expands the prohibition on the nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images to include synthetic images that are digitally created and altered to falsely depict the sexual conduct of targeted victims.

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50 State Justice Data Snapshots and 5 Ways to Reduce Violent Crime

Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform – N.H. - Wed, 2024-03-20 16:21 +0000

The CSG Justice Center’s nonpartisan analysts and justice experts have created two new resources to assist your state in improving community safety:

  • State Data Snapshots: This resource contains the most recent data for every state on crime, arrests, behavioral health, workforce, recidivism, and more. 
  • 5 Ways States Can Reduce Violent Crime: Through our research and work across the country and with the state and local leaders who serve on our advisory board, we have identified five strategies that states should adopt to reduce violent crime and improve outcomes in your communities. 

The CSG Justice Center is available to help you unpack this data and dig deeper into how your state can improve community safety! Please contact Madeleine Dardeau at mdardeau@csg.org to schedule a meeting with our expert staff.

 

Protect and Redirect: America’s Growing Movement to Divert Youth Out of the Justice System

Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform – N.H. - Wed, 2024-03-20 16:19 +0000

Jurisdictions across the country are advancing reforms to expand and improve diversion, demonstrating diversion’s potential to transform youth justice in ways that protect public safety and enhance youth success.  Related to: Youth Justice, Racial Justice.

By Richard Mendel

March 20, 2024

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House Gold Standard – March 21, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Wed, 2024-03-20 00:10 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – March 21, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2024-03-19 00:06 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of March 18, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2024-03-17 14:56 +0000
  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
  • Click on the bill number to read the bill.
  • Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.

Of the 26 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 1 and opposition of 1 with 4 being of interest.
Of the 29 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 5 and opposition of 4 with 3 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Oppose SB588 relative to employer notice of veterans’ benefits and services. Commerce Tue 3/19 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill directs the labor commissioner, in consultation with the department of business and economic affairs, to create and distribute a veterans’ benefits and services poster for employers to display in the workplace.
Support SB516 relative to prohibiting collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union. Commerce Tue 3/19 9:15 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union.
Support HB1066 relative to the graduation requirement of filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Education Tue 3/19 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill changes the requirement for school districts, public academies, and chartered public schools to provide information to students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and repeals the reporting requirement on the number of students provided in-person school assistance on completing the FAFSA.
Support HB1105 relative to application of a local tax cap. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 3/19 9:50 AM LOB Room 103 This bill provides clarification that all recommended appropriations in the warrant are included when determining the estimated amount of local taxes to be raised for the fiscal year under the local tax cap.
Of Interest HB609 (New Title) relative to the site evaluation committee for energy facility siting. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 3/19 9:45 AM SH Room 103 This bill revises the member of the site evaluation committee for energy facility siting and eliminates subcommittees.
Oppose SB593 relative to possession of firearms in safe school zones. Judiciary Tue 3/19 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits carrying a firearm in a safe school zone.
Of Interest HB1186 relative to firearm purchaser’s privacy. Judiciary Tue 3/19 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits the assigning of a specific merchant code to the sale of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories. This bill further provides a mechanism for enforcement of this prohibition.
Of Interest HB314 relative to the expectation of privacy in the collection and use of personal information. Judiciary Tue 3/19 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill regulates the collection, retention, and use of personal information and establishes a cause of action for violations of an individual’s expectation of privacy in personal information.
Support HB470 relative to fentanyl test strips and other drug checking equipment. Judiciary Tue 3/19 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill amends the definition of drug paraphernalia to exclude drug checking equipment and authorizes the use of drug checking equipment.
Of Interest SB303 relative to the use of renewable energy funds by the department of energy. Science, Technology and Energy Tue 3/19 9:30 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill adds battery storage projects to uses of the renewable energy fund, deletes a required renewable generation incentive program, and authorizes a political subdivision incentive, rebate, or grant program using the fund. The bill also modifies the reporting date by the department of energy concerning the renewable energy fund. This bill is a request of the department of energy.
Of Interest SB391 relative to electric grid interconnection for certain customer generators. Science, Technology and Energy Tue 3/19 10:30 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill requires the department of energy to begin rulemaking for the purposes of setting uniform procedures for distributed energy resources that are proposed for interconnection to the electrical infrastructure.
Oppose HB1217 relative to an exception to allow the state or a municipality to use video monitoring to identify the cause of damage to historic covered bridges. Transportation Tue 3/19 1:10 PM LOB Room 101 This bill allows the state or a municipality to use video monitoring to identify the cause of damage to historic covered bridges.
Support SB510 relative to sale of a vehicle to a Massachusetts resident. Transportation Tue 3/19 2:00 PM LOB Room 203 This bill eliminates the requirement that a retail motor vehicle dealer submit a form notifying the New Hampshire department of motor vehicles of a sale of a vehicle to a Massachusetts resident.
Of Interest SB322 (New Title) relative to licenses to carry and immunity for law enforcement officers issuing certain firearms licenses. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 3/20 11:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill requires a license authorizing an individual to carry a loaded pistol or revolver in this state to include the name, title, and signature of the person issuing the license. This bill further provides immunity to law enforcement officers who in good faith issue licenses under RSA 159:6 or 159:8 from any liability arising from certain actions by the firearm licensee.
Oppose SB414 relative to establishing a mandatory minimum sentence for the crime of distribution of a controlled drug with death resulting. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 3/20 1:30 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill sets a mandatory minimum sentence for the crime of distribution of a controlled drug with death resulting.
Oppose HB1292 relative to coverage of children under the state retiree insurance plan. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/20 9:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill removes the requirement that young adult children covered under a retired state employee’s insurance plan be full-time students.
Support HB1140 relative to requirements for homeowner installations of septic systems. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/20 10:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill enables a homeowner to install a new or replacement waste disposal system in their own domicile without a permit.
Of Interest SB327 providing penalties for the assault or harassment of sports officials. Judiciary Wed 3/20 10:45 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill permits courts to impose a ban on individuals convicted of certain offenses against a sports official from participating in sports events in this state for a specified amount of time.

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Civic Action Movie Night

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Fri, 2024-03-15 04:10 +0000

The Civic Action Fund is running low? Inconceivable!

Join us on Thursday, April 4 at Chunky’s in Manchester for a 6:30pm screening of The Princess Bride! All funds raised will go the Civic Action Fund.

Buy your tickets here, and your peanuts (or snack of choice) there.

P.S. Costumes are encouraged, so feel free to bring your favorite [polydactyl-compatible] gloves!

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House Gold Standard – March 14, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2024-03-12 22:51 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of March 11, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2024-03-09 21:42 +0000
  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
  • Click on the bill number to read the bill.
  • Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.

Of the 19 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 4 and opposition of 2 with 0 being of interest.
Of the 20 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 1 and opposition of 2 with 3 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Oppose SB380 relative to moving the state primary date. Election Law Mon 3/11 1:50 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill moves the state primary date to June.
Oppose SB454 increasing the annual real estate transfer tax revenue contribution to the affordable housing fund. Ways and Means Mon 3/11 1:30 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill increases the amount of annual real estate transfer tax revenues which are transfered to the affordable housing fund.
Support SB513 relative to permitting charity auctions by non-profit corporations. Ways and Means Mon 3/11 2:15 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill permits non-profit corporations to conduct charity auctions.
Support SB514 relative to the timber tax. Ways and Means Mon 3/11 2:30 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill increases the amount of wood or wood chips a landowner can use for personal use or for land conservation purposes without being subject to the timber tax.
Of Interest HB354 relative to chartered public school eligibility for state school building aid. Education Tue 3/12 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill adds chartered public schools to the procedures for consideration, approval, plan requirements, and determination of grants for school building aid.
Of Interest SB449 relative to the permit issuance timeline for state air permits. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 3/12 9:35 AM SH Room 103 This bill provides the commissioner 180 days to act upon an air pollution control permit application.
Support HB1575 prohibiting the state of New Hampshire from enforcing any federal agricultural checkoff program. Environment and Agriculture Wed 3/13 1:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill prohibits the state of New Hampshire from enforcing payments for any federal checkoff program for agricultural commodities.
Support HB1703 relative to the sale of kangaroo and caribou meat. Environment and Agriculture Wed 3/13 2:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill allows for the raising, butchering, and sale of kangaroo and caribou meat.
Support HB644 relative to regulating barbers, cosmetologists, and estheticians. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/13 9:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill makes changes to the regulation of barbers, cosmetologists, and estheticians.
Of Interest SB605 relative to ethical standards for members of the general court. Judiciary Thu 3/14 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill defines “organization” for the purpose of determining the ethical duties of members of the general court.
Oppose SB601 restricting electronic mail solicitation. Judiciary Thu 3/14 9:15 AM SH Room 100 This bill makes certain restrictions to electronic mail solicitation and provides penalties for violations of such restrictions.
Oppose SB593 relative to possession of firearms in safe school zones. Judiciary Thu 3/14 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits carrying a firearm in a safe school zone.

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State v. Joseph Hart – Update

Free Keene - Wed, 2024-03-06 23:02 +0000

The Attorney representing the Hillsborough, NH Police Department, Attorney George Wattendorf, has officially objected to my representing Joa.  He strikes me as a nice fellow.

Here is his objection.

Here is my response.

*UPDATE 03/19/24*

The State’s complaint for criminal trespass is here.

The State’s complaint for disorderly conduct is here.

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