The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • April 13 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XV

Manchester, N.H.

House Gold Standard – March 07, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Wed, 2024-03-06 02:20 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – March 07, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2024-03-05 01:23 +0000

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State v. Joseph Hart – The Case Begins Tomorrow

Free Keene - Sun, 2024-03-03 12:57 +0000

This blog is made pursuant to NH Rules of Professional Conduct 3.6 (c) (2).  The case is also publicized pursuant to Part I, Article 10 of the New Hampshire Constitution as an attempt to “reform” the government by informing the public of the facts of the case.

Recently an activist named Joseph Hart, who goes by the name Joa, was arrested for filming in the Hillsborough, NH Circuit Court-District Division.  Joa is a past host of Free Talk Live and a freelance journalist who has a popular YouTube channel called Breaking The Flaw where he posted a video about his arrest.

I will be defending him as his non-lawyer representative.

Here are the first filings in the case, apologies that my scanner is not working 100%.  I’m working on getting that fixed.

  • NH Circuit Court-District Division Rule 1.3(D) Statement
  • Appearance
  • Power-of-Attorney

As always, I welcome your feedback…  good and bad.  You’ll notice I didn’t redact my phone number or address on these forms.  This is because I believe in standing publicly behind what I do.  Though I am not a lawyer, the People of New Hampshire paid to train me in the ways of the law and system and for that I believe I owe them a modicum of transparency, accessibility, and loyalty.

When I ran for High Sheriff a decade ago I did so under the premise that I’d be extremely available to my constituents if I were to win.  Along those same lines I make myself available to any member of the public who has questions or commentary about what legal activism I’m working on.

Feel free to text me, e-mail me, or write me a snail mail letter about the case.  If you work in the legal profession and have suggestions, those would be warmly welcomed!  When I defended Jason Talley I had anonymous lawyers contacting me offering advice and ideas I never thought of.  To them I am still grateful.

Truthfully I don’t talk on the phone very often (I work a lot), so if you call I probably wont answer.  No disrespect intended.  If you’d like to talk text me first and we can set up a time to discuss the case.

Stay tuned as this case progresses.  I will provide you with all documents involved for your personal judgement and critique.  All hearings will be videotaped and made available to you here as well.

FreeKeene.com is not just about the City of Keene (I have nothing to do with Keene, NH), it is New Hampshire’s Liberty Activism Destination!

Expect many updates.

Bill Hearings for Week of March 04, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2024-03-02 21:48 +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 5 and opposition of 11 with 3 being of interest.
Of the 19 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 2 and opposition of 0 with 2 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Oppose HB1608 relative to providing an induction program for new teachers. Education Mon 3/4 9:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill creates an induction program for new teachers.
Oppose HB1605 relative to alternative education programs for granting credit leading to graduation. Education Mon 3/4 9:45 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires all alternative learning programs for granting credit leading to graduation to comply with state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
Oppose HB1592 relative to the use of education freedom account funds in religious schools. Education Mon 3/4 10:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill prohibits the use of education freedom account funds at religious schools or for religious education or training, and repeals provisions relating to independence of and legal proceedings concerning education freedom account providers.
Oppose HB1084 relative to qualifications for the commissioner of education. Education Mon 3/4 11:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill establishes minimum qualifications for the commissioner and deputy commissioner of the department of education.
Oppose HB1610 relative to standardized assessment data for participants in education freedom accounts. Education Mon 3/4 12:30 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires all students to participate in standardized statewide assessments.
Oppose HB1654 relative to review of education freedom account service providers. Education Tue 3/5 10:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires the state board of education to annually review education freedom account service providers for continued compliance with all state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
Oppose HB1650 relative to the approval of alternative programs for granting credit leading to graduation. Education Tue 3/5 11:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires all alternative learning programs for granting credit leading to graduation to comply with state and federal anti-discrimination laws, and establishes a committee to evaluate applications for alternative programs.
Support HB1093 prohibiting mandatory mask policies in schools. Education Tue 3/5 1:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill prohibits school boards and other public education agencies from adopting, enforcing, or implementing a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering.
Of Interest HB115 relative to changing the date of the state primary election. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 3/5 9:30 AM LOB Room 103 This bill changes the date of the state primary election to the third Tuesday in August.
Oppose HB1102 relative to the definition of animal cruelty. Environment and Agriculture Tue 3/5 1:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill adds the sale of certain animals with deformities to the definition of animal cruelty.
Support HB370 relative to after market window tinting on motor vehicles for drivers with medical conditions. Transportation Tue 3/5 1:00 PM LOB Room 101 This bill authorizes persons with medical conditions to apply for a special permit to waive the prohibition on automobile after market window tinting on the left and right side of the driver.
Of Interest HB1410 relative to certain professional licenses. Ways and Means Tue 3/5 10:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill repeals the chapter on the board of registration of medical technicians. This bill further makes changes to the nurse practice act.
Oppose HB1293 (New Title) relative to the use of certain fertilizers on turf. Ways and Means Tue 3/5 11:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill prohibits the use of certain fertilizers using phosphorus.
Support HB1565 (New Title) relative to the definition of potentially hazardous food. Ways and Means Tue 3/5 12:00 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill removes “processed acidified” food from the definition of potentially hazardous food.
Oppose HB1611 relative to establishing a child care workforce fund. Ways and Means Tue 3/5 12:30 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes a child care workforce fund.
Of Interest HB1628 relative to regulatory authority for apples, coal grading, potatoes, cider, milk, and lumber. Environment and Agriculture Wed 3/6 11:15 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill repeals certain regulatory statutes that have been preempted by the federal government and moves regulatory authority for apples, cider, and lumber to the chapter relative to standards for farm products. This bill is a request of the committee to study the New Hampshire law relative to standards for farm products and marketing and grading commodities established in 2023, 12:1.
Support HB1578 relative to organic food certification and labeling. Environment and Agriculture Wed 3/6 1:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill repeals the certification program and the organic processors-handlers certification fund.
Support HB1574 removing regulations on the direct sale of raw milk to consumers. Environment and Agriculture Wed 3/6 2:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill removes certain regulations on direct sale of raw milk to consumers.
Of Interest HB274 relative to the administrative rulemaking process. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/6 9:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill directs agencies to notify legislative policy committees and known stakeholders of proposed rulemaking under RSA 541-A. The bill also directs the agency to pay attorneys fees in cases in which the agency adopted rules after final objection by the joint legislative committee on administrative rules and a finding by the court that the rule is invalid.
Support HB1233 relative to animal chiropractors. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/6 9:30 AM SH Room 103 This bill exempts individuals who have completed a nationally recognized animal chiropractic program, as determined by the executive director of the office of professional licensure and certification, from veterinary licensure requirements.
Of Interest HB1562 relative to personal watercraft. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 3/6 9:00 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill removes the term “ski craft” from laws on navigation of state waters and defines such craft as personal watercraft.
Oppose HB1390 relative to regulating wakeboating and wakesports. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 3/6 1:00 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill establishes prohibitions and limitations for the operation of wakeboats and their use in wakesports on public waters of the state.
Support HB1291 relative to accessory dwelling unit uses allowed by right. Special Committee on Housing Fri 3/8 9:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill increases the number of accessory dwelling units allowed by right from one to 2, adds definitions, and increases the maximum square footage. It also gives municipalities the right to require accessory units meet the definition for workforce housing.

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Video: House Committee Hears Two Secession Bills

NHexit.US - Thu, 2024-02-29 20:47 +0000

In January 2024, there was a meeting of the New Hampshire House State-Federal Relations and Veteran Affairs committee. The committee heard two separate bills on secession.

The first one, CACR 20, would be a constitutional amendment that would see the people of NH vote to amend the constitution to say that if the federal government’s national debt reaches $40 trillion, New Hampshire shall peacefully secede from the union.
The second one, HB1130 would form a commission to study everything we would need to know about secession, such as economic impact.

This is video of the full public hearing for both bills and the people’s testimonies.

House Gold Standard – February 22, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Wed, 2024-02-21 10:08 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – February 21, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2024-02-19 21:03 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of February 19, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2024-02-18 18:06 +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 52 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 10 and opposition of 3 with 6 being of interest.
Of the 15 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 1 with 1 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest CACR19 relating to redistricting. Providing that an independent redistricting commission shall be established to draw boundaries for state and federal offices. Election Law Tue 2/20 9:00 AM LOB Room 306-308 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution establishes an independent redistricting commission to draw the boundaries for state and federal elections.
Of Interest HB1098 relative to ballots delivered to elder care facilities. Election Law Tue 2/20 9:25 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill enables ballot clerks, assistant clerks, or clerks pro tem to deliver ballots to elder care facilities. This bill is a request of the secretary of state.
Oppose SB538 relative to zoning procedures concerning residential housing. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 2/20 9:15 AM LOB Room 103 This bill establishes a tax relief program for office conversion to residences; enables municipalities to allow its governing body to adopt certain zoning ordinance changes; and adds additional authority in zoning powers for parking requirements and lot size requirements related to sewer infrastructure.
Of Interest SB594 defining state approved processing facility and regulating on farm slaughter of amenable animals. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 2/20 9:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill defines state approved processing facility for slaughtering and processing amenable animals and makes regulations regarding the on-farm slaughter of amenable animals.
Oppose HB1351 prohibiting the sale and use of adhesive-based rodent traps. Environment and Agriculture Tue 2/20 1:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill prohibits the sale and use of adhesive-based rodent traps.
Support HB1325 relative to allowing private ownership of small tailed monkeys, raccoons, foxes, otters, skunks, and kangaroos. Environment and Agriculture Tue 2/20 2:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill allows the private ownership of small tailed monkeys, raccoons, foxes, otters, skunks, and kangaroos.
Oppose HB1505 establishing an animal abuse offender registry. Environment and Agriculture Tue 2/20 2:45 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill establishes an animal abuse offender registry.
Of Interest HB1190 relative to adopting the interstate social work licensure compact. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 2/20 11:30 AM LOB Room 307 This bill adopts the social work licensure compact.
Support HB1391 allowing new vehicles purchased in the model year or before to be inspected in the second year after purchase. Ways and Means Tue 2/20 10:15 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill allows new vehicles purchased in the model year or before to be inspected in the second year after purchase.
Support HB1278 relative to qualifying medical conditions for purposes of therapeutic cannabis. Ways and Means Tue 2/20 10:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill adds debilitating or terminal medical conditions to the qualifying medical conditions for therapeutic cannabis if a health care provider certifies the potential benefit to the patient. The bill also removes certain limitations on a qualifying visiting patient’s access to cannabis.
Of Interest HB1204 relative to government agent entries into secured premises. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 2/21 10:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes requirements for when a government agent may enter a secured premises without a warrant.
Support HB1276 relative to repealing the prohibition on the possession or sale of blackjacks, slung shots, and metallic knuckles except by or to minors. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 2/21 10:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 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 HB1539 relative to annulling, resentencing, or discontinuing prosecution of certain cannabis offenses. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 2/21 11:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill allows for additional annulments, resentencings, or discontinuations of prosecutions for certain cannabis offenses.
Oppose HB1173 relative to the disposition of vicious dogs. Environment and Agriculture Wed 2/21 1:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill provides for the euthanizing of dogs that attack humans or domestic animals 2 or more times in a 12 month period.
Support HB1501 repealing the requirement to register dogs annually. Environment and Agriculture Wed 2/21 2:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill repeals the requirement that cats and dogs be registered annually.
Support HB1556 relative to exemptions from the rabies vaccine. Environment and Agriculture Wed 2/21 2:30 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill removes the requirement that dogs exempt from the rabies vaccine be muzzled.
Of Interest HB1328 relative to public safety providers defined as essential services. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 2/21 10:00 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill deems all first responders as providing essential services.
Support HB1174 relative to plumbing apprentices. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 2/21 11:15 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill permits a licensed plumber to employ 3 apprentices.
Of Interest HB1335 removing Columbus Day as a holiday. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 2/21 2:00 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill removes Columbus Day as a holiday.
Support HB1506 relative to required votes to approve issuance of bonds. Municipal and County Government Wed 2/21 1:20 PM LOB Room 307 This bill requires that the approval of bonds issuance, if petitioned by at least 50 registered voters, shall be authorized only by a vote by ballot of 2/3 of all the voters present and voting at an annual or special meeting of the town, district, or city called for the purpose.
Support HB1053 relative to permissible residential units in a commercial zone. Municipal and County Government Wed 2/21 2:30 PM LOB Room 307 This bill requires that for new or rehabilitated buildings in commercial zoned districts in a municipality residential uses shall be allowed as a matter of right.

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Attacking RSA 311:7

Free Keene - Sun, 2024-02-18 14:25 +0000

The long-held monopoly on the practice of law by licensed attorneys has indeed served to protect individuals requiring legal services from malpractice, but it has also served to protect the State from true challenges to its authority and practices.  Sometimes the system and its players are what should be lawfully challenged in court… but those beholden through tens of thousands of dollars in education investments to the good graces of judges may find themselves in a position where they cannot properly defend their clients.  This is why in New Hampshire I believe RSA 311:7, the prohibitor on allowing lay individuals to represent individuals, should be eliminated and the NH Bar Association’s monopoly on the practice of law dismantled.

As many of you may already know, I am not a lawyer.  I am a former law enforcement officer who has spent many hours studying law and listening to judicial oral arguments in efforts to better understand the American legal system and its function.  In 2011/2012 I was authorized to represent a journalist named Jason Talley in front of the Cheshire County Superior Court for charges stemming from his mere possession (not use) of a camera in a common area of a court.  Jason and I “won” the case together by attacking the system and individual judges for misconduct.  A licensed lawyer who regularly practices law in front of these judges most likely would be apprehensive to do the same out of fear of retribution from the very people who can control their law licenses or liberty interests of future clients.

As it stands now, a person of “good moral character” can practice law in New Hampshire so long as they don’t do it “commonly.”  What does “commonly” mean?  It seems to mean whatever the judge of the day thinks it means.

I believe this prohibition needs to be struck down…  and I believe this prohibition is in direct conflict with the New Hampshire Constitution, specifically Part I, Article 10.  That’s right…  it is my position that the NH Bar Association and NH Attorney General cannot monopolize and prohibit individuals from practicing law if they are intent on “reforming” the government through the codified Right of Revolution.

It is undeniable: The State of New Hampshire was founded by rebels.  Rabble rousers who were rousing rabbles.  They clearly had concern that future government might twist into the type of institution that they had fled from: a government that offers special protection to some, but not all, citizens.

In State v. Jason Talley, Jason and I roused a few rabbles of our own by arguing that certain judges within the New Hampshire Judicial Branch were a class of men that were being afforded special levels of protection from accountability.  If unsubstantiated these arguments could have landed Jason and I in jail through contempt proceedings. We weren’t tossed into a jail cell though… because these arguments and allegations were factual.

I made these arguments on Jason’s behalf and ultimately secured the case being dismissed.  As I mentioned above, a licensed attorney may have been reluctant to make such an argument out of fear of reprisal…  and Jason may have been unjustly been found guilty and had his liberty stripped from him.

The Right of Revolution, Part I, Article 10 of the New Hampshire Constitution, authorizes the reformation of government if certain conditions are met.  How better to peacefully reform the government than to practice law and challenge the system when it is acting contrary to the public interest?  If that constitutional amendment doesn’t allow the respectful and proper formulation of legal arguments for a consenting litigant then what possibly could it ever stand for?  Is it just words on paper that government authorities would rather just ignore than honor?

Well, I intend to find out.

To New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella: I do apologize to you as an individual human being (you’re probably a really decent guy) as for the headache I am going to bring you.  This was before your time and was absolutely not your fault.  But…  you’re the man in charge now.

Just look around on X or Facebook on any given day…  New Hampshire is going through a revolution.  I say we keep the revolution peaceful, lawful, and on paper in intellectual arguments filed in the court system…  and at the ballot box.

I encourage everyone to watch the following video to refresh your recollection of what happened nearly thirteen years ago.  A man named Ademo Freeman has his rights violated and as a result of that Jason Talley had his rights violated.  This was unacceptable then and remains unacceptable now.  The State of New Hampshire Judicial Branch has to swallow the reality they have created for themselves: they are above the law.

Violence isn’t the answer to injustice in the world.

Reasoned, respectful, and civil debate in the court system is.

Stay tuned for updates as the case is filed and progresses!

Please be kind to each other in the comment section.  You don’t have to be kind to me though, you can let me have it with both barrels if you feel so inclined.  The ironic part is, though you may attack me, I’m standing up for you and your right to challenge the system if accused of something unjust.

Aria Listed As Anti-Democracy Extremist

Free Keene - Wed, 2024-02-14 19:15 +0000

Recently here in the federal prison that I currently call “home,” there was a fight between two miserable, awful human beings known around the unit as the Nazi and the Swindler. Even more recently, Granite State Watch released a list of anti-democracy extremists; I am on that list, and it brought much joy to this, the eighth month of my eighteen month prison sentence, to know that I struck such a profound fear in them that even the rattling of my chains echoes in their minds. Of course, Granite State Watch is correct in their assessment; I am an anti-democracy extremist. When all the cards are laid on the table, it’s shown that they, too, are anti-democracy extremists. Most people are.

I don’t simply mean the Socialist and Communist leftists clamoring for a dictatorship of the proletariat, although, as they’re commonly used, “dictatorship’ and “democracy” would be mutually exclusive. I also don’t mean the anti-democracy representatives who voted against CACR32, thereby prohibiting New Hampshire voters from voting on a ballot question, although those state reps who voted against it, in literal terms, voted against democracy. Instead, I mean only to point out that anyone of reason who has been educated past the third grade is likely to be staunchly anti-democracy, because democracy is stupid.

No person of sense would poll the ignorant masses for a medical diagnosis, or help with any problem of significance. The average person is simply not educated or equipped to answer most specialized questions, but, because of the Dunning-Kruger Effect and sheer incompetent arrogance, they not only will give a terrible and incorrect answer, but will then vigorously defend that wrong answer when assailed by facts and logic. We saw this during the Covid-19 pandemic, when suddenly everyone was an expert virologist, biologist, and epidemiologist overnight, all without any education or training whatsoever. And nearly everyone among this hitherto unknown mass of doctors with their wildly differing “expert” opinions was willing to fight and defend whatever their dumbass opinion happened to be. The side calling me an anti-democracy extremist was, in fact, the side that coined the term “Covidiot” to describe such people.

It shouldn’t need to be pointed out, but the ones the left calls “Covidiots” vote, and one vote cast by an idiot cancels out entirely a vote cast by an intelligent person. Imagine some respectable citizen taking several hours from their busy life to contemplate and research the issues, reach an informed decision, learn about the candidates, and then proudly cast their vote in an election, only for it to be nullified by a slack-jawed yokel whose entire political ideology is “I ain’t wearin’ no face diaper!” So, yes, I must confess a substantial degree of disdain and contempt for any political system that, as a matter of foundational policy, weighs these two people and their opinions, and finds them to be equally worthy of consideration and application.

Further, it does not matter where one falls on the political compass; the most common perspective is that the opinion holder is correct and, as deviation from that opinion increases, so does the stupidity required to disagree with the first person’s obviously correct position. Someone who disagrees only slightly is “only a little stupid,” while someone who diametrically opposed is a mouth-breathing troglodyte unworthy of being considered human.

What does any of this have to do with the Nazi and the Swindler? It dawned on me, the day that I learned about Granite State Watch and their list, that the Nazi and the Swindler are the perfect symbol of presidential elections, especially in recent years. Here are the two absolutely worst human beings we can find. One is a large, old, overweight, vile, racist, homophobic bully who more or less prides himself on those characteristics, and he is fighting a smaller, older dementia patient who may or may not understand where he is and who may or may not be pooping his pants. As South Park said, it’s always a big, giant douche and a turd sandwich. It’s always a Nazi versus a Swindler.

All this said, the United States isn’t a democracy. It is a constitutional republic that uses the democratic means (e.g., voting) to ostensibly achieve its ends. Without the ability to Google things, I believe it was Winston Churchill who said something like, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for the others that have been tried.” Just as the constitutional republic was meant to be a “government that governs least,” because it was recognized that all government is evil and horrible (Yes, even the American government), democracy was never thought to be good, but was instead only the least terrible option available at the time. We shouldn’t be so enamored with our own supposed greatness that we lose perspective on how awful the system is.

Even with the much-touted “checks and balances” of the system, there has been created an invincible and virtually omnipotent administrative state, a government by unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats, and the supposedly powerful people, such as Senators and Presidents, are at best powerless figureheads who cannot effect change any more than a brave fool could use a paper fan to drive away a hurricane. Yet even the uselessness of the offices does not open them to the public at large; candidates are carefully screened and selected, only after after a lifetime of service and fervent loyalty to the system and the duopoly controlling it. Knowledge of this apparatus is so widespread that the most common response, when I secured the Republican nomination for sheriff of Cheshire County in New Hampshire in 2020, was, “How did this happen? Why didn’t the power structures that control candidate selection keep Aria out?”

When the average person praises democracy, they are expressing love and admiration for this nightmarish administrative leviathan that allows them to cast their vote, as equals to idiots, in a contest between a Nazi and a Swindler, when the outcome has no measurable impact anyway. To suggest that we only need “more informed” voters, better candidates, more transparency, or whatever other platitude one wants to toss out, is to suggest that we need only a better fan to divert the hurricane.

House Gold Standard – February 15, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2024-02-13 22:40 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – February 15, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2024-02-13 22:40 +0000

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Better Dead Than Dependent

Free Keene - Sat, 2024-02-10 18:55 +0000

As politicians and law enforcement leaders spin their wheels trying to get ahold of the fentanyl crisis, those of us in the drug policy reform movement have long had the answer to solving the overdose issue: legalize, regulate, and educate.  Treat drug abuse as it should be: a medical condition, not a criminal justice one.

To say that the Drug War has been an abject failure is to simply be a broken record repeating the message that we’ve been saying all along.  President Joe Biden’s administration funded $42.5 billion dollars for drug control for fiscal year 2023.  This was a complete waste of your money, just like all the years before it.  Were the enforcement of drug laws making a difference the following overdose statistics would simply not exist.

The police keep doing the same thing they’ve always done…  and the deaths just keep on rising.

As the title of this blog suggests, and I challenge you to refute it, our current drug policy supported by law enforcement and political leaders would rather have people die than be dependent on a narcotic.  The long solution to saving money, reducing crime, saving lives, and reducing addiction, has been to open public opiate clinics where addicts can get the drugs they need to function in society.  Yes, we should spend taxpayer dollars on giving maintenance doses of drugs to people with opiate use disorder rather than spending money on prosecuting and incarcerating them.  Addicts would no longer have to attack innocent people through robberies, burglaries, and theft to get money to acquire the drugs they need to function.  Innocent people would be protected from crime.  Sick people would be helped with the ultimate goal being drug free.

Doctors would want to administer less drugs, black market drug dealers want to administer more.

We could put the cartels out of business overnight.  We could stop funding wonderful organizations like the Taliban who profit off illicit opium sales.

This, of course, means that we would have to shift away from what the police and politicians currently want.  That is that people should be dead rather than dependent on a drug.  It is a cruel policy that costs lives when in contrast we could be saving lives and reducing addiction by simply having doctors and nurses provide the narcotics people need to sustain themselves.  Opiate use disorder is a legitimate medical condition that should be treated by medical professionals, not by law enforcement officers with handcuffs and cold jail cells.

Legalizing drugs has never been about the fact that all drugs are a good thing that people should use.  To the contrary, I think all people should steer clear of opiates the best they can.  Legalizing drugs has been about the fact that drugs are too dangerous to be controlled by the low-life criminal element of society and that having professional medical staff administering drugs would reduce death and disease.

President Biden: you can heal our world and correct the policy mistakes you have supported in the past.

Dismiss Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Dr. Rahul Gupta and replace him with Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann.  Repeal the federal “crack house” statue, 21 USC 856, that prevents overdose prevention centers from opening.

Harm reduction is the future.

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Bill Hearings for Week of February 12, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2024-02-10 15:39 +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 76 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 8 and opposition of 9 with 17 being of interest.
Of the 20 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 1 and opposition of 1 with 2 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Oppose HB1594 establishing an annual review and qualification to determine eligibility to participate in the education freedom accounts program. Education Mon 2/12 9:15 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires annual determination of eligibility for awarding of education freedom account funds.
Oppose HB1453 relative to degree granting authority of certain institutions of higher education. Education Mon 2/12 10:15 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires institutions of higher education approved by the higher education commission for degree granting authority to be organized as nonprofit organizations and to comply with the Higher Education Act and state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
Oppose HB1512 limiting education freedom account funding to budgeted amounts. Education Mon 2/12 10:45 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill limits the amounts of funds appropriated from the education trust fund to the education freedom account program to budgeted sums.
Of Interest HB1269 relative to the use of child restraints in schools. Children and Family Law Tue 2/13 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill requires video and audio monitoring and recording of restraint and seclusion incidents if recording is included within a student’s individualized education program, and requires parental notification prior to the use of seclusion or restraints if practicable.
Of Interest HB1659 relative to interference with child custody and shared parenting. Children and Family Law Tue 2/13 1:15 PM LOB Room 206-208 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 either the obligation to share records or to comply with the parenting schedule.
Oppose HB1092 creating a period for the placing of and removal of political advertising on public property. Election Law Tue 2/13 9:50 AM LOB Room 307 This bill creates a period for the placing of and removal of political advertising on public property.
Of Interest HB1099 relative to partisan school district elections. Election Law Tue 2/13 10:15 AM LOB Room 307 This bill enables school districts to adopt partisan elections.
Of Interest HB1348 relative to polling places at which total ballot counts exceed the total number of registered voters. Election Law Tue 2/13 1:50 PM LOB Room 307 This bill negates election results at polling places at which total ballot counts exceed the total number of registered voters.
Of Interest HB1381 relative to required training on election procedures. Election Law Tue 2/13 2:15 PM LOB Room 307 This bill requires the secretary of state to provide training on election procedures.
Of Interest HB1091 relative to the financing of political campaigns. Election Law Tue 2/13 2:40 PM LOB Room 307 This bill makes various changes to the laws that regulate the financing of political campaigns.
Of Interest SB383 relative to local tax caps. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 2/13 9:15 AM LOB Room 103 This bill creates an additional adjustment to local tax caps based on inflation and population changes. The bill also establishes procedures for adoption of a budget cap by school districts.
Oppose SB538 relative to zoning procedures concerning residential housing. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 2/13 10:00 AM LOB Room 103 This bill establishes a tax relief program for office conversion to residences; enables municipalities to allow its governing body to adopt certain zoning ordinance changes; and adds additional authority in zoning powers for parking requirements and lot size requirements related to sewer infrastructure.
Of Interest HB1132 relative to permits for the siting of new landfills. Environment and Agriculture Tue 2/13 1:00 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill requires persons siting new solid waste landfills to identify brownfields within the state that may serve as the site of a new solid waste landfill as part of the public benefit requirement analysis.
Oppose HB1170 requiring public benefit and community impact assessments from the department of environmental services. Environment and Agriculture Tue 2/13 2:00 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill requires the department of environmental services to conduct public benefit and community impact assessments when the department considers any permit or project to ensure that human values, safety, and concerns receive proper consideration during planning and project development.
Of Interest HB1620 relative to suspending the issuance of new landfill permits until 2031. Environment and Agriculture Tue 2/13 2:45 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill requires the suspension of approval of new landfill permits by the department of environmental services until 2031.
Of Interest HB1387 relative to revisions to the state building code. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 2/13 10:00 AM LOB Room 305 This bill updates the state building code and state building code review board.
Of Interest HB1059 relative to the state building code. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 2/13 10:30 AM LOB Room 305 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 HB1106 relative to net asset limits under the elderly property tax exemption. Municipal and County Government Tue 2/13 9:35 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill redefines the definition of net asset and residence for purposes of the elderly property tax exemption and expands the income eligibility threshold and the exemption amount.
Of Interest HB1284 relative to the quasi-judicial authority of planning boards. Municipal and County Government Tue 2/13 10:15 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill clarifies the quasi-judicial nature of local planning boards and adds requirements for duties, procedures, and disqualification of board members.
Support HB1187 relative to local legislative bodies’ voting threshold for approval of lease agreements over $100,000. Municipal and County Government Tue 2/13 11:00 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill changes the voting threshold for local legislative bodies’ approval of equipment leases over $100,000 from a simple majority to a 2/3 or 3/5 supermajority and requires a ballot vote.
Oppose CACR16 relating to local governance. Providing that local construction projects seeking amendments, waivers, or variances be subject to certain local approval, disclosure, and vote requirements. Municipal and County Government Tue 2/13 2:15 PM LOB Room 301-303 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution would require that projects governed by zoning and land use regulations seeking changes, variances, or waivers shall require prior approval of all civic, veterans, fraternal, and not-for-profit association property owners affected, a financial impact statement, and approval by three-fifths vote.
Oppose HB1145 prohibiting the private ownership of landfills. Environment and Agriculture Wed 2/14 1:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill prohibits new solid waste landfill permits in the state for facilities owned by any person other than the state of New Hampshire or a political subdivision thereof.
Of Interest SB599 relative to the state fire code. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 2/14 9:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill: I. Revises the definition of the state fire code. II. Ratifies amendments to the state fire code.
Of Interest HB1688 relative to the use of artificial intelligence by state agencies. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 2/14 11:30 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill prohibits state agencies from using artificial intelligence to manipulate, discriminate, or surveil members of the public.
Oppose HB1545 relative to the disposal of state surplus property for affordable housing. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 2/14 2:00 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill permits the disposal of state surplus property at less than fair market value if the property is transfered to a nonprofit for the purpose of constructing affordable housing.
Support SB402 relative to allowing pharmacists to administer FDA approved vaccines without explicit approval from the general court. Health and Human Services Wed 2/14 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill allows pharmacists to administer FDA approved vaccines without explicit approval from the general court.
Support HB1115 relative to the termination of tenancy at the expiration of the tenancy or lease term. Judiciary Wed 2/14 9:45 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill adds the expiration of the term of the lease or tenancy if over 6 months as grounds for an eviction.
Oppose HB1368 prohibiting termination of a tenancy based on a tenant’s failure to pay rent that was increased by certain price fixing programs. Judiciary Wed 2/14 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill prohibits evictions based upon certain vertical price fixing programs used by landlords.
Of Interest HB1640 relative to qualified immunity standards. Judiciary Wed 2/14 1:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes standards and procedures for claims against the state for alleged violations of constitutional rights by government employees.
Of Interest HB1268 relative to prohibiting the issuance of large groundwater withdrawal permits for the commercial sale of bottled or bulk water. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 2/14 10:00 AM LOB Room 305 This bill prohibits the issuance of large groundwater withdrawal permits for the commercial sale of bottled or bulk water.
Of Interest HB1314 relative to the comprehensive state development plan. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 2/14 1:00 PM LOB Room 305 This bill adds provisions to the comprehensive state development plan concerning protection of natural resources and identifying environmental threats.
Of Interest HB1646 relative to chartered public schools. Education Thu 2/15 10:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill changes the eligibility requirements for chartered public schools.
Support HB1065 relative to fire sprinkler requirements in residential buildings. Special Committee on Housing Fri 2/16 9:30 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill adds an exception to the state fire code for fire suppression or sprinkler systems requirements for certain existing residential buildings with no more than 4 dwelling units.
Support HB1215 relative to subdivision regulations on the completion of improvements and the regulation of building permits. Special Committee on Housing Fri 2/16 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill provides that approved subdivision plats, site plans, and building permits shall be exempt from subsequent changes in the state building code, fire code, and municipal zoning regulations.
Support HB1361 relative to municipal land use regulation for manufactured housing and subdivisions. Special Committee on Housing Fri 2/16 10:45 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill requires municipalities to provide reasonable and realistic opportunities for the siting of manufactured housing parks and subdivisions.
Support HB1399 allowing municipalities to permit 2 residential units in certain single-family residential zones. Special Committee on Housing Fri 2/16 1:00 PM LOB Room 302-304 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.
Support HB1400 relative to the required maximum number of residential parking spaces. Special Committee on Housing Fri 2/16 1:45 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill provides that zoning and planning regulations shall not set the maximum residential parking spaces, per unit, to greater than one parking space per residential unit.
Support HB1291 relative to accessory dwelling unit uses allowed by right. Special Committee on Housing Fri 2/16 2:30 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill increases the number of accessory dwelling units allowed by right from one to 2, adds definitions, and increases the maximum square footage. It also gives municipalities the right to require accessory units meet the definition for workforce housing.

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NH: State House backing for secession referendum climbs 85%

Free Keene - Thu, 2024-02-08 18:52 +0000

New Hampshire’s legislature has again voted on a measure which would let the NH electorate vote in a referendum on independence from the U.S. In 2022, very similar legislation received:
– 13 votes by state reps.
This time, the bill received:
– 24 votes by state reps.

Initially it appears few mainstream media have reported the latter number or the increase. But you can see the vote here for confirmation; this is the legislature’s official channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQHnyO93Vng
The vote occurs at 5:08:00

Here is the report on the less-successful 2022 effort: https://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-house-secede-united-states/39400488?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot#
Around that time, a scientific poll by SurveyUSA indicated 42% support for an independence referendum, among NH residents…another under-reported number:
https://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=f4ec3bab-2167-4e8e-ab64-671c1b4a5ddd

Senate Gold Standard – February 08, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2024-02-06 00:43 +0000

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House Gold Standard – February 08, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2024-02-06 00:27 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – February 08, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2024-02-06 00:27 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of February 05, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2024-02-03 18:03 +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 106 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 18 and opposition of 12 with 8 being of interest.
Of the 18 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 1 with 2 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest HB1473 relative to social-emotional learning in public schools. Education Mon 2/5 10:15 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill prohibits the teaching of curriculum for social emotional learning in public schools.
Support HB1298 relative to the definition of part-time teachers. Education Mon 2/5 12:45 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill defines “part-time teachers” and subjects them to the board of education’s professional code of ethics and professional code of conduct.
Support HB1458 relative to authorizing parents to remove children from the English Language Learner Program. Education Mon 2/5 1:15 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill allows parents to remove their children from the English language learner (ELL) program, automatically removes them if they have not received ELL services in the last 2 years, and puts the burden on the local school district to appeal removals.
Of Interest HB1496 relative to the state’s duty to protect children in public schools. Education Mon 2/5 1:45 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill adds a provision stating that the state, acting as the temporary guardian for children in public schools, has a duty to protect those children.
Of Interest HB1692 relative to public high school graduation requirements. Education Mon 2/5 2:15 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill revises the requirements for public high school graduation by adding a requirement to earn a minimum competency score on the statewide assessment administered in high school.
Of Interest HB1682 relative to the civics test graduation requirement. Education Mon 2/5 3:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill provides authority for schools to use the department of education provided civics test to satisfy graduation requirements.
Of Interest HB1573 relative to oversight of and criteria for residential placement of children. Children and Family Law Tue 2/6 9:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill revises criteria for the out-of-home placement of children and increases oversight and certification criteria for out-of-state residential treatment programs. The bill also expands the definition of abuse or neglect under RSA 169-C to include a child in certain residential placements.
Support HB1582 relative to allowing for the consumption of alcohol in artist performance areas. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Tue 2/6 10:00 AM LOB Room 305 This bill includes the stage and performance areas in the definition of entertainers under an exception to liquor license requirements.
Support HB1151 relative to the carrying of alcoholic beverages on hotel premises. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Tue 2/6 10:30 AM LOB Room 305 This bill allows a guest of a hotel to purchase a drink at a hotel bar or restaurant and carry it back to the guest’s room.
Oppose HB1591 relative to fines for prohibited sales of tobacco. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Tue 2/6 11:00 AM LOB Room 305 This bill moves fines for tobacco-related violations from statute to administrative rules, adopted by the liquor commission.
Oppose HB1162 relative to teaching discrimination in public schools and discrimination in public workplaces. Education Tue 2/6 11:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill provides that no education law of this state shall be construed to bar any school employee from teaching the historical or current experiences of any group that is protected from discrimination. The bill also repeals provisions of the law relating to the right to freedom from discrimination in public workplaces and education.
Oppose HB1671 relative to the complaint process for teaching discrimination and allowing educators and school officials a right of action for damages and costs for false accusations. Education Tue 2/6 1:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill provides that complaints for teaching discrimination first be made to the local school board and are appealed to the state board of education. The bill also allows educators or other school employees falsely accused of teaching discrimination to initiate a civil action for legal or equitable relief.
Support HB1616 relative to parental consent for student participation in Medicaid to schools program. Education Tue 2/6 2:45 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires schools to obtain parental consent for each service is provided to a student under the Medicaid to schools program. Violation of the requirement would subject the educator to disciplinary action by the state board of education. The bill also requires certain legislative policy committees to receive reports regarding the Medicaid to schools program.
Of Interest SB531 relative to background checks of municipal health officers. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 2/6 9:00 AM LOB Room 103 This bill provides that municipalities shall be responsible for reviewing criminal background checks of nominated health officers, with oversight of appointments by the department of health and human services. The bill is a request of the department of health and human services.
Oppose HB1504 relative to architectural paint recycling. Environment and Agriculture Tue 2/6 3:30 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill establishes an architectural paint recycling program administered by the department of environmental services.
Support HB1331 relative to dentists licensed in another country. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 2/6 10:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 This bill allows the board of dental examiners to grant a limited dental license to applicants licensed in another country.
Support HB1526 relative to a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians educated in other countries. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 2/6 1:45 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill enables the board of veterinary medicine to issue a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians who are educated in other countries.
Support HB1029 relative to exempting certain persons from requiring a New Hampshire landing license if such persons are not landing for the purpose of the sale of the lobster or crab they have caught. Fish and Game and Marine Resources Tue 2/6 10:00 AM LOB Room 307 This bill exempts certain persons from requiring a New Hampshire landing license if such persons are not landing for the purpose of the sale of the lobster or crab they have caught.
Oppose HB1148 relative to the fish and game commission. Fish and Game and Marine Resources Tue 2/6 10:30 AM LOB Room 307 This bill makes changes to the fish and game commission including notice of appointment, qualifications, and misconduct and removal from office.
Support HB1532 relative to land owner rights and responsibility pertaining to game cameras and tree stands. Fish and Game and Marine Resources Tue 2/6 11:30 AM LOB Room 307 This bill allows a tree stand to be erected from August 1 to June 1. This bill also allows for the placement of game cameras on a property with the owners’ permission.
Oppose HB1100 relative to coyote hunting. Fish and Game and Marine Resources Tue 2/6 1:30 PM LOB Room 307 This bill prohibits hunting coyote during certain months to coincide with coyote pup rearing.
Support HB1063 relative to motor vehicle speed within 10 miles per hour of the speed limit. Transportation Tue 2/6 9:30 AM LOB Room 203 This bill allows motor vehicles to lawfully travel 10 miles per hour over the speed limit in certain circumstances.
Support HB1403 relative to temporary vehicle emission control equipment. Transportation Tue 2/6 10:30 AM LOB Room 203 This bill extends the repair period for vehicles that fail the OBD II test to 90 days.
Of Interest HB1637 relative to reducing requirements for vehicle inspections. Transportation Tue 2/6 11:00 AM LOB Room 203 This bill reduces requirements for vehicle inspection.
Support HB1247 relative to requiring the display of certain information concerning Selective Service registration at driver licensing and school military recruiting locations. Transportation Tue 2/6 1:00 PM LOB Room 203 This bill requires a form to be available at locations of state driver’s licensing and at schools hosting military recruiters concerning registration with the Selective Service System.
Oppose HB1244 prohibiting smoking and e-cigarettes in motor vehicles when a passenger is under 16 years of age. Transportation Tue 2/6 1:30 PM LOB Room 203 This bill prohibits smoking and e-cigarettes in motor vehicles when a passenger under the age of 16 is in the vehicle.
Oppose HB1467 relative to child passenger protection. Transportation Tue 2/6 2:00 PM LOB Room 203 This bill requires a motor vehicle restraint system for motor vehicle operators and passengers under 18 years of age.
Of Interest HB1339 relative to department of safety firearm background checks. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 2/7 10:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill requires the department of safety to be responsible for conducting the required firearm background checks for federal firearm licensees through NICS for all firearm transfers.
Oppose HB1462 relative to requirements for reporting hate crimes. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 2/7 11:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes reporting requirements for hate-based crimes.
Of Interest SB373 relative to the state building code. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 2/7 9:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill updates the state building code definition.
Oppose SB401 relative to removing the prospective repeal of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program and trust fund. Health and Human Services Wed 2/7 10:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill removes the prospective repeal of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program and trust fund.
Support HB1300 relative to terminal patients’ right to try act. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Wed 2/7 10:15 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill revises the definition of eligible patient and terminal illness for purposes of the patient’s right to try act, expands the criteria for informed consent, and removes references to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for purposes of defining an investigational drug or device.
Of Interest HB1283 relative to end of life options. Judiciary Wed 2/7 10:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 This bill establishes a procedure for an individual with terminal illness to receive medical assistance in dying through the self administration of medication. The bill establishes criteria for the prescription of such medication and establishes reporting requirements and penalties for misuse or noncompliance.
Support HB1377 relative to granting workers free choice to join or refrain from joining labor unions. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Wed 2/7 9:30 AM LOB Room 307 This bill prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union.
Oppose HB1388 relative to recusal by members of the general court for conflicts of interest. Legislative Administration Wed 2/7 10:30 AM LOB Room 203 This bill defines “conflict of interest” and makes provisions for the recusal of members of the general court for conflicts of interest.
Support HB1479 relative to prohibiting the use of federal, state, or local funds for lobbying activities. Legislative Administration Wed 2/7 11:00 AM LOB Room 203 This bill regulates the use of public funds for lobbying activities and establishes certain additional enforcement mechanisms.
Support HB1202 relative to the issuance of permits for the alteration of driveways exiting onto public ways. Public Works and Highways Wed 2/7 10:45 AM LOB Room 201 This bill establishes certain deadlines for issuance of permits for the alteration of driveways exiting onto public ways.
Oppose HB1360 relative to emergency authority on the public or coastal waters of the state. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 2/7 2:00 PM LOB Room 305 This bill allows the department of safety to establish an emergency maximum speed limit on public and coastal waters for up to 10 days due to weather or environmental conditions.
Oppose HB1611 relative to establishing a child care workforce fund. Special Committee on Childcare Wed 2/7 10:00 AM LOB Room 209 This bill establishes a child care workforce fund.
Support HB1567 relative to zoning provisions concerning family and group family child care uses. Special Committee on Childcare Wed 2/7 1:30 PM LOB Room 209 This bill generally requires family and group family child care programs to be allowed as an accessory use to any primary residential use under local zoning and planning regulations.
Support HB1584 relative to home day care licensing requirements. Special Committee on Childcare Wed 2/7 2:00 PM LOB Room 209 This bill exempts from child day care licensing requirements private homes in which care is provided for up to 4 children in addition to the provider’s own children. Current law permits care for 3 additional children.

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House Floor Vote On CACR20 on February 1st

Free Keene - Wed, 2024-01-31 05:18 +0000

New Hampshire State House

A constitutional amendment proposed this session (CACR 20) would give the people of New Hampshire the power to fight back against the dangerous and reckless spending of the federal government. In the last 100 years the U.S.federal government has only managed to balance its budget once! By comparison New Hampshire not only cut taxes, but even reduced it’s budget during a time in which all the other states were spending recklessly (that is during the recent economic shutdown that was COVID). As an independent country New Hampshire could do better and CAC20 would give the people the right to vote on an amendment that would declare independence if the federal government continues to increase our indebtedness.

No matter how people actually vote on this constitutional amendment our legislators sending it to a vote of the people would be an act that sends an important message to the federal government: Stop stealing our money or we’re out. This bill would enable voters to declare New Hampshire an independent country IF and only if the United States continues to entangle New Hampshire in a debt we will never be able to pay back. The declaration of independence from the United States empire would only occur if both the citizens of New Hampshire voted yes to pass the constitutional amendment AND the federal governments debt hits $40 trillion. It is also essential that the house and senate conduct a roll call so we know which reps favor democracy and freedom and which reps just pay lip service to it.

The committee hearing on this amendment saw more than 50 individuals come out in support of it and only one person testify against it. I’m not even sure that is correctly framed as my recollection is they had a neutral stance on the amendment. As the committee didn’t listen to it’s constituents and placed the amendment on the consent calendar it’s now up to you to tell your reps to pull this bill off of the consent calendar and do a role call vote. This will give us the power to vote out reps who do not support democracy and the freedom of their constituents to vote on this important issue.

In conclusion please tell your rep to pull CACR 20 off of the consent calendar and support it in a roll call vote!

To find out who your state reps are and their contact information you can utilize this handy tool:

https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/

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