The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • September 27 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXXIX

Manchester, N.H.

Senate Gold Standard – May 05, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2022-05-03 01:25 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – May 05, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2022-05-03 01:25 +0000

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“Crypto Six” Become Two as Feds Claim Banks as “Victims”, Bring More Charges

Free Keene - Sat, 2022-04-30 18:23 +0000

Mr Bitcoin & Bitcoin Gandhi Visit Federal Reserve Bank Of Boston In Support Of The Crypto6

The last month has been a busy one in the “Crypto Six” case. First, three of the Six took felony “wire fraud” plea deals after prosecutors threatened to load them up with even more victimless “crime” charges. Even though no one was actually defrauded out of any money or property, the three – Renee and Andy Spinella and Nobody – agreed to become federal felons, reluctantly admitting guilt to one count each of “wire fraud”, despite no one actually being defrauded out of money or property.

Unfortunately, even though the three are completely peaceful, honest people, now they will be saddled with felony convictions that makes them look dishonest. It’s understandable though, why they would take such a plea. The federal gang is a scary bunch of people and they know how to intimidate. Even when a defendant did nothing wrong, that doesn’t mean a jury will do the right thing and set the accused free. The supermajority of people charged criminally at the state or federal level will take the plea deal, simply because they see it as a way to make their suffering end. Or at least, so it seems in the moment. While it may end the current prosecution, it sets them up for failure later if they are ever arrested again, as then they have a felony conviction, so the next sentence will be even harder.

Though federal juries have surprisingly issued some “not guilty” verdicts in recent years, like the verdicts in the Michigan governor “kidnapping” cases and the Bundy ranch cases, generally juries are pretty obedient to the state, so it’s highly risky to take a case to trial. Plus, federal cases are frequently biased against the defense, like that of Ross Ulbricht, where they weren’t able to call many witnesses or make the case they wanted. So, I don’t blame my friends for admitting to “crimes” they didn’t commit just so they can have some predictability as to what is coming next for them. Nobody is expecting a verdict of “time served” for the six months he did behind bars last year prior to being granted bail in September. Renee is facing up to 18 months in prison and Andy is expecting some amount of probation, or so I hear. I’m still not allowed to speak with my friends under my bail conditions. Their sentencing dates are in late July.

The fourth of the Crypto Six, Colleen Rietmann, co-owner of Mighty Moose Mart in Keene, has had her charges dropped. Perhaps the feds did not want to be seen prosecuting a grandmother in front of a jury at the same time as they are trying to allege that Aria DiMezzo and I were victimizing elderly women caught in romance scams online.

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After Aria and I refused to take the feds’ plea offer, since we’ve done nothing wrong, they followed through on their threat and brought a bunch of new charges against us in what is called a “superseding indictment”. If convicted of all the counts against me, I face up to 420 years in prison. All for “crimes” with no victim. Oh wait, the feds also filed something called an “Organizational Victim Statement”, and according to the attachment, they are claiming we have victimized… the banks! The list includes Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and many other big banks and credit unions.

Curiously, during one of the plea deal hearings this month, the prosecutors admitted that there were no damages to the “victims”, so they couldn’t ask for any restitution as part of the sentencing. How exactly then were these banks “victimized” by fraud if no money or property was lost? I guess we’ll find out when the case goes to trial this November. As Nobody put it, he has been convicted of “contempt of bank”. Apparently it’s felony charges with up to 30 years in prison for anyone who hurts the banks’ feelings in the “free” country of America.

While it’s no fun to be under highly restrictive bail conditions – I have an ankle monitor on for nearly a year now – at least now all the feds’ cards are finally laid on the table and now we can construct our defense.

The Crypto Six case is an attack on our freedoms. It is an attack against freedom of speech, freedom of religion, libertarian activists in New Hampshire, and against cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. While we are not the first to be accused of victimless “crimes” for spreading Bitcoin, nearly all of those so accused in the past have taken the plea deals, out of fear for what could happen. Aria and I are going to trial and so the feds will actually have to put on their case for the first time, in a desperate attempt to prop up the ever-inflating US Dollar and the banking cartel. Bitcoin is not a crime!

NH Independence Bill Sponsor Speaks Out, Destroys Anti-Secession Arguments

NHexit.US - Tue, 2022-04-26 18:53 +0000

State Rep Mike Sylvia Committing Civil Disobedience in 2014

State representative Mike Sylvia of Belmont – the main sponsor of CACR 32, the historic NH Exit constitutional amendment – has spoken out via his blog on the subject of New Hampshire Independence. Written just days prior to the full house vote, Sylvia’s excellent piece is titled, “Sovereign State Or Branch Office of D.C. Inc.”  In it, he demolishes the arguments against secession.  You can read it here on his blog, but I have also pasted the text below to ensure it is not taken down if his site goes away at some point:

Sovereign State Or Branch Office of D.C. Inc.

In 1784 the people of New Hampshire formed a government, founded upon the sovereignty of the people. The people shared with that government a limited portion of their own sovereignty which was detailed in Part II of the New Hampshire constitution. Notably, the people retained to themselves rights which could not be infringed upon nor delegated to others. This is known as our New Hampshire Bill of Rights which make up Part I of our constitution.

The people of New Hampshire declared our State to be forever a sovereign state.

[Art.] 7. [State Sovereignty.] The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.

In 1787 the Constitution for the United States was created. In 1791 the Bill of Rights was amended to the constitution. This included the 9th amendment;

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

And the 10th;

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Note how well those amendments fit with the preexisting NH Constitution Part I, Article 7, [State Sovereignty.] The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.

In the majority report recommending that CACR32 be inexpedient to legislate three ill-conceived reasons are relied upon.

First, “Nowhere in our US Constitution does it allow the federal government to permit any state to secede.” If one reads and understands the 10th amendment to the US Constitution, one can clearly see that lacking the explicit delegation of the power to prevent secession means that secession is retained to the states or the people. The majority report is self-defeating and lacks any logic.

Second, the majority claims that the ‘perpetual union’ was then ‘perfected’ under the US Constitution therefore it must continue for eternity. An honest look at the historical facts will reveal that we no longer hold to the Articles of Confederation; clearly that union was not perpetual. In fact, one can consider the formation of a new government under the US Constitution to have been an act of revolution.

Lastly, the Civil War settled the question. This argument is the very simple and brutal ‘might makes right.’ This is a bit odd when balanced with the concept of a contract between states. If force is that which holds the union together then there is no state sovereignty. If sovereignty is held by D.C. Inc. one might be forced to consider whence that sovereignty came.

It is quite sad but predictable that a committee named State Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs would be so subservient to the powers of the National government which regards its founding document with such little concern.

With such weak arguements against the proposed amendment to our constitution, the author of the majority report felt the need to move beyond reporting on the bill into the realm of questioning the character of the sponsors. He demands that D.C. Inc. punish those whom question authoritarian rule from the swamp. He even goes as far as threatening those whom might dare to vote for such a proposal.

Still straying from the content of the amendment the writer implies that the General Court should punish those whom follow the State constitution and view the State as the sovereign state that it is.

Insecure in his failed reasoning, he resorts to threatening charges of rebellion for those whom might dare vote to send a constitutional amendment to the people of the state. He further implies that the NH House remove voting rights for presumed rebellion.

REBELLION: Deliberate, organized resistance, by force and arms, to the laws or operations of the government, committed by a subject.

I’m almost disappointed that he didn’t whip out the big one:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

Let me end with one more jewel from our Bill of Rights:

[Art.] 30. [Freedom of Speech.] The freedom of deliberation, speech, and debate, in either house of the legislature, is so essential to the rights of the people, that it cannot be the foundation of any action, complaint, or prosecution, in any other court or place whatsoever.

The authors of our founding documents knew tyranny all too well, if we open our eyes today, we can see it coming back around.

Open your eyes.

(The “Majority Report” from committee member Brodie Deshaies appears below:)

CACR 32, relating to independence. Providing that the state peaceably declares independence from the United States and proceeds as a sovereign nation. INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.
Rep. Brodie Deshaies for State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs. The committee believes that articles of secession are unconstitutional and therefore impossible. Any attempt to make NH a “sovereign nation” only purports to do so and is illegitimate. There are three main arguments the committee heard. The first legal argument why states cannot secede from the union is reasonably understandable. The federal government is the only legitimate power to admit new states and to extend or retract territorial boundaries. Nowhere in our US Constitution does it allow the federal government to permit any state to secede, let alone for any state to decide unilaterally. Our constitution is quite clear on this issue (see Article IV, Section 3). No state constitution has ever suggested that states hold this power. Constitutions are implicit contracts with citizens that grant governments specific powers. With no power explicitly given allowing secession, no state can ever secede. Another argument lies in the US Supreme Court decision in Texas v. White (1869). In the court’s majority decision, Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase explained that the union began during the Revolutionary War amongst the colonies. In his decision, he writes, the union “was confirmed and strengthened… and received definite form and character and sanction from the Articles of Confederation… [and] by these, the Union was solemnly declared to be perpetual.” Justice Chase then says that our current Constitution was “ordained to form a more perfect Union,” which intended to convey the idea of indissoluble unity….” Therefore, the union can never be dissolved. Our form of government and Constitution is predicated upon the union’s “perpetual” existence. Without this “perpetual” existence, we would be throwing away the union, and with it, the US Constitution. The last constitutional argument is straightforward. It does not matter whether or not secession is illegal. What matters is that the union beat the confederacy in the Civil War. Once this happened, the illegality of unilateral secession was de facto established. The legality of secession was answered at Appomattox Court House in 1865 with the conclusion of the Civil War. It also means the repercussions for attempting unilateral secession have been decided too. The federal government must punish states and their leaders who try to secede. Which leads us to another question: can state leaders introduce or vote for articles of secession? This is currently an open question and the NH General Court would decide the answer. Nonetheless, the 14th Amendment, Article III, is very clear: “No State Legislator shall engage in rebellion against the Constitution.” Voting for NH’s proposed articles of secession could be determined by the NH House as rebellion against the US Constitution. It could be casting a vote to rebel against the union and, therefore, the same constitution establishing the perpetual union. Voting for CACR32 is not voting for a referendum. NH does not have referendum. We encourage fellow lawmakers to reject NH’s articles of secession and protect constitutional government. Not only is CACR32 logistically and constitutionally impossible, but NH’s articles of secession may require enforcement of the 14th Amendment by the NH House.

Senate Gold Standard – April 28, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2022-04-25 19:56 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – April 28, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2022-04-25 19:56 +0000

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2022 Mid-Term Liberty Rating

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2022-04-25 12:27 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 25, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2022-04-24 15:40 +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 6 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 1 with 2 being of interest.
Of the 15 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 1 and opposition of 1 with 0 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Support HB1280 prohibiting a parent’s refusal to vaccinate a child pursuant to an order of the state or federal government to be used as a basis for terminating parental rights. Judiciary Tue 4/26 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits a parent’s decision not to have their child vaccinated from being used as grounds to terminate parental rights.
Of Interest SB353 Public hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2022-1675h to SB 353, relative to the education professional standards board. The amendment requires cooperative school district boards to meet requirements for apportionment of their elected board members by July 2025. Education Tue 4/26 9:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 The amendment requires cooperative school district boards to meet requirements for apportionment of their elected board members by July 2025.
Oppose SB368 Public hearing on non-germane Amendment #2022-1674h to SB 368-FN, relative to the unlicensed sale of live animals and establishing the agricultural hearings officer revolving fund. Environment and Agriculture Tue 4/26 10:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 Establishes the revolving fund for agricultural hearing officers. Requires a dog, cat, or ferret to be transferred with a health certificate.
Of Interest SB401 Public hearing on non-germane amendment #2022-1703h, to SB 401- FN, (Third New Title) making appropriations to the department of transportation for local highway aid and to the body-worn
and dashboard camera fund and permitting the department of transportation to operate dash
cameras in fleet vehicles. The amendment authorizes the department of transportation to proceed
with the Dixville-Colebrook road project if certain criteria are met and make an appropriation to
the department of transportation for this purpose.
Finance Tue 4/26 11:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 The amendment authorizes the department of transportation to proceed with the Dixville-Colebrook road project if certain criteria are met and make an appropriation to the department of transportation for this purpose.

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 25, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2022-04-24 15:40 +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 6 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 1 with 2 being of interest.
Of the 15 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 1 and opposition of 1 with 0 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Support HB1280 prohibiting a parent’s refusal to vaccinate a child pursuant to an order of the state or federal government to be used as a basis for terminating parental rights. Judiciary Tue 4/26 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits a parent’s decision not to have their child vaccinated from being used as grounds to terminate parental rights.
Of Interest SB353 Public hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2022-1675h to SB 353, relative to the education professional standards board. The amendment requires cooperative school district boards to meet requirements for apportionment of their elected board members by July 2025. Education Tue 4/26 9:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 The amendment requires cooperative school district boards to meet requirements for apportionment of their elected board members by July 2025.
Oppose SB368 Public hearing on non-germane Amendment #2022-1674h to SB 368-FN, relative to the unlicensed sale of live animals and establishing the agricultural hearings officer revolving fund. Environment and Agriculture Tue 4/26 10:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 Establishes the revolving fund for agricultural hearing officers. Requires a dog, cat, or ferret to be transferred with a health certificate.
Of Interest SB401 Public hearing on non-germane amendment #2022-1703h, to SB 401- FN, (Third New Title) making appropriations to the department of transportation for local highway aid and to the body-worn
and dashboard camera fund and permitting the department of transportation to operate dash
cameras in fleet vehicles. The amendment authorizes the department of transportation to proceed
with the Dixville-Colebrook road project if certain criteria are met and make an appropriation to
the department of transportation for this purpose.
Finance Tue 4/26 11:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 The amendment authorizes the department of transportation to proceed with the Dixville-Colebrook road project if certain criteria are met and make an appropriation to the department of transportation for this purpose.

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April 2022 Board Election Results

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2022-04-23 20:21 +0000

The April 2022 Board election is complete.Voting invitation was sent by email to all Full and Life Members for a total of 381 possible voters. 91 members cast votes for the election of these BOD positions. 24% voter response.

For Political Director

Matt Santonastaso – 80 votes  (89.89%)
None of the Above – 7 votes
Various Write-ins – 3 votes

For Membership Director

Larry Borland – 82 votes (92.13%)
None of these options – 5 votes
Various Write-in – 2 votes

For IT Director

Andrew Prout – 84 votes (95.45%)
None of these options – 2 votes
Various Write-in – 2 votes

Regrettably, although Mr. Prout had accepted the nomination for IT Director prior to having his name appear on the ballot (in accordance with normal board practice),  he has declined the position.

Therefore the IT Director position is OPEN. If you would like to be considered for this position,  please contact the Board at board@nhliberty.org

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April 2022 Board Election Results

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2022-04-23 20:21 +0000

The April 2022 Board election is complete.Voting invitation was sent by email to all Full and Life Members for a total of 381 possible voters. 91 members cast votes for the election of these BOD positions. 24% voter response.

For Political Director

Matt Santonastaso – 80 votes  (89.89%)
None of the Above – 7 votes
Various Write-ins – 3 votes

For Membership Director

Larry Borland – 82 votes (92.13%)
None of these options – 5 votes
Various Write-in – 2 votes

For IT Director

Andrew Prout – 84 votes (95.45%)
None of these options – 2 votes
Various Write-in – 2 votes

Regrettably, although Mr. Prout had accepted the nomination for IT Director prior to having his name appear on the ballot (in accordance with normal board practice),  he has declined the position.

Therefore the IT Director position is OPEN. If you would like to be considered for this position,  please contact the Board at board@nhliberty.org

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House Gold Standard – April 21, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Wed, 2022-04-20 00:21 +0000

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House Gold Standard – April 21, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Wed, 2022-04-20 00:21 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – April 21, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Wed, 2022-04-20 00:19 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – April 21, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Wed, 2022-04-20 00:19 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 18, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2022-04-16 14:08 +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 2 and opposition of 1 with 1 being of interest.
Of the 32 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 10 and opposition of 10 with 6 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest HB1163 relative to over voted ballots. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/18 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill requires that ballots which contain more than the allowable number of votes for an office on the ballot be returned to the voter to be hand counted by election officials after the polls close. The bill also requires the number of over voted ballots, as well as the number of overvotes and undervotes, be included in the return for each election.
Of Interest HB1174 relative to election challengers. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/18 1:10 PM SH Room 100 This bill permits election challengers to observe the hand counting of ballots and tabulation of votes from a distance of not more than 6 feet and to maintain a line of sight on any electronic ballot counting device.
Of Interest HB1307 modifying the authority and duties of the housing appeals board. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/18 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill modifies the authority and duties of the housing appeals board.
Of Interest HB1170 limiting the authority of New Hampshire delegates to policymaking
conventions.
Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/18 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill: I. Establishes a procedure for the selection of delegates to an inter/intrastate policy-making convention. II. Limits the authority of delegates to policymaking conventions to only those granted by the New Hampshire legislature. III. Creates a procedure for recalling and replacing delegates to policymaking conventions who act outside of the scope of the authority granted to them by the New Hampshire legislature.
Of Interest HB1661 (NEW TITLE) relative to regional career technical education agreements and relative to an appropriation for constructing a legislative parking garage. Capital Budget Tue 4/19 12:30 PM SH Room 103 This bill requires sending district schools and career and technical education (CTE) centers to enter into an agreement to include scheduling, access, transportation, and credits for CTE students. The bill also makes an appropriation to the legislative branch for a new legislative parking garage and for razing the department of justice building and the Storrs Street garage.
Support HB1244 relative to parental consent to medical and dental treatments of children in schools. Education Tue 4/19 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires a child’s parent or legal guardian to provide explicit written consent for any medical or dental treatment provided in a school setting.
Support HB1639 relative to the youth risk behavior survey in schools. Education Tue 4/19 9:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires a school board to annually approve the youth risk behavior survey developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before administering the survey to students, and requires a parent or legal guardian to opt in to participation in the survey.
Support HB1299 relative to the process for the importation of wildlife and creating an appeal process for denials of permits. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 4/19 9:30 AM SH Room 103 This bill establishes a procedure for applying for a permit to import or display wildlife and establishes an appeal process for denial of such permits.
Of Interest SB236 Public hearing on non-germane Amendment #2022-0734h to SB 236, establishing a committee
to study New Hampshire teacher shortages and recruitment incentives. The amendment establishes a committee to study New Hampshire teacher shortages and recruitment incentives
and also provides that teachers of grades 7-12 shall be considered secondary school teachers
for purposes of teacher loan forgiveness programs
Education Mon 4/18 10:00 AM LOB Room 205-207
Support SB352 Public hearing on non-germane Amendment #2022-1431h to SB 352, relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check. The amendment permits substitute teachers who have undergone a criminal records check to work within the same school administrative unit without undergoing an additional records check and also requires parents to be notified if a student’s records are released under certain circumstances Education Mon 4/18 10:30 AM LOB Room 205-207
Support SB274 relative to governmental construction contracts. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/19 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill removes labor agreements from the competitive bid process and awarding of state government and state government assisted construction contracts.
Support SB225 relative to the bond required of applicants for auctioneer licenses. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/19 11:30 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill repeals the requirement that applicants for licensure as an auctioneer file bond with the secretary of state.
Oppose SB382 (New Title) relative to licensure requirements for telehealth services and relative to licensure of physicians and physicians assistants through reciprocity agreements. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/19 1:45 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill clarifies licensure requirements for healthcare professionals providing services by means of telemedicine or telehealth. The bill also authorizes the office of professional licensure and certification to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states to facilitate the licensure of out-of-state physicians and physicians assistants in New Hampshire.
Support HB1101 relative to a forfeiture of personal property. Judiciary Tue 4/19 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill limits the conditions under which seized property may be transferred to a federal agency.
Oppose HB1266 relative to restrictions on enforcement of federal immigration laws. Judiciary Tue 4/19 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits state, county, municipal, or judicial officials from adopting or enforcing policies restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Support HB1178 prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Judiciary Tue 4/19 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits the state of New Hampshire, a political subdivision of this state, or any person acting under the color of state, county, or municipal law from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer, or cooperate with any law, act, rule, order, or regulation of the United States Government or Executive Order of the President of the United States that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms, ammunition, magazines or the ammunition feeding devices, firearm components, firearms supplies, or knives.
Support HB1625 repealing the prohibition on entering or remaining on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility. Judiciary Tue 4/19 2:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill repeals the prohibition on entering or remaining on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility.
Support HB1401 prohibiting the disclosure of the number of miles driven by a specific driver licensed by the state or vehicle registered in the state. Transportation Tue 4/19 1:15 PM LOB Room 101 This bill prohibits both the department of safety, and inspection stations, from sharing vehicle mileage information with certain authorities without consent.
Support HB1432 prohibiting the use of state funds for new passenger rail projects. Transportation Tue 4/19 1:30 PM LOB Room 101 This bill prohibits the department of transportation from utilizing state funds for the planning, construction, operation, or management of new passenger rail projects.
Support HB1636 relative to prohibitions on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile. Transportation Tue 4/19 1:45 PM LOB Room 101 This bill creates an exception to the prohibition on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile for any person carrying a pistol or revolver who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm by a New Hampshire statute.
Support HB1455 relative to state enforcement of federal vaccination mandates. Health and Human Services Wed 4/20 9:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill prohibits state enforcement of any federal law, order, or rule that requires an individual, as a condition of employment or any other activity, to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or to submit more than once per month to COVID-19 testing.
Of Interest HB1598 legalizing the possession and use of cannabis. Ways and Means Wed 4/20 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill: I. Legalizes the possession and use of cannabis for persons 21 years of age and older. II. Authorizes the liquor commission to regulate and administer the cultivation, manufacture, testing, and retail sale of cannabis statewide, and makes an appropriation therefor. III. Authorizes alternative treatment centers registered to dispense therapeutic cannabis to register, as a separate entity, to manufacture, cultivate, or transport cannabis to the state for retail sale. IV. Authorizes a municipality to enact an ordinance prohibiting or limiting the number and type of cannabis establishments that may be permitted within the municipality and regulating the time, place, and manner of operation of a cannabis establishment permitted within the municipality. V. Establishes the cannabis control fund and requires funds to be distributed to the department of health and human services, bureau of drug and alcohol services, for education tax relief, public safety agency training purposes, and children’s behavioral health services. VI. Makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services to create public media and social media campaigns to address some of the risks of cannabis use.

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 18, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2022-04-16 14:08 +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 2 and opposition of 1 with 1 being of interest.
Of the 32 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 10 and opposition of 10 with 6 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest HB1163 relative to over voted ballots. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/18 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill requires that ballots which contain more than the allowable number of votes for an office on the ballot be returned to the voter to be hand counted by election officials after the polls close. The bill also requires the number of over voted ballots, as well as the number of overvotes and undervotes, be included in the return for each election.
Of Interest HB1174 relative to election challengers. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/18 1:10 PM SH Room 100 This bill permits election challengers to observe the hand counting of ballots and tabulation of votes from a distance of not more than 6 feet and to maintain a line of sight on any electronic ballot counting device.
Of Interest HB1307 modifying the authority and duties of the housing appeals board. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/18 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill modifies the authority and duties of the housing appeals board.
Of Interest HB1170 limiting the authority of New Hampshire delegates to policymaking
conventions.
Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/18 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill: I. Establishes a procedure for the selection of delegates to an inter/intrastate policy-making convention. II. Limits the authority of delegates to policymaking conventions to only those granted by the New Hampshire legislature. III. Creates a procedure for recalling and replacing delegates to policymaking conventions who act outside of the scope of the authority granted to them by the New Hampshire legislature.
Of Interest HB1661 (NEW TITLE) relative to regional career technical education agreements and relative to an appropriation for constructing a legislative parking garage. Capital Budget Tue 4/19 12:30 PM SH Room 103 This bill requires sending district schools and career and technical education (CTE) centers to enter into an agreement to include scheduling, access, transportation, and credits for CTE students. The bill also makes an appropriation to the legislative branch for a new legislative parking garage and for razing the department of justice building and the Storrs Street garage.
Support HB1244 relative to parental consent to medical and dental treatments of children in schools. Education Tue 4/19 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires a child’s parent or legal guardian to provide explicit written consent for any medical or dental treatment provided in a school setting.
Support HB1639 relative to the youth risk behavior survey in schools. Education Tue 4/19 9:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires a school board to annually approve the youth risk behavior survey developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before administering the survey to students, and requires a parent or legal guardian to opt in to participation in the survey.
Support HB1299 relative to the process for the importation of wildlife and creating an appeal process for denials of permits. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 4/19 9:30 AM SH Room 103 This bill establishes a procedure for applying for a permit to import or display wildlife and establishes an appeal process for denial of such permits.
Of Interest SB236 Public hearing on non-germane Amendment #2022-0734h to SB 236, establishing a committee
to study New Hampshire teacher shortages and recruitment incentives. The amendment establishes a committee to study New Hampshire teacher shortages and recruitment incentives
and also provides that teachers of grades 7-12 shall be considered secondary school teachers
for purposes of teacher loan forgiveness programs
Education Mon 4/18 10:00 AM LOB Room 205-207
Support SB352 Public hearing on non-germane Amendment #2022-1431h to SB 352, relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check. The amendment permits substitute teachers who have undergone a criminal records check to work within the same school administrative unit without undergoing an additional records check and also requires parents to be notified if a student’s records are released under certain circumstances Education Mon 4/18 10:30 AM LOB Room 205-207
Support SB274 relative to governmental construction contracts. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/19 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill removes labor agreements from the competitive bid process and awarding of state government and state government assisted construction contracts.
Support SB225 relative to the bond required of applicants for auctioneer licenses. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/19 11:30 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill repeals the requirement that applicants for licensure as an auctioneer file bond with the secretary of state.
Oppose SB382 (New Title) relative to licensure requirements for telehealth services and relative to licensure of physicians and physicians assistants through reciprocity agreements. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/19 1:45 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill clarifies licensure requirements for healthcare professionals providing services by means of telemedicine or telehealth. The bill also authorizes the office of professional licensure and certification to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states to facilitate the licensure of out-of-state physicians and physicians assistants in New Hampshire.
Support HB1101 relative to a forfeiture of personal property. Judiciary Tue 4/19 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill limits the conditions under which seized property may be transferred to a federal agency.
Oppose HB1266 relative to restrictions on enforcement of federal immigration laws. Judiciary Tue 4/19 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits state, county, municipal, or judicial officials from adopting or enforcing policies restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Support HB1178 prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Judiciary Tue 4/19 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits the state of New Hampshire, a political subdivision of this state, or any person acting under the color of state, county, or municipal law from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer, or cooperate with any law, act, rule, order, or regulation of the United States Government or Executive Order of the President of the United States that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms, ammunition, magazines or the ammunition feeding devices, firearm components, firearms supplies, or knives.
Support HB1625 repealing the prohibition on entering or remaining on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility. Judiciary Tue 4/19 2:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill repeals the prohibition on entering or remaining on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility.
Support HB1401 prohibiting the disclosure of the number of miles driven by a specific driver licensed by the state or vehicle registered in the state. Transportation Tue 4/19 1:15 PM LOB Room 101 This bill prohibits both the department of safety, and inspection stations, from sharing vehicle mileage information with certain authorities without consent.
Support HB1432 prohibiting the use of state funds for new passenger rail projects. Transportation Tue 4/19 1:30 PM LOB Room 101 This bill prohibits the department of transportation from utilizing state funds for the planning, construction, operation, or management of new passenger rail projects.
Support HB1636 relative to prohibitions on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile. Transportation Tue 4/19 1:45 PM LOB Room 101 This bill creates an exception to the prohibition on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile for any person carrying a pistol or revolver who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm by a New Hampshire statute.
Support HB1455 relative to state enforcement of federal vaccination mandates. Health and Human Services Wed 4/20 9:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill prohibits state enforcement of any federal law, order, or rule that requires an individual, as a condition of employment or any other activity, to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or to submit more than once per month to COVID-19 testing.
Of Interest HB1598 legalizing the possession and use of cannabis. Ways and Means Wed 4/20 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill: I. Legalizes the possession and use of cannabis for persons 21 years of age and older. II. Authorizes the liquor commission to regulate and administer the cultivation, manufacture, testing, and retail sale of cannabis statewide, and makes an appropriation therefor. III. Authorizes alternative treatment centers registered to dispense therapeutic cannabis to register, as a separate entity, to manufacture, cultivate, or transport cannabis to the state for retail sale. IV. Authorizes a municipality to enact an ordinance prohibiting or limiting the number and type of cannabis establishments that may be permitted within the municipality and regulating the time, place, and manner of operation of a cannabis establishment permitted within the municipality. V. Establishes the cannabis control fund and requires funds to be distributed to the department of health and human services, bureau of drug and alcohol services, for education tax relief, public safety agency training purposes, and children’s behavioral health services. VI. Makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services to create public media and social media campaigns to address some of the risks of cannabis use.

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“New Hampshire Nine” Status Conference featuring Footloose

Free Keene - Fri, 2022-04-15 20:44 +0000

The “New Hampshire Nine” are a group of peaceful people who largely didn’t know each other that were arrested in October 2021 at a meeting of the “executive council”. They were arrested on victimless “crime” charges like “disorderly conduct”. Here’s video of their last court hearing where a crazed bailiff threatened “Absolute Defiance” founder Footloose in the lobby with video cameras.

Today, the nine and a courtroom packed full of supporters were back at Concord’s district court for a short status conference. During the hearing, Footloose was charged with additional counts of “disorderly conduct”. Now, in addition to the disorderly charge that kicked off the NH9 arrests, where he was sitting quietly in the audience, they are charging him with ANOTHER disorderly for speaking loudly in protest while he was being arrested. Further, he’s being hit with a disorderly and “breach of bail” for speaking in the hallway at the Legislative Office Building in November.

Stay tuned to Free Keene for more on this developing free speech case.

Here’s the video of today’s hearing:

A Message from Jay Noone Regarding DCYF Targeting His Family

Free Keene - Wed, 2022-04-13 13:00 +0000

Jay Noone speaks out as his family is being targeted by DCYF. He explains the situation and how you can help. Here’s a link to his givesendgo and crypto addresses appear at the end of the video.

Senate Gold Standard – April 14, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2022-04-12 15:31 +0000

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