The Manchester Free Press

Friday • July 1 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXVI

Manchester, N.H.

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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Let’s Go Brandon Kids Book Surges To #32 On Amazon

The Liberty Block - Sat, 2022-04-23 14:06 +0000

In addition to traditional advertising via Facebook and TikTok, Peters took to the skies to overcome the censorship and cancellation by chartering airplanes to fly banners of Cleveland Browns and Indians games with corona-fascism-related messages, including ‘Dewine sucks’, referring to the Ohio Dictator who embraced corona-fascism.

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How Warrants & Seizures Could Save The 2nd Amendment

The Liberty Block - Wed, 2022-04-20 15:00 +0000

Is there a way to determine whether the authors of the Constitution were too ignorant to figure out how to add exceptions to an amendment?

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House Gold Standard – April 21, 2022

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

(white) goldstandard-04-21-22-H.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-04-21-22-H-y.pdf

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House Gold Standard – April 21, 2022

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

(white) goldstandard-04-21-22-H.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-04-21-22-H-y.pdf

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Senate Gold Standard – April 21, 2022

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

(white) goldstandard-04-21-22-S.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-04-21-22-S-y.pdf

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Senate Gold Standard – April 21, 2022

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

(white) goldstandard-04-21-22-S.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-04-21-22-S-y.pdf

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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:

Dollar Inflation Hits All-Time Record High

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2022-04-15 14:50 +0000

The federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released March’s inflation numbers on Tuesday, officially quantifying the inflation over the past twelve months. At 8.5%, the politicians claim that it’s the highest inflation rate since 1981.

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Dollar Inflation Hits All-Time Record High

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2022-04-15 14:50 +0000

The federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released March’s inflation numbers on Tuesday, officially quantifying the inflation over the past twelve months. At 8.5%, the politicians claim that it’s the highest inflation rate since 1981.

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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

(white) goldstandard-04-14-22-S.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-04-14-22-S-y.pdf

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9 Reasons We Must Abolish Government Schools

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2022-04-12 01:58 +0000

But the education system run by politicians continues to get worse in every way. No matter who is elected and no matter how much pressure parents place on the educators, the system keeps getting worse and never seems to improve in any meaningful way. It is time to get the government completely out of education. Here are the top reasons we must do this as soon as possible:

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9 Reasons We Must Abolish Government Schools

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2022-04-12 01:58 +0000

But the education system run by politicians continues to get worse in every way. No matter who is elected and no matter how much pressure parents place on the educators, the system keeps getting worse and never seems to improve in any meaningful way. It is time to get the government completely out of education. Here are the top reasons we must do this as soon as possible:

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 11, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2022-04-10 14:45 +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 73 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 3 and opposition of 11 with 7 being of interest.
Of the 56 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 12 and opposition of 12 with 6 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Oppose SB420 establishing an extraordinary need grant for schools. Education Mon 4/11 10:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill establishes an extraordinary need grant for schools in addition to regular adequate education grants and relief grants.
Support HB1070 relative to the default budget in official ballot jurisdictions. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/11 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill allows for the default budget in an official ballot town or district to be reduced by any reduction to an appropriation the governing body made in the proposed operating budget.
Oppose HB1082  prohibiting certain state officers from forming political action committees. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/11 1:10 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits certain state officers and candidates for office from forming political committees or political advocacy organizations.
Support HB1194 relative to the procedure for overriding a local tax cap. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/11 1:20 PM SH Room 100 This bill requires a supermajority vote of the legislative body to override a local tax cap.
Support HB1268 limiting the authority for city council bylaws and ordinances. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/11 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill limits the general authority of city councils to make bylaws and ordinances to the abatement of nuisances that interfere with the use or enjoyment of property..
Support HB1272 limiting the authority of town health officers. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/11 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill limits the authority of local health officers in making bylaws or ordinances relating to public health matters.
Support HB1393 relative to the adoption of school district budget caps. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/11 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes the requirements for and procedure for the adoption of a school district budget cap.
Of Interest SB431 relative to child support in cases with equal or approximately equal parenting schedules. Children and Family Law Tue 4/12 10:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes methods for adjustment of child support for equal or approximately equal parenting residential responsibilities.
Oppose SB446 (New Title) directing the department of health and human services to develop a plan relative to fostering sustainable childcare opportunities for working families and businesses. Children and Family Law Tue 4/12 1:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill directs the department of health and human services, in consultation with the child care advisory council, to submit a plan to the governor, the speaker of the house, the senate president, and the governor’s office for economic relief and recovery relative to fostering sustainable childcare opportunities within the state.
Support HB1165 repealing the Granite State paid family leave plan. Commerce Tue 4/12 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill repeals the Granite State paid family leave plan.
Of Interest HB1503 (New Title) exempting the developer, seller, or facilitator of the exchange of an open blockchain token from certain securities laws and adopting the Uniform Commercial Code relative to controllable electronic records. Commerce Tue 4/12 9:10 AM SH Room 100 This bill exempts the developer, seller, or facilitator of the exchange of an open blockchain token from certain securities laws. This bill also adopts the Uniform Commercial Code on controllable electronic records.
Of Interest HB1469 (New Title) relative to prohibited acts for banks, credit unions, and businesses. Commerce Tue 4/12 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits banks, credit unions, and businesses from engaging in discriminatory practices.
Of Interest HB1671 relative to the content of an adequate education. Education Tue 4/12 9:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill revises the requirements for the content of an adequate public education, and adds definitions.
Of Interest HB1627 (NEW TITLE) establishing an education freedom account program administrator in the department of education and making an appropriation therefor, and relative to the school meals direct certification with Medicaid program. Education Tue 4/12 9:30 AM LOB Room 101 This bill establishes the position of education freedom account administrator in the department of education, division of learner support, and makes an appropriation to the department for the position. The bill also requires the department of education to seek participation in the Medicaid direct certification methodology for school meals program.
Of Interest HB1135 requiring a performance audit of the department of education, education freedom account program. Education Tue 4/12 9:45 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires a performance audit of the department of education, education freedom account program.
Of Interest SB379 (New Title) establishing the solid waste management fund and grant program. Environment and Agriculture Tue 4/12 10:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill: I. Establishes the solid waste management fund. II. Repeals the existing surcharge on out-of-state waste.
Oppose SB230 relative to the practice of body art. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/12 1:00 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill defines and regulates body art establishments. This bill is a request of the office of professional licensure and certification.
Oppose SB459 relative to a health care facility workplace violence prevention program. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 4/12 9:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires health care facilities to implement and maintain workplace violence prevention programs and establishes the health care workplace safety commission. This bill also permits law enforcement to arrest an individual without a warrant in certain circumstances related to health care workplaces.
Oppose SB407 relative to expanding Medicaid to include certain postpartum health care services and making an appropriation therefor. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 4/12 10:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill directs the department of health and human services to submit a state plan amendment to expand postpartum coverage under Medicaid, establishes a quarterly reporting requirement, and makes an appropriation to the department for the purpose of funding the postpartum health care services.
Oppose SB403 re-establishing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 4/12 10:45 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill re-establishes the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
Of Interest SB444 relative to childhood adverse experiences treatment and prevention. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 4/12 11:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill directs the department of health and human services to establish a pilot program for children who have experienced adverse childhood events. The bill also makes appropriations to the department of health and human services for child parent psychotherapy (CPP) services for children who have experienced emotional trauma and for family resource centers.
Support HB1682 establishing the law enforcement conduct review committee in the New Hampshire police standards and training council and making an appropriation therefor. Judiciary Tue 4/12 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes the law enforcement conduct review committee in the New Hampshire police standards and training council and makes an appropriation therefor.
Oppose SB271 relative to the Burgess BioPower facility. Science, Technology and Energy Tue 4/12 12:30 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill requires the public utilities commission to revise certain orders relative to the Burgess BioPower plant in Berlin.
Oppose SB442 relative to the suspension of a vehicle registration as a result of evading toll collection systems. Transportation Tue 4/12 9:20 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill requires the director of the division of motor vehicles to suspend an owner’s vehicle registration privileges until any unpaid tolls and administrative fees are paid. This bill also prevents an owner from transferring ownership of a vehicle until any unpaid tolls and fees are paid.
Support HB1302 relative to the weighing of vehicles. Transportation Tue 4/12 1:00 PM LOB Room 101 This bill limits law enforcement’s authority to stop and weigh any vehicle to commercial vehicles only.
Support HB1462 relative to motorcycle learner’s permits. Transportation Tue 4/12 1:15 PM LOB Room 101 This bill requires the department of safety to issue a 45-day extension to the expiration of a motorcycle learner’s permit, upon application of the permit holder.
Of Interest SB310 relative to license plate scanning. Transportation Tue 4/12 1:20 PM LOB Room 201-203 This bill permits the owners of private property to obtain and use a license plate reader under limited circumstances and otherwise stipulates their use on law enforcement vehicles.
Oppose SB449 relative to the retention of social security numbers by the division of motor vehicles. Transportation Tue 4/12 2:00 PM LOB Room 201-203 This bill gives an applicant for a driver’s license the opportunity to determine whether to have his or her complete social security number, or only the last 5 digits, retained in the records of the department of safety. This bill also permits the department to transmit the last 4 digits of an individual’s social security number to the department of state for voter identification purposes.
Oppose SB324 (New Title) relative to the resolution of disputes for condominium unit owners, homeowners’ association unit owners, and tenant owned manufactured housing parks. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 4/13 11:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill provides for the resolution of disputes for condominium unit owners, homeowners’ association unit owners, and tenants in manufactured housing parks.
Support SB286 establishing an association health plan pilot program. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 4/13 1:15 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill requires the insurance commissioner to establish a pilot program for association health plans.
Support SB340 relative to the direct to consumer shipment of alcohol to New Hampshire residents. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 4/13 2:15 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill makes changes to direct to consumer shipments of alcohol to New Hampshire residents.
Oppose SB306 relative to the penalties for various motor vehicle violations. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 4/13 9:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill provides for enhanced penalties for certain driving offenses where the offense was also based on facts involving the prohibited use of a mobile electronic device.
Oppose HB1417 relative to payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/13 9:45 AM SH Room 103 This bill provides that the state shall pay 7.5 percent of contributions of retirement system employers other than the state for group I teachers and group II members.
Oppose HB1587 relative to determination of average final compensation under the retirement system and making an appropriation therefor. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/13 10:05 AM SH Room 103 This bill modifies the calculation of compensation paid in excess of the full base rate of compensation under the definition of average final compensation in the retirement system for group II persons hired before July 1, 2011 who did not vest before January 1, 2012. The bill makes an appropriation to the retirement system for funding the cost of the change.
Support HB1022 permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing order. Health and Human Services Wed 4/13 8:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill allows pharmacists to dispense invermectin pursuant to a standing order entered into by licensed health care providers.
Support HB1608 (New Title) relative to withdrawal from the state immunization registry. Health and Human Services Thu 4/14 10:50 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill requires the department of health and human services to inform the public of the opportunity for individuals to withdraw their Covid-19 vaccination status from the state immunization registry.
Of Interest HB1662 related to privacy obligations of the department of health and human services. Health and Human Services Thu 4/14 11:10 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill establishes a data privacy and information technology security governance board within the department of health and human services to oversee data privacy risk calculation and risk mitigation efforts, as well as provides for 2 employees within the department to accomplish these objectives.
Support HB1604 including state medical facilities in the statute providing medical freedom in immunizations. Health and Human Services Thu 4/14 11:50 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill requires state hospitals and medical facilities to grant religious and medical exemptions from vaccination requirements, provided that any request for a medical exemption shall include the supporting documentation required by federal regulation.
Of Interest SB209 relative to electronic wage payments. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 4/14 10:45 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill amends the provisions related to payment of an employee’s wages by direct deposit.
Support SB345 relative to youth employment. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 4/14 11:30 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill makes certain changes to the laws governing youth employment.
Of Interest SB240 apportioning state senate districts. Special Committee on Redistricting Thu 4/14 10:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill establishes new state senate districts in accordance with the latest federal decennial census.
Of Interest SB241 apportioning executive council districts. Special Committee on Redistricting Thu 4/14 10:30 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill establishes new councilor districts based on the latest federal decennial census.

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Footloose Sentenced for “Disorderly Conduct”, Goes Off on Court Goons!

Free Keene - Fri, 2022-04-08 13:00 +0000

At the end of December of 2021, Frank “Footloose” Staples was put on trial for “disorderly conduct” for allegedly speaking “too loudly” outside NH governor Chris Sununu’s house. The robed woman at Exeter District Court in Brentwood, NH found him guilty and scheduled a sentencing date, which was today.

Here’s the full video of the entire hearing, where Footloose goes off on the court goons, getting much louder than he did outside Sununu’s house. He also outright refused to pay the fine and demanded he be put in jail instead – the robed woman ignored it and left the court. Enjoy!

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