The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • July 13 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XXVIII

Manchester, N.H.

State v. Joseph Hart – Defense Filed Document

Free Keene - Fri, 2024-04-26 07:16 +0000

We’ve gone silent for the last few weeks while we’ve worked on collecting audio/video authorization forms from four different District Courts in New Hampshire.  Four courts have allowed Joa to film anonymously while the Hillsborough District Court had him arrested for doing it.  These documents and requests are still pending.

Joa has filed a Motion To Compel the Release of Criminal Records to have the Court order the State to release his criminal records for trial preparation as the prosecutor was reluctant to do so.  This is a normal procedure as there are very strict rules governing the release of these records.

I’d like to mention that the prosecutor has been nothing but a gentleman and actually helpful to me personally in explaining some lawyerly procedures to me that I wasn’t too familiar with.  I believe he represents the community of Hillsborough very professionally.  I unfortunately don’t have years of law school and mock trial preparation like he and other lawyers do, so I am most grateful to him.

The trial date is presently scheduled for May 21st at 1:00PM.

The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #203

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2024-04-25 07:18 +0000

It's Passover, so Steven was unavailable; Alu seizes the opportunity for a hostile takeover of the podcast and begins throwing AnCap bombs from the first moment! The crew gets into a heated debate about whether the government should ever interfere with private contracts and whether discrimination should ever be outlawed; four different opinions emerge, and many brilliant points are made; the Eds seem to argue that the government is necessarily a party to all contracts.

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Writing To Caged Activist Ian Freeman At The Devens Spiritual Retreat

Free Keene - Sun, 2024-04-21 04:56 +0000

Around ~250 supporters turned out for Ian’s sentencing hearing between day 1 & 2 with some overlap

Ian Freeman, Minister of the Shire Free Church, Free Talk Live Co-host, libertarian activist, and major activist for peace and spreading cryptocurrency was arrested in 2021 during the Crypto6 incident where various libertarian and cryptocurrency activists were wrongly arrested and fraudulently defamed by the federal government. His arrest eventually led to a trial after refusing to accept a plea deal for crimes not  actually committed. Since then the district court has slandered his name and repeated lies. That is to say just about every other word if not more from federal authorities and prosecutors mouths has been a lie. Evidence presented didn’t align with the story told and for the most part if properly understood proved Ian’s innocence. The court seemed to agree to one degree or another with convictions on only ~8 of ~27 counts, one charge dropped entirely for lack of evidence, and a sentence that is less than half the minimum allowed. That is despite the crimes Ian was convicted of he’s been sentenced to a ‘mere’ ~8 years. Of course this is ~8 years too many given the fraudulent claims of the federal government, but none-the-less. Ian will likely serve 4 1/2 years with various good time credits.

While the trial is over the appeals are not and in the mean time the authorities have decided to move Ian from a jail in New Hampshire to a prison in Massachusetts. That is he is no longer at the Merrimack County Spiritual Retreat. He is now at the Devens Spiritual Retreat. Ian is in the low security part of the prison, so he’s got a room and cell mate. This is one up from the camp where Aria is housed. He can’t just walk away as might be possible if he was in the camp (not that he would).

So here is what we’re going to do. We’re going to write Ian Freeman at every opportunity. Send him print outs of things you find interesting that he can read. Send him letters about what is happening around New Hampshire. Let him know what the media is saying about him. Let him know what we’re doing and how we are doing. Have you been pushing for New Hampshire independence? Has there been progress in that arena? Let Ian know! It’s not likely he’ll be able to read about this stuff in the mainstream media.

To write to Ian Freeman address your envelope as follows:

Ian Freeman
Register # 34755509 Unit JA
Federal medical center, Devens
PO Box 879
Ayer, MA
01432

I don’t know if color is allowed, but at the prior jail writing in crayon could lead to rejected mail. I would suggest sticking to printed pages or pages written in ink. Mark each page like so: title (letter 1), your name (John Smith), and page # out of x pages (page 1 of 3). This way Ian can tell whether or not he got all his mail and if the pages get out of order he can reassemble them. You should avoid staples and inclusion of other materials as this might lead to the mail being rejected.

As always, assume that everything is going to be read by the prison authorities, not all your mail may get received, and any response may not get returned to you.

And one last thing… Ian is not actually the only caged activist in prison right now over the sale of Bitcoin. We shouldn’t forget that Aria is also serving an 18 month sentence for selling Bitcoin as well. She is another of the Crypto6. You can find out how to write to her at https://www.ariadimezzo.com/ (Aria has been released to a halfway house as of May 9th, 2024).

Bill Hearings for Week of April 22, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sat, 2024-04-20 15:15 +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 62 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 1 and opposition of 5 with 5 being of interest.
Of the 57 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 5 and opposition of 4 with 6 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest SB417 relative to out-of-home placements for children. Children and Family Law Tue 4/23 2:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill revises criteria for out-of-home placement of children under the child protection act and other juvenile statutes and establishes an order of preference based on placement with the child’s siblings, when possible, and proximity to the child’s community of origin. The bill also makes appropriations to the department of health and human services and the judicial branch to support implementation of the act.
Of Interest HB1559 repealing the chapter relative to cash dispensing machines. Commerce Tue 4/23 10:20 AM SH Room 100 This bill repeals RSA 399-F relative to cash dispensing machines. This is a request by the banking department.
Of Interest HB1241 (New Title) relative to the regulation of money transmitters and relative to license applications and renewals for certain consumer credit entities. Commerce Tue 4/23 10:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill adopts the model money transmission modernization act. This bill also adjusts renewal procedures for certain consumer credit entities to align with those in the model money transmission.
Oppose HB1178 relative to an employee’s unused earned time. Commerce Tue 4/23 11:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill requires an employer to pay an employee for unused earned time.
Of Interest SB173 relative to surprise medical bills. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Tue 4/23 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill enacts, at the state level, the same requirements and prohibitions as exist under the federal No Surprises Act (NSA) regarding payments to, and billing by, out-of-network providers of emergency medical services and out-of-network providers of any health care service rendered at an in-network facility. As under the NSA, this bill requires health carriers to cover out-of-network emergency services and services provided at an in-network facility by out-of-network providers in the same manner as if the services were provided by an in-network provider or facility. It requires the health carrier to pay the out-of-network provider or facility a rate that is determined either through open negotiation between the parties or through a fair value independent review process made available by the insurance commissioner using the same fair value standards as are established in the NSA and the same independent dispute resolution (IDR) entities as are certified under the federal IDR process. Under this bill, upo
Support HB1288 relative to establishing certain due process rights for students, student organizations, and faculty members facing disciplinary actions by state institutions of higher learning. Education Tue 4/23 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill establishes certain due process rights for students, student organizations, and faculty members facing disciplinary actions by state institutions of higher learning.
Oppose HB1103 relative to revising the penalties of the shoreland protection act. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 4/23 9:30 AM SH Room 103 This bill revises the penalties of the shoreland protection act.
Oppose HB1649 relative to prohibiting certain products with intentionally added PFAS. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 4/23 9:50 AM SH Room 103 This bill restricts the use of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances in certain consumer products sold in New Hampshire. The bill also makes appropriations to the department of environmental services to fund an additional position and to fund the PFAS products control program.
Of Interest SB406 (New Title) making an appropriation to the department of health and human services to increase rates for shelter programs. Finance Tue 4/23 10:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 This bill makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services to increase rates for shelter programs.
Oppose HB1678 establishing a New Hampshire farm to school local food incentive pilot program. Finance Tue 4/23 1:30 PM SH Room 103 This bill establishes a New Hampshire farm to school local food incentive pilot program.
Of Interest HB1573 (New Title) making an appropriation to the department of health and human services to enhance oversight of children in residential placements. Judiciary Tue 4/23 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services to enhance oversight of children in court-ordered, residential placements. The bill also directs the department of health and human services to submit a quarterly report to the legislature and the office of the child advocate regarding implementation of the act and state oversight of children in residential placements.
Of Interest HB1339 (New Title) relative to background checks during motions to return firearms and ammunition. Judiciary Tue 4/23 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides a procedure for conducting a discretionary background check prior to the return of firearms and/or ammunition in a court proceeding.
Oppose SB538 relative to zoning procedures concerning residential housing. Municipal and County Government Tue 4/23 9:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 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 SB471 relative to adding a speed limit of 45 miles per hour on rural highways. Transportation Tue 4/23 10:40 AM LOB Room 203 This bill adds a speed limit of 45 miles per hour on rural highways.
Oppose SB365 relative to the sale or use of lithium-ion batteries for electric bicycles, scooters, or personal electric mobility devices. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 4/24 1:45 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill prohibits sales of lithium-ion batteries and electric bicycles or electric scooters that have not been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
Oppose SB334 relative to providing for the issuance of bonds and other obligations by the business finance authority of the state of New Hampshire to finance student loans. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 4/24 2:15 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill includes the business finance authority of the state of New Hampshire as an entity authorized to issue bonds and other obligations to finance student loans.
Of Interest SB373 relative to the state building code. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/24 11:30 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill updates the state building code definition.
Support HB1283 relative to end of life options. Health and Human Services Wed 4/24 10:00 AM SH Room 103 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.
Of Interest HB318 (Second New Title) relative to magistrates, bail commissioners, the standards applicable to and the administration of bail, and making appropriations. Judiciary Wed 4/24 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill: I. Establishes magistrates and provides them duties and requirements. II. Makes various amendments governing the standards applicable to and the administration of bail. III. Establishes an electronic monitoring program for certain criminal defendants and provides various appropriations to allow for the development and implementation of such a program. IV. Makes amendments to the amount of the bail commissioner’s fee and makes other amendments to the duties and educational requirements for bail commissioners. V. Establishes a judicial training coordinator and establishes training requirements for judges and certain judicial employees. VI. Makes additional appropriations to the judicial branch.
Support HB1151 (New Title) relative to the carrying of alcoholic beverages on hotel premises and monthly deposits from the liquor commission to the general fund. Ways and Means Wed 4/24 9:30 AM SH Room 100 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. This bill also requires the liquor commission to make a monthly deposit to the general fund.
Oppose SB352 establishing an early detection cancer screening pilot program for active and retired firefighters. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Thu 4/25 9:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes an early detection cancer screening pilot program in the department of safety, division of fire standards and training and emergency medical services, for retired and full-time active firefighters New Hampshire.
Support SB402 (New Title) relative to allowing pharmacists to administer influenza, COVID-19, and other FDA licensed vaccines without explicit approval from the general court. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Thu 4/25 1:45 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill allows pharmacists to administer influenza, COVID-19, and other FDA licensed vaccines without explicit approval from the general court.
Oppose SB559 (New Title) relative to the New Hampshire vaccine association. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Thu 4/25 2:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill defines biological products for purposes of the assessment determination by the New Hampshire vaccine association.
Support HB1350 relative to therapeutic cannabis possession limits. Judiciary Thu 4/25 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill increases qualifying patients’ limit on possession of therapeutic cannabis from 2 to 4 ounces, and increases the amount they may obtain in a 10-day period from 2 to 4 ounces.
Support HB1539 relative to annulling, resentencing, or discontinuing prosecution of certain cannabis offenses. Judiciary Thu 4/25 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill allows for additional annulments, resentencings, or discontinuations of prosecutions for certain cannabis offenses.
Of Interest HB1633 relative to the legalization and regulation of cannabis and making appropriations therefor. Judiciary Thu 4/25 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes procedures for the legalization, regulation, and taxation of cannabis; the licensing and regulation of cannabis establishments; and makes appropriations therefor.

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The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #202

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2024-04-18 07:16 +0000

Iran’s attack on Israel; the Trump trial in NYC; should he have not bothered to show up to the trial at all to show his disdain? Would Biden pull Trump’s secret service to send him to prison? Should SCOTUS take so long to make decisions? Do oral arguments change minds? Speaker Johnson changing his mind on section 702; Senate refused to hold trial on Mayorkas impeachment.

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Senate Gold Standard – April 18, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Wed, 2024-04-17 10:38 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – April 18, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2024-04-15 22:55 +0000

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MO: Louisiana Bill SB371 to allow judges to sentence child sex offender with surgical castration advances

Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform – N.H. - Sun, 2024-04-14 15:39 +0000


March 27, 2024
R H     Source: louisianaradionetwork.com 3/26/24

A bill SB371 to give judges the discretion to punish individuals who sexually assault a child with surgical castration advances from Senate Judiciary C. Baton Rouge Senator Regina Barrow’s bill allows for the sentencing of surgical castration if the victim is under the age of 13.

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Filming your front porch without a warrant is now fair game for the feds

Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform – N.H. - Sun, 2024-04-14 15:31 +0000


March 21, 2024     Source: qz.com 3/20/24

A federal court says privacy rights are diminished due to the proliferation of video cameras throughout society

Law enforcement in Kansas recorded the front of a man’s home for 68 days straight, 15 hours a day, and obtained evidence to prove him guilty on 16 charges. The officers did not have a search warrant, using a camera on a pole positioned across the street to capture Bruce Hay’s home. A federal court ruled on Tuesday that it was fine for law enforcement to do so, in what’s potentially a major reduction in privacy law.

“Mr. Hay had no reasonable expectation of privacy in a view of the front of his house,” said the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in its decision on U.S. vs Hay. “As video cameras proliferate throughout society, regrettably, the reasonable expectation of privacy from filming is diminished.”

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 15, 2024

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2024-04-14 14:18 +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 46 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 4 and opposition of 4 with 5 being of interest.
Of the 52 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 11 and opposition of 6 with 1 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest SB449 relative to the permit issuance timeline for state air permits. Science, Technology and Energy Mon 4/15 10:30 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill provides the commissioner 180 days to act upon an air pollution control permit application.
Support HB1076 (New Title) relative to wine manufacturer licenses and relative to on-premises licenses for beverage manufacturers. Commerce Tue 4/16 10:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill enables a wine manufacturer licensee to hold an on-premises license on the premises of the wine manufacturer facility or on the premises of the wine manufacturer retail outlet. This bill enables the holder of a beverage manufacturer license to have an on-premise license either on the premises of the manufacturing facility or on the premises of the beverage manufacturing retail outlet.
Oppose HB279 increasing the penalty for on-premises licensees overserving alcohol. Commerce Tue 4/16 10:20 AM SH Room 100 This bill increases the penalty for on-premises licensees overserving alcohol.
Support HB1540 relative to the definitions of full course meals and full service restaurant for purposes of alcohol licensing. Commerce Tue 4/16 10:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill revises the definition of full course meal and full service restaurant for purposes of alcohol licensing.
Oppose HB546 relative to the school building aid program. Education Tue 4/16 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires a minimum of $50,000,000 per fiscal year to be transferred to the school building aid fund, in addition to any debt service payments, for school building aid grants.
Support HB1665 relative to student eligibility for the education freedom accounts program. Education Tue 4/16 9:20 AM LOB Room 101 This bill changes the annual household income limit to qualify for the education freedom account program.
Support SB219 (New Title) requiring mandatory reporting by school districts of school expenses. Education Tue 4/16 9:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires school districts to post mandatory reports of school expenses, including average cost per pupil, average teacher salaries, and top administrator salaries. It also creates a civil remedy for the enforcement of this requirement.
Oppose HB1713 relative to a defendant’s presence during certain criminal proceedings. Judiciary Tue 4/16 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill requires that a defendant who is charged with or awaiting sentence for an offense punishable by life imprisonment or imprisonment of a maximum term of 15 years or more be present at the return of the verdict and at sentencing after trial, subject to excusal for cause. The bill further permits a court to order the use of reasonable force in carrying out a transport order issued pursuant to this section of an incarcerated defendant who refuses to comply with that order. The bill further makes it a class A felony to knowingly violate this provision.
Oppose HB1711 authorizing the state to report mental health data for firearms background check purposes and providing for processes for confiscation of firearms following certain mental health-related court proceedings and for relief from mental health-related firearms disabilities. Judiciary Tue 4/16 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill authorizes the state to report mental health data for firearms background check purposes and provides for processes for the confiscation of firearms following certain mental health-related court proceedings and for relief from mental health-related firearms disabilities.
Of Interest HB2024 relative to the state 10-year transportation improvement plan. Transportation Tue 4/16 1:40 PM LOB Room 101 This bill: I. Adopts the 2025-2034 10-year transportation plan. II. Adds certain projects to the 2025-2034 10-year transportation improvement plan. III. Removes certain projects from the 2025-2034 10-year transportation improvement plan. IV. Increases funding for certain projects in the 2025-2034 10-year transportation. V. Requires that all rail removed from a portion of the Conway Branch rail line be used to offset construction costs of the portion’s rail bed VI. Reclassifies Continental Boulevard in the town of Merrimack as a class V highway.
Oppose SB563 relative to federal immigration enforcement. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 4/17 11:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill prohibits state and local government entities from adopting sanctuary policies to prohibit or impede the enforcement of federal immigration law and prohibits a tenancy at sufferance to be created by those without a written agreement permitting them to occupy a property.2024 SESSION 24-2873 12/05SENATE BILL 563-FNAN ACT relative to federal immigration enforcement.SPONSORS: Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Gendreau, Dist 1; Sen. Lang, Dist 2; Sen. Abbas, Dist 22; Sen. Murphy, Dist 16; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Pearl, Dist 17; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Innis, Dist 7; Rep. Piemonte, Rock. 9; Rep. Bernardy, Rock. 36; Rep. Hobson, Rock. 14; Rep. L. Walsh, Rock. 15COMMITTEE: Judiciary—————————————————————– This bill prohibits state and local government entities from adopting sanctuary policies to prohibit or impede the enforcement of federal immigration law.
Support SB563-2024-1484h non-germane Amendment #2024-1484h to SB 563-FN, relative to
federal immigration enforcement.
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 4/17 2:00 PM LOB Room 202-204 The amendment prohibits a tenancy at sufferance to be created by those without a written agreement permitting them to occupy a property.
Support SB302 adding an additional exemption from the regulation of physicians and surgeons. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/17 1:00 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill exempts from application of the chapter a physician licensed in another state providing care to a patient in New Hampshire when there is a physician-patient relationship in the physician’s home state of licensing with in-person examinations conducted by the physician at intervals appropriate for the patient and the patient’s medical condition, but not less than annually.
Of Interest SB480 relative to the administration of professional licensure and certification and the regulation of real estate practice. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/17 2:00 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill requires: I. Any board or commission whose total number of active licensees exceeds 7,000 to have a dedicated, trained, and knowledgeable customer service administrator that works for the administrative section of the office of professional licensure and certification to respond to inquiries from the public and licensees. II. Makes various amendments to allow for inactive real estate licenses. III. Amends the education approval process for the real estate commission.
Support SB372 relative to plumbing apprenticeships. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/17 2:30 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill establishes requirements for the employment of plumbing apprentices.
Oppose SB499 relative to reduction of hunger for children, older adults, and people with disabilities. Finance Wed 4/17 2:30 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill directs the department of education to expand options for free and reduced priced meals to students and directs the department of health and human services to implement a summer EBT program to provide assistance to families with children eligible for free and reduced price meals over the summer. The bill also directs the department of health and human services to participate in the elderly simplified application project within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to provide food assistance to eligible older adults and people with disabilities.
Support HB1213 (New Title) relative to immunization requirements for child care agencies. Health and Human Services Wed 4/17 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill removes the immunization requirements for child care agencies.
Support HB1616 relative to parental consent for student participation in Medicaid to schools program. Health and Human Services Wed 4/17 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill requires schools to obtain parental consent for each service [sic] is provided to a student under the Medicaid to schools program. The bill also requires certain legislative policy committees to receive reports regarding the Medicaid to schools program.
Support HB1093 prohibiting mandatory mask policies in schools. Health and Human Services Wed 4/17 9:45 AM SH Room 100 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.
Support SB357 relative to expanding the definition of providers who can certify patients of the therapeutic cannabis program. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Wed 4/17 11:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill expands the definition of provider under the therapeutic cannabis program to include a provider licensed to prescribe medication and who is primarily responsible for the patient’s care related to his or her qualifying medical condition. The bill also requires, for issuance of a registry identification card to a minor, certification from 2 providers, one of whom shall provide pediatric care.
Oppose SB505 relative to the prohibition on the sale of hemp products containing certain levels of THC. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Wed 4/17 1:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill repeals the prospective repeal of the prohibition on the sale of hemp products containing certain levels of THC.
Of Interest SB605 relative to ethical standards for members of the general court. Legislative Administration Wed 4/17 10:00 AM LOB Room 203 This bill defines “organization” for the purpose of determining the ethical duties of members of the general court.
Of Interest SB531 relative to background checks of municipal health officers. Municipal and County Government Wed 4/17 10:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 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.
Of Interest SB383 relative to local tax caps. Municipal and County Government Wed 4/17 1:30 PM LOB Room 301-303 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 HB1504 relative to architectural paint recycling. Energy and Natural Resources Thu 4/18 1:00 PM SH Room 103 I. Establishes a paint stewardship program wherein a nonprofit organization approved by the department of environmental services organizes a program for the reception of discarded architectural paint. II. Establishes an assessment to fund the paint stewardship program. III. Requires the department of environmental services to propose changes to the assessment for approval by the joint legislative committee on administrative rules.
Support HB1565 (New Title) relative to the definition of potentially hazardous food. Energy and Natural Resources Thu 4/18 1:10 PM SH Room 103 This bill removes “processed acidified” food from the definition of potentially hazardous food.
Oppose HB1145 prohibiting the private ownership of landfills. Energy and Natural Resources Thu 4/18 1:40 PM SH Room 103 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.
Support HB1278 relative to qualifying medical conditions for purposes of therapeutic cannabis. Health and Human Services Thu 4/18 1:15 PM LOB Room 101 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.
Support HB1231 permitting qualifying patients and designated caregivers to cultivate cannabis for therapeutic use. Health and Human Services Thu 4/18 1:30 PM LOB Room 101 This bill permits qualifying patients and designated caregivers to cultivate cannabis for therapeutic use.
Support HB1349 relative to generalized anxiety disorder as a qualifying condition for the therapeutic cannabis program. Health and Human Services Thu 4/18 1:45 PM LOB Room 101 This bill adds generalized anxiety disorder as a qualifying medical condition for the use of therapeutic cannabis.
Support HB1581 relative to cultivation locations for alternative treatment centers. Health and Human Services Thu 4/18 2:00 PM LOB Room 101 This bill allows a second cultivation center to be considered for alternative treatment centers.
Oppose SB404 (New Title) directing the department of health and human services to submit a report regarding the establishment of a child care workforce child care assistance pilot program. Special Committee on Childcare Wed 4/17 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill directs the department of health and human services to submit a report and budget proposal regarding the establishment of a child care workforce child care assistance pilot program.

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Alu Publishes Daily Journal For Liberty Inspiration!

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2024-04-12 04:04 +0000

After writing and publishing nine books about liberty, Alu has taken on some unique ventures related to writing. He has helped three other libertarians self-publish their own books, he’s translated his books into Spanish, and there are numerous other projects in the works. One of these projects simply involved compiling some of the best quotes about liberty, peace, and prosperity from the dawn of recorded time until 2024. 

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The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #201

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2024-04-11 07:14 +0000

What is the alt-right? Trump judge refusing to acquiesce to the appeals court re: the bond he has to put up in order to appeal or did Letitia James say the insurance company that issued the bond is not qualified to do such business in NY. Abortion as national issue vs states right; what is Trump standing for in this election cycle? How much else could Trump be doing to spread a winning message and strengthen other GOP candidates?

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House Gold Standard – April 11, 2024

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

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Senate Gold Standard – April 11, 2024

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

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Wisconsin, what are you doing?

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

April 4, 2024

Sandy RozekRetroactivity, Sex Offender Registry, WI SB874, Wisconsin

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

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State v. Joseph Hart – Court Order and Response

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

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

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

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

Find my required response to her ORDER here.

Bill Hearings for Week of April 08, 2024

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

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

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

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The Conservatarian Exchange Podcast #200

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2024-04-04 23:07 +0000

Disney has won its battle in a proxy way to remain woke against outsiders; liberals keep fighting; conservatives often accept defeat as final; do establishment leaders in D.C. succumb to more than just peer pressure? threats? should republicans engage in issues such as “income equality”—turn the issue against liberal jurisdictions? Attacks on free speech in Scotland, Poland; if Americans don’t fight for free speech the “parchment guarantees” will never suffice

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Zephan’s Bitcoin Sermon – March

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2024-04-04 20:07 +0000

In the Torah, in the Chapter of Leviticus 19:36, it states, “You shall have an honest balance, honest weights, an honest unit of dry good measurement, and an honest unit of wet good measurement. I יהוה am your God who freed you from the land of Egypt.” In ancient Israeli society, weights were used to measure goods as well as means of exchange, such as gold or silver, to facilitate trade.

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Goldback Hits All-Time High; Dollar In Freefall

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2024-04-04 19:34 +0000

As I prepared to pull out my Goldbacks for my sandwich at Robie’s country store and diner Wednesday, the co-owner informed me that the dollar had fallen below a fifth of a goldback. I remember when the exchange rate was around 3.20 dollars for each goldback just before the scamdemic. It’s been around four for the past few years. I had never seen it above five.

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