The Manchester Free Press

Friday • July 1 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXVI

Manchester, N.H.

Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Passes House, Now In Senate

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2022-04-07 03:48 +0000

HB1296 will improve judicial economy, enhance due process protections, and restrict circumvention of our criminal asset forfeiture laws. Savings in the judicial system will offset the minimal work added to public defenders. It will further assist law enforcement in their community relations efforts. The time is right to send this bipartisan bill to the governor for his signature.

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Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Passes House, Now In Senate

The Liberty Block - Thu, 2022-04-07 03:48 +0000

HB1296 will improve judicial economy, enhance due process protections, and restrict circumvention of our criminal asset forfeiture laws. Savings in the judicial system will offset the minimal work added to public defenders. It will further assist law enforcement in their community relations efforts. The time is right to send this bipartisan bill to the governor for his signature.

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Corporate Socialism; NH Special Interest Politics

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2022-04-05 01:33 +0000

Corporate Socialism is the state government’s entanglement with the private sector, in my view, its political agenda is destroying state sovereignty and character as we speak with the one-size-fits-all policies and statewide bureaucratic commissions, all courtesy of Governor Sununu and our “republican” majority.

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Corporate Socialism; NH Special Interest Politics

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2022-04-05 01:33 +0000

Corporate Socialism is the state government’s entanglement with the private sector, in my view, its political agenda is destroying state sovereignty and character as we speak with the one-size-fits-all policies and statewide bureaucratic commissions, all courtesy of Governor Sununu and our “republican” majority.

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 04, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2022-04-03 21:16 +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 100 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 4 and opposition of 6 with 12 being of interest.
Of the 73 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 18 and opposition of 18 with 11 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest HB1457 relative to chain of custody of ballot boxes after an election. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 4/4 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill modifies the retention policy for ballot boxes.
Of Interest SB326 (New Title) relative to developing a plan to create the office of early childhood. Children and Family Law Tue 4/5 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill directs the commissioner of the department of health and human services, in consultation with the commissioners of the departments of education and administrative services, the office of the child advocate, and the council for thriving children, to develop a plan to create an office of early childhood.
Support HB314 relative to homestead food operation licensure. Commerce Tue 4/5 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill makes an adjustment to the maximum annual gross sales of food by a homestead food operation.
Support HB1282 relative to the records of communication common carriers. Commerce Tue 4/5 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits a communications common carrier from releasing customer information to a government entity unless requested pursuant to a valid search warrant or an exception to the warrant requirement.
Support HB1089 (New Title) relative to the unenforceability of noncompete agreements upon termination of an employee for noncompliance with a medical intervention mandate. Commerce Tue 4/5 9:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides that a noncompete agreement between an employer and an employee who is terminated for refusing to comply with an employer-mandated medical intervention shall be unenforceable against such employee.
Of Interest HB1367 relative to civics instruction in schools. Education Tue 4/5 9:20 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires a competency assessment in government and civics instruction in schools. The bill modifies the provisions enacted in 2021, 157 effective July 1, 2023.
Of Interest HB1263 (New Title) relative to prescribed studies on health, physical education, wellness, and personal finance literacy in schools. Education Tue 4/5 9:30 AM LOB Room 101 This bill provides for prescribed studies in schools in health, physical education, and wellness, as well as on personal finance literacy.
Support HB1663 relative to requirements for home education students. Education Tue 4/5 9:40 AM LOB Room 101 The bill clarifies provisions for home education programs concerning notifications required for students moving to a new district, educational evaluations, and termination of home education.
Support HB1187 relative to milk pasteurization. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 4/5 10:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill allows for the sale of products made with raw milk in certain circumstances.
Of Interest SB223 relative to requirements for recovery houses. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/5 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill modifies the requirements for facility bedroom square-footage in order for recovery houses to be exempted from certain requirements of the state fire code by the state fire marshal.
Of Interest SB397 (New Title) relative to the mental health counseling compact and the interstate compact for the placement of children. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/5 1:30 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill adopts the mental health counseling compact as well as the 2009 edition of the interstate compact for the placement of children.
Of Interest SB313 (New Title) relative to the authority of the office of professional licensure and certification to establish fees and establishing a committee to study and make recommendations relative to funding of the office of professional licensure and certification. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 4/5 3:00 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill clarifies that the executive director of the office of professional licensure and certification has authority to establish fees on behalf of the boards, commissions, and councils administered by the office of professional licensure and certification. The bill also establishes a committee to study and make recommendations relative to the funding of the office of professional licensure and certification.
Oppose SB422 establishing an adult dental benefit under the state Medicaid program. Finance Tue 4/5 1:30 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to solicit information and to contract with dental managed care organizations to provide dental care to persons under the Medicaid managed care program. The bill also appropriates the settlement funds received by the state from its settlement with the Centene Corporation to the department of health and human services for the purpose of funding the non-federal share of the adult dental benefit program and to complete the Medicaid Care Management SFY 20 Risk Corridor calculation.
Oppose SB404 establishing a supplemental nutrition assistance program. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 4/5 1:45 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill establishes a supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach program.
Of Interest HB1518 relative to the requirements for appointed guardians. Judiciary Tue 4/5 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes the requirement for guardians appointed by the court to receive a home visit within 60 days of their appointment to verify the safety and adequacy of the home for the minor and the consequences for failing to do so.
Of Interest HB1431 establishing the parental bill of rights. Judiciary Tue 4/5 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes a parental bill of rights, a framework for notice of, and to report violations of, such rights, and consequences for affirmative findings of violations.
Support HB1592 allowing parties in family court cases to create their own recordings of the proceedings. Judiciary Tue 4/5 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill permits parties in family court to create their own recordings of the proceedings under certain conditions.
Of Interest HB1612 (New Title) relative to the confidentiality of reports made to the division for children, youth, and families. Judiciary Tue 4/5 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that reports of suspected abuse and neglect may include the name of the person making the report and provides that the person’s identity shall be fully confidential unless such a person makes such a report in bad faith or maliciously and with intent to cause harm, in which case the person may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
Of Interest HB1614 requiring the recording and storing of digital video in all state-funded juvenile detention facilities. Judiciary Tue 4/5 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill mandates digital video recording of juvenile detention facilities paid for, in whole or in part, with general funds, as well as establishes the system requirements for such digital videos.
Support HB1425 relative to the taking of real property by eminent domain. Judiciary Tue 4/5 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill modifies the power of the governor and council to take private property during states of emergency and modifies the calculation of compensation paid for such takings.
Support HB1296 (New Title) relative to the forfeiture of items used in connection with a drug offense. Judiciary Tue 4/5 2:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes a procedure for the forfeiture of items used in connection with a drug offense.
Support HB1000 prohibiting motorcycle profiling. Transportation Tue 4/5 2:00 PM LOB Room 101 This bill prohibits law enforcement agencies from engaging in motorcycle profiling.
Support SB435 relative to the net operating loss carryover under the business profits tax. Ways and Means Tue 4/5 11:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill modifies the calculation of net operating loss carryover for determining taxable business profits under the business profits tax.
Of Interest SB293 (New Title) establishing a committee to clarify the intent of RSA 644:9 relative to violation of privacy. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 4/6 10:45 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes a committee to clarify the intent of RSA 644:9 relative to violation of privacy.
Support SB393 relative to the use of restraints on pregnant women in the custody of a state or county correctional facility. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 4/6 11:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes procedures for the use of restraints on pregnant women in county or state correctional custody.
Oppose SB294 relative to the release of a defendant pending trial. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 4/6 1:45 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill amends the statute governing bail and pre-trial release to include provisions for pre-trial detention for commission of certain offenses that would create a presumption that the defendant is a danger to the public.
Of Interest SB352 relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check. Education Wed 4/6 11:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill permits substitute teachers who have undergone a criminal records check to work within the same school administrative unit without undergoing an additional records check.
Of Interest HB1530 (New Title) establishing curricular transfer pathways between the community college system of New Hampshire and the university system of New Hampshire. Education Wed 4/6 1:10 PM LOB Room 101 This bill allows community college students who wish to earn baccalaureate degrees in the state’s public higher education system to pursue curricular transfer pathways to a degree.
Oppose HB1594 relative to assistance to certain students with disabilities in registering to vote. Education Wed 4/6 1:20 PM LOB Room 101 This bill provides for students with an individualized education program or accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to discuss including voter registration in the student’s plan.
Of Interest SB410 (New Title) relative to public comment periods at school district meetings and meetings of the state board of education. Education Wed 4/6 1:30 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires public comment periods at school board meetings and meetings of the state board of education.
Of Interest SB328 relative to the date of the state primary election. Election Law Wed 4/6 9:45 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill changes the date of the state primary election to the first Tuesday in August
Of Interest SB364 relative to the use of electronic poll books. Election Law Wed 4/6 10:00 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill extends the time requirement for markup of a backup checklist in the use of electronic poll books.
Of Interest SB366 requiring an audit of ballots cast in the 2022 primary and general election. Election Law Wed 4/6 10:45 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill requires an audit of ballots cast in the 2022 state primary and general elections, provided that the secretary of state may forego the general election audit.
Support HB275 (New Title) relative to the declaration of a state of emergency. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/6 9:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill revises the authority of the governor and general court to declare, renew, or terminate a state of emergency.
Of Interest HB1345 relative to the release of a teenager’s medical records to a parent or guardian. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides for the release of a minor’s medical records to the parent or guardian unless the parent or guardian’s consent is not required for the medical treatment or the health care provider reasonably believes that there is possibility of abuse and release of the record may endanger the minor.
Support HB1487 relative to the procedure for withdrawal from the vaccine registry. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 9:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides that an individual’s request to withdraw from the state immunization registry shall be signed by a current or former health care provider or notarized by an authorized government official.
Support HB1466 relative to the off-label use of prescription drugs and relative to pharmacy prescriptions. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 10:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill clarifies circumstances under which a physician, physician assistant, and advanced practice registered nurse may prescribe a drug for an off-label indication. The bill also prohibits disciplinary action against a pharmacist for filling a valid prescription for off-label use.
Of Interest HB1439 relative to hospital visitation policies. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 10:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill allows, with limited exception, a patient to designate a parent, spouse, family member, or other caregiver to be present while the patient receives hospital care.
Support HB1241 prohibiting a school district from mandating a COVID-19 vaccination for school attendance. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 11:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits school districts from mandating that students have a COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend school.
Support HB1495 (New Title) prohibiting the state from requiring businesses to require vaccine or documentation related to vaccination or immunity status. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 11:20 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits the state of New Hampshire and its political subdivisions from requiring any business to require vaccination or documentation of vaccination or immunity, except for state agencies certifying a medical facility or provider which is subject to a Medicare or Medicaid vaccination requirement or under RSA 141-C:20-a, I.
Support HB1035 relative to exemptions from school vaccine mandates. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 11:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill removes the requirement that a parent’s request for a religious exemption to immunizations required for school attendance be notarized.
Support HB1606 making the state vaccine registry an opt-in program. Health and Human Services Wed 4/6 12:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill makes the state immunization registry an opt-in program rather than an opt-out program.
Support SB301 relative to the procedure for violations under the right to know law. Judiciary Wed 4/6 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes a procedure on filing complaints under RSA 91-A with the superior court for further relief and investigation.
Of Interest SB217 relative to eviction notices. Judiciary Wed 4/6 3:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill modifies the circumstances under which a landlord may evict a tenant and modifies the requirements relating to eviction notices.
Oppose SB378 relative to the disposal of highway or turnpike funded real estate. Public Works and Highways Wed 4/6 11:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill creates an exception for the disposal of highway or turnpike funded real estate under fair market value for the preservation of public interest.
Support HB1221 (New Title) relative to the rate of the business profits tax. Ways and Means Wed 4/6 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill reduces the rate of the business profits tax for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2023. The bill also suspends the levy and collection of the 22.2 cent road toll from May 1 to June 30, 2022.17Mar2022… 0471h2022 SESSION 22-2291 10/05HOUSE BILL 1221-FNAN ACT relative to the rate of the business profits tax.SPONSORS: Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Turcotte, Straf. 4; Rep. Osborne, Rock. 4; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 37; Rep. Mooney, Hills. 21; Rep. Hobson, Rock. 35; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Healey, Hills. 21COMMITTEE: Ways and Means—————————————————————– This bill reduces the rate of the business profits tax for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2023.
Support HB629 relative to the home cultivation of cannabis plants and the possession of certain cannabis-infused products. Judiciary Thu 4/7 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill permits adults to possess up to 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis, 5 grams of hashish, and certain cannabis-infused products; permits adults to cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants at home in a secure location that is not visible from other properties, and to possess and process the cannabis produced from their plants at the same location; permits adults to give cannabis to other adults, provided it is not more than 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis, 5 grams of hashish, or up to 300 mg of cannabis-infused products, or 3 immature plants; provides that smoking or vaporizing cannabis in public by an adult would be punishable by a $100 fine; provides that violations of the restrictions on cultivation would be a violation punishable by fine of up to $750; penalizes dangerous, volatile extraction; and permits adults to possess, make, and sell cannabis accessories to other adults.
Of Interest HB1325 relative to release of confidential records of a person appointed a guardian. Judiciary Thu 4/7 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that a person appointed a guardian shall retain the right to access and consent to the release of his or her confidential records unless the terms of the appointment provide otherwise. The bill also provides that the guardian shall provide records to the ward so that the ward may pursue a termination of guardianship request unless the court determines release of such records would be harmful to the ward.
Of Interest SB239 relative to noncompliance with municipal audit requirements. Municipal and County Government Thu 4/7 10:00 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill requires notification to the department of revenue administration of a completed municipal or county audit and establishes a fine for failure to complete a required audit.
Support SB249 prohibiting planning and zoning ordinances that prohibit short-term rentals. Municipal and County Government Thu 4/7 11:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill prohibits municipalities from adopting ordinances that ban short-term rentals. This bill also allows municipalities to adopt ordinances requiring the owner of a short-term rental to register the name of a person in state who can receive service of process.
Oppose SB273 relative to broadband infrastructure funding. Municipal and County Government Thu 4/7 1:30 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill permits all towns to authorize broadband infrastructure bonds at special meetings without court approval.
Oppose SB400 relative to training and procedures for zoning and planning boards and relative to financial investments and incentives for affordable housing development. Municipal and County Government Thu 4/7 4:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill makes changes to the training and procedures for zoning and planning boards offered by the office of planning and development. This bill creates incentives and establishes requirements for workforce housing and affordable housing development. The bill also revises the time frames for planning board consideration of applications, and establishes the New Hampshire housing champion certification program.

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Jay Noone vs DCYF Goons

Free Keene - Sun, 2022-04-03 19:41 +0000

Recently some busybody reported Jay Noone’s family to DCYF when his wife Shalon allegedly went into a store and left their 2-year-old strapped safely into a carseat with the car running. The meddling family-destroying goons dropped into the Noone’s “Domestead” in Henniker on Friday to try to search the premises. Despite showing Jay a written threat from a robed person, Jay refused to allow them in and wisely recorded the encounter. Stay tuned to Free Keene for updates.

Here’s the video of the encounter:

Hundreds of Well-Armed Gun Owners Rally In Concord

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2022-04-03 13:56 +0000

On Saturday, April 2nd, around 100-200 gun rights activists showed up at the state’s capital to rally in support of the right to keep and bear arms. Organized by the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire, the annual pro-gun rally is a popular event in New Hampshire. While there are surely gun rights rallies in all 50 states, two major things set the ‘live free or die’ state apart from the others. 

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Hundreds of Well-Armed Gun Owners Rally In Concord

The Liberty Block - Sun, 2022-04-03 13:56 +0000

On Saturday, April 2nd, around 100-200 gun rights activists showed up at the state’s capital to rally in support of the right to keep and bear arms. Organized by the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire, the annual pro-gun rally is a popular event in New Hampshire. While there are surely gun rights rallies in all 50 states, two major things set the ‘live free or die’ state apart from the others. 

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Failed Legislation Would Have Criminalized Upsetting A Police Officer

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2022-04-01 15:41 +0000

While well-intentioned, HB1025 seems sloppy and could have terrible ramifications for liberty. If it passed, the bill would have made it a “misdemeanor to impede, provoke, or harass a law enforcement officer.”

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Failed Legislation Would Have Criminalized Upsetting A Police Officer

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2022-04-01 15:41 +0000

While well-intentioned, HB1025 seems sloppy and could have terrible ramifications for liberty. If it passed, the bill would have made it a “misdemeanor to impede, provoke, or harass a law enforcement officer.”

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House Gold Standard – March 31, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2022-03-29 20:45 +0000

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House Gold Standard – March 31, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2022-03-28 21:32 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – March 31, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Mon, 2022-03-28 21:31 +0000

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1st Amendment Auditor “Press NH Now” Visits Keene

Free Keene - Sun, 2022-03-27 22:20 +0000

First amendment auditor “Press NH Now” came to Keene this week and stood outside Samson Manufacturing on Optical Avenue, simply recording video in public and had Keene police gang members called on him. Press is experienced at interacting with the cops and doesn’t answer their questions, putting them in their place. Watch the video here:

Bill Hearings for Week of March 28, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2022-03-27 14:03 +0000
  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
  • Click on the bill number to read the bill.
  • Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.

Of the 5 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 0 with 2 being of interest. It is worth note that there appears to be no House hearings listed in the PDF calendar document, however based on the digital calendar and state database, it does appear that several bills will be heard by the House ED&A committee on Tuesday.
Of the 45 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 12 and opposition of 12 with 4 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Support HB1081 relative to the dissolution of a village district. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 3/28 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill allows for the dissolution of a village district by a simple majority vote at an annual district meeting.
Of Interest HB1567 (New Title) relative to consequences resulting from election official misconduct. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 3/28 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill allows the attorney general to seek a civil penalty against the local government entity in which an election official was found to have negligently engaged in misconduct.
Support HB1613 (New Title) relative to certain liquor manufacturers. Commerce Tue 3/29 9:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill authorizes a liquor manufacturer distilling less than 1,000 cases of liquor per year to sell its liquor at its facility for off-premises consumption and establishes fees for domestic liquor manufacturers based on the number of cases they produce per year.
Support HB1298 relative to eligibility for the education tax credit. Education Tue 3/29 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill increases the household income level to qualify as an eligible student under the education tax credit program.
Support HB1132 relative to applications for a charter conversion school. Education Tue 3/29 9:30 AM LOB Room 101 This bill removes certain vote requirements for conversion of a public school to a chartered public school and adds the requirement for a two-thirds majority vote of the school district at a regular annual meeting.
Support HB1434 relative to the availability of school curriculum materials. Education Tue 3/29 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires that curriculum course materials taught to pupils in public schools and public academies be available to the public.
Of Interest HB1546 (New Title) defining PFAS and enabling the commissioner of the department of environmental services to adopt rules relative to airborne PFAS in certain circumstances. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 3/29 10:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill defines PFAS and allows the commissioner of the department of environmental services to adopt rules about airborne PFAS in certain circumstances.
Of Interest SB223 relative to requirements for recovery houses. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 3/29 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill modifies the requirements for facility bedroom square-footage in order for recovery houses to be exempted from certain requirements of the state fire code by the state fire marshal.
Of Interest SB397 (New Title) relative to the mental health counseling compact and the interstate compact for the placement of children. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 3/29 1:00 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill adopts the mental health counseling compact as well as the 2009 edition of the interstate compact for the placement of children.
Of Interest HB1476 relative to persons arrested while out on bail. Judiciary Tue 3/29 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that a person who commits an offense while on bail shall be detained without bail pending a hearing before a judge.
Support HB1360 relative to penalties for controlled drug violations. Judiciary Tue 3/29 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill changes the penalty for certain schedule I, II, III, and IV drug offenses.
Of Interest HB1597 permitting arraignments for felonies and preliminary examinations to be heard in circuit court. Judiciary Tue 3/29 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill permits arraignments for felonies and preliminary examinations to be heard in circuit court.
Oppose HB1316 directing the director of the state police to develop requirements for eFoil and electric hydrofoil surfboard watercraft. Transportation Tue 3/29 2:30 PM LOB Room 101 This bill directs the director of the state police to make rules relative to safety requirements for eFoil and electric hydrofoil surfboard watercraft.
Support HB1171 exempting certain niche beauty services from licensure requirements. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/30 9:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill exempts niche beauty services from occupational and shop license requirements.
Support HB1560 relative to nonresident licensure by the board of barbering, cosmetology, and esthetics. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/30 9:25 AM SH Room 103 This bill modifies the requirements for nonresident licensure by the board of barbering, cosmetology, and esthetics.
Support HB1330 (New Title) repealing the board of medical technicians in the office of professional licensure and certification. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/30 10:20 AM SH Room 103 This bill repeals the requirements for the certification and regulation of medical technicians by the office of professional licensure and certification.
Oppose HB103 establishing a dental benefit under the state Medicaid program. Health and Human Services Wed 3/30 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to solicit information and to contract with dental managed care organizations to provide dental care to persons under the Medicaid managed care program.
Support HB1044 (New Title) relative to direct payment and membership-based health care facilities. Health and Human Services Wed 3/30 9:45 AM LOB Room 101 This bill exempts facilities operating with membership-based or direct payment business models from certain special licensing provisions.
Support HB1131 relative to facial covering policies for schools. Health and Human Services Wed 3/30 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 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 HB1221 (New Title) relative to the rate of the business profits tax. Ways and Means Wed 3/30 10:15 AM SH Room 100 This bill reduces the rate of the business profits tax for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2023.

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Senate Gold Standard – March 24, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Tue, 2022-03-22 12:57 +0000

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Morality In A Free State – A Debate On Suicide

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2022-03-22 04:27 +0000

As I sit here at the keyboard, I find myself hoping-against-hope that in New Hampshire, the nation, and—indeed—the world, there are flavors of libertarianism that reject the one which I contested last week in my debate on legalized suicide at the SHELL. 

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Morality In A Free State – A Debate On Suicide

The Liberty Block - Tue, 2022-03-22 04:27 +0000

As I sit here at the keyboard, I find myself hoping-against-hope that in New Hampshire, the nation, and—indeed—the world, there are flavors of libertarianism that reject the one which I contested last week in my debate on legalized suicide at the SHELL. 

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Bill Hearings for Week of March 21, 2022

N.H. Liberty Alliance - Sun, 2022-03-20 20:37 +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 1 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 0 with 1 being of interest.
Of the 33 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 3 and opposition of 3 with 3 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Support HB1021 prohibiting regulation of religious land use based on the religious nature of the assembly or speech taking place on the land or in the structure. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 3/21 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits the regulation of religious land use based on the religious nature of the assembly or speech taking place on the land or in the structure.
Support HB1026 relative to budget information provided to a budget committee. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 3/21 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that a municipal budget committee may require that the governing body provide budget recommendations in full line item detail in active spreadsheet format.
Of Interest HB1661 Public hearing on non-germane amendment #2022- 1111h. The amendment makes a $35,000,000 appropriation to
the legislative branch for a new legislative parking garage and for razing the department of
justice building and the Storrs Street garage. The amendment also establishes a temorary road
toll refund.
Finance Mon 3/21 2:00 PM LOB Room 201-203 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 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. The bill also establishes a temporary road toll refund.16Feb2022… 0356h2022 SESSION 22-2513 10/11HOUSE BILL 1661-FN-LOCALAN ACT relative to regional career technical education agreements. SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Umberger, Carr. 2; Rep. Lynn, Rock. 7; Rep. Boehm, Hills. 20; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17COMMITTEE: Education—————————————————————– 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.
Oppose HB1011 relative to the penalty for criminal mischief. Judiciary Tue 3/22 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill increases the penalty for criminal mischief for destruction or vandalism of public property.
Support HB1411 relative to transparency of federal agency operations within New Hampshire. Judiciary Tue 3/22 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill requires the attorney general to request information from federal agencies operating in New Hampshire and to compile and display such information on a website.
Of Interest HB1110 relative to windshield tint waivers. Transportation Tue 3/22 1:45 PM LOB Room 101 This bill increases the required light transmittance of after market tinted windshields.
Oppose HB1059 clarifying limits on licensure by operation of law. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/23 10:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill clarifies that the executive director of the office of professional licensure and certification shall issue licenses pursuant to RSA 541-A:29-a only if applications for such licenses otherwise meet the requirements for licensure.
Of Interest HB1581 relative to the use of open source software by state agencies. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 3/23 10:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill requires state agencies to consider whether technology solutions containing proprietary or open source software offer the most cost effective solution for the agency.
Of Interest HB230 relative to child day care monitoring visits, requirements for child day care providers, and the appeals process for child day care providers. Health and Human Services Wed 3/23 9:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill: I. Revises the procedure for posting results of child day care monitoring visits on the department of health and human services website and expands the licensees’ opportunity to respond to the department’s findings. II. Requires a child day care agency employee to obtain at least 6 hours of annual continuing education or professional development. III. Establishes minimum qualifications for certification as a child care associate teacher. IV. Permits a child day care agency to appeal the decision resulting from the informal dispute resolution process; provides that, with limited exception, the agency may operate pending appeal of the department’s decision; and prohibits the department from retaliating against the child day care agency.

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Free Staters, Liberty Reps Scoring Big Wins In NH House

The Liberty Block - Fri, 2022-03-18 14:50 +0000

Over the past few weeks, the New Hampshire House has considered dozens of bills. Republicans currently hold a 206-183 majority, with roughly 100 of those Republicans being ‘libertarian’. Over the past few years, thousands of libertarians have moved from authoritarian states to enjoy its unrivaled freedoms and to help the state resist the shift away from liberty that is consuming the rest of the union.

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