The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • December 10 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XLIX

Manchester, N.H.

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!

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

(white) goldstandard-03-31-22-H.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-03-31-22-H-y.pdf

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House Gold Standard – March 31, 2022

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

(white) goldstandard-03-31-22-H.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-03-31-22-H-y.pdf

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Senate Gold Standard – March 31, 2022

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

(white) goldstandard-03-31-22-S.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-03-31-22-S-y.pdf

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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

(white) goldstandard-03-24-22-S.pdf
(gold) goldstandard-03-24-22-S-y.pdf

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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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