The Manchester Free Press

Wednesday • June 19 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.XXV

Manchester, N.H.

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Joint Recommendations Gold Standard – June 13, 2024

Tue, 2024-06-11 22:55 +0000

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House Gold Standard – May 23, 2024

Tue, 2024-05-21 21:11 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – May 22, 2024

Mon, 2024-05-20 00:43 +0000

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2024 Liberty Dinner

Sun, 2024-05-19 21:07 +0000

2024 Liberty Dinner is rapidly approaching. Early bird pricing is over but you still have time to get your tickets before the ‘panic pricing’ price increase in few weeks. Get your tickets today  and reserve your spot. Our keynote speaker this year is Tyler Coward from TheFire.org. At the event, we will unveil the 2024 Liberty Rating and announce our legislator of the year. Liberty Dinner is a primary fundraiser source to help the PAC so that we can support pro-liberty candidates in the upcoming state election.

Liberty Dinner is Saturday, July 20, 2024 at starts at 5:30 PM with a cocktail reception.

Murphy’s Taproom & Carriage House
393 NH-101
Bedford, NH 03110

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Senate Gold Standard – May 15, 2024

Mon, 2024-05-13 17:02 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of May 13, 2024

Sat, 2024-05-11 15:52 +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 0 being of interest.
Of the 5 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 1 and opposition of 1 with 1 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Support HB1291 relative to accessory dwelling unit uses allowed by right. Commerce Tue 5/14 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill increases the number of accessory dwelling units allowed by right from one to 2, adds definitions, and increases the maximum square footage. It also gives municipalities the right to require accessory units meet the definition for workforce housing.
Oppose HB1593-2024-1885s Hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2024-1885s, making an appropriation to the department of health and human services to support recreational activities for individuals with developmental disabilities and relative to the uncompensated care and Medicaid fund, to HB 1593-FN, making an appropriation to the department of health and human services to support recreational activities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Finance Tue 5/14 1:35 PM SH Room 103 I. Makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services to fund recreational activities for individuals with developmental disabilities.
II. Restructures the uncompensated care and Medicaid fund under RSA 167:64 as the Medicaid payment fund and disproportionate share hospital fund, administered by the department of health and human services.
Of Interest HB1525-2024-1839s Hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2024-1839s, relative to credits for the business profits tax and business enterprise tax, to HB 1525, relative to historic horse racing game operator employer licensing. Ways and Means Wed 5/15 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill extends tax credits for the business profits tax and business enterprise tax.

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House Gold Standard – May 09, 2024

Tue, 2024-05-07 00:54 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of May 06, 2024

Sun, 2024-05-05 16:10 +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 8 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 2 and opposition of 1 with 1 being of interest.
Of the 33 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 7 and opposition of 1 with 5 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest HB1400-2024-1658s) Hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2024-1658s, relative to residential
parking spaces and the removal of unauthorized occupants of residential real property,
to HB 1400, relative to residential parking spaces.
Commerce Tue 5/7 9:30 AM SH Room 100 I. Provides that zoning and planning regulations shall not require more than one residential parking space per unit.

II. Allows property owners or their authorized agents to request the immediate removal of unauthorized occupants by submitting a verified complaint to the sheriff of the county where the property is located.

Support HB1291 relative to accessory dwelling unit uses allowed by right. Commerce Tue 5/7 10:20 AM SH Room 100 This bill increases the number of accessory dwelling units allowed by right from one to 2, adds definitions, and increases the maximum square footage. It also gives municipalities the right to require accessory units meet the definition for workforce housing.
Of Interest HB1124 (New Title) relative to limiting conflicts of interest for municipal board and committee members. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 5/7 10:00 AM LOB Room 103 This bill limits conflicts of interest and excessive concentration of power for municipal board and committee members.
Of Interest HB1215-2024-1493s Hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2024-1493s, Housing Appeals Board
RSA 679:5 IV, to HB 1215, relative to development approvals and appeals.
Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 5/7 10:45 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.
Of Interest HB1628 relative to regulatory authority for apples, coal grading, potatoes, cider, milk, and lumber. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 5/7 9:20 AM SH Room 103 This bill repeals certain regulatory statutes that have been preempted by the federal government and moves regulatory authority for apples, cider, and lumber to the chapter relative to standards for farm products. This bill is a request of the committee to study the New Hampshire law relative to standards for farm products and marketing and grading commodities established in 2023, 12:1.
Support HB1121 relative to creating certain wetlands permit exemptions after a natural disaster or flooding event. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 5/7 9:30 AM SH Room 103 This bill exempts certain land owners from requiring wetlands permits after a natural disaster or flooding event.
Oppose SB503 relative to requiring a criminal background check when applying for a fish and game guide license. Fish and Game and Marine Resources Tue 5/7 10:45 AM LOB Room 307 This bill requires a criminal background check when applying for a fish and game guide license.
Of Interest HB1118 relative to the issuance of drivers’ licenses for aliens temporarily residing in New Hampshire. Judiciary Tue 5/7 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill further delineates requirements regarding issuance of nonresident alien drivers’ licenses.
Support HB1127 relative to the revocation and suspension of drivers’ licenses. Judiciary Tue 5/7 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill allows individuals with suspended licenses to mow their lawns without penalty and eliminates the requirement that drivers with suspended licenses surrender their licenses to the department of motor vehicles.
Support HB1204 relative to government agent entries into secured premises. Judiciary Tue 5/7 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes requirements for when a government agent may enter a secured premises without a warrant.
Support HB1391 allowing new vehicles purchased in the model year or before to be inspected in the second year after purchase. Transportation Tue 5/7 1:00 PM LOB Room 101 This bill allows new vehicles purchased in the model year or before to be inspected in the second year after purchase.
Oppose HB1394 (New Title) relative to licensure and regulation of music therapists. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 5/8 9:20 AM SH Room 103 This bill establishes the licensure and regulation of music therapists under the office of professional licensure and certification. This bill further directs the office of professional licensure and certification, for the biennium ending June 30, 2027, to increase their annual budget by $3,000 for the purpose of hiring temporary or part-time staff, or overtime costs, to help with licensing and administration of the music therapists governing board.
Support SB302 adding an additional exemption from the regulation of physicians and surgeons. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 5/8 10:00 AM 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 SB371-2024-1671h Public Hearing on non-germane amendment #2024-1671h to SB 371, relative to the licensing
of resident physicians.
Executive Departments and Administration Wed 5/8 10:15 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill makes various changes regarding the licensing of and regulation of physicians, including transferring certain authority from the board of medicine to the office of professional licensure and certification.
Support SB505-2024-1739h Public hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2024-1739h to SB 505, relative to the
prohibition on the sale of hemp products containing certain levels of THC.
Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Wed 5/8 10:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill repeals the prospective repeal of the prohibition on the sale of hemp products containing certain levels of THC and defines and regulates intoxicating hemp products.
Support HB1222 relative to physician assistant scope of practice. Health and Human Services Wed 5/8 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill eliminates the collaboration agreement requirement for physician assistants, except physician assistants who have completed fewer than 8,000 hours of clinical practice and work in a health care setting that does not employ a physician.
Support HB1584 relative to home day care licensing requirements. Health and Human Services Wed 5/8 9:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill exempts from child day care licensing requirements private homes in which care is provided for up to 4 children in addition to the provider’s own children. Current law permits care for 3 additional children.

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House Gold Standard – May 02, 2024

Wed, 2024-05-01 01:17 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – May 02, 2024

Mon, 2024-04-29 22:33 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 29, 2024

Sat, 2024-04-27 20:16 +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 19 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 5 with 2 being of interest.
Of the 44 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 10 and opposition of 2 with 2 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Support HB1227 relative to extending the hours of alcoholic beverage sales for on-premises licensees. Commerce Tue 4/30 10:20 AM SH Room 100 This bill extends the hours of alcoholic beverage sales for on-premises licensees.
Support HB1334 relative to the sale of beer in refillable containers. Commerce Tue 4/30 10:40 AM SH Room 100 This bill allows for the sale of beer in a refillable container.
Support HB1624 relative to allowing the distillation of hobby liquors. Commerce Tue 4/30 10:50 AM SH Room 100 This bill allows the hobby distillation of liquors produced from beer or wine.
Of Interest SB555 relative to receipt of pharmaceutical rebates by insurers and pharmacy benefits managers. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Tue 4/30 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill revises the annual reporting requirement for pharmacy benefits managers regarding pharmaceutical rebates. The bill also revises the percentage of rebates insurers are required to make available to enrollees, increases the fine for noncompliance, and removes prospective repeal of RSA 415-A:7, relative to insurer cost sharing of rebates.
Oppose SB196 establishing a minimum amount of uninsured motorist coverage required for vehicles operating as part of transportation network companies in New Hampshire. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Tue 4/30 1:15 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill establishes a set minimum amount of coverage required for vehicles operating as part of a transportation network company in New Hampshire.
Support HB1312 requiring parental notification of student health or well-being and certain curricula by school districts. Education Tue 4/30 9:10 AM LOB Room 101 This bill expands notice requirements by school districts to parents for certain curriculum course material, and prohibits school districts from adopting policies that prohibit employees from answering questions from parents about students’ well-being.
Support HB1567 relative to zoning provisions concerning family and group family child care uses. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Tue 4/30 10:20 AM LOB Room 103 This bill generally requires family and group family child care programs to be allowed as an accessory use to any primary residential use under local zoning and planning regulations.
Oppose HB1593 (New Title) making an appropriation to the department of health and human services to support recreational activities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Finance Tue 4/30 1:40 PM SH Room 103 This bill makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services to fund recreational activities for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Oppose HB1583 relative to the per pupil cost of an opportunity for an adequate education. Finance Tue 4/30 2:00 PM SH Room 103 This bill increases the base annual cost of providing an opportunity for an adequate education, establishes relief aid funding and fiscal disparity aid, and requires municipalities to remit excess SWEPT payments to the department of revenue administration.22Feb2024… 0620h2024 SESSION 24-2209 02/10HOUSE BILL 1583-FN-AAN ACT relative to the per pupil cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.SPONSORS: Rep. Wheeler, Hills. 33; Rep. H. Howard, Straf. 4; Rep. Selig, Straf. 10; Rep. Kenney, Straf. 10COMMITTEE: Education—————————————————————– This bill increases the base annual cost of providing an opportunity for an adequate education. It also establishes relief aid funding and fiscal disparity aid.
Support HB1245 relative to release of confidential records of a person appointed a guardian. Judiciary Tue 4/30 2:15 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.
Support HB1032 relative to certificate of title exemptions for vehicles 20 or more years old. Transportation Tue 4/30 1:00 PM LOB Room 101 This bill exempts vehicles 20 or more years old from having a certificate of title.
Support HB1202 relative to the issuance of permits for the alteration of driveways exiting onto public ways. Transportation Tue 4/30 1:10 PM LOB Room 101 This bill establishes certain deadlines for issuance of permits for the alteration of driveways exiting onto public ways.
Oppose SB366 relative to restricting the purchase of real property on or around military installations. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 5/1 9:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill prohibits the purchase of real property by the People’s Republic of China on or within 10 miles of any military installations or critical infrastructure facilities.
Oppose SB423 relative to mandatory disclosure of insurance policy limits. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 5/1 9:30 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill requires insurers to disclose the liability coverage limits of an insurance policy upon request by a claimant or the claimant’s attorney.
Oppose SB558 relative to insurance coverage for infertility treatments, protection from discrimination during IVF treatments, parental leave, and adoption. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 5/1 11:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill requires insurance companies to certify coverage for fertility treatment and prohibits employer discrimination based upon that treatment.
Support HB1065 relative to fire sprinkler requirements in residential buildings. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 5/1 9:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill adds an exception to the state fire code for fire suppression or sprinkler systems requirements for certain existing residential buildings with no more than 4 dwelling units.
Support HB1526 relative to a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians educated in other countries. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 5/1 9:30 AM SH Room 103 This bill enables the board of veterinary medicine to issue a conditional veterinary license for veterinarians who are educated in other countries.
Of Interest HB1688 relative to the use of artificial intelligence by state agencies. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 5/1 9:45 AM SH Room 103 This bill prohibits state agencies from using artificial intelligence to manipulate, discriminate, or surveil members of the public.
Of Interest HB1669 relative to restricting data sharing through the state immunization registry. Health and Human Services Wed 5/1 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 The bill prohibits the department of health and human services from sharing data from the state immunization registry with other organizations unless the department can assure withdrawals from the registry will be honored by the organization. The bill also establishes a position in the department of health and human services to assist in implementation and makes appropriations to the department therefor.
Of Interest SB315-2024-1647h Public hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2024-1647h to SB 315-FN-LOCAL, relative to law enforcement agency reporting on information concerning bias crimes Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 5/1 10:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 The amendment requires a law enforcement agency operating within New Hampshire to report information concerning hate crimes to the department of safety, and requires the department of safety to publish the statistical information on its website. The amendment also amends the definition of “tenant” and “tenancy” to exclude individuals that are not lawful occupants of certain properties and who entered or remained there in violation of certain provisions of the criminal code. This bill further provides for procedures for the removal of those persons from the property.
Oppose SB508-2024-1645h Public hearing on proposed non-germane Amendment #2024-1645h to SB 508-FN, relative to the
duties of the superintendent of the county department of corrections concerning mental health
and substance use disorder screening of inmates and coordination for services upon reentry into
the community
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 5/1 1:00 PM LOB Room 202-204 The amendment requires the superintendent of the county department of corrections to require his or her contracted behavioral health treatment providers to use validated screening tools for mental health and substance use disorder and to, where such providers exist, permit licensed community-based treatment providers who meet the security criteria for access to the facility to have contact with people in custody for the purpose of coordinating services upon reentry into the community. The amendment also defines antisemitism for the purpose of enforcing anti-discrimination laws on the basis of race, religion, or national origin.

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 22, 2024

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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Senate Gold Standard – April 18, 2024

Wed, 2024-04-17 10:38 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – April 18, 2024

Mon, 2024-04-15 22:55 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 15, 2024

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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House Gold Standard – April 11, 2024

Tue, 2024-04-09 23:48 +0000

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Senate Gold Standard – April 11, 2024

Mon, 2024-04-08 23:11 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 08, 2024

Sat, 2024-04-06 14:04 +0000
  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
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  • 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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Senate Gold Standard – April 04, 2024

Mon, 2024-04-01 23:14 +0000

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Bill Hearings for Week of April 01, 2024

Sat, 2024-03-30 12:00 +0000
  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
  • Click on the bill number to read the bill.
  • Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.

Of the 19 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 1 with 2 being of interest.
Of the 42 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 6 and opposition of 2 with 2 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest SB498 relative to the department of health and human services, division for children, youth and families. Children and Family Law Tue 4/2 1:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill provides that under RSA 169-B, relative to delinquent children, and RSA 169-D, relative to children in need of services, a child may be placed with fictive kin or a child care institution, psychiatric residential treatment program, or other program certified by the department of health and human services.
Support HB173 relative to toilet facilities provided by restaurants. Commerce Tue 4/2 10:00 AM SH Room 100 This bill removes the requirement that restaurants and other businesses that serve food to the public provide toilet facilities for patrons.
Oppose HB82 relative to employment protection for participants in the therapeutic cannabis program. Commerce Tue 4/2 10:20 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits an employer from refusing to hire, or terminating the employment of a qualified patient of the New Hampshire therapeutic cannabis program solely on the basis of a positive drug test.
Support HB1469 relative to the retention of individualized education program records. Education Tue 4/2 9:20 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires the department of education to remove student individualized education plan records from the state special education information system on the same schedule as school districts.
Support HB1695 relative to the release of student personally identifiable information. Education Tue 4/2 9:40 AM LOB Room 101 This bill prohibits the transfer of student’s personally identifiable information to third parties without written consent of the parents and student.
Of Interest HB1659 relative to interference with child custody and shared parenting. Judiciary Tue 4/2 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill provides that unless the parenting plan specifically provides otherwise, both parents shall have access to all records and information pertaining to the child. The bill further directs the court to award a parent additional parenting time in response to the other parent’s noncompliance with the parenting schedule. The bill also permits the court to fine the parent for noncompliance with the court-ordered parenting schedule.
Oppose HB1432 (New Title) relative to prohibiting certain uses of deepfakes and creating a private claim of action. Judiciary Tue 4/2 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill: 1. Establishes the crime of fraudulent use of deepfakes and sets penalties therefor; 2. Establishes a cause of action for fraudulent use of deepfakes; and 3. Prohibits registration of lobbyists who have been found to have fraudulently used deepfakes in certain cases.
Support HB1276 relative to repealing the prohibition on the possession or sale of blackjacks, slung shots, and metallic knuckles except by or to minors. Judiciary Tue 4/2 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill amends the prohibition against carrying or selling a blackjack, slung shot, or metallic knuckles to prohibit sale to or possession of the said items by those under 18 years of age.
Support HB1403 (New Title) relative to temporary waivers for vehicle emission control equipment. Transportation Tue 4/2 1:40 PM LOB Room 101 This bill extends the repair period for vehicles that fail the OBD II test to 120 days.
Of Interest HB1387 relative to revisions to the state building code. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/3 9:45 AM SH Room 103 This bill updates the state building code and state building code review board.
Of Interest SB369 directing the office of professional licensure and certification to provide notice of public meetings and an opportunity for comment, creating a new position, and making an appropriation therefor. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 4/3 1:15 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill directs the office of professional licensure and certification to provide to the public notice of its meetings and an opportunity to comment in such meetings. This bill also establishes an attorney II position for the office of professional licensure and certification.
Support HB1407 relative to child care staffing ratios. Health and Human Services Wed 4/3 10:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill creates a waiver for larger rations [sic] in licensed child care facilities for infants and toddlers. This bill also prospectively repeals the waiver in 2026.
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 4/3 11:00 AM 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.

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