The Manchester Free Press

Saturday • January 29 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.IV

Manchester, N.H.

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Bill Hearings for Week of January 24, 2022

Sun, 2022-01-23 21:54 +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 118 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 17 and opposition of 22 with 17 being of interest.
Of the 70 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 2 and opposition of 2 with 7 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Oppose HB1680 establishing a foundation opportunity budget program for funding public education. Education Mon 1/24 10:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill modifies the determination and funding for an opportunity for a constitutionally adequate education by establishing foundation opportunity budgets and state foundation opportunity grants.
Of Interest SB246 relative to qualified private communities. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 1/24 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill defines and regulates “qualified private communities.”
Of Interest SB425 relative to the establishment of an election information portal. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 1/24 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill authorizes the secretary of state to develop an election information portal.
Of Interest CACR30 officers of the government. Providing that the elected positions of inspectors general are created. Executive Departments and Administration Mon 1/24 1:15 PM LOB Room 302-304 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution establishes the positions of inspectors general to investigation elections fraud and fraud by elected officials, as well as allows an inspector general with probable cause to prosecute findings of fraud.
Of Interest HB1294 requiring the commission on demographic trends to consider data on race and ethnicity for the purpose of increasing racial and ethnic diversity in New Hampshire. Executive Departments and Administration Mon 1/24 2:15 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill requires the commission on demographic trends to consider data on race and ethnicity for the purpose of increasing racial and ethnic diversity in New Hampshire.
Of Interest HB1439 relative to hospital visitation policies. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Mon 1/24 10:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 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 HB1608 requiring the department of health and human services to contact certain individuals whose information was included in the state immunization registry. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Mon 1/24 11:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 This bill requires the department of health and human services to contact individuals who, pursuant to emergency order #76, were not given an opportunity to opt out of having COVID-19 vaccination information included in the state immunization registry.
Of Interest HB1405 allowing out-of-state mental health care providers to provide telehealth treatment during a mental health emergency. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Mon 1/24 2:15 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill allows out-of-state mental health care providers to provide telehealth treatment during a mental health emergency and requires insurance coverage for out-of-state mental health services provided through telemedicine.
Of Interest HB1518 relative to the requirements for appointed guardians. Children and Family Law Tue 1/25 10:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes the requirement for guardians appointed by the court to receive a home visit within 30 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. Children and Family Law Tue 1/25 2:15 PM LOB Room 206-208 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.
Of Interest SB217 relative to eviction notices. Commerce Tue 1/25 9:15 AM SH Room 100 This bill modifies the circumstances under which a landlord may evict a tenant and modifies the requirements relating to eviction notices.
Support SB249 prohibiting planning and zoning ordinances that prohibit short-term rentals. Commerce Tue 1/25 9:30 AM SH Room 100 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 HB1660 relative to school lunches and establishing the meals for students fund. Education Tue 1/25 9:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires schools to make free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch available to children who meet federal eligibility guidelines and provides for reimbursement to schools for offering meals at no cost to eligible students. The requirement is repealed in 2025.
Of Interest SB238 relative to special education services in chartered public schools. Education Tue 1/25 9:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires chartered public schools to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a resident district of a student with disabilities who is attending the chartered public school concerning special education services.
Oppose SB426 relative to the adequate education grants for fiscal year 2023. Education Tue 1/25 9:45 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires the commissioner of education to use highest of the average daily membership in residence for school years 2020, 2021, and 2022 in calculating adequate education grants for fiscal year 2023.
Of Interest SB261 relative to net metering participation. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 1/25 9:30 AM SH Room 103 This bill clarifies provisions relative to net energy metering participation and allows customer-generators to receive a payment for negative net energy usage during the subsequent billing cycle in an amount equivalent to certain credits.
Of Interest SB269 relative to the New Hampshire weatherization program. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 1/25 9:45 AM SH Room 103 This bill reduces the contractor pre-qualifications for contracts pertaining to the New Hampshire weatherization assistance program and calls for the weatherization of re-purposed buildings such as mill buildings.
Support HB1187 relative to milk pasteurization. Environment and Agriculture Tue 1/25 10:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill allows for the sale of products made with raw milk in certain circumstances.
Support HB1412 relative to gardening, homesteading, and organic food production. Environment and Agriculture Tue 1/25 11:00 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill provides that any person may cultivate vegetable gardens on their own property, or on the private property of another with the permission of the owner. This bill also adds a deduction from business profits and a credit against the business profits tax paid in the amount of the USDA Organic Certification fee.
Oppose HB1587 relative to determination of average final compensation under the retirement system and making an appropriation therefor. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 1/25 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 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 persons hired after July 1, 2011. The actuarial cost of the change is funded from general funds of the current biennium.
Of Interest SB387 making an appropriation to the body-worn and dashboard camera fund. Finance Tue 1/25 1:00 PM SH Room 103 This bill makes an appropriation to the body-worn and dashboard camera fund and establishes a distribution process.
Of Interest HB1662 related to privacy obligations of the department of health and human services. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/25 11:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 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 HB1619 relative to qualifying conditions for the therapeutic cannabis program. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/25 1:00 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill adds moderate to severe chronic migraine headaches to the qualifying conditions for the therapeutic cannabis program.
Support HB1455 relative to state enforcement of federal vaccination mandates. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/25 3:30 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill prohibits state enforcement of any federal law, order, or rule that requires an individual, as a condition of employment or any other activity, to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or to submit more than once per month to COVID-19 testing.
Oppose SB344 relative to the quorum requirements under the right to know law of meetings open to the public. Judiciary Tue 1/25 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill removes the physical presence quorum requirement for meetings under RSA 91-A.
Oppose HB1250 requiring the public utilities commission to consider climate change in making rate-setting decisions. Science, Technology and Energy Tue 1/25 1:30 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill requires the public utilities commission to consider climate change when setting rates, fees, or charges.
Of Interest HB1024 relative to local speed limits in business or urban residence districts. Transportation Tue 1/25 10:30 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill lowers the possible speed limit for local alterations for speeds limits in business or urban residence districts.
Support HB1138 exempting the display of a front license plate on certain vehicles. Transportation Tue 1/25 11:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill allows for an application and payment of a fee to exempt the display of a front license plate on certain vehicles.
Support HB1150 relative to temporary license plates. Transportation Tue 1/25 11:30 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill permits any New Hampshire resident who purchases a motor vehicle from another individual to display an existing valid New Hampshire license plate registered in their name for a period of 5 days from the date of sale.
Oppose SB449 relative to the retention of social security numbers by the division of motor vehicles. Transportation Tue 1/25 1:40 PM LOB Room 101 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.
Support HB1445 relative to the identification of police vehicles. Transportation Tue 1/25 2:30 PM LOB Room 201-203 This bill requires certain law enforcement vehicles to display the agency name, law enforcement license plates, and emergency lights when being used for a valid law enforcement function.
Support HB1636 relative to prohibitions on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/26 9:00 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill creates an exception to the prohibition on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile for any person carrying a pistol or revolver who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm by a New Hampshire statute.
Oppose HB1668 requiring a background check prior to any commercial firearm sale. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/26 9:45 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill requires commercial firearms sales or transfers in this state to be subject to a criminal background check and provides a criminal penalty for a violation. The bill excludes private, noncommercial sales or transfers between individuals, provided neither individual is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under state or federal law.
Oppose HB1310 prohibiting the discharge of a firearm in the direction of a building, livestock, or pets. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/26 10:30 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill prohibits the discharge of a firearm in the direction of a building, livestock, or pets that are within eyesight of the person discharging the firearm while hunting.
Support HB1178 prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/26 11:30 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill prohibits the state of New Hampshire, a political subdivision of this state, or any person acting under the color of state, county, or municipal law from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer, or cooperate with any law, act, rule, order, or regulation of the United States Government or Executive Order of the President of the United States that is inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms, ammunition, magazines or the ammunition feeding devices, firearm components, firearms supplies, or knives.
Oppose HB1151 prohibiting the display of a deadly weapon at a parade, funeral procession, picket line, march, rally, vigil, or demonstration. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/26 1:30 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill prohibits the open carry or display of a firearm at a parade funeral procession, picket line, march, rally, vigil, demonstration, or other similar event.
Oppose HB1096 prohibiting open carrying or display of a deadly weapon within 100 feet of a polling place. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/26 2:15 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill prohibits the open carrying or display of a deadly weapon within 100 feet of a polling place.
Support HB1281 relative to access to firearms confiscated from a person who is subject to a protective order. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/26 3:15 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill authorizes a person other than a peace officer to store or dispose of weapons for a person subject to a protective order requiring them to relinquish such weapons.
Support HB1132 relative to applications for a charter conversion school. Education Wed 1/26 11:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill removes certain vote requirements for conversion of a public school to a chartered public school and adds the requirement for a majority vote of the school district at a regular annual meeting or special meeting.
Oppose SB403 re-establishing the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Health and Human Services Wed 1/26 9:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill re-establishes the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
Oppose SB404 establishing a supplemental nutrition assistance program. Health and Human Services Wed 1/26 9:30 AM LOB Room 101 This bill establishes a supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach program.
Oppose SB414 relative to respite care services for persons caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and making an appropriation therefor. Health and Human Services Wed 1/26 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill revises the definition of ADRD, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and makes a $1 appropriation to the department of health and human services for respite care services for persons caring for individuals with ADRD.
Oppose HB1260 making immunization status a protected class. Judiciary Wed 1/26 9:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill makes immunization status a protected class.
Oppose HB1490 relative to equal access to places of public accommodation regardless of vaccination status. Judiciary Wed 1/26 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill provides that an individual shall not be denied access to places of public accommodation based on vaccination status or the decision not to use a medical device.
Oppose HB1316 directing the director of the state police to develop requirements for eFoil and electric hydrofoil surfboard watercraft. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/26 9:00 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill directs the director of the state police to make rules relative to safety requirements for eFoil and electric hydrofoil surfboard watercraft.
Oppose HB1641 relative to vessel registration fees. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/26 11:15 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill changes the way vessel registration fees are computed.
Of Interest HB1227 relative to the definition of prime wetland. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/26 1:00 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill further defines prime wetland for local protection in fill and dredge permits.
Oppose HB1498 establishing a safety program for off highway recreational vehicles and snowmobiles. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/26 2:45 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill implements a safety training program for OHRV and snowmobile operation.
Of Interest HB1440 relative to surface water quality standards for perfluorinated chemicals. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/26 3:30 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill requires the department of environmental services to make rules about perfluorinated chemical limits in surface waters.
Oppose SB441 relative to the municipal share of fines for motor vehicle speeding offenses. Ways and Means Wed 1/26 9:15 AM SH Room 100 This bill provides for municipalities to receive a portion of fines collected for motor vehicle offenses.
Oppose SB428 establishing a scholarship fund for certain small businesses applying for loans from the capital access program administered by the New Hampshire business finance authority. Commerce Thu 1/27 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes a scholarship fund in the capital access program of the business finance authority to cover entry costs for socially and/or economically disadvantaged individual small business owners applying for loans from the program.
Oppose SB451 establishing a New Hampshire innovation program in the department of business and economic affairs and making an annual appropriation therefor. Commerce Thu 1/27 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes the New Hampshire innovation program and the New Hampshire innovation fund in the department of business and economic affairs. The purpose of the program is to increase funding for research and development intensive start-up companies located in New Hampshire. The bill also makes an annual appropriation of $5,000,000 to the fund.
Support HB1613 establishing a limited farmers liquor manufacturer license. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Thu 1/27 10:30 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill establishes a limited farmers liquor manufacturer license.
Support HB1556 relative to on-premise and off-premise sales at a beverage manufacturer’s facility. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Thu 1/27 11:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill allows consumers purchasing beverage samples to drink to also purchase beverages for consumption off premise at the same point of sale in the licensee’s facility.
Of Interest HB1595 relative to establishing a statewide food truck license. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Thu 1/27 1:15 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill establishes a statewide food truck license.
Oppose HB1131 relative to facial covering policies for schools. Education Thu 1/27 10:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill prohibits school boards and accredited nonpublic schools from adopting, enforcing, or implementing a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering.
Support HB1371 relative to school district policies on facial masks of students in schools. Education Thu 1/27 11:15 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires school districts to adopt a policy leaving facial mask use to parents of students and not tolerating bullying, harassment, or discrimination.
Of Interest HB1373 relative to the best interest of the student for a change of school or assignment. Education Thu 1/27 1:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill allows for the consideration of parental concerns in the request for a change of school or assignment of a student.
Of Interest HB1672 relative to misuse of education freedom account funds. Education Thu 1/27 1:30 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires the transfer of funds from terminated education freedom accounts to the education trust fund, requires investigation of and ineligibility for misuse of funds, and requires the department of education adopt the rules on policies and procedures for administration of the program.
Of Interest HB1679 relative to the dissolution and repeal of cooperative school districts. Education Thu 1/27 2:45 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires cooperative school districts to review and adopt dissolution plans prior to January 1, 2024, and repeals authority for all cooperative school districts on June 30, 2025.
Oppose SB446 establishing a child care workforce fund and grant program and making an appropriation therefor. Health and Human Services Thu 1/27 10:15 AM LOB Room 101 This bill establishes a child care workforce fund to provide grants to eligible child care programs for child care workforce recruitment and retention bonuses and benefits. The bill makes an appropriation to the fund for the purpose of establishing and administering the grant program.
Of Interest HB1597 permitting arraignments for felonies and preliminary examinations to be heard in circuit court. Judiciary Thu 1/27 9:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill permits arraignments for felonies and preliminary examinations to be heard in circuit court.
Oppose HB1014 allowing public meetings to be conducted virtually. Judiciary Thu 1/27 11:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes requirements for remote access to public meetings under RSA 91-A, the right-to-know law.
Oppose HB1088 relative to employee protections from COVID-19 in the workplace. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/27 10:30 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill establishes COVID-19 related workplace rights for employees.
Oppose HB1210 relative to exemptions from vaccine mandates. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/27 11:15 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill directs a private employer, postsecondary institution, or clinical site for educational programs to accept requests from employees or students for exemptions from vaccine mandates. The bill also prohibits an employer from requiring any medical treatment that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration only for emergency or experimental use.
Of Interest HB1351 prohibiting certain employers from requiring a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/27 11:45 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
Oppose HB1352 relative to eligibility for workers’ compensation for an adverse reaction to a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/27 1:00 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill provides that an adverse reaction to an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccination shall be deemed to be an occupational disease for the purpose of determining eligibility for workers’ compensation.
Oppose HB1358 requiring public and private employers to establish procedures and exceptions for the use of mandatory intrusive testing as a condition of new or continued employment. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/27 1:45 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill requires any public or private employer in the state to allow an employee an exemption from intrusive testing requirements.
Of Interest HB1377 relative to unemployment benefits for employees terminated for refusing to comply with a vaccine mandate. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/27 2:30 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill establishes rights for employees for noncompliance with an employer-required vaccination mandate.
Oppose HB1538 requiring prevailing wages on state-funded public works projects. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/27 3:30 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill requires certain workers employed in the construction of public works in the state of New Hampshire to be paid the prevailing minimum hourly wage and benefits.
Oppose HB1656 establishing a road usage registration fee and making an appropriation therefor. Public Works and Highways Thu 1/27 10:30 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill provides for an annual adjustment to motor vehicle registration fees to take into account gross vehicle weight and vehicle miles traveled, and directs the department of transportation to use part of the funds generated through vehicle registration for implementation of Type II noise abatement projects.
Support HB1468 relative to the legalization of cannabis. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fri 1/28 9:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill legalizes the possession and use of cannabis for persons 18 years of age or older.
Support HB1175 relative to recording interactions with public officials. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fri 1/28 9:45 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill allows for a person to record interactions with public officials during the performance of their duties.
Oppose HB1433 relative to penalties for poisoning dogs. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fri 1/28 1:15 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill includes poisoning as a type of cruelty to animals and makes it a felony to purposely poison an animal.

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Bill Hearings for Week of January 17, 2022

Sun, 2022-01-16 20:36 +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 207 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 21 and opposition of 29 with 33 being of interest.
Of the 54 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 4 and opposition of 4 with 5 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest HB1436 relative to appeals of family court decisions. Children and Family Law Tue 1/18 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes the right to a de novo appeal to the superior court for family court decisions.
Of Interest HB1265 relative to a judge’s discretion to set aside rules in family court proceedings. Children and Family Law Tue 1/18 11:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill prohibits a judge from waiving a family court rule, except for rules relating to fees.
Of Interest HB1142 relative to the right to submit evidence and testimony in family court proceedings. Children and Family Law Tue 1/18 11:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill provides that parties in a family court proceeding shall have the right to present evidence and testimony.
Of Interest HB1551 relative to the right of a party in a family court case to create their own written transcripts of court proceedings. Children and Family Law Tue 1/18 1:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes the right of parties in family court proceedings to create their own written transcripts of court proceedings and to submit those transcripts to the appellate court.
Of Interest HB1550 relative to the right of children and teenagers to testify in family court proceedings. Children and Family Law Tue 1/18 1:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill requires the court to allow a child 12 years of age or older to testify in a family court proceeding and permits a child under 12 years of age to testify at the judge’s discretion.
Of Interest HB1511 relative to submitting officially authorized recordings of hearings for appeal of family court decisions. Children and Family Law Tue 1/18 2:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill allows for parties in a family court proceeding to submit officially authorized recordings of hearings for appeal of family court decisions.
Support HB1253 relative to the choice of counselor to evaluate a child in family court proceedings. Children and Family Law Tue 1/18 3:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill allows for parents to choose their counselor for counseling that is part of the parenting plan issued in a court order, as well as in any other counseling used in family court to evaluate a child. This bill also requires courts to select counselors that are participating providers in the parties’ insurance networks.
Oppose SB331 relative to waivers of deductibles in automobile insurance policies. Commerce Tue 1/18 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill requires any automobile insurance policy that contains coverage for physical damage by reason of collision to waive any deductible of such coverage when the damage is caused by any motor vehicle if the operator of such vehicle has been positively identified and is solely at fault.
Oppose SB347 relative to the use of protected health information by employers. Commerce Tue 1/18 9:45 AM SH Room 100 This bill prohibits an employer from inquiring, either verbally or in writing, about an employee’s protected health information as a requirement for initial or continued employment.
Oppose HB1564 requiring school districts to provide breakfast for students. Education Tue 1/18 10:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires school districts to provide breakfast to students through the National School Breakfast Program or through a program of its own.
Of Interest HB1627 establishing an education freedom account program administrator in the department of education and making an appropriation therefor. Education Tue 1/18 11:15 AM LOB Room 205-207 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.
Oppose HB1630 requiring high school students to complete a half year required course in the introduction to philosophy. Education Tue 1/18 1:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill establishes a requirement for high school students to have a course in the introduction to philosophy.
Of Interest HB1367 relative to civics instruction in schools. Education Tue 1/18 2:30 PM LOB Room 205-207 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 HB1533 relative to health education curriculum in schools. Education Tue 1/18 3:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires that health education instruction in schools include the meaning of consent, respect for personal boundaries, and sexual violence prevention.
Of Interest HB1144 requiring public schools to teach labor history. Education Tue 1/18 3:45 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires middle schools and high schools to include instruction on United States and New Hampshire labor history.
Oppose HB1121 relative to new solid waste sites. Environment and Agriculture Tue 1/18 9:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill requires an applicant for a new solid waste landfill to provide proof of insurance and obtain a surety bond against all damages.
Oppose HB1420 prohibiting the issuance of new landfill permits until the state’s solid waste plan is updated. Environment and Agriculture Tue 1/18 10:45 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill prohibits the issuance of new landfill permits under the state’s solid waste plan is updated.
Of Interest HB1454 relative to permits for the siting of new landfills. Environment and Agriculture Tue 1/18 1:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill prohibits the siting of landfills within a proscribed distance of groundwater sources.
Oppose HB1652 relative to the recycling of beverage containers. Environment and Agriculture Tue 1/18 2:30 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill establishes the beverage container deposit recycling program and directs the proceeds of such program to the general fund and to the state recycling fund.
Oppose HB1444 relative to the registration of medical spas. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 1/18 1:00 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill establishes the registration of medical spa facilities.
Oppose HB1429 establishing licensure for massage establishments. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 1/18 2:00 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill establishes licensure for massage establishments.
Support SB274 relative to governmental construction contracts. Finance Tue 1/18 1:20 PM SH Room 103 This bill removes labor agreements from the competitive bid process and awarding of state government and state government assisted construction contracts.
Support HB1045 requiring legislative oversight over the emergency powers of the department of health and human services. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/18 11:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 This bill clarifies certain public health emergency management powers of the department of health and human services.
Of Interest HB1345 relative to the release of a teenager’s medical records to a parent or guardian. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/18 11:30 AM LOB Room 210-211 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 HB1022 permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing order. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/18 2:00 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill allows pharmacists to dispense invermectin pursuant to a standing order entered into by licensed health care providers.
Of Interest HB1369 relative to COVID-19 health and safety policies at New Hampshire performing arts venues. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/18 2:45 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill provides that performing arts venues in New Hampshire have the authority to establish their own COVID health and safety policies.
Oppose SB300 relative to the state commission for human rights. Judiciary Tue 1/18 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill defines and includes the refusal of an experimental drug in the protections provided under the state commission for human rights.
Support SB393 relative to the use of restraints on pregnant women in the custody of a state or county correctional facility. Judiciary Tue 1/18 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes procedures for the use of restraints on pregnant women in county or state correctional custody.
Of Interest SB431 relative to child support in cases with equal or approximately equal parenting schedules. Judiciary Tue 1/18 2:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill establishes methods for adjustment of child support for equal or approximately equal parenting residential responsibilities.
Oppose SB294 relative to the release of a defendant pending trial. Judiciary Tue 1/18 2:30 PM SH Room 100 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.
Oppose HB1615 relative to driver education and the driver training fund. Transportation Tue 1/18 10:30 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill directs the department of safety to distribute $250 to approved driving schools for each pupil who completes the driver education program in the prior 3 months.
Support HB1208 relative to driver education. Transportation Tue 1/18 11:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill authorizes a waiver of the driver education requirement if a father, mother, guardian, or other responsible adult provides equivalent classroom instruction and behind the wheel training.
Oppose SB378 relative to the disposal of highway or turnpike funded real estate. Transportation Tue 1/18 1:00 PM LOB Room 101 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.
Of Interest HB1110 relative to windshield tint waivers. Transportation Tue 1/18 3:00 PM LOB Room 201-203 This bill increases the required light transmittance of after market tinted windshields.
Of Interest HB1469 prohibiting banks or businesses from using social credit scores. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/19 9:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill prohibits banks and other financial institutions from engaging in discriminatory practices.
Support HB1237 relative to cigar bars. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/19 9:45 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill lowers the amount of revenue from cigars required of cigar bars for 2 years.
Of Interest HB1591 eliminating the enforcement division of the liquor commission. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/19 10:15 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill eliminates the enforcement division of the liquor commission.
Oppose HB1523 establishing a New Hampshire child care fund. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/19 1:15 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill establishes the New Hampshire child care fund and its operational requirements under the department of health and human services.
Of Interest HB1589 prohibiting the sale of products containing intentionally-added PFAS. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/19 2:00 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill prohibiting the sale of products containing intentionally-added PFAS.
Of Interest HB1622 relative to mental health parity. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/19 2:45 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill requires the insurance department to investigate whether certain insurance carrier conduct violates the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The bill also requires that insurance reimbursement rates for behavioral health services be no less extensive than any other type of health care services provided to treat physical illness.
Of Interest HB1027 establishing the crime of undermining legislative process by false claim of emergency. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/19 9:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes the crime of subversion of the legislative process-treason for any act to subvert the legislative process based on a false claim of emergency caused by COVID-19.
Oppose HB1025 relative to impeding, provoking, or harassing law enforcement officers. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/19 9:45 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill makes it a misdemeanor to impede, provoke, or harass a law enforcement officer.
Oppose HB1117 relative to the circumstances constituting criminal threatening. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/19 10:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill adds the intent to coerce or terrorize the people of one age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, mental or physical disability, religion, or national origin to the criminal threatening statute.
Oppose HB1011 relative to the penalty for criminal mischief. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/19 11:15 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill increases the penalty for criminal mischief for destruction or vandalism of public property.
Oppose HB1017 establishing criminal penalties for harming or threatening to harm an essential worker. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/19 12:00 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes criminal penalties for causing or threatening harm to an essential worker.
Of Interest HB1423 relative to campaign contributions and expenditures, and making an appropriation therefor. Election Law Wed 1/19 10:45 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill establishes a fund to provide campaign financing for eligible candidates for governor and councilor and makes an appropriation to the fund. Candidates qualify for financing by collecting a requisite number of qualifying contributions, limiting the size of private contributions, and complying with other provisions of the public financing law. The bill also establishes a voter-owned elections commission to administer the fund.
Of Interest HB1542 relative to documentation required to prove a voter’s eligibility to vote. Election Law Wed 1/19 11:00 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill requires voters to show certain documentation in order to cast a vote.
Of Interest SB362 relative to training as a certified service plumber. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 1/19 9:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill defines “certified service plumber” and directs the mechanical licensing board to adopt administrative rules regulating certified service plumbers.
Support SB330 relative to reciprocal licensing requirements for boards, commissions, and councils administered by the office of professional licensure and certification and establishing registration of paid feeding assistant programs. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 1/19 10:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill clarifies requirements for reciprocal licenses granted by the boards, commissions, and councils administered by the office of professional licensure and certification and establishes registration for paid feeding assistant programs. This bill is a request of the office of professional licensure and certification.
Oppose SB230 relative to the practice of body art. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 1/19 10:20 AM SH Room 103 This bill defines and regulates body art establishments. This bill is a request of the office of professional licensure and certification.
Support SB286 establishing an association health plan pilot program. Health and Human Services Wed 1/19 9:00 AM LOB Room 101 This bill requires the insurance commissioner to establish a pilot program for association health plans.
Oppose SB326 establishing the office of early childhood. Health and Human Services Wed 1/19 9:30 AM LOB Room 101 This bill establishes an office of early childhood to coordinate, consolidate, and integrate early childhood programs.
Support HB1425 relative to the taking of real property by eminent domain. Judiciary Wed 1/19 2:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 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.
Oppose HB1291 prohibiting discrimination against tenants holding certain vouchers for purposes of renting dwellings. Judiciary Wed 1/19 1:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill prohibits discrimination against tenants holding certain vouchers for purposes of renting dwellings.
Oppose HB1544 prohibiting the placement of construction and demolition debris in landfills. Judiciary Wed 1/19 3:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill prohibits the placement of construction and demolition debris in landfills and establishes fines for violations.
Oppose HB1007 relative to qualifications for office. Legislative Administration Wed 1/19 9:00 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill clarifies certain qualifications of elected officials.
Support HB1033 prohibiting recipients of state or local grants or appropriations from using such funds for lobbying. Legislative Administration Wed 1/19 9:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill prohibits the recipient of a grant or appropriation of county, municipal, school district, or village district funds from using such funds to engage in lobbying activities.
Oppose HB1041 extending the public employees labor relations act to employees of the general court and relative to the duties of the joint committee on legislative facilities. Legislative Administration Wed 1/19 10:00 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill establishes the legislature as a public employer under the public employee labor relations act and establishes procedures for collective bargaining by nonpartisan employees.
Oppose HB1486 relative to an income-based public assistance stipend for legislators. Legislative Administration Wed 1/19 2:30 PM LOB Room 301-303 This bill directs the department of health and human services to determine eligibility for and administer a stipend provided to members of the general court where members receive such stipend from any program for public assistance.
Oppose HB1656 establishing a road usage registration fee and making an appropriation therefor. Public Works and Highways Wed 1/19 10:30 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill provides for an annual adjustment to motor vehicle registration fees to take into account gross vehicle weight and vehicle miles traveled, and directs the department of transportation to use part of the funds generated through vehicle registration for implementation of Type II noise abatement projects.
Of Interest HB1585 relative to removing the ramp tolls at exit 11 in Hooksett. Public Works and Highways Wed 1/19 11:30 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill eliminates the ramp tolls on the Everett turnpike in the town of Hooksett.
Oppose HB1675 establishing a surcharge collected through E-Z Pass for electric vehicles as an alternative road toll. Public Works and Highways Wed 1/19 1:15 PM LOB Room 201-203 This bill establishes a surcharge collected through E-Z Pass for electric vehicles as an alternative road toll. The provisions are repealed in 2025.
Support HB1555 repealing the permit required for fires at campgrounds. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/19 9:45 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill removes the permit requirement for camp fires.
Of Interest HB1167 establishing a maximum contaminant level for perfluorinated chemicals in surface water. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/19 1:45 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill establishes maximum contaminant levels for perfluorinated chemicals in surface water.
Oppose SB338 enabling municipalities to adopt a municipal occupancy fee. Ways and Means Wed 1/19 9:30 AM SH Room 100 This bill enables a municipality to collect an occupancy fee from room rentals for the purpose of establishing a municipal capital fund, revolving fund, or tourism support fund.
Of Interest SB315 directing that a portion of revenue distributions from the meals and rooms municipal revenue fund be used by municipalities to reduce the local property tax rate. Ways and Means Wed 1/19 9:45 AM SH Room 100 This bill requires that a portion of revenues distributed to municipalities from the meals and rooms municipal revenue fund, which exceed fiscal year 2021 amounts received, shall be used to reduce the local property tax rate.
Support HB1349 decriminalizing the possession and use of psilocybin mushrooms. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Thu 1/20 9:00 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill decriminalizes the possession or use of a certain amount or psilocybin mushrooms by a person 18 years of age or older.
Of Interest HB1598 legalizing the possession and use of cannabis. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Thu 1/20 9:30 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill legalizes the possession and use of cannabis for persons 21 years of age and older.
Support CACR20 relating to personal liberty. Providing that adults shall have the right to possess cannabis for personal consumption. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Thu 1/20 2:00 PM SH Room Reps Hall This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution establishes that right for all adults to possess cannabis for personal consumption.
Support CACR34 relating to the use, sale, or cultivation of cannabis. Providing that the state shall make no law prohibiting the use, sale, or cultivation of cannabis for persons over 18 years of age. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Thu 1/20 2:30 PM SH Room Reps Hall This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution prohibits the legislature from making laws that prohibit the use, sale, or cultivation of cannabis for adults.
Support CACR35 relating to cannabis. Providing that all adults have the right to possess, use, and cultivate cannabis, subject to regulation by the legislature. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Thu 1/20 3:00 PM SH Room Reps Hall This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution establishes the right for all adults to possess, use, and cultivate cannabis, subject to further regulation by the legislature.
Of Interest HB1015 relative to school district policies regarding objectionable material. Education Thu 1/20 9:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill revises the requirements for school district policies providing an alternative to specific course material based on a parent or legal guardian’s determination that the material is objectionable.
Of Interest HB1051 relative to state board of education rules for credit for alternative, extended learning, and work-based programs. Education Thu 1/20 10:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill revises rulemaking authority of the state board of education to adopt rules on alternative programs for granting credit to provide for alternative, extended learning, and work-based programs.
Of Interest HB1113 prohibiting the department of education and the state board of education from directing or limiting school instructional options, such as remote learning. Education Thu 1/20 1:45 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill prohibits the department of education and the state board of education from directing or limiting remote learning options.
Support HB1434 relative to the availability of school curriculum materials. Education Thu 1/20 2:30 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires that curriculum course materials taught to pupils in public schools and public academies be available to the public.
Of Interest HB1567 relative to the removal of election officials from office. Election Law Thu 1/20 9:30 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill provides that registered voters may remove certain election officials by bringing suit in superior court.
Of Interest HB1457 relative to chain of custody of ballot boxes after an election. Election Law Thu 1/20 11:30 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill requires that ballot boxes be sent to the secretary of state’s office for storage within 48 hours of an election. This bill also modifies the retention policy for such boxes.
Of Interest HB1522 requiring the use of ballots with embedded security and relative to chain of custody of absentee ballots. Election Law Thu 1/20 1:00 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill requires that elections are conducted using ballots with embedded security. The bill also specifies the chain of custody for ballots during and after an election.
Oppose SB400 relative to training and procedures for zoning and planning boards and relative to financial investments and incentives for affordable housing development. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Thu 1/20 1:00 PM SH Room 100 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.
Of Interest SB239 relative to noncompliance with municipal audit requirements. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Thu 1/20 1:30 PM SH Room 100 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.
Oppose SB407 relative to expanding Medicaid to include certain postpartum health care services and making an appropriation therefor. Health and Human Services Thu 1/20 10:00 AM LOB Room 101 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.
Of Interest SB444 relative to childhood adverse experiences treatment and prevention. Health and Human Services Thu 1/20 10:45 AM LOB Room 101 This bill directs the department of health and human services to establish a pilot program for young children who have experienced adverse childhood events and other emotional trauma and makes an appropriation to the department for this purpose. The bill also makes an appropriation to the department to develop and implement a plan to increase child parent psychotherapy services for young children who have experienced severe emotional trauma.
Support HB1147 relative to governmental records available upon request. Judiciary Thu 1/20 9:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill establishes the right to inspect and make copies of school curricula, reading lists, and student survey dates and questions.
Oppose HB1408 requiring the refund of residential tenancy application fees. Judiciary Thu 1/20 10:30 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill requires the refund of residential tenancy application fees when an applicant does not become a party to a signed rental agreement.
Support HB1603 defining certain school information as governmental records under the right to know law. Judiciary Thu 1/20 11:15 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill provides for the inclusion of certain records of schools and school administrative units under the right-to-know law, RSA 91-A.
Support HB1021 prohibiting regulation of religious land use based on the religious nature of the assembly or speech taking place on the land or in the structure. Judiciary Thu 1/20 1:45 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill prohibits the regulation of religious land use based on the religious nature of the assembly or speech taking place on the land or in the structure.
Of Interest HB1519 defining “religious belief” and protecting it from discrimination. Judiciary Thu 1/20 2:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill defines “religious belief” and protects it from discrimination.
Oppose HB1053 relative to the hourly rate paid to an employee for hours worked but not previously scheduled. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/20 10:00 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill requires an employer to pay an hourly rate of time and a half for hours worked by an employee who is called in to work hours not previously scheduled.
Oppose HB1385 prohibiting the use of credit history in employment decisions. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/20 11:00 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill prohibits an employer from using an employee’s or prospective employee’s credit history as a criterion for making certain employment decisions.
Oppose HB1251 prohibiting payment of subminimum wages. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/20 11:30 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill prohibits the payment of subminimum wages to an employee.
Oppose HB1094 relative to employee work schedules and rest periods. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/20 1:00 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill requires employers with 10 or more employees in this state or 2 or more locations in this state to schedule a rest period between certain employment shifts and provide employees with advance notice of the work schedule.
Support HB1081 relative to the dissolution of a village district. Municipal and County Government Thu 1/20 10:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill allows for the dissolution of a village district by a simple majority vote at an annual district meeting.
Support HB1272 limiting the authority of town health officers. Municipal and County Government Thu 1/20 11:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill limits the authority of local health officers in making bylaws or ordinances relating to public health matters.
Support HB1411 relative to transparency of federal agency operations within New Hampshire. State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Thu 1/20 9:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill requires the attorney general to request information from federal agencies operating in New Hampshire and to compile and display such information on a website.
Of Interest CACR32 relating to independence. Providing that the state peaceably declares independence from the United States and proceeds as a sovereign nation. State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Thu 1/20 3:30 PM LOB Room 201-203 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution declares the state’s independence from the United States and moves New Hampshire forward as a sovereign nation.
Of Interest HB1407 including the promotion of affordable housing under the land and community heritage investment program. Ways and Means Thu 1/20 9:45 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill includes the promotion of affordable housing under the land and community heritage investment program and requires an annual transfer from the real estate transfer tax revenue to the land and community heritage investment program trust fund.
Oppose HB1478 relative to the business profits tax applicable to certain large, low-wage employers. Ways and Means Thu 1/20 11:15 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill increases the rate of the business profits tax applicable to business organizations with more than 100 employees who pay wages below a specified amount.
Support HB1176 relative to reducing the penalty for sex work within one’s own home. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fri 1/21 12:00 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes a violation-level offense for engaging in sex work in one’s own home.
Support HB1400 prohibiting law enforcement from using the scent of marijuana as probable cause for a search. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fri 1/21 1:45 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill prohibits law enforcement from using the scent of marijuana as probable cause for a search.
Oppose HB1283 relative to liability as taxable income of education freedom account payments. Education Fri 1/21 2:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill repeals the statement that education freedom account funds shall not constitute taxable income to the parent of the education freedom account student.
Oppose HB1114 relative to education service providers under the education freedom account program. Education Fri 1/21 3:30 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires education freedom account program scholarship organizations to compile a directory of public profiles for education service providers.
Oppose HB1653 relative to educational and employment opportunities and protections for military families and their dependents. State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Fri 1/21 9:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill: I. Establishes residency and enrollment rights and procedures for military-connected students. II. Provides for temporary occupational licensing for qualified military service members and their spouses. III. Provides for in-state tuition at any university system or community college system institution for military-connected students.

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Bill Hearings for Week of January 10, 2022

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  • These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
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Of the 181 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 23 and opposition of 19 with 25 being of interest.
Of the 74 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 3 and opposition of 3 with 18 being of interest.

Position Bill Title Committee Day Time Room State Analysis
Of Interest SB240 apportioning state senate districts. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 1/10 1:00 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill establishes new state senate districts in accordance with the latest federal decennial census.
Of Interest SB241 apportioning executive council districts. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 1/10 1:00 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill establishes new councilor districts based on the latest federal decennial census.
Of Interest SB253 apportioning state senate districts. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 1/10 1:00 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill establishes new state senate districts in accordance with the latest federal decennial census.
Of Interest SB254 apportioning executive council districts. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Mon 1/10 1:00 PM SH Room Reps Hall This bill establishes new councilor districts based on the latest federal decennial census.
Of Interest HB1465 relative to the appointment of counsel for juveniles. Children and Family Law Tue 1/11 10:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill amends the procedure and liability for costs for appointment of counsel for a juvenile. The bill also establishes procedures for the court to use in determining whether to use a statement or a confession from a juvenile.
Of Interest HB1568 raising the age of juvenile delinquency from 18 to 21. Children and Family Law Tue 1/11 10:45 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill increases the age of juvenile delinquency from 18 to 21.
Of Interest HB1382 relative to the presumption of shared parenting in the determination of parental rights and responsibilities. Children and Family Law Tue 1/11 2:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill: I. Clarifies that the fact that a child is home schooled is not dispositive in allocating parental rights and responsibilities. II. Establishes a rebuttable presumption that equal parenting time is in the best interest of the child and requires the court to provide the basis for finding that the presumption does not apply in a particular case. III. Provides that both parents shall have access to the child’s records unless the parenting plan or court order provides otherwise. IV. Provides that the court shall give substantial weight to the input of a mature minor who is at least 14 years of age.
Oppose SB215 relative to motor vehicle liability insurance policy minimum coverage. Commerce Tue 1/11 9:45 AM SH Room 100 This bill requires a motor vehicle liability insurance policy to provide certain minimum coverages once the named insured becomes the owner of the vehicle.
Of Interest HB1530 relative to bachelor’s degrees offered by the community college system of New Hampshire. Education Tue 1/11 10:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill authorizes institutions in the community college system of New Hampshire to grant bachelor’s degrees.
Of Interest HB1574 prohibiting the university system and community college systems of New Hampshire from charging out-of-state tuition to students voting in New Hampshire. Education Tue 1/11 1:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill prohibits the university system and community college systems of New Hampshire from charging out-of-state tuition to students voting in New Hampshire
Of Interest SB368 relative to animal vending licenses. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 1/11 10:00 AM SH Room 103 This bill details the process for transferring animals after a animal vending license is revoked.
Oppose SB369 relative to organic farming. Energy and Natural Resources Tue 1/11 10:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill requires the department of agriculture, markets, and food to administer an organic certification program and makes an appropriation therefor.
Of Interest HB1273 relative to the use of free and open source software. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 1/11 10:30 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill: I. Prohibits certain non-compete clauses and non-disclosure agreements regarding free software projects and the sharing of open source software. II. Prohibits, with limited exception, state agencies from using proprietary software in interactions with the public. III. Recognizes the value of data portability and directs the department of information technology to adopt a policy protecting data portability. IV. Prohibits state and local law enforcement from participating in the enforcement of copyright claims against free and open source software projects. V. Establishes a commission to study the use of free software by state agencies. VI. Establishes a software purchasing policy that permits the purchase of proprietary software and hardware only when free software alternatives are not available. VII. Allows the defendant to examine the source code of proprietary software used to generate evidence against the defendant in a criminal proceeding.
Of Interest HB1581 relative to the use of open source software by state agencies. Executive Departments and Administration Tue 1/11 11:15 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill directs state agencies to consider whether proprietary or open source software is the most cost effective for the agency and requires state procurement documents to include language regarding consideration of open source software.
Of Interest HB1244 relative to parental consent to medical and dental treatments of children in schools. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/11 11:00 AM LOB Room 210-211 This bill requires a child’s parent or legal guardian to consent to any medical or dental treatment provided in a school setting.
Support HB1466 relative to the off-label use of prescription drugs and relative to pharmacy prescriptions. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/11 11:30 AM LOB Room 210-211 This bill prohibits disciplinary action against a physician for prescribing an FDA approved drug, biologic, or medical device for off-label use. The bill also prohibits disciplinary action against a pharmacist for filling a valid prescription for off-label use.
Of Interest HB1130 relative to restroom access for persons with certain medical conditions. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/11 1:00 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill requires retail establishments to allow individuals with medical conditions, like Crohn’s disease and colitis, to use employee toilet facilities under certain circumstances.
Of Interest HB1634 relative to state grants for researching the effects on the human body of COVID-19 vaccines. Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Tue 1/11 2:45 PM LOB Room 210-211 This bill establishes a COVID-19 research grant program in the department of health and human services and makes an appropriation for this purpose.
Of Interest SB293 relative to penalties for violation of privacy. Judiciary Tue 1/11 1:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill increases the penalty for a second or subsequent offense for violations of privacy.
Of Interest SB295 relative to penalties for violations of privacy. Judiciary Tue 1/11 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill amends the penalties for certain nonconsensual violations of privacy.
Oppose HB1419 relative to establishing a New Hampshire civilian climate corps advisory commission. Science, Technology and Energy Tue 1/11 10:30 AM LOB Room 306-308 This bill establishes a civilian climate corps advisory commission.
Oppose HB1506 establishing a revolving clean energy accelerator fund in the department of energy. Science, Technology and Energy Tue 1/11 1:00 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill creates a clean energy accelerator fund, administered by the department of energy, to finance goods and services producing low or zero greenhouse gas emissions and use other financial tools to mitigate climate change.
Oppose HB1601 relative to funding of the NHsaves program Science, Technology and Energy Tue 1/11 2:00 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill amends the amount of RGGI allowance revenues that are rebated to retail electricity ratepayers.
Oppose HB1621 relative to reducing the rebates distributed by the energy efficiency fund. Science, Technology and Energy Tue 1/11 3:00 PM LOB Room 306-308 This bill eliminates the rebate amount distributed to retail electricity ratepayers and allocates all auction proceeds to support current or future energy efficiency resource standards programs.
Oppose SB306 relative to the penalties for various motor vehicle violations. Transportation Tue 1/11 1:00 PM LOB Room 101 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.
Support SB310 relative to license plate scanning. Transportation Tue 1/11 1:20 PM LOB Room 101 This bill permits the owners of private property to obtain and use a license plate reader for the sole purpose of recording and checking license plates.
Support HB1189 permitting voluntary donations to municipalities or the state to fund certain projects or to reduce taxation. Ways and Means Tue 1/11 9:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill allows a municipality or the state to establish a voluntary donations fund to be expended for certain local or state projects or to reduce amount raised through taxation.
Of Interest HB1591 eliminating the enforcement division of the liquor commission. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/12 10:45 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill eliminates the enforcement division of the liquor commission.
Of Interest HB1502 relative to digital assets and digital securities. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/12 1:15 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill specifies that digital assets are property within the Uniform Commercial Code; authorizes security interests in digital assets, allows banks to provide custodial services for digital asset property and provides procedures for the provision of custodial services.
Support HB1503 exempting the developer, seller, or facilitator of the exchange of an open blockchain token from certain securities laws. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/12 2:00 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill exempts the developer, seller, or facilitator of the exchange of an open blockchain token from certain securities laws.
Of Interest HB1504 relative to special purpose depository institutions. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Wed 1/12 2:45 PM LOB Room 302-304 This bill establishes a special class of depository institutions, creates regulations pertaining to them, and amends existing law to allow for the special class in the regulatory scheme of banking within the state.
Support HB1349 decriminalizing the possession and use of psilocybin mushrooms. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/12 9:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill decriminalizes the possession or use of a certain amount or psilocybin mushrooms by a person 18 years of age or older.
Support HB1215 relative to the definition of “residual amount” in the controlled drug act. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/12 10:00 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill amends the definition of “residual amount” of a controlled drug and changes the penalty for such amount.
Oppose HB1361 establishing a penalty for any person who transports a controlled drug into New Hampshire with the intent to distribute. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/12 10:30 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill establishes an additional penalty for transportation of a controlled drug into New Hampshire with the intent to distribute.
Support HB1296 relative to money, coin, or currency which may be forfeited in connection with a drug offense. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/12 11:15 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill limits the scope of money, coin, currency, and other property which is presumed to be subject to forfeiture under the controlled drug act.
Support HB1232 reducing the penalty for first offense drug possession and repealing certain mandatory minimum sentences. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/12 1:45 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill reduces the penalties and removes mandatory minimum sentences for certain first offense drug offenses.
Support HB1360 relative to penalties for controlled drug violations. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/12 2:15 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill changes the penalty for certain schedule I, II, III, and IV drug offenses.
Support HB1392 relative to penalties for nonviolent drug offenses and repealing the criminal penalties for possession of drug paraphernalia. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Wed 1/12 2:45 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill reduces the penalties for nonviolent drug offenses and eliminates the prohibitions and penalties for the possession, use, or sale of drug paraphernalia.
Oppose HB1657 establishing a New Hampshire farm to school reimbursement program. Education Wed 1/12 10:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill establishes a New Hampshire farm to school reimbursement program and makes an appropriation therefor.
Oppose HB1655 relative to natural immunity system health and wellness curriculum in schools. Education Wed 1/12 11:00 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill requires instruction of kindergarten through high school students on natural immunity health and wellness programs.
Oppose HB1684 limiting education freedom account funding to budgeted amounts. Education Wed 1/12 2:15 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill limits the amounts of funds appropriated from the education trust fund to the education freedom account program to budgeted sums.
Oppose HB1680 establishing a foundation opportunity budget program for funding public education. Education Wed 1/12 3:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill modifies the determination and funding for an opportunity for a constitutionally adequate education by establishing foundation opportunity budgets and state foundation opportunity grants.
Of Interest SB328 relative to the date of the state primary election. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Wed 1/12 1:40 PM SH Room 103 This bill changes the date of the state primary election to the third Tuesday in June.
Of Interest SB364 relative to the use of electronic poll books. Election Law and Municipal Affairs Wed 1/12 2:00 PM SH Room 103 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 and Municipal Affairs Wed 1/12 2:20 PM SH Room 103 This bill requires an audit of ballots cast in the 2022 state primary and general elections.
Of Interest SB223 relative to requirements for recovery houses. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 1/12 9:00 AM SH Room 103 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 SB226 establishing a recruitment and retention program for state employment. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 1/12 9:15 AM SH Room 103 This bill establishes specific criteria allowing the director of the division of personnel, department of administrative services, to develop a state employee recruitment and retention program.
Of Interest SB363 relative to service credit for certain group II retirement eligibility. Executive Departments and Administration Wed 1/12 9:50 AM SH Room 103 This bill allows certain retirement system members to purchase nonqualified service time as group II creditable service in order to reduce certain transition provision requirements for retirement.
Oppose SB281 relative to nursing home policies regarding notice of vacancy. Health and Human Services Wed 1/12 9:30 AM LOB Room 101 This bill prohibits a private nursing home or assisted living facility from enforcing a 30-day notice of vacancy policy in the event of a resident’s death and provides that, in such cases, the month in which the resident passes shall be the last month for which payment is due.
Support SB282 relative to advertising oneself as a doctor of acupuncture. Health and Human Services Wed 1/12 9:45 AM LOB Room 101 This bill permits certain practitioners to advertise as doctors of acupuncture.
Oppose HB1235 relative to compensation paid to a crime victim. Judiciary Wed 1/12 10:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill increases the maximum recovery per claimant under the victims’ assistance fund and establishes a maximum recovery amount for victims under the FRM victims contribution recovery fund. The bill also extends the repeal date of the FRM victims contribution recovery fund.
Support HB1101 relative to a forfeiture of personal property. Judiciary Wed 1/12 11:00 AM LOB Room 206-208 This bill limits the conditions under which seized property may be transferred to a federal agency.
Of Interest HB1133 prohibiting the termination of a lease during the sale of real property. Judiciary Wed 1/12 1:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill prohibits the termination of a residential lease during the sale of the property being leased.
Of Interest SB304 relative to discrimination in public workplaces and education. Judiciary Wed 1/12 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill removes provisions concerning freedom from discrimination in public workplaces and education, and clarifies the authority of public schools and public employers concerning discrimination.
Of Interest SB299 relative to the penalty for escape. Judiciary Wed 1/12 2:00 PM SH Room 100 This bill amends the elements required for charging felony or misdemeanor escape.
Oppose HB1216 repealing the housing appeals board. Judiciary Wed 1/12 2:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill repeals the housing appeals board.
Oppose HB1200 relative to notice of rent increases in residential rental property. Judiciary Wed 1/12 3:00 PM LOB Room 206-208 This bill requires notice by a landlord of at least 45 days of a proposed rent increase.
Of Interest CACR24 the attorney general. Providing that the attorney general be elected by a majority vote of the members of the general court in a joint session. Legislative Administration Wed 1/12 10:45 AM LOB Room 301-303 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution removes the governor and executive council’s authority to nominate and appoint the attorney general and gives the authority to elect the attorney general to the New Hampshire senate and house of representatives.
Of Interest CACR25 legislative term limits. Providing that no person shall serve more than 15 terms in either the house of representatives or the senate. Legislative Administration Wed 1/12 11:30 AM LOB Room 301-303 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution establishes a 15-term limit for the New Hampshire house of representatives and the New Hampshire senate, respectively.
Of Interest CACR26 relating to the house of representatives. Providing that 100 of the representatives are elected using party list proportional representation. Legislative Administration Wed 1/12 1:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution mandates that 100 members of the house of representatives be elected by determining the proportions of each party voting in the given election and allocating the amount of members out of 100 to each party based on such proportions.
Of Interest CACR27 elected and appointed officials. Providing that all state court judges shall be subject to recall and removal by petition and vote of registered voters pursuant to provisions established by the legislature. Legislative Administration Wed 1/12 2:00 PM LOB Room 301-303 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides for all state court judges to be subject to recall, removal, and replacement by petition and vote of registered voters.
Of Interest HB1211 requiring the installation of electronic tolling. Public Works and Highways Wed 1/12 1:45 PM LOB Room 201-203 This bill requires the department of transportation to replace all toll booths in the state with electronic tolling by July 1, 2035.
Of Interest HB1593 requiring the department of transportation to erect sound barriers on Interstate Route 95 in the city of Portsmouth. Public Works and Highways Wed 1/12 2:45 PM LOB Room 201-203 This bill requires the department of transportation to erect a sound barrier on Interstate 95 in the city of Portsmouth.
Oppose HB1452 renaming the department of environmental services the department of environmental protection and assigning the department oversight of private drinking water wells. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/12 9:45 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill changes the name of the department of environmental services to the department of environmental protection and authorizes the department to regulate private drinking wells.
Of Interest HB1292 permitting the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles on the statewide trail system. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/12 11:15 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill permits and regulates the use of small unmanned aircraft on the statewide trail system.
Of Interest HB1227 relative to the definition of prime wetland. Resources, Recreation and Development Wed 1/12 4:00 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill further defines prime wetland for local protection in fill and dredge permits.
Of Interest SB313 relative to the authority of the office of professional licensure and certification to establish fees. Ways and Means Wed 1/12 9:45 AM SH Room 100 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.
Support SB345 relative to youth employment. Commerce Thu 1/13 1:15 PM SH Room 100 This bill makes certain changes to the laws governing employment of 14 and 15 year olds.
Of Interest SB209 relative to electronic wage payments. Commerce Thu 1/13 1:30 PM SH Room 100 This bill amends the provisions related to payment of an employee’s wages by direct deposit.
Oppose SB384 requiring notice of the hands-free law at the point of sale for cell phones. Commerce Thu 1/13 1:45 PM SH Room 100 This bill requires notice of the state’s hands-free law at the point of sale for cell phones and other mobile electronic devices.
Of Interest HB1276 allowing for school district budgets and warrant articles to include cost per student information. Education Thu 1/13 11:30 AM LOB Room 205-207 This bill allow for a school district to require the cost per student information be noted on the school district budget and special warrant articles.
Of Interest SB352 relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check. Education Thu 1/13 1:00 PM LOB Room 101 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.
Support HB1298 relative to eligibility for the education tax credit. Education Thu 1/13 1:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill increases the household income level to qualify as an eligible student under the education tax credit program.
Oppose SB420 establishing an extraordinary need grant for schools. Education Thu 1/13 1:45 PM LOB Room 101 This bill establishes an extraordinary need grant for schools in addition to regular adequate education grants and relief grants.
Support HB1137 relative to the duty of school boards to provide education. Education Thu 1/13 2:15 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill states the duties and responsibilities of elected school boards and allows school boards to contract with any private school approved by the school board as a school tuition program.
Support HB1169 relative to public comment and inquiry during school board meetings. Education Thu 1/13 3:00 PM LOB Room 205-207 This bill establishes requirements for public meetings held by a school board to include a designated time period for questions from the public and answers from the board. The bill also allows an attendee of a meeting of the school board to demand which New Hampshire statute or administrative rule gives the school board the authority described in a school policy or operational procedure.
Oppose HB1535 relative to cost of living adjustments for retirees in the state retirement system. Executive Departments and Administration Thu 1/13 9:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 This bill establishes an initial cost of living adjustment in 2022, and subsequent increases subject to the prior approval of the board of trustees, to be paid by the retirement system on the first $30,000 of a retired member’s or beneficiary’s allowance.
Oppose HB1417 relative to payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers. Executive Departments and Administration Thu 1/13 10:00 AM LOB Room 302-304 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 SB319 relative to vaccination status and wellness incentives. Health and Human Services Thu 1/13 10:30 AM SH Room Reps Hall This bill requires that all health coverage offered by health carriers to employers shall provide a wellness financial incentive to insured persons when voluntarily supplied with sufficient evidence the insured is currently fully vaccinated for Covid-19 at the time of enrollment. The bill repeals this requirement in 2023.
Support HB1325 relative to release of confidential records of a person appointed a guardian. Judiciary Thu 1/13 1:30 PM LOB Room 206-208 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.
Oppose CACR14 relating to unions. Providing that all workers have the right to join a union. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/13 10:00 AM LOB Room 305-307 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution establishes the right for workers to join a union in the state of New Hampshire.
Oppose CACR28 relating to the minimum wage. Providing that all workers have a right to a minimum wage that provides them with well-being and a dignified existence. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/13 11:00 AM LOB Room 305-307 This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides workers with the right to a minimum wage that provides them with well-being and a dignified existence.
Support HB1089 relative to the unenforceability of noncompete agreements upon termination of an employee for noncompliance with a vaccination mandate. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/13 1:30 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill provides that a noncompete agreement between an employer and an employee who is terminated for refusing to comply with an employer-mandated vaccination requirement shall be unenforceable against such employee.
Oppose HB1207 requiring an employer to provide paid time off for an employee to vote. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/13 2:30 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill requires an employer to grant an employee paid time off so the employee may vote.
Oppose HB1076 relative to illegal productivity quotas. Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Thu 1/13 3:00 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill implements provisions regulating productivity quotas in workplaces.
Of Interest HB1112 relative to competitive bidding in counties. Municipal and County Government Thu 1/13 10:00 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill establishes a procedure for competitive bidding for purchases made by any county in the state.
Support HB1387 enabling municipalities to adopt a property tax homestead exemption. Municipal and County Government Thu 1/13 11:00 AM LOB Room 301-303 This bill enables municipalities to adopt a property tax homestead exemption against the assessment on a person’s principal place of residence.
Support HB1432 prohibiting the use of state funds for new passenger rail projects. Public Works and Highways Thu 1/13 11:00 AM LOB Room 201-203 This bill prohibits the department of transportation from utilizing state funds for the planning, construction, operation, or management of new passenger rail projects.
Support HB1221 relative to the rates of the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax. Ways and Means Thu 1/13 10:15 AM LOB Room 202-204 This bill reduces the rates of the business profits and business enterprise taxes for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2023.
Support HB1500 reducing the rate of the communications services tax and repealing the tax in 2025. Ways and Means Thu 1/13 1:00 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill reduces the rate of the communications services tax for 2022 through 2024 and repeals the tax in 2025.
Support HB1204 reducing the rate of the meals and rooms tax and increasing the revenue sharing of meals and rooms tax revenue with municipalities. Ways and Means Thu 1/13 2:00 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill reduces the rate of the tax on meals, rooms, and gross rental receipts, and increases the percentage of meals and rooms tax revenues distributed to municipalities.
Support HB1539 relative to the removal of certain information from the New Hampshire state police website. Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fri 1/14 1:30 PM LOB Room 202-204 This bill requires the state police to remove certain arrest records from the New Hampshire state police website.
Support HB1091 relative to search warrants for individuals engaged in fish and game activities. Fish and Game and Marine Resources Fri 1/14 10:15 AM LOB Room 305-307 This bill requires conservation officers to obtain a search warrant for conducting certain enforcement operations, unless the person is engaged in the act of taking.
Of Interest HB1308 prohibiting the capture, possession, and propagation of hares and rabbits for hunting dog training and field trials. Fish and Game and Marine Resources Fri 1/14 2:45 PM LOB Room 305-307 This bill prohibits the taking, keeping, or propagation in captivity of snowshoe hares or wild rabbits for the purpose of dog training.
Support HB1092 requiring an official declaration of war for the activation of the New Hampshire national guard. State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Fri 1/14 9:30 AM LOB Room 201-203 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.

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House Gold Standard – January 05, 2022

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House (test only) Gold Standard – January 01, 2015

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2021-05-15

Tue, 2021-11-16 00:24 +0000

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Bill Review Training Session

Sun, 2021-10-17 23:33 +0000

We are kicking off the first bill review training session of the 2022 legislative season in Nashua on October 30th. Please sign up and learn how you can help us to hold the NH legislature accountable.


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2021 Liberty Rating and Liberty Dinner

Tue, 2021-08-24 21:07 +0000

The 2021 Liberty Dinner was a big success!

Thank you to all who attended. We released our 2021 Liberty rating.  74 Representatives got an A+ and in total 176 representatives and senators received a B+ or higher.

The Legislator of the Year was the Honorable Michael Yakubovich representing Hooksett – district Merrimack-24. He is a member of the Executive Departments and Administration committee.
He was first elected to office in 2018 and he has received  an NHLA Liberty rating score of A or higher for each year  he has been in office.

Our activist of the year was Kate Baker Demers. Kate has been working  tirelessly for education freedom in New Hampshire for more than 15  years across a number of  organizations.

Our keynote was done in a talk show/interview format with the topic of Solutions to Big Tech censorship.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, all those who donated and everyone that attended.

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Joint Gold Standard- June 24th, 2021

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2021 Liberty Dinner – Get your tickets now

Mon, 2021-06-21 00:20 +0000

The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance cordially invites you to its 2021 Liberty Dinner on Saturday July 24th from 6:00 to 11:00 PM. Formal attire please. 

We will unveil this year’s Liberty Rating, announce the Legislator of the year, and announce the Activist of the year. In addition to a buffet dinner and an evening with both old and new friends, there will be a silent auction of various items – many of them liberty themed!
Get your tickets here!

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House Gold Standard – June 3rd and June 4th, 2021

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Senate Gold Standard – May 27th, 2021

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Senate Gold Standard – May 20th, 2021

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Senate Gold Standard – May 13th, 2021

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Bill Hearings for Week of 2021-05-09

Sun, 2021-05-09 20:20 +0000

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April 2021 Board Election Results

Thu, 2021-05-06 20:42 +0000
The dust has settled and the April 2021 Board election is complete. We are pleased to announce our incoming Board members are Mo Rice as Secretary and Larry Borland as Membership Director. Each ran uncontested and won their seats with ample margins of 72% and 96%, respectively. Both are active members of NHLA and have great enthusiasm for liberty. We look forward to their ideas and leadership!
The election was conducted with approval voting. Of 100 respondents:
1. Secretary: a) Mo Rice — 68 votes
b) None of the above — 26 votes
c) Write-in — 4 votes2. Membership Director:

a) Larry Borland – 96 votes
b) None of the above – 3 votes
c) Write-in – 3 votesThe Board would like to express its sincere appreciation to its outgoing members:


• Secretary, Jaime Prout, who – along with her shrewd input on matters before the Board – was diligent in her mission of keeping the membership up to date on the happenings within the organization.
• Membership Director, Angela Harris, who took her role as token extrovert seriously and brought the NHLA to its first-ever gun show, bringing awareness of its mission to a larger audience.
• Chair, Holly Beene, who rolled up her sleeves and took on the role with gusto, bringing new ideas and renewed energy to the organization. Her dedication has been an inspiration and has kept NHLA moving forward, especially over the past year.Please join us as we wish them all the best in their coming endeavors. We look forward to their continued involvement.


PLEASE NOTE: The position of Chair has NOT been filled. Keep an eye out for updates from the Board soon. In the meantime, if you know of anyone you think would be a good fit for the role, please email us at elections@nhliberty.org.

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Senate Gold Standard – May 6th, 2021

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