- These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
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- Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.
Of the 31 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 8 and opposition of 4 with 10 being of interest.
Of the 9 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 0 with 1 being of interest.
|Of Interest||SB348||relative to political expenditures and contributions.||Election Law and Municipal Affairs||Mon 2/14||1:15 PM||SH Room 100||This bill modifies political contribution limits.|
|Support||HB1330||Public hearing on non-germane amendment #2022-0399h to HB 1330, relative to the board of
|Executive Departments and Administration||Mon 2/14||10:00 AM||LOB 302-304||The amendment repeals the requirements for the certification and regulation of medical technicians by the office of professional licensure and certification. Copies of the amendment are available in the Sergeant-at-Arms Office, Room 318, State House|
|Oppose||HB1481||repealing the statute relative to medical freedom in immunizations.||Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs||Mon 2/14||9:30 AM||LOB Room 210-211||This bill repeals the statute pertaining to medical freedom in immunizations.|
|Support||HB1379||relative to the department of health and human services’ rulemaking authority regarding immunization requirements.||Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs||Mon 2/14||10:45 AM||LOB Room 210-211||This bill limits immunization requirements to those diseases identified in statute and removes the department of health and human service’s rulemaking authority in this area.|
|Of Interest||HB1495||relative to vaccine mandates for government contractors.||Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs||Mon 2/14||2:15 PM||LOB Room 210-211||This bill establishes a chapter of law prohibiting employee vaccine requirements for government contractors, except for medical providers when there is a direct threat present.|
|Of Interest||HB1614||requiring the recording and storing of digital video in all state-funded juvenile detention facilities.||Children and Family Law||Tue 2/15||10:00 AM||LOB Room 206-208||This bill mandates digital video recording of juvenile detention facilities paid for, in whole or in part, with general funds, as well as establishes the system requirements for such digital videos.|
|Of Interest||HB1612||relative to the confidentiality of reports made to the division of children, youth, and families and requiring guardians ad litem be appointed in certain instances.||Children and Family Law||Tue 2/15||10:30 AM||LOB Room 206-208||This bill provides that the identity of any person reporting suspected child abuse or neglect shall be fully confidential unless such a person makes such a report in bad faith or maliciously and with intent to cause harm. This bill also requires courts to appoint guardians ad litem when reports of suspected child abuse or neglect involve one or more parties in a divorce proceeding.|
|Support||HB1280||prohibiting a parent’s refusal to vaccinate a child pursuant to an order of the state or federal government to be used as a basis for terminating parental rights.||Children and Family Law||Tue 2/15||11:15 AM||LOB Room 206-208||This bill prohibits a parent’s decision not to have their child vaccinated from being used as grounds to terminate parental rights.|
|Of Interest||HB1607||prohibiting unlawful discrimination in public and nonpublic schools.||Education||Tue 2/15||9:30 AM||LOB Room 205-207||This bill requires the state board of education to ensure there is no unlawful discrimination in any approved school tuition program, public school, nonpublic school, or educational service that receives public funds.|
|Of Interest||HB1671||relative to the content of an adequate education.||Education||Tue 2/15||10:30 AM||LOB Room 205-207||This bill revises the requirements for the content, definition, and accountability for an adequate public education.|
|Of Interest||HB1678||relative to the administration of the education freedom accounts program.||Education||Tue 2/15||1:00 PM||LOB Room 205-207||This bill clarifies certain provisions of the education freedom accounts program and the responsibilities of scholarship organizations and public schools.|
|Oppose||HB1120||relative to education service providers under the education freedom accounts program.||Education||Tue 2/15||1:45 PM||LOB Room 205-207||This bill adds compliance requirements for education service providers requesting payment from education freedom account funds, including criminal history records checks of employees with direct contact with students.|
|Oppose||HB1683||repealing the education freedom account program.||Education||Tue 2/15||2:30 PM||LOB Room 205-207||This bill repeals the provisions of the education freedom account program and reverts the unused funds to be deposited to the education trust fund.|
|Of Interest||HB1135||requiring a performance audit of the department of education, education freedom account program.||Executive Departments and Administration||Tue 2/15||1:00 PM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill requires a performance audit of the department of education, education freedom account program.|
|Of Interest||HB1395||relative to administrative rulemaking authority.||Executive Departments and Administration||Tue 2/15||2:00 PM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill requires that all items of business conducted by the joint legislative committee on administrative rules receive final legislative action by the general court in a joint resolution sponsored by the committee before the business items go into effect.|
|Support||HB1606||making the state vaccine registry an opt-in program.||Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs||Tue 2/15||10:15 AM||LOB Room 210-211||This bill makes the state immunization registry an opt-in program rather than an opt-out program.|
|Support||HB1026||relative to budget information provided to a budget committee.||Municipal and County Government||Tue 2/15||9:00 AM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill provides that a municipal budget committee may require that the governing body provide budget recommendations in full line item detail in active spreadsheet format.|
|Of Interest||HB1068||relative to building codes for tiny houses.||Municipal and County Government||Tue 2/15||9:30 AM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill defines tiny houses and provides for the authority and requirements for municipal regulation.|
|Support||HB1238||relative to zoning powers and the supply of workforce housing.||Municipal and County Government||Tue 2/15||10:00 AM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill prohibits local proscriptions on workforce housing.|
|Oppose||HB1119||relative to the regulation of single-use bags.||Municipal and County Government||Tue 2/15||10:30 AM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill allows towns to regulate the use of paper and plastic bags.|
|Support||HB1268||limiting the authority for city council bylaws and ordinances.||Municipal and County Government||Tue 2/15||11:30 AM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill limits the authority of city councils to make bylaws and ordinances to those they are specifically empowered to make.|
|Of Interest||HB1289||relative to applications for abatements and authority to abate prior years’ taxes for certain homeowners.||Municipal and County Government||Tue 2/15||1:00 PM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill provides that good cause for a tax abatement under RSA 76:16 shall include allowed recreational use of OHRVs on class 5 and class 6 roads.|
|Support||HB1393||relative to the adoption of school district budget caps.||Municipal and County Government||Tue 2/15||3:00 PM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill establishes the requirements for and procedure for the adoption of a school district budget cap.|