- 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 19 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 2 and opposition of 1 with 1 being of interest.
Of the 32 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 10 and opposition of 10 with 6 being of interest.
|Of Interest||HB1163||relative to over voted ballots.||Election Law and Municipal Affairs||Mon 4/18||1:00 PM||SH Room 100||This bill requires that ballots which contain more than the allowable number of votes for an office on the ballot be returned to the voter to be hand counted by election officials after the polls close. The bill also requires the number of over voted ballots, as well as the number of overvotes and undervotes, be included in the return for each election.|
|Of Interest||HB1174||relative to election challengers.||Election Law and Municipal Affairs||Mon 4/18||1:10 PM||SH Room 100||This bill permits election challengers to observe the hand counting of ballots and tabulation of votes from a distance of not more than 6 feet and to maintain a line of sight on any electronic ballot counting device.|
|Of Interest||HB1307||modifying the authority and duties of the housing appeals board.||Election Law and Municipal Affairs||Mon 4/18||1:45 PM||SH Room 100||This bill modifies the authority and duties of the housing appeals board.|
|Of Interest||HB1170||limiting the authority of New Hampshire delegates to policymaking
|Election Law and Municipal Affairs||Mon 4/18||2:00 PM||SH Room 100||This bill: I. Establishes a procedure for the selection of delegates to an inter/intrastate policy-making convention. II. Limits the authority of delegates to policymaking conventions to only those granted by the New Hampshire legislature. III. Creates a procedure for recalling and replacing delegates to policymaking conventions who act outside of the scope of the authority granted to them by the New Hampshire legislature.|
|Of Interest||HB1661||(NEW TITLE) relative to regional career technical education agreements and relative to an appropriation for constructing a legislative parking garage.||Capital Budget||Tue 4/19||12:30 PM||SH Room 103||This bill requires sending district schools and career and technical education (CTE) centers to enter into an agreement to include scheduling, access, transportation, and credits for CTE students. The bill also makes an appropriation to the legislative branch for a new legislative parking garage and for razing the department of justice building and the Storrs Street garage.|
|Support||HB1244||relative to parental consent to medical and dental treatments of children in schools.||Education||Tue 4/19||9:00 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill requires a child’s parent or legal guardian to provide explicit written consent for any medical or dental treatment provided in a school setting.|
|Support||HB1639||relative to the youth risk behavior survey in schools.||Education||Tue 4/19||9:15 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill requires a school board to annually approve the youth risk behavior survey developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before administering the survey to students, and requires a parent or legal guardian to opt in to participation in the survey.|
|Support||HB1299||relative to the process for the importation of wildlife and creating an appeal process for denials of permits.||Energy and Natural Resources||Tue 4/19||9:30 AM||SH Room 103||This bill establishes a procedure for applying for a permit to import or display wildlife and establishes an appeal process for denial of such permits.|
|Of Interest||SB236||Public hearing on non-germane Amendment #2022-0734h to SB 236, establishing a committee
to study New Hampshire teacher shortages and recruitment incentives. The amendment establishes a committee to study New Hampshire teacher shortages and recruitment incentives
and also provides that teachers of grades 7-12 shall be considered secondary school teachers
for purposes of teacher loan forgiveness programs
|Education||Mon 4/18||10:00 AM||LOB Room 205-207|
|Support||SB352||Public hearing on non-germane Amendment #2022-1431h to SB 352, relative to substitute teacher criminal history records check. The amendment permits substitute teachers who have undergone a criminal records check to work within the same school administrative unit without undergoing an additional records check and also requires parents to be notified if a student’s records are released under certain circumstances||Education||Mon 4/18||10:30 AM||LOB Room 205-207|
|Support||SB274||relative to governmental construction contracts.||Executive Departments and Administration||Tue 4/19||10:00 AM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill removes labor agreements from the competitive bid process and awarding of state government and state government assisted construction contracts.|
|Support||SB225||relative to the bond required of applicants for auctioneer licenses.||Executive Departments and Administration||Tue 4/19||11:30 AM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill repeals the requirement that applicants for licensure as an auctioneer file bond with the secretary of state.|
|Oppose||SB382||(New Title) relative to licensure requirements for telehealth services and relative to licensure of physicians and physicians assistants through reciprocity agreements.||Executive Departments and Administration||Tue 4/19||1:45 PM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill clarifies licensure requirements for healthcare professionals providing services by means of telemedicine or telehealth. The bill also authorizes the office of professional licensure and certification to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states to facilitate the licensure of out-of-state physicians and physicians assistants in New Hampshire.|
|Support||HB1101||relative to a forfeiture of personal property.||Judiciary||Tue 4/19||1:15 PM||SH Room 100||This bill limits the conditions under which seized property may be transferred to a federal agency.|
|Oppose||HB1266||relative to restrictions on enforcement of federal immigration laws.||Judiciary||Tue 4/19||2:00 PM||SH Room 100||This bill prohibits state, county, municipal, or judicial officials from adopting or enforcing policies restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws.|
|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.||Judiciary||Tue 4/19||2:15 PM||SH Room 100||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.|
|Support||HB1625||repealing the prohibition on entering or remaining on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility.||Judiciary||Tue 4/19||2:30 PM||SH Room 100||This bill repeals the prohibition on entering or remaining on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility.|
|Support||HB1401||prohibiting the disclosure of the number of miles driven by a specific driver licensed by the state or vehicle registered in the state.||Transportation||Tue 4/19||1:15 PM||LOB Room 101||This bill prohibits both the department of safety, and inspection stations, from sharing vehicle mileage information with certain authorities without consent.|
|Support||HB1432||prohibiting the use of state funds for new passenger rail projects.||Transportation||Tue 4/19||1:30 PM||LOB Room 101||This bill prohibits the department of transportation from utilizing state funds for the planning, construction, operation, or management of new passenger rail projects.|
|Support||HB1636||relative to prohibitions on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile.||Transportation||Tue 4/19||1:45 PM||LOB Room 101||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.|
|Support||HB1455||relative to state enforcement of federal vaccination mandates.||Health and Human Services||Wed 4/20||9:00 AM||LOB Room 201-203||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.|
|Of Interest||HB1598||legalizing the possession and use of cannabis.||Ways and Means||Wed 4/20||9:00 AM||SH Room 100||This bill: I. Legalizes the possession and use of cannabis for persons 21 years of age and older. II. Authorizes the liquor commission to regulate and administer the cultivation, manufacture, testing, and retail sale of cannabis statewide, and makes an appropriation therefor. III. Authorizes alternative treatment centers registered to dispense therapeutic cannabis to register, as a separate entity, to manufacture, cultivate, or transport cannabis to the state for retail sale. IV. Authorizes a municipality to enact an ordinance prohibiting or limiting the number and type of cannabis establishments that may be permitted within the municipality and regulating the time, place, and manner of operation of a cannabis establishment permitted within the municipality. V. Establishes the cannabis control fund and requires funds to be distributed to the department of health and human services, bureau of drug and alcohol services, for education tax relief, public safety agency training purposes, and children’s behavioral health services. VI. Makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services to create public media and social media campaigns to address some of the risks of cannabis use.|