- 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 41 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 1 and opposition of 6 with 4 being of interest.
Of the 18 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 0 with 3 being of interest.
|Oppose||HB101||relative to requiring voters declare a party affiliation prior to a state primary election.||Election Law||Tue 1/10||1:00 PM||LOB Room 306-308||This bill requires any undeclared voter who wishes to vote in a state party primary to declare a party affiliation at least 4 months prior to such primary.|
|Oppose||HB116||relative to fees and primary petitions required for primary ballot election access.||Election Law||Tue 1/10||2:00 PM||LOB Room 306-308||This bill increases certain filing fees and the number of signed primary petitions required for primary ballot candidates. This bill also removes the filing fee for state representative candidates.|
|Oppose||HB102||requiring high schools to include instruction on the nature and history of communism.||Education||Wed 1/11||10:40 AM||LOB Room 205-207||This bill requires school boards and governing boards of private schools to include at least one hour of instruction on the nature and history of communism for high school graduation.|
|Of Interest||HB170||requiring the teaching of cursive handwriting and multiplication tables.||Education||Wed 1/11||2:00 PM||LOB Room 205-207||This bill requires school boards to teach cursive handwriting and the memorization of multiplication tables.|
|Of Interest||HB83||relative to county commissioners’ authority on county buildings.||Municipal and County Government||Wed 1/11||2:45 PM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill removes references to expense thresholds for county commissioners’ authority to purchase real estate and repair, enlarge, or erect county buildings.|
|Of Interest||HB146||relative to the closure of state liquor stores.||Commerce and Consumer Affairs||Thu 1/12||10:00 AM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill requires the liquor commission to obtain the prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court before closing a state liquor store.|
|Support||HB173||relative to toilet facilities provided by restaurants.||Commerce and Consumer Affairs||Thu 1/12||11:00 AM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill removes the requirement for restaurants or food establishments that are capable of seating 25 or more, or serve alcohol, from having to provide separate toilet rooms for each sex.|
|Oppose||HB39||relative to paper billing fees.||Commerce and Consumer Affairs||Thu 1/12||1:15 PM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill prohibits a person doing business in this state from charging an additional fee for receiving a paper billing statement, electing to make a payment by United States mail, or attempting to pay a bill in person.|
|Oppose||HB73||relative to the repair of home appliances.||Commerce and Consumer Affairs||Thu 1/12||2:15 PM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill requires home appliance manufacturers to make available to appliance owners and repair providers certain repair-related documentation, parts, and tools. The failure to do so would be a violation of the consumer protection act.|
|Oppose||HB61||relative to teaching on discrimination in the public schools and discrimination in public workplaces.||Education||Thu 1/12||9:30 AM||SH Room Reps Hall||This bill provides that no education law of this state shall be construed to bar any school employee from teaching the historical or current experiences of any group that is protected from discrimination. The bill also repeals provisions of the law relating to the right to freedom from discrimination in public workplaces and education.|
|Of Interest||CACR1||relating to the governor. Providing that there be a lieutenant governor who shall assume the duties of the governor if the governor is incapacitated.||Executive Departments and Administration||Thu 1/12||1:30 PM||LOB Room 306-308||This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution establishes the office of lieutenant governor and changes succession provisions in the event a governor is unable to perform the duties of the office.|
|Of Interest||SB14||relative to the use of game cameras.||Energy and Natural Resources||Tue 1/10||9:30 AM||SH Room 103||This bill adds a definition of “game camera” and permits the use of a game camera to take or attempt to take a game animal or fur-bearing animal.|
|Of Interest||SB15||relative to the use of tree stands and observation blinds.||Energy and Natural Resources||Tue 1/10||9:45 AM||SH Room 103||This bill amends the permissible uses of tree stands, observation blinds, and pit blinds.|
|Of Interest||SB1||relative to the Sununu youth services center.||Judiciary||Thu 1/12||10:00 AM||SH Room 100||This bill requires the closure of the Sununu youth services center, and sets out parameters for the contract for a replacement facility.|