- These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
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Of the 24 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 2 with 3 being of interest.
Of the 44 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 4 and opposition of 4 with 2 being of interest.
|Support||HB275||relative to schools approved for a school tuition program by a school board.||Education||Tue 4/4||9:15 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill allows a pupil’s parents to pay the difference between a receiving school tuition cost and the sending district tuition cap in a school tuition program.|
|Of Interest||HB555||appropriating state general fund surplus toward the retirement system unfunded accrued liability.||Finance||Tue 4/4||1:00 PM||SH Room 103||This bill requires the transfer of 75 percent of a state biennial surplus to the reduction in the retirement system’s unfunded accrued liability.|
|Of Interest||SB12||relative to the leasing of seasonal camp lots by the fish and game department.||Fish and Game and Marine Resources||Tue 4/4||10:00 AM||LOB Room 305-307||This bill allows the executive director of fish and game to lease certain seasonal camp lots on fish and game lands, and changes the requirements for approval of short-term leases and contracts of the department.|
|Of Interest||SB14||relative to the use of game cameras.||Fish and Game and Marine Resources||Tue 4/4||10:45 AM||LOB Room 305-307||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.||Fish and Game and Marine Resources||Tue 4/4||1:00 PM||LOB Room 305-307||This bill amends the permissible uses of tree stands, observation blinds, and pit blinds.|
|Oppose||SB263||extending the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program and reestablishing the commission to evaluate the effectiveness and future of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program.||Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs||Tue 4/4||11:15 AM||LOB Room 205-207||This bill: I. Reestablishes and revises the membership and duties of the commission to evaluate the effectiveness and future of the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program. The commission is repealed November 1, 2028. II. Permanently extends the New Hampshire granite advantage health care program by removing the prospective repeal of the program that was to take effect on December 31, 2023. III. Removes the transfer of funds from the alcohol abuse prevention and treatment fund to the granite advantage health care trust fund.|
|Support||HB135||prohibiting no-knock warrants.||Judiciary||Tue 4/4||2:30 PM||SH Room 100||This bill prohibits a law enforcement officer from seeking, executing, or participating in the execution of a no-knock search warrant and exceptions thereto.|
|Of Interest||HB198||modifying the new resident drivers’ license transfer requirement.||Transportation||Tue 4/4||1:20 PM||LOB Room 101||This bill would require nonresident drivers who establish residency in New Hampshire to notify the department of safety if they then cease to become residents within 60 days, or if their out of state driver’s license expires or is relinquished.|
|Oppose||SB252||relative to release of a defendant pending trial.||Criminal Justice and Public Safety||Wed 4/5||10:00 AM||LOB Room 202-204||This bill lists certain offenses which, if committed by the defendant, create a presumption that a defendant is a danger to the public and shall be detained for up to 36 hours.|
|Support||HB594||relative to the licensure of out-of-state applicants to boards or commissions organized under the office of professional licensure and certification.||Executive Departments and Administration||Wed 4/5||9:15 AM||SH Room 103||This bill authorizes the office of professional licensure and certification to issue licenses to out-of-state applicants who are licensed in another state, if the other state’s licensing requirements are substantially similar to those in New Hampshire.|
|Oppose||HB532||relative to the licensure and regulation of music therapists.||Executive Departments and Administration||Wed 4/5||9:45 AM||SH Room 103||This bill establishes the licensure and regulation of music therapists under the allied health professionals.|
|Support||HB127||relative to the declaration of a state of emergency.||Executive Departments and Administration||Thu 4/6||10:20 AM||SH Room 103||This bill revises the authority of the governor and general court to declare, renew, or terminate a state of emergency.|