- 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 41 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 2 with 2 being of interest.
Of the 20 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 6 and opposition of 6 with 1 being of interest.
|Of Interest||SB54||relative to purchased power agreements for electric distribution utilities.||Science, Technology and Energy||Mon 4/17||10:00 AM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill allows electric distribution utilities to issue requests for proposals for multi-year agreements for energy, in conjunction with or independent of any attendant environmental attributes from electric energy sources.|
|Oppose||HB74||relative to an employee’s unused earned time.||Commerce||Tue 4/18||9:00 AM||SH Room 100||This bill requires an employer to pay an employee for unused earned time.|
|Of Interest||HB530||relative to withdrawal from a cooperative school district.||Education||Tue 4/18||9:00 AM||LOB Room 101||This bill clarifies the process for the vote on withdrawal from a cooperative school district.|
|Oppose||HB250||(Second New Title) relative to the accidental death benefit payable for a retirement system member.||Executive Departments and Administration||Wed 4/19||9:00 AM||SH Room 103||This bill increases the amount of the state retirement annuity payable upon the accidental death of a retirement system member, but which shall not exceed $85,000. The bill also provides that future accidental death benefits are funded from state general funds.|
|Oppose||SB255||relative to the expectation of privacy.||Judiciary||Wed 4/19||10:00 AM||LOB Room 206-208||This bill creates a new chapter detailing a consumer expectation of privacy.|
|Support||HB360||an act legalizing cannabis for persons 21 years of age or older.||Judiciary||Thu 4/20||1:00 PM||SH Room 100||This bill legalizes the possession and use of cannabis for persons 21 years of age and older.|
|Support||HB431||permitting qualifying patients and designated caregivers to cultivate cannabis for therapeutic use.||Judiciary||Thu 4/20||1:15 PM||SH Room 100||This bill permits qualifying patients and designated caregivers to cultivate cannabis for therapeutic use.|
|Support||HB610||expanding the definition of providers who can certify patients of the therapeutic cannabis program.||Judiciary||Thu 4/20||1:30 PM||SH Room 100||This bill expands the definition of provider under the therapeutic cannabis program to include any individual licensed in New Hampshire to prescribe drugs to humans who holds an active registration from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe controlled substances. The bill also requires, for issuance of a registry identification card to a minor, certification from 2 providers, one of whom shall provide pediatric care.|
|Support||HB473||relative to penalties for controlled drug violations.||Judiciary||Thu 4/20||1:45 PM||SH Room 100||This bill changes the penalty for certain schedule I, II, III, and IV drug offenses.|
|Support||HB611||relative to eligibility criteria for the therapeutic cannabis program.||Judiciary||Thu 4/20||2:00 PM||SH Room 100||This bill removes the requirement that severe pain be resistant to other treatment options in order to be considered a qualifying medical condition for therapeutic cannabis.|
|Support||HB639||relative to the legalization and regulation of cannabis and making appropriations therefor.||Judiciary||Thu 4/20||2:15 PM||SH Room 100||This bill establishes procedures for the legalization, regulation, and taxation of cannabis; the licensing and regulation of cannabis establishments; and makes appropriations therefor.|
|Of Interest||SB111||relative to the town council-town manager form of local government.||Municipal and County Government||Thu 4/20||10:15 AM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill clarifies that towns which adopt town council-town manager charters have the same powers and authorities as city councils under RSA 49-C. It also requires that town clerks be elected regardless of the form of municipal government.|
|Oppose||SB132||prohibiting cities and towns from adopting sanctuary policies.||Municipal and County Government||Thu 4/20||3:00 PM||LOB Room 301-303||This bill prohibits any state or local government entity from establishing sanctuary policies.|