Information on state issues and live bills upon which the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire is interested, is taking a position, and/or has determined action is needed.
Occasionally we post action alerts from the national League here as well.
Below are the members of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee, who are meeting during the summer to discuss changes to the budget. They have meetings scheduled on August 17 (to include Sununu Center--juvenile detention facility) and August 24 (to include Health & Human Services).
Richard Barry - House 880 3731 email@example.com
Lou D'Allesandro - Senate 669 3494 firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Eaton - House 446 3535 Daniel.Eaton@leg.state.nh.us
Jeanie Forrester - Senate 279 1459 email@example.com
Neal Kurk - House (Chair) 529 7253 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald Little - Senate 660 2248 Jerry.Little@leg.state.nh.us
Chuck Morse - Senate 271 8472 email@example.com
Lynne Ober - House 883 9654 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Rosenwald - House 595 9896 Cindy.Rosenwald@leg.state.nh.us
Andy Sanborn - Senate 271 2609 email@example.com
Karen Umberger - House 356 6881 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Jane Wallner - House 225 5249 Maryjane.Wallner@leg.state.nh.us
Kenneth Weyler - House 642 3518 email@example.com
early May 2015: LWVNH echoes this appeal presented to the NH Senate Finance committee--Rev. Gail Kinney's statement included a call to "'just say `no' to any effort to privatize juvenile offender services in the state of New Hampshire. New Hampshire's troubled young people should never, ever, ever be turned over to be profit centers for a private corporation."
August 2014: NH Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Signed
NH Kids Count and its partners in the NH Juvenile Justice Coalition celebrated passage of a sweeping juvenile justice reform bill (HB 1624) during the 2014 legislative session.
Both the House and Senate enacted HB 1624 with wide margins and Governor Hassan signed the bill into law. Effective July 1, 2015, HB 1624 raises the age at which juveniles are treated as adults in the courts from 17 to 18 and ensures other protections for youth.
Based on our study of incarceration issues in NH, the League testified in support of this bill.
The House had passed that bill earlier in May by a 2 to 1 margin. The death penalty in NH stands.
The House vote of 208 to 156 defeating the casino bill (SB 113) of 2015 lays this issue to rest for the current session.
The League of Women Voters New Hampshire continues to oppose restrictions on the right to vote, especially those that seem to target students, the elderly, and the poor.
This list has been updated in January 2015.
Senator Kelly Ayotte (202) 224-3324 website Manchester NH office: 622-7979
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (202) 224-2841 website Manchester NH office: 647-7500
Representative Ann McLane Kuster (district 2) (202) 225-5206 website Concord NH office: 226-1002
Representative Frank Guinta (district 1) (202) 225-5456 website Manchester office: 641-9536