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.
HOUSE REGULAR CALENDAR
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
SB 40-FN, including a viable fetus in the definition of "another" for the purposes of certain criminal offenses, starting at 8 weeks after conception. MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT. MINORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE We Oppose OTPA
SENATE REGULAR CALENDAR REPORT
HB 403-FN, repealing the law relative to providing certain parameters for access to reproductive health care facilities. Ought to Pass, Vote 3-1. We oppose OTP
PUBLIC AND MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS
HB 304, establishing a committee to study public access to political campaign information. Ought to Pass, Vote 4-0. WE SUPPORT OTP
SENATE and HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARINGS
MONDAY, April 3
FINANCE, Room 103, SH Sen. Forrester (C), Sen. Little (VC), Sen. Morse, Sen. Reagan, Sen. D'Allesandro, Sen. Hosmer
AGENCY PRESENTATIONS ON THE BUDGET AS PASSED BY THE HOUSE
9:00 a.m. Department of Health and Humans Services: Division of Community Based Care Services (including BEAS): Elderly and Adult, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse, Developmental Services, the New Hampshire Hospital and the Glencliff Home.
TUESDAY, MAY 4
FINANCE, Representatives' Hall, SH Sen. Forrester (C), Sen. Little (VC), Sen. Morse, Sen. Reagan, Sen. D'Allesandro, Sen. Hosmer
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. HB 1-A making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017. HB 2-FN-A-L relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. HB 1-A making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017. HB 2-FN-A-L relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.
Please note: These hearings will be streamed live via the Internet at the following web address: http://nhgencourt.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=1
THURSDAY, MAY 7
HOUSE MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB
11:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on retained bill HB 288-L, relative to the code for energy conservation in new building construction. Opting out permitted.
1:00 p.m. Subcommittee work session on retained bill HB 546, relative to exactions for improvements related to innovative land use controls.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB
10:00 a.m. Ad hoc subcommittee to discuss the future of renewable portfolio standards.
1:00 p.m. Subcommittee work session on SB 221-FN, relative to electric rate reduction financing. Executive session on pending legislation may follow.
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 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