Majority Leader Comments on Parental Bill of Rights

House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after the House struck down HB1431, establishing the parental bill of rights, on a vote of 171-176. “It is unfortunate that the members of the House were swayed by scare tactics and false information. Opponents of this bill have said that this bill would give …

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House Approves Reduction in Business Taxes

House Majority Whip Rep. Jeanine Notter (R-Merrimack) released the following statement after the passage of HB1221, relative to the rate of the business profits tax, and relative to payment by the state to political subdivisions of an amount equal to a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers. “One of the main objectives …

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House Republicans Strengthen Granite Staters’ Privacy

Representative Erica Layon (R-Derry) released the following statement after the House adopted the Committee of Conference report on HB1487, relative to the procedure for withdrawal from the vaccine registry. “In 2018, the people of New Hampshire spoke clearly when they enshrined the right to privacy in our state constitution. The passage of HB1487 is another …

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Rep. Berry Comments on Failure to Pass Bail Reform

Rep. Ross Berry (R-Manchester) released the following statement after HB1476, relative to release of a defendant pending trial, was tabled. “Today the Legislature let the people of New Hampshire down. Unfortunately, Granite Staters will have to continue to wait while repeat and violent offenders are let off again and again on cashless bail. I look forward …

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House Approves Aid to Municipalities

Rep. Terry Roy (R-Deerfield) released the following statement after the NH House passed SB401, making appropriations to the department of transportation for local highway aid and to the body-worn and dashboard camera fund, and permitting the department of transportation to operate dash cameras, on a voice vote. “SB401 is further evidence that Republicans in the …

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House Democrats Want to Legislate Youth Bedtimes

House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after House Democrats opposed SB345, relative to youth employment. SB345 passed with the committee amendment on a vote of 185-152. “House Democrats’ support stricter youth employment laws, and want to make employment laws stricter for 16 and 17 year olds than 14 and 15 year …

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House Majority Leader Responds to Democrat Outrage

House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after House Democrats’ political stunts. “Today House Democrats ultimately failed in multiple parliamentary maneuvers to consider pro-abortion legislation. They claim Granite Staters have ‘very real fears.’ Last I checked, both the New Hampshire Democratic Party and Cornerstone Action admit that New Hampshire is currently a …

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Representative Pearl Comments on Passage of SB367

CONCORD- House Environment & Agriculture committee chairman Howard Pearl (R- Loudon) released the following statement after the House voted OTP/A on SB367, relative to the regulatory status of advanced recycling and manufacturing facilities by a vote of 198-128. “SB367 creates a clear regulatory structure for advanced recycling facilities that will encourage the investment and growth …

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Rep. Berry Comments on Democrats’ Redistricting Hypocrisy

Concord, NH- Rep. Ross Berry (R-Manchester), member of the Special Committee on Redistricting, released the following statement after the committee voted 8-7 on SB200, which was amended to include the congressional district map. “Today New Hampshire House Democrats got exactly what they requested- a map that has the lowest population deviation that we have seen …

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Commerce Democrats Support Exceptions for Animal Cruelty

Concord, NH- Member of House Commerce Committee Rep. Paul Terry (R-Alton) released the following statement after the committee amended and passed SB202, prohibiting the sale of cosmetic products tested on animals, on a party-line vote of 10-9. “SB202 was presented to the committee as a bill that would only prohibit the sale of cosmetic products that …

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NH House Affirms Support for FITN

Concord, NH- Rep. Keith Ammon (R-New Boston) released the following statement after the NH House passed a resolution affirming our support for the First in the Nation primary. “Today the House passed a resolution to affirm our support for the First in the Nation primary.”  “Last Thursday the Republican National Committee voted unanimously to make no …

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House Republicans Pass Bill to Address Voter Identification

Concord, NH- Members of the House Election Law Committee released the following joint statement after the passage of SB418, relative to verification of voter affidavits, on a vote of 180-154. House Election Law Chair Barbara Griffin (R-Goffstown) “SB418 continues to allow anyone who comes to the polling location on Election Day to cast a ballot. …

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Representative Ross Berry Praises Committee Vote on SB418

Concord, NH – Representative Ross Berry (R-Manchester) released the following statement after the House Election Law committee recommended Ought to Pass with Amendment on SB418: “The House Election Law Committee’s amendment limits the scope of SB418 to those registering to vote on election day at the polls with no ID. Currently, any person can walk …

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House Republicans Pass Property Tax Relief

Concord, NH- Rep. Daryl Abbas (R-Salem) released the following statement after the New Hampshire House passed HB1598, legalizing the possession and use of cannabis, on a vote of 169-156. “After the operation and start-up costs are repaid to the state under this bill, 50 percent of the remaining revenue is earmarked to offset the Statewide …

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House Democrats Fight to Give Undocumented Individuals the Ability to Vote

CONCORD, NH – Representative Gregory Hill (R- Northfield) released the following statement after House Republicans defeated HB1666, relative to the application process for drivers’ licenses and the privacy of motor vehicle records. “The sheer number of issues with this legislation is startling. As written, it would have turned us into a sanctuary state and hampered …

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