|Oppose||HB613||relative to mandatory automobile insurance.||Commerce||Tue, Feb 5||9:30 AM||LOB 302||Requires proof of auto insurance to register cars. Fiscal note says that this would raise insureds from the current 90% of drivers to a bit over 94%, at a cost of $20M in new annual insurance premiums (about $500 per driver). It is a shifting of a cost currently borne by the better off onto the poor.|
|Oppose||SB141||establishing a committee to study violence against school personnel.||Education||Tue, Feb 5||9:45 AM||LOB 103||Low impact study committee but also not useful. Study committee explictly seeks to define new law when there is no evidence that schools are attempting to use existing law (RSA 631:2-a simple assault and RSA 631:4 Criminal Threatening) that already cover the items listed|
|Oppose||SB12||establishing the New Hampshire college graduate retention incentive partnership program and making an appropriation therefor.||Education||Tue, Feb 5||10:00 AM||LOB 103||This bill establishes the New Hampshire college graduate retention incentive partnership which provides financial handouts to college graduates who are hired by participating employers.|
|Support||HB198||repealing the prohibition on texting while driving.||Transportation||Tue, Feb 5||10:30 AM||LOB 203|
|Oppose||HB230||prohibiting smoking in motor vehicles when a passenger is under 16 years of age.||Transportation||Tue, Feb 5||11:00 AM||LOB 203|
|Oppose||HB632||relative to the education tax credit.||Ways & Means||Tue, Feb 5||11:00 AM|
|Ends the education tax credit to force kids using it back to public schools.|
|Support||HB317||relative to tinted windows on motor vehicles.||Transportation||Tue, Feb 5||11:30 AM||LOB 203||Allow after-market window treatments.|
|Support||HB114||prohibiting the state from entering into or enforcing agreements concerning sales tax collection with other states.||Ways & Means||Tue, Feb 5||1:00 PM|
|Support||HB481||relative to the legalization and regulation of cannabis and making appropriations therefor.||Criminal||Tue, Feb 5||1:00 PM|
SH Reps Hall
|Marijuana legalization. Contains heavy regulation, so HB722 and maybe others seem preferable.|
|Oppose||HB682||establishing a water resources fund in the department of environmental services and charging certain application and permit fees.||Resources||Tue, Feb 5||1:00 PM||LOB 305||Double to triple certain fees.|
|Support||SB88||relative to registry identification cards under the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law.||HHS||Tue, Feb 5||1:00 PM||LOB 101||This bill makes changes in the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law, including:|
I. Eliminating the time frame for a provider-patient relationship.
II. Repealing the requirement for a photograph of an applicant's face for purposes of the registry identification card.
III. Optionally allowing a 3 year (v.s. 1 year) expiration date on the card.
|Support||HB698||relative to foreign taxing jurisdictions compelling New Hampshire businesses to collect and remit sales taxes incurred by citizens of their respective states.||Ways & Means||Tue, Feb 5||1:30 PM|
|This bill prohibits other states and municipalities from imposing the collection of sales taxes on NH businesses.|
|Oppose||SB240||relative to reciprocal toll collection.||Transportation||Tue, Feb 5||1:30 PM||LOB 103||This bill authorizes the department of transportation and the department of safety to share vehicle registration information with other states as necessary to enforce reciprocal toll collection and to deny registration renewal for certain vehicles due to unpaid tolls incurred in another state.|
|Oppose||HB462||relative to digital electronic product repair.||Commerce||Tue, Feb 5||2:00 PM||LOB 302||This bill requires manufacturers of digital electronic products to provide independent repair facilities with diagnostic and repair information for such products.|
|Oppose||SB241||relative to funding for the project development phase of the capitol corridor rail project.||Transportation||Tue, Feb 5||2:00 PM||LOB 103||This bill permits the department of transportation to access certain federal funding for the purpose of completing the project development phase of the capitol corridor rail project in the 2019-2028 ten year transportation improvement plan.|
|Oppose||SB155||relative to permissible campaign contributions by business organizations.||Election Law||Wed, Feb 6||9:30 AM||LOB 102||Prohibits business organizations from making campaign contributions.|
|Oppose||SB231||promoting truth in political advertising.||Election Law||Wed, Feb 6||10:45 AM||LOB 102||This bill imposes a monetary fine for a finding of 'materially false' speech by a candidate or political entity as determined by a partisan legislative committee.|
* Though the bill makes the claim that it is not infringing upon freedom of speech as protected by the NH constitution ([Art.] 22. [Free Speech; Liberty of the Press.] Free speech and Liberty of the press are essential to the security of Freedom in a State: They ought, therefore, to be inviolably preserved), simply asserting that this is not an infringement but is rather a consequence does not change the fact that this law may have a chilling effect on political speech.
* This dramatically expands the scope of the Legislative Ethics committee to potentially apply to persons or entities who are not members of the general court (III. If a ruling of "materially false" is issued by the committee, the candidate or <b> political entity</b> whose name is provided on the advertising shall be assessed a fine equal to the cost of production and publication of the false advertisement. )
|Support||HB477||relative to allowance sales under the New Hampshire regional greenhouse gas initiative program.||Science & Tech||Wed, Feb 6||1:00 PM||LOB 304||This bill distributes all proceeds from allowance sales under the New Hampshire regional greenhouse gas initiative program to ratepayers minus administrative costs.|
|Oppose||HB712||relative to a family and medical leave insurance program.||Labor||Wed, Feb 6||1:00 PM|
|This bill establishes a system of paid family and medical leave insurance funded through a tax based on the salaries of NH employees that would extract more than $156 million annually from NH citizens.|
|Oppose||HB688||relative to transfer and inspection of animals.||Environment||Thu, Feb 7||1:00 PM|
|This bill expands licensing requirements for pet vendors and hobby breeders. Even a person that transfers a single animal for a fee will be forced to register and comply with the hobby breeder license.|
|Oppose||HB680||relative to the definition of tobacco product for purposes of the tobacco tax and retail tobacco licensing.||Commerce||Thu, Feb 7||1:45 PM||LOB 302||Extend tobacco tax and regulation to vaping.|