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Legislative Update February 18, 2019

For the upcoming week of February 18-24 HB 481, Relative to Legalization and Regulation of Recreational Marijuana  WHEN: The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will vote on HB 481 on Thursday, February 21, at 11:00 a.m. Legislative Office Building, Rm 204. CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED. WHY: Enabling widespread use of recreational marijuana brings social, economic, and health costs that far outweigh any benefit the state might derive …

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Senate passes SB196, student privacy now at risk

SB 196, relative to non-academic surveys administered to students in school, has passed the State Senate 13-10 on a party-line vote (with Democrats in the majority, and Sen. Fuller Clark absent). This bill switches the parental consent requirement for non-academic surveys administered in school from opt-in to opt-out. Supporters of the bill claimed that the “opt-in” policy was resulting in low response rates for …

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Legislative Update February 11, 2019

SB 196, Relative to Non-Academic Surveys in Schools:  WHEN: The full Senate will vote on the bill Thursday, February 14CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED.WHY: SB 196 would roll back a 2017 law protecting student privacy and parental rights. Instead of giving parents the right to “opt-in” before a non-academic survey is administered to their children in school, it would switch to an “opt-out” policy – meaning …

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Taken from the Family First New Zealand campaign against legalized marijuana.

Update on HB 481:Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Just say NO!

The battle continues in the war on legalized marijuana.   After the public hearing last Tuesday, February 4th and the open-to-the-public committee work session on Wednesday, February 5th, we continue to be alarmed by the bill itself, its consequences, and the seeming lack of engagement (as evidenced by lack of substantive discussion) from the committee on such a consequential bill.   At the time …

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Committee Protects Sex Buyers Instead of Children

“This [bill] is not about the johns. This is about the kids.” – Rep. Jody McNally THURSDAY, February 7th The House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee voted 12-7 this morning to retain HB 201-FN, relative to enhancing penalties for sex buyers exploiting trafficked children. Retaining the bill means it will not go to the House floor, and that the committee will make a …

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NH: The Most Abortion-Friendly State?

New York’s governor ordered buildings to be illuminated in pink lights on January 22, in celebration of state law he had just signed eliminating most limitations on abortion. Legislators in Virginia and Vermont are ready to follow suit with radically anti-life policies. Think it couldn’t happen in New Hampshire? The grim fact is that it already has. New Hampshire is one of the most abortion-friendly …

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Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: We can do better (HB 481)

Testimony delivered to House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee by Neil Hubacker, Director of Strategic Alliances, Cornerstone Policy Research. For more information, contact cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org. Please vote ITL on HB 481, relative to the legalization and regulation of cannabis: I am Neil Hubacker, Director of Strategic Alliances for Cornerstone Policy Research. Cornerstone is dedicated to a New Hampshire where God is honored, religious freedom …

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Education Tax Credit Repeal HB 632

Testimony delivered to House Ways and Means Committee by Ann Marie Banfield, Education Liaison for Cornerstone Action. For more information, contact cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org.  HB 632-FN: please vote “inexpedient to legislate” On behalf of Cornerstone Action, I urge you to reject HB 632-FN, repeal of the education tax credit. This tax credit program directly benefits business owners and individuals who have the generosity and vision to …

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Save NH’s Education Tax Credit Program!

Right now, New Hampshire’s  Education Tax Credit scholarship program does a lot of good for the children of our state. But the program is facing multiple legislative attacks this year, the first of which is House Bill 632. BILL: HB 632 Repealing of the Education Tax Credit Scholarship Program WHEN:  Public Hearing Tuesday, February 5th, starting at 11:00am WHERE: Legislative Office Building, room 202, located at …

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