Legislative Update

Blog posts that have to do with timely legislative goings on. It will have what bills are coming up, when the hearings are and Cornerstone’s position, and how you can take action

“TAKE 2!”

Take two minutes to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY   On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will revisit HB 481 on the legalization and commercialization of recreational marijuana. In the spring of this year, with a coalition that included Communities for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth (CADY), the Diocese of Manchester, New Futures, and Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM-NH), Cornerstone fought against HB 481, which would have commercialized recreational marijuana and made it very difficult for cities & …

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Update: Anti-trafficking Bill Makes Progress

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, meeting on October 30, voted “ought to pass” on HB 201 as introduced. The vote was 16-4. HB 201 was introduced last January, retained in committee, and will get a vote in the full House in January 2020. HB 201 would increase penalties for anyone who pays to engage in sexual contact with a minor who is …

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Legislative Update: Anti-Trafficking Bill Vote Moved

UPDATE on HB 201 COMMITTEE VOTE POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30! YOUR PHONE CALL COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. HB 201: Relative to Increase Penalties for Adults Buying Sex from Minors HB 201 will NOW be voted on by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee at10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30. Please CALL each member of the Committee and ask for an “ought to pass” vote on HB …

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Legislative Update September 21

Fight Against Abortion Funding Continues! Report on this week’s legislative happenings The legislature voted on the Governor’s vetos on September 17 and 18 but did not take up the budget vote! NEXT WEEK:The House will meet Wednesday, September 25, at 1:00 p.m. to take up the Governor’s veto of the state budget, HB 1 & HB 2. If the House overrides the veto, the Senate …

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Abortion Providers & NH State Budget: What you Need to Know

Your Money on Their Terms:Abortion Providers and the State Budget Health Care, YES. Abortion, NO. This policy briefing is based in part on Cornerstone’s August 21 op-ed in NH Journal. Abortion providers, the state budget, and federal policy are coming together as legislators and Governor Sununu continue their negotiations on a new state budget. One issue to be resolved in light of recent news:  Should abortion providers …

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Summer Update 2019

BILLS SIGNED, VETOED AND MADE INTO LAW  Mixed Results from Governor Sununuon 2019 Bills Governor Chris Sununu is leaving a mixed record as he deals with the bills passed by the New Hampshire General Court in 2019. His recent decisions include victories for parental rights and anti-trafficking efforts, but disappointments regarding gender policy and expanded gambling.  As you review the bills below, keep in mind …

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Legislative Update July 8th

SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR OUR E-UPDATESAs the legislative session ends for this year, Cornerstone will send legislative updates less frequently – but keep looking for them! We will watch the committee work that will continue this summer and fall, particularly the negotiations on a state budget. Count on Cornerstone for timely updates and calls to action Tell Governor Sununu it’s time to take out his veto pen!While …

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Legislative Update July 1

Week of July 1 – July 5th  Governor Sununu Vetoes Budget Cornerstone Urges Negotiators to Keep Abortion Funding Out of New Hampshire’s Budget On Thursday, the New Hampshire House and Senate passed a budget that lifts a ban on the use of state funds for abortion. Governor Sununu has vetoed the budget, citing several reasons. Unfortunately, he hasn’t mentioned abortion funding. Pro-life Granite Staters know that abortion is not health care …

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Legislative Update June 17

Week of June 17th – June 21st  Tell Governor Sununu it’s time to take out his veto pen! While these bills have not yet reached the Governor’s desk, the House and Senate have agreed on the language for each bill. The Governor is the last line of defense against ill-advised legislation. Urge him to veto the bills listed below! Another item of concern is the state budget. Read …

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