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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

Legislative Update April 15

Week of April 15th – April 19th STATE BUDGET The state budget debate now moves to the Senate. We are concerned for the budget’s effects on family issues including tax money for abortion providers and reliance on expanded gambling. Watch for updates on our Facebook page and blog.   BILL: SB 263 Relative to Anti-Discrimination for Students in Public Schools WHEN: The House Education Committee will vote on this bill …

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Legislative Update April 8th

Week of April 8th – April 12th A Note on Transgender Bills: Much of Cornerstone’s time has been spent fighting the transgender agenda this session. Pandora’s box was opened last year when HB 1319 (“bathroom bill’) and HB 587 (counseling ban) were signed into law and the Governor created the Governor’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion. Those pushing the transgender agenda are pushing …

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Legislative Update April 1

Week of April 1st – April 5th House Session Thursday, April 4th 10:00am BILL: HB 481, Legalizing and Regulating Recreational Marijuana STATUS:  The full House will vote on the bill Thursday, April 4. This is the second vote on the bill, and this is another chance to kill it. House Ways and Means Committee is recommending “ought to pass,” but the committee minority has filed its own …

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Legislative Update March 25

Week of March 25th – March 29th Executive Session: Committee Vote Wednesday, March 27 10:00am BILL: HB 481, Legalizing and Regulating Recreational Marijuana STATUS: House Ways and Means Committee will vote Wednesday, March 27 on HB 481 (NOTE: Because this bill has a huge financial cost connected to it, and will impact our state budget, it must be approved by the House Ways and Means Committee). …

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Legislative Update: Educational Tax Credit, Gender on Driver’s License

For the week of March 18th – March 23rd Three Day House Session, Tues/Wed/Thurs March 19-21 BILL: HB 632-FN Education Tax Credit Repeal CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED. The bill would gut this important program that has made school choice a practical option for many New Hampshire families. Legislators need to hear from parents and students alike! WHAT YOU CAN DO:  Contact your representatives urging them to vote “inexpedient to …

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Legislative Update: House Session; End-of-Life Study and Birth Records.

Week of March 11th – March 16th House to Vote March 14 on End-of-Life Study and Amending Gender on Birth Records BILL: HB 291 Establishing a Committee to Study Certain Findings and other Initiatives Regarding End-of-Life Care.  CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone supports the committee minority position of OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT, which would ensure that a study of palliative and hospice care would not provide cover for physician-assisted suicide. The …

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Legislative Update: Marijuana Vote, House Session & More

BILL: HB 632-FN Education Tax Credit Repeal WHEN: Hearing Tuesday, March 5, 1:00 pm; Legislative Office Building, Room 202 (this is a continued hearing due to the overwhelming public presence at the first hearing). CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED. The bill would gut this important program that has made school choice a practical option for many New Hampshire families. Legislators need to hear from parents and students alike! WHAT YOU CAN …

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Legislative Update: Full House Session This Week

Full House Session February 27-28: Act Now On Two Important Bills! Find your representatives and their contact information here! BILL: HB 289, Repeal of Law About Recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in Public Schools WHEN: The vote could occur on either day of the House session, Wednesday, February 27 or Thursday, February 28. CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED to the bill, and therefore in favor of the “inexpedient to legislate” recommendation from the committee. …

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Legislative Update for the week of February 18th-24th 2019

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 from taxing the drug. Read Cornerstone’s testimony on …

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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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