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 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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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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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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Legislative Update- February 3rd

Legislative Update for week of February 4th- 9th During the Legislative Session, watch your inbox every Saturday for our Legislative Update for the upcoming week, including new bills introduced, updates to legislation in commitee and how you can act!   NEW BILLS THIS WEEK: HB632, HB481 UPDATE ON BILLS: HB201, HB383, HB289 HB189 BILL: HB 632-FN Education Tax Credit RepealWHEN: Public Hearing Tuesday, February 5 11:00 a.m; Legislative …

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Gender Ideology Threatens Vital Records

The New Hampshire House is considering a bill to allow individuals to obtain a new birth certificate based on a change of “gender identity.” Options on the birth certificate would be “male,” “female,” and “nonbinary.” HB 446 will have a hearing in the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Cornerstone Action opposes this threat to …

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House Hearings on Buffer Zone Repeal, Human Trafficking Bills

First in Cornerstone’s 2019 series of State House updates! Public hearings on proposed legislation for New Hampshire in 2019 are getting underway. At any of these hearings you may speak on a bill, or you may attend simply to sign a sheet indicating whether you support or oppose the bill. You can also send testimony in writing or via email. HB 124, a bill to …

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Add your voice: NO on gender identity bill, therapy ban

Tell your Senator NO on Gender Identity Bill The Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended Interim Study on the gender identity bill (HB 1319). The full Senate will vote on it Wednesday, May 2 or Thursday, May 3.  Take Action Ask your state senator to vote YES to “Interim Study” OR “Inexpedient to Legislate” on HB 1319. Phone calls are most effective. Look up your senator …

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Petition: No to the Therapy Ban

Tell the Senate: No to the Therapy Ban Background The House of Representatives passed the Therapy Ban Bill (HB 587). Now, it is to be taken up by the Senate HHS committee. Here’s what HB 587 would do: Muzzle therapists and restrict their speech in a clinical setting. (Coercive or abusive treatment is already illegal – this ban would extend the law to ban …

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No on SB 431

Don’t turn back parents’ rights: No on SB 431 In 2017, New Hampshire parents won a hard-fought victory with the passage of a parental rights law regarding non-academic surveys given to students. Now, that victory is threatened by SB 431, which will be voted on in the state senate on March 8. Parents now have the right to be given advance notice of non-academic surveys being …

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Support the Protections from Coercive Abortion Act

Protect Women from Forced Abortions! No woman should be forced into an abortion. HB 1721 would ban coerced abortions in New Hampshire. Women should not need to rely on abortion providers to detect coercion, when those providers stand to gain financially from her abortion. The House Judiciary Committee believed the abortion providers who testified that they already screen their clients for signs of coercion. …

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