Legislative Update – January 24, 2022

HB 1021prohibiting regulation of religious land use based on the religious nature of the assembly or speech taking place on the land or in the structure

WHEN: There was a public hearing on HB 1021 this past Thursday, January 20. The House Judiciary Committee could vote on their recommendation as early as next Wednesday.


WHY: HB 1021 will protect the historic right of Christians and other people of faith to worship in house churches, currently endangered in New Hampshire by regulatory red tape.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Please contact the House Judiciary Committee and ask them to vote Ought To Pass on HB 1021. 


SB 399, repealing the fetal life protection act

STATUS: This past Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on SB 399. 

WHEN: The bill could be voted on in executive session as early as this Tuesday, January 25th.

CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone OPPOSES this bill. If passed this bill would completely repeal the Fetal Life Protection Act, which became law just a few weeks ago.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Please contact the Senate Judiciary Committee and ask them to vote Inexpedient to Legislate on SB 399.


HB 1609relative to the scope of the fetal life protection act

The House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee held a hearing on HB 1609 last week. Immediately following, they voted 11-10 Ought to Pass with Amendment on the bill. Every Republican on the Committee voted for the bill as amended, every Democrat voted against.

CORNERSTONE POSITION: Cornerstone now SUPPORTS the bill, AS AMENDED by HHS. Prior to the adoption of the amendment put forward by Rep. Beth Folsom HB 1609 would have totally gutted the Fetal Life Protection Act, effectively returning New Hampshire to its former abortion up until birth status by removing the bill’s ultrasound requirement, among other things. As amended, the bill now simply clarifies the extremely narrow intent of the original law’s ultrasound requirement. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Please contact the republican members of the HHS Committee and thank them for voting to uphold our current prolife law. 

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