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2020 Legislative Session

Legislative Update March 16th

Week of March 16-20, 2020 General Court News Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, out of an abundance of caution the General Court has suspended all legislative activities for at least one week, March 16-20. The State House will be closed to legislative members, legislative staff, and visitors but remain open for governmental operations until further notice Note from Cornerstone: With this news, the Senate …

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House Session Report: March 11 and 12

As we reported in our March 9th Legislative Update, there are multiple bills we are monitoring being voted on by the NH House of Representatives at their March 11 and 12 session. Here are the results of the votes:

Legislative Update March 9

 Week of March 9-13, 2020 Key Updates and Calls to Action The House will take up multiple bills we’re following this week. Your voice is needed! Multiple key bills being taken up by the House with committee recommendations we hope to overturn. See list and details in this update. CACR-14 (Abortion in the NH Constitution) tabled by House! Senate to vote on abortion insurance …

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Legislative Update March 2

Week of March 2-6, 2020 Calls to Action for Week of March 2 House to vote on abortion amendment to NH Constitution (CACR 14) Thursday, March 5 Senate meets Thursday, March 5; abortion-insurance bill still pending (SB 486-FN) House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs committee to vote on parental rights (HB 1404) and vital records (HB 1577-FN) Tuesday, March 3 House Judiciary Committee to vote on …

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Legislative Update February 24th 2020

Week of February 24-28 What’s in this issue: The House and Senate are off, but some key education bills are facing committee votes this week. Continued tracking of important legislation we’re following. Key Legislation We’re Following HB 1251, Participation in school sports for female student athletes (Save Women’s Sports), Committee vote this week!! WHEN: The House Education Committee will vote on HB 1251 at a session beginning at …

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Legislative Update February 17

Week of February 17-21, 2020 Key Takeaways: Full House is meeting this week. Votes expected on putting abortion into NH Constitution (CACR 14) and legalization/regulation of marijuana (HB 1663-FN) among others. Details in this update. Senate committee will hold a hearing on a bill to require abortion coverage in any insurance policy with maternity benefits. (SB 486-FN). House Health and Human Services executive session on minors …

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Legislative Update February 10th

Week of February 10-17, 2020  Key Legislation: HB 1659-FN, Physician-assisted suicide CACR 14, abortion in state constitution, report on committee vote Updates on other legislation including born-alive protection, prenatal non-discrimination, and women’s sports BUT FIRST, A Note from Cornerstone on WHY Your Voice Is Important! Why doesn’t Cornerstone provide you with one-click email messages for legislators in our weekly updates? Because your voice is …

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Support Prenatal Nondiscrimination (HB 1678-FN, 2020)

Testimony submitted to House Judiciary Committee by Shannon McGinley, Executive Director of Cornerstone Action Cornerstone Action supports HB 1678-FN, the prenatal nondiscrimination act. We agree with the sponsors that no human being in utero should be discriminated against on the grounds of genetic diagnosis or sex. More important than anything we could share are the stories shared at the hearing by individuals living with …

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Protecting Born-Alive Infants (HB 1675-FN, 2020)

Testimony submitted to House Judiciary Committee by Shannon McGinley, Executive Director, Cornerstone Action Cornerstone Action supports HB 1675-FN, which would protect infants who survive attempted abortion. We fear an important point was lost at the House committee hearing on the bill: the legislation is about a situation arising after abortion, after a pregnancy has been terminated, after a woman has exercised a reproductive medical …

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