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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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House Votes to Kill Buffer Zone Repeal

The New Hampshire House voted on January 31 to kill an attempt to repeal the so-called buffer zone law. Cornerstone supported the bill, HB 124. The vote was 228-141 on an “inexpedient to legislate” motion. The roll call is here. Note that because the motion was “inexpedient to legislate,” a Yea vote was a bad vote. The buffer zone law is a blight on our …

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Repeal the Buffer Zone Law (HB 124, 2019)

[Testimony submitted to House Judiciary Committee by Christopher Jay, Attorney with Cornerstone] Cornerstone Action is a nonprofit, nonpartisan New Hampshire public policy organization that advocates to protect life, religious liberty, and family in the state of New Hampshire.  We ask your support of HB 124, in repealing New Hampshire’s so-called “buffer zone” law. This “buffer-zone” law is squarely unconstitutional. It cannot be enforced without violating …

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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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Victories and Challenges Mark 2017 Legislative Session in Concord

Cornerstone supporters were instrumental in building support for several important legislative measures that Governor Sununu has signed into law. Education policy was a particular bright spot in the 2017 legislative session. School districts now have greater flexibility in finding alternatives for students in grades not provided by the local district (SB 8). Pupil privacy and parental rights were affirmed by passage of SB 43, …

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House tables Bathroom Bill and Post-Viability Abortion Bill; Buffer Zone Repeal Falls Short

The New Hampshire House voted 187-179 on March 9 to table HB 478, preventing the “gender identity” or Bathroom Bill from advancing for now. The vote came after intensive phone and email campaigns on both sides of the measure. Even after the tabling vote, supporters of the bill mounted an immediate email campaign to urge representatives to take up the bill later in the …

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Buffer Zone Repeal (HB 589, 2017)

Among Cornerstone’s goals is the protection of human life from the time of conception to the end of natural life. Along with that goes our interest in recognition of the constitutional First Amendment rights of people peacefully advocating for protection of human life. To that end, we ask you today to support HB 589, repealing New Hampshire’s so-called buffer zone law. HB 589 gives …

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Legislators Have Another Chance to Repeal Buffer Zone Law

The New Hampshire legislature has its third opportunity to repeal New Hampshire’s anti-First-Amendment “buffer zone” law. Cornerstone supports the repeal effort, offered this year as HB 589, which has eight co-sponsors led by Rep. Kurt Wuelper (R-Strafford). Cornerstone has recognized from the first introduction of the buffer zone law in 2014 that it seeks to restrict the rights of peaceful pro-life witnesses on public …

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Cornerstone supporting five 2015 NH pro-life bills at hearings this week

Representatives of Cornerstone Action will be in Concord in the coming days to support five much-needed measures relating to the life issues. We encourage the House to pass each of these bills. Repeal of the “buffer zone” law (HB 403). This blatantly unconstitutional law is already tied up in federal court. The law makes all demonstration, including silent prayer, illegal within “up to 25 …

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Cornerstone notes Massachusetts buffer zone settlement

A settlement in federal court this month has proven that the Massachusetts “buffer zone” law was not only unconstitutional but is also bad news for taxpayers. The state of Massachusetts has agreed to pay $1.2 million to attorneys for the plaintiffs in theMcCullen v. Coakley case. We trust that New Hampshire legislators will take the lesson to heart. New Hampshire legislators are already signing …

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