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Update: Anti-trafficking Bill Makes Progress

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, meeting on October 30, voted “ought to pass” on HB 201 as introduced. The vote was 16-4. HB 201 was introduced last January, retained in committee, and will get a vote in the full House in January 2020. HB 201 would increase penalties for anyone who pays to engage in sexual contact with a minor who is …

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Legislative Update: Anti-Trafficking Bill Vote Moved

UPDATE on HB 201 COMMITTEE VOTE POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30! YOUR PHONE CALL COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. HB 201: Relative to Increase Penalties for Adults Buying Sex from Minors HB 201 will NOW be voted on by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee at10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30. Please CALL each member of the Committee and ask for an “ought to pass” vote on HB …

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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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No to Prostitution Study, HB 287 (2018)

Cornerstone urges you to vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 287. When the bill was introduced, and throughout the work sessions on the bill, Cornerstone urged that the bill shift its focus to a study of human trafficking in New Hampshire. We also urged that legislators explicitly reject re-defining prostitution as a type of regulated industry or so-called “sex work.” The amendment adopted by …

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Cornerstone Recommends ITL on Prostitution Study

The House Criminal Justice Committee has voted 14-6 to recommend “ought to pass as amended” on HB 287, to study decriminalizing prostitution. Cornerstone urges legislators to reject the committee report and instead vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 287. When the bill was introduced, and throughout the work sessions this fall on the bill, Cornerstone urged that the bill shift its focus to a …

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