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Cornerstone Celebrates Signing of Anti-Trafficking Bill

On July 1, Governor Sununu signed into law House Bill 189, which protects juvenile victims of sex trafficking. The law will go into effect on January 1. It protects trafficked children from facing criminal charges for nonviolent offenses directly arising from their being trafficked. HB 189, exempting child trafficking victims from criminal penalties, is a wonderful step in the right direction towards creating policy …

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Legislative Update April 1

Week of April 1st – April 5th House Session Thursday, April 4th 10:00am BILL: HB 481, Legalizing and Regulating Recreational Marijuana STATUS:  The full House will vote on the bill Thursday, April 4. This is the second vote on the bill, and this is another chance to kill it. House Ways and Means Committee is recommending “ought to pass,” but the committee minority has filed its own …

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Committee Protects Sex Buyers Instead of Children

“This [bill] is not about the johns. This is about the kids.” – Rep. Jody McNally THURSDAY, February 7th The House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee voted 12-7 this morning to retain HB 201-FN, relative to enhancing penalties for sex buyers exploiting trafficked children. Retaining the bill means it will not go to the House floor, and that the committee will make a …

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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 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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Retained Bills Coming to N.H. House in January

New Hampshire House committees have made their recommendations on bill that were retained for study earlier this year. Each of these bills will be voted on by the full House early in 2018. HB 287, Study Changes to Prostitution Laws in New Hampshire: The House committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety approved an amended version of HB 287 on a 14-6 vote. The …

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