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Written Testimony

Casino Gambling Hurts NH Families (SB 310)

Written Testimony delivered by Christopher Jay, attorney with Cornerstone Action Would approving casinos in New Hampshire generate revenue for the state? Could we use that revenue for good causes, like education? Before we even get to those questions, we should be asking the more obvious question: “Does establishing casino gambling harm people, especially families?” This is different than small-scale personal gambling. This is approving …

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Sex Change on Drivers’ Licenses: Changing Reality for the Sake of “Compassion.” (HB 669)

Written Testimony delivered by Christopher Jay, attorney with Cornerstone Action to the Senate Transportation Committee, April 9th 2019  Today we are being told we should easily allow change of sex for people who perceive themselves to be the opposite sex (or non-binary, etc.). The argument presented is that we should allow this if a person sincerely believes they are the opposite sex (or non-binary, …

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HB: 608 Expanding the law against Discrimination based on Gender Identity: A Harmless “Housekeeping” Bill?

Testimony delivered to House Judiciary Committee by Christopher Jay, Attorney for Cornerstone Action. For more information, contact cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org. HB 608: Please vote “inexpedient to legislate.” On behalf of Cornerstone Action, I urge you to reject HB 608 expanding the law against discrimination based on gender identity to other areas of the law prohibiting discrimination. Cornerstone Action opposes this bill because it creates more problems …

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Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: We can do better (HB 481)

Testimony delivered to House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee by Neil Hubacker, Director of Strategic Alliances, Cornerstone Policy Research. For more information, contact cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org. Please vote ITL on HB 481, relative to the legalization and regulation of cannabis: I am Neil Hubacker, Director of Strategic Alliances for Cornerstone Policy Research. Cornerstone is dedicated to a New Hampshire where God is honored, religious freedom …

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Education Tax Credit Repeal HB 632

Testimony delivered to House Ways and Means Committee by Ann Marie Banfield, Education Liaison for Cornerstone Action. For more information, contact cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org.  HB 632-FN: please vote “inexpedient to legislate” On behalf of Cornerstone Action, I urge you to reject HB 632-FN, repeal of the education tax credit. This tax credit program directly benefits business owners and individuals who have the generosity and vision to …

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Protect Parents’ Rights, Student Privacy (SB 196, 2019)

Testimony submitted to Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee by Ann Marie Banfield, Cornerstone Action Education Liaison. On behalf of Cornerstone Action, representing thousands of New Hampshire residents. I offer this testimony in opposition to SB 196.  The bill seeks to change the requirements for school district policies governing the administration of non-academic surveys or questionnaires by removing informed written consent by parents or …

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Another Opportunity for Abortion Statistics (HB 158-FN, 2019)

Cornerstone Action supports HB 158-FN, relative to induced termination of pregnancy statistics. We have supported similar bills since 2004. We saw the commendable and painstaking bipartisan work in 2015 and 2016 that went into a statistics bill which unfortunately did not pass. It demonstrated nonetheless that bipartisan cooperation on this public health measure is possible. We support the collection of abortion statistics, in aggregated …

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Classroom

Schools, Prayer, & Lawmakers: Clarity Needed (HB 289)

Cornerstone Action takes a cautious position on HB 289, relative to the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in elementary schools. The language of the bill is deceptively simple. It raises two concerns, however, which legislators should consider during the hearing on HB 289 (Thursday, 1/17/19, 2:30 p.m., House Education Committee). HB 289 would repeal a New Hampshire law permitting school districts to authorize the …

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Maintain Integrity of Vital Records (HB 446, 2019)

Testimony delivered to House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee by Cornerstone Executive Director Shannon McGinley. For more information, contact cornerstone@nhcornerstone.org. Please vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 446, relative to initiating amendments and corrections to birth certificates. Upon the introduction of the legislative service request that led to HB 446, Cornerstone Action consulted with civil rights attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom, since …

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