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    2011 New Hampshire Liberty Related Bills Report

    This report includes a partial selection of the list of pro-liberty bills, resolutions or constitutional amendments that at least passed either the New Hampshire House of Representatives or the NH Senate as of January 4th 2012. I attempted to not include duplicate bills. The bills included on this list are bills that I believe the majority of people find pro-liberty; though, I personally may not think all of the bills listed are pro-liberty.

    Over 60 pro-liberty bills and 2 pro-liberty resolution passed in NH in 2011. 3 pro-liberty bills were vetoed by Governor Lynch.

    Note: This Report is not affiliated with the state of New Hampshire or any organization.

    The list is arranged as follows:
    House bills that became law
    Senate bills that became law
    Bills that were vetoed but may be included in the veto override session
    Bills that did not become law but passed either the House or Senate

    A description of each piece of information describing a bill is as follows:
    Title of the bill, resolution or amendment
    Status of the bill
    Analysis or amended analysis of the bill
    Link to a discussion of the bill, this section does not exist for all of the bills
    Link to the General Court website for more information on the bill

    If the formatting for the discussion links mess up, use this link to look at the discussions, http://www.ronpaulforums.com/forumdi...-New-Hampshire
    If the formatting for the General Court website links messes up, use this link to look up the bills, http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/


    House bills that became law:

    HR13
    Passed House 258-112, Doesn't need to pass anyway else as it is a House Resolution
    This house resolution declares that the advisory opinion issued by the supreme court in response to SR 9 under New Hampshire constitution, Part II, Article 74 was incorrect and a dangerous addition to a series of decisions of the court inimical to the authority of the legislature and the right of the people to be controlled by no laws other than those to which they or their elected representatives have consented, and urging the senate to remove HB 89, a bill requiring the attorney general to join a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare, from the table and pass it.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...illnumber=HR13

    HCR9
    Approved by Gov. Lynch
    This resolution urges the President and Congress of the United States to immediately address the serious constitutional and safety concerns presented by advanced imaging technology employed by Transportation Security Agency employees at the nation’s airports and, if these concerns cannot be satisfactorily addressed, urges the discontinuation of their use.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ul-s-H.R.-6416
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...illnumber=HCR9

    HB26
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill clarifies the definition of gross misconduct for purposes of unemployment compensation, reduces the amount of a work-related theft resulting in the loss of wage credits, and disqualifies an unemployed individual who is discharged for single or multiple thefts in an amount greater than $100 but less than $250 from receiving unemployment benefits for 4 to 26 weeks.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...illnumber=hb26

    HB30
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill allows persons who received a certificate from PAVE, the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence, to apply for licensure with the board of veterinary medicine.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB71
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill allows New Hampshire communities and private entities in conjunction with law enforcement officers to establish controlled and non-controlled pharmaceutical drug take-back programs. Under this bill, the department of justice, the pharmacy board, the department of safety, and the department of environmental services shall establish guidelines by rule, pursuant to RSA 541-A, for communities and private entities to follow if they choose to establish a pharmaceutical drug take-back program.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB82
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill makes various changes to the statute governing annulment of criminal records.
    This bill is the result of the committee to study the statute governing the annulment of criminal records established in 2010, 307.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB90
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill permits enforcement of the requirement of boaters to have a safe boater education certificate when the operator is issued a written warning for a violation or offense or when the operator is involved in an accident.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB109
    Veto overridden
    This bill prohibits local planning boards from requiring the installation of a fire suppression sprinkler system in proposed one- or 2-family residences as a condition of approval for a local permit.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB133
    Veto overridden
    This bill modifies the state minimum hourly wage.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...H-minimum-wage
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb133

    HB142
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill repeals the prohibition on the sale of artificial flowers and miniature flags by street vendors.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB143
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill repeals the prohibition on the sale of stove polish and related compounds used as polishes.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB148
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill prohibits the acceptance of federal funding for motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...NH-bucks-trend
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB155
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill permits a municipality to issue a raffle permit that expires one year from the date of issuance rather than on the date of the raffle.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB156
    Became law as part of the budget (which passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature), not a stand alone bill
    This bill reduces the rates of the tobacco tax on cigarettes and on tobacco products other than cigarettes [for at least two years.]
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...x-by-ten-cents
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB156

    HB187
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill changes the carry forward periods from 5 years to 10 years for the business enterprise tax credit against the business profits tax.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-taxes-forward
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB229
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill repeals the tax on gambling winnings.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...e-gambling-tax
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb229

    HB262
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill establishes a nano brewery license for businesses that manufacture up to 2,000 barrels of beer or specialty beer annually.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...hol-regulation
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB276
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill permits wine manufacturers to sell wine at annual fairs or similar events. This bill also eliminates the requirement that wine provided as samples by a wine manufacturer be purchased from the liquor commission.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...hol-regulation
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB291
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill defines permissible fireworks as consumer fireworks, with certain limited exceptions. The bill also revises the membership and duties of the permissible fireworks review committee.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ireworks-in-NH
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB295
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill requires the board of medicine to post a statement on Lyme disease treatment on its website.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB316
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill removes the penalty of loss of appeal for property owners who refuse to grant consent to assessing officials to inspect their property or who fail to file an inventory form.
    This bill also permits the owner of involuntarily merged lots or parcels to have the lots restored to their premerger status.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...forcement-bill
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB322
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill modifies the statutory cap on the fee that a manufactured housing park owner may charge if a tenant exceeds the park’s adult occupancy rate.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB329
    Veto overridden
    This bill prohibits any abortion provider from performing an abortion on certain minors or incompetent females without giving 48 hours’ written notice, in person or by certified mail, to a parent or guardian unless a medical emergency exists. The bill provides a procedure for alternate notice in certain circumstances.
    This bill also establishes a procedure for waiver of the notice in certain circumstances.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...the-girls-life
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB331
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill requires agencies to post expenditure information in a check register format on the state transparency website.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...ponsors=376919

    HB333
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill repeals labeling requirements for oleomargarine sold in less quantities than the original packages contain and for serving colored oleomargarine.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB347
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill exempts from nondisclosure the records of accidents involving and violations by county, city, and town employees and officials.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB390
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill reinstates and repeals certain boards, commissions, councils, advisory committees, and task forces and is a request of the committee to study the list of non-regulatory boards, commissions, councils, advisory committees, and task forces established in 2009, 144:87, II.
    The bill also repeals the New Hampshire commission on the status of women contingent on its merger with a New Hampshire nonprofit corporation qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as a section 501(c)(3) entity.
    http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_sta...llnumber=hb390

    HB404
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill includes self-composting toilets or incinerating toilets on the list of toilet facilities which may be provided in recreational campgrounds or camping parks.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...ponsors=376919

    HB424
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill enables premium taxes for nonadmitted insurance, including surplus line insurance, to be collected and disbursed. This bill also allows a foreign insurance company to be designated as a surplus line insurer under certain circumstances.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB441
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill eliminates the prohibition on devices that may be used to adjust muffling devices on boats.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB532
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill limits municipal liability for dog bites.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-for-dog-bites
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...ponsors=376942

    HB542
    Veto overridden
    This bill requires school districts to adopt a policy allowing an exception to specific course material based on a parent’s or legal guardian’s determination that the material is objectionable.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ng-regulations
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb542

    HB544
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill adds knives to the list of firearms, ammunition, and firearms-related items over which the state has authority.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...Preemption-Law
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB549
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill eliminates the requirement that a driver be examined upon reaching his or her seventy-fifth birthday.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...NH-bucks-trend
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    HB570
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    The bill exempts persons licensed as operators of for-hire vessels for recreational fishing in coastal and estuarine waters from requirements from licensure as a guide.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb570

    HB580
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill establishes a committee to study collective bargaining by public employees.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB589
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill repeals written majority authorization for an employee organization to be certified as the exclusive representative of public employees in a bargaining unit.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ses-card-check
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB589

    HB590
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill establishes a committee to review state participation in federal grant-in-aid programs.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ion-in-Fed-aid
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB601
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill establishes an oversight committee to provide legislative oversight, policy direction and recommendations for legislation with respect to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 Public Law 111-148, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152. This bill requires the insurance commissioner to obtain approval from the oversight committee before implementing any of the federal changes. This bill also directs the insurance commissioner to decline certain exchange planning grant funds [$660,000 so far] and to indicate to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services that the money is to be used to reduce the federal budget deficit.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ging-Obamacare
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb601

    HB623
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill prohibits preferences in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or admission by state agencies, the university system, the community college system, and the postsecondary education commission. It prohibits preferential treatment or discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...rmative-action
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB629
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill repeals the uninsured health care database.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb629

    HB635
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill requires the governor to develop a plan for consolidating certain agency functions.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb635

    HB651
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill allows for the sale and possession of monk parakeets, also known as quaker parrots.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-Parrots-in-NH
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB651


    Senate bills that became law:

    SB1
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill eliminates the requirement that the terms of a collective bargaining agreement automatically continue if an impasse is not resolved at the time of the expiration of such agreement.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...repealed-in-NH
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...billnumber=SB1

    SB2
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill authorizes cities and towns to adopt charter provisions establishing limitations on the growth of budgets and taxes.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...nding-cap-bill
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...billnumber=SB2

    SB3
    Vetoed, became law as part of the budget (which passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature), not a stand alone bill
    This bill makes various changes to the state retirement system including:
    I. Increasing retirement ages of group II members for service retirement, disability retirement, vested deferred retirement, and split benefits.
    II. Changing the definitions of earnable compensation and average final compensation used in calculating retirement benefits.
    III. Changing the composition of the board of trustees.
    IV. Transferring remaining funds from the special account into the state annuity accumulation fund.
    V. Eliminating future increases to medical benefits premium payments.
    VI. Increasing member contribution rates.
    VII. Establishing a committee to study the establishment of a federal tax qualified voluntary defined contribution plan and a committee to study matters related to disability, medical subsidies, and COLAs.
    VIII. Limiting when the option to become a member of retirement system applies, and defining part-time employment.
    IX. Changing the eligibility for state employees to receive medical benefits.
    X. Extending a temporary supplemental allowance for fiscal year 2013
    XI. Changing the interest calculation attributed to contributions.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...irement-system
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legi...11/SB0003.html

    SB57
    Veto overridden
    I. Increases the maximum percentage of interest allowed to be charged by title loan lenders annually.
    II. Reduces the number of additional pay periods for which a lender may allow a title loan to be renewed.
    III. Requires a borrower whose title loan has been renewed to pay at least 10 percent of the loan’s original principal balance at the time of renewal.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    SB81
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill provides that commissioners of agencies have the authority to transfer or reassign personnel within the agency and to delegate, transfer, or assign the authority to administer programs or services within components of the agency. The bill also limits the extension of the service of a commissioner or agency head as a holdover from an expired term.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    SB86
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill requires the department of labor to issue one warning to employers for certain violations before a fine may be imposed.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    SB87
    Became law as part of the budget (which passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature), not a stand alone bill
    Eliminate the temporary $30-$75 surcharge on motor vehicle registrations
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...istration-fees
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...illnumber=SB78

    SB88
    Veto overridden
    I. Allows a person who is anywhere he or she has a right to be to use deadly force to protect oneself or a third person.
    II. Inserts a civil immunity provision for the use of force against a perpetrator in certain circumstances.
    III. Deletes the minimum mandatory sentencing requirement for felony convictions which include the possession, use, or attempted use of a firearm.
    IV. Amends the definition of “non-deadly force” to include the act of producing or displaying a weapon.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?283682-NH-House-passes-bill-similar-to-castle-doctrine-and-another-pro-liberty-gun-bill
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...illnumber=sb88

    SB91
    Veto overridden
    This bill prohibits municipalities from requiring automatic fire suppression sprinklers in certain dwellings.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...tle=sprinklers

    SB93
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill expands the vaccines which may be administered by a pharmacist and changes the qualifications for pharmacists to administer vaccines.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...ssionyear=2011

    SB111
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill exempts short sales from certain requirements pertaining to foreclosure consultants.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    SB120
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill modifies various alcoholic beverage advertising restrictions.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...hol-regulation
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=sb120

    SB121
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill modifies the definition of “employer” for the purposes of notification under the worker adjustment and retraining notification act.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=sb121

    SB125
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill modifies standards and burden of proof with respect to the business profits tax deduction for reasonable compensation attributable to owners of partnerships, limited liability companies, and sole proprietorships.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...the-government
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=sb125

    SB146
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill requires state agencies to submit a [10% for each year] reduced spending level alternative as part of the biennial budget process.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...budget-forever
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...ssionyear=2011

    SB148
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill provides that a resident of New Hampshire shall not be required to obtain, or be assessed a fee or fine for failure to obtain, health insurance coverage.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ging-Obamacare
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=sb148

    SB176
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill removes obsolete references to the 3-day waiting requirement for a marriage license and clarifies when a certified copy of a divorce decree or death certificate is required.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    SB196
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill amends the length of time required for a teacher to be entitled to the rights of notification and hearing for failure to be renominated or reelected. This bill declares that in cases of nonrenomination or nonreelection because of reduction in force, the reduction in force shall not be based solely on seniority. This bill also limits a petition for review as the exclusive remedy available to a teacher on the issue of the nonrenewal of such teacher.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=sb196


    Bills that were vetoed:

    HB218
    Vetoed
    This bill modifies the New Hampshire rail transit authority.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...nsit-authority
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB474
    Vetoed
    This bill prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...rk-bill-HB-474
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    SB154
    Vetoed
    This bill makes extensive changes to the comprehensive shoreland protection act.
    This bill repeals New Hampshire’s regional greenhouse gas initiative cap and trade program for controlling carbon dioxide emissions. This bill also clarifies how the moneys in the greenhouse gas emissions reduction fund may be used.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=sb154
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    Bills that did not become law but passed either the House or Senate:

    CACR5
    Passed Senate 19-5
    This constitutional amendment-concurrent resolution affords the governor line item reduction power of any items in any bill which makes appropriations of money.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...em-on-spending
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10

    CACR6
    Passed House 256-117
    This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that a 3/5 vote of the house of representatives and the senate shall be required to pass a new tax or license fee or to increase any tax or license fee that has been levied, or to authorize the issuance of state bonds. This resolution also provides for appropriations for the payment of interest and installments of principle of all bonded state debt.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-taxes-or-fees
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=CACR6

    HCR6
    Passed House 213-132
    This concurrent resolution requires the United States Congress to reaffirm its adherence to the Constitution regarding the congressional oversight and authority required for the country to enter into binding international agreements and treaties.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...e-Constitution
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...illnumber=HCR6

    HCR11
    Passed House 189-107
    This house concurrent resolution urges Congress to withdraw the membership of the United States from the United Nations so that the United States may retain its sovereignty and control over its own funds and military forces.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...United-Nations
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HCR11

    HCR12
    Passed House 172-124
    This house concurrent resolution urges the United States Congress to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-US-from-NAFTA
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HCR12

    HCR19
    Passed House 242-109
    This house concurrent resolution affirms States’ powers based on the Constitution for the United States and the Constitution of New Hampshire.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...nty-resolution
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HCR19

    HB89
    Passed the House 259-107
    This bill requires the attorney general to join the state of New Hampshire as a plaintiff in the lawsuit pending in federal court captioned State of Florida et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services et al.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ging-Obamacare
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...illnumber=hb89

    HB113
    Passed House 263-102
    This bill prohibits the use of state general funds for New Hampshire public television.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...lic-television
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB113

    HB125
    Passed House 240-120
    This bill exempts firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition manufactured in New Hampshire from federal law and regulation.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ms-Freedom-Act
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb125

    HB136
    Senate completely changed the bill to something unrelated, House refused to go along with it but passed original bill 264-103
    A bill repealing the uniform athlete agents act.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11

    HB145
    Passed House 296-70
    This bill permits the audio and video recording of a law enforcement officer while in the course of his or her official duties.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...mber=hb145&q=1

    HB146
    Passed House voice vote
    This bill states that in all criminal proceedings the court shall instruct the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy. The court is also required to permit the defendant or counsel for the defendant to explain this right to the jury.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ification-bill
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...mber=hb146&q=1

    HB154
    Passed House 235-54
    This bill increases a threshold amount for taxation under the business enterprise tax.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...e-business-tax
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB154

    HB166
    Passed House 285-78
    This bill reduces the rate of the meals and rooms tax.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-9-to-8-HB-166
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB166

    HB225
    Passed House 295 to 69
    This bill requires the return of personal property confiscated by law enforcement agencies within 5 business days of the acquittal or dismissal of proceedings against a person charged with a crime.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...isn-t-returned
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB225

    HB330
    Passed House 244-109
    I. Permits any person who meets the requirements established in RSA 159:4 to carry a firearm openly or concealed, loaded or unloaded, on or about his or her person or upon or in a vehicle.
    II. Removes, under certain circumstances, the requirement that nonresidents obtain a license to possess a firearm while in New Hampshire.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...arry-concealed
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB330

    HB374
    Passed House voice vote
    This bill bans the manufactured corn-based ethanol for use in gasoline.
    This bill also bans the sale of gasoline containing corn-based ethanol as an additive in New Hampshire.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ine-sold-in-NH
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB374

    HB429
    Passed House 210-134
    This bill permits a child 16 years of age or older to withdraw from school with the written permission of a parent.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...age-back-to-16
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb429

    HB442
    Passed House 221-96
    This bill permits the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in New Hampshire.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...dical-cannabis
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB442

    HB450
    Passed House voice vote
    This bill reduces the penalty for unlicensed practice of barbering, manicuring, cosmetology, or esthetics. The bill also adds an exemption for providing barbering, manicuring, cosmetology, or esthetics services to family and friends for no compensation.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-amp-esthetics
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb450

    HB519
    Passed House 246-104, different version passed Senate 24-0
    Repeal of New Hampshire’s regional greenhouse gas initiative cap and trade program.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...and-trade-bill
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB519

    HB540
    Passed House 234-101
    This bill changes the annual motor vehicle inspection requirement to a biennial requirement. This bill also raises the fee for inspection stickers from $3.25 to $6.50.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ery-other-year
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB540

    HB572
    Passed House voice vote
    This bill revises the offense of official oppression by making it either a class B misdemeanor or a violation, depending on whether a public servant acted with a purpose to benefit oneself or another or to harm another.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...by-gov-workers
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB572

    HB648
    Passed House 317-51
    This bill prohibits public utilities from petitioning for permission to take private land or property rights for the construction or operation of certain transmission facilities.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=HB648
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...blic-utilities

    SB27
    Passed the Senate 13-11
    This bill establishes a prima facie daytime speed limit of 55 miles per hour on a portion of Lake Winnipesaukee described in the bill.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-Winnipesaukee
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...illnumber=SB27

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    +rep Keith - Thanks for keeping us informed on NH state politics! Looks like you guys are doing fantastic work!

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    The NH House GOP Caucus describes things a little differently then I would. The Caucus uses a somewhat different and expanded set of bills but the main point is similar.

    If you don't wanna look at boring stats i.e. my report. If you wanna read pleasant sounding political words. This may be for you. I'm am just including the section titles in this post. For the information you need to follow the link.

    http://nhhousegop.com/house-2011-ses...ccomplishments

    House 2011 Session Accomplishments

    Restoring New Hampshire Values:
    A Session of Legislative Achievements

    Restoring Fiscal Responsibility
    Growing our Economy and Spurring Job Creation through Tax and Fee Relief
    Reducing the Regulatory Burden on New Hampshire
    Fixing New Hampshire’s broken Retirement System
    Enhancing Public Safety
    Protecting Local and County Property Taxpayers
    Protecting Individual Liberty and Families
    Increasing Transparency in State Government
    Improving the Efficiency of State Government
    Vetoes Remaining for Legislative Action
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    The Report was updated. The veto was overridden for 2 bills and a new house resolution was written and passed.

    http://freestateblogs.net/node/12690

    This report includes a partial selection of the list of pro-liberty bills, resolutions or constitutional amendments that at least passed either the New Hampshire House of Representatives or the NH Senate as of October 17th 2011. I attempted to not include duplicate bills. The bills included on this list are bills that I believe the majority of people find pro-liberty; though, I personally may not think all of the bills listed are pro-liberty.

    At least 55 pro-liberty bills and 2 pro-liberty resolution passed in NH in 2011. 5 pro-liberty bills were vetoed by Governor Lynch but may pass later this year or next year during a veto override session.
    SB88
    Veto overridden
    I. Allows a person who is anywhere he or she has a right to be to use deadly force to protect oneself or a third person.
    II. Inserts a civil immunity provision for the use of force against a perpetrator in certain circumstances.
    III. Deletes the minimum mandatory sentencing requirement for felony convictions which include the possession, use, or attempted use of a firearm.
    IV. Amends the definition of “non-deadly force” to include the act of producing or displaying a weapon.
    SB91
    Veto overridden
    This bill prohibits municipalities from requiring automatic fire suppression sprinklers in certain dwellings.
    HR13
    Passed House 258-112, Doesn't need to pass anyway else as it is a House Resolution
    This house resolution declares that the advisory opinion issued by the supreme court in response to SR 9 under New Hampshire constitution, Part II, Article 74 was incorrect and a dangerous addition to a series of decisions of the court inimical to the authority of the legislature and the right of the people to be controlled by no laws other than those to which they or their elected representatives have consented, and urging the senate to remove HB 89, a bill requiring the attorney general to join a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare, from the table and pass it.
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    Great news! I updated the Report with final information.

    The final 2011 veto override session for the New Hampshire House happened on January 4th 2012, just before the start of the 2012 NH House session. 2 of the 3 bills voted passed and became law. The NH House voted 255 to 112 to override the governor's veto of HB542. Surprisingly, the NH House also voted to override SB57, by one vote, 248 to 123. On April 27th 2011, the NH House only originally voted for the bill by a 181 to 170 margin. Several Republicans changed their vote on SB57, as did several Manchester Democrats.

    I was sent a link to the list of 2011 accomplishments written by Rep. Laura Jones and Rep. Kyle Jones. It included several bills that I didn't originally list in the 2011 New Hampshire Liberty Related Bills Report. I included 2 of the bills, HB570 and HB635, in the Report.

    Scroll below to see just the newly added bills to the list.

    Newly added bills:
    HB570
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    The bill exempts persons licensed as operators of for-hire vessels for recreational fishing in coastal and estuarine waters from requirements from licensure as a guide.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb570

    HB635
    Passed without Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill requires the governor to develop a plan for consolidating certain agency functions.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb635

    Bills that were recently overridden:
    HB542
    Veto overridden
    This bill requires school districts to adopt a policy allowing an exception to specific course material based on a parent’s or legal guardian’s determination that the material is objectionable.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ng-regulations
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...llnumber=hb542

    SB57
    Veto overridden
    I. Increases the maximum percentage of interest allowed to be charged by title loan lenders annually.
    II. Reduces the number of additional pay periods for which a lender may allow a title loan to be renewed.
    III. Requires a borrower whose title loan has been renewed to pay at least 10 percent of the loan’s original principal balance at the time of renewal.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=11
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    Just read every one in both post #1,#3,#6.

    You people are so lucky. You should wake up every day and kiss your state flag.

    What about making your Oath of Office leagaly binding?
    I feel this would help tha cause on both State and Federal levels more than any thing.

    What about HB374? Does this include the manufacture of gasoline for personal use?

    HB540 I think is a step back. It is a tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConCap View Post
    What about HB374? Does this include the manufacture of gasoline for personal use?
    Both bills failed to make it all the way through the system and become law.

    HB374 was about challenging the federal government. The federal government forces people to put ethanol in their autos. However, ethanol use in autos is bad for the environment, more expensive and has greatly increased the cost of not only food but many other items.

    HB374
    Passed House voice vote
    This bill bans the manufactured corn-based ethanol for use in gasoline.
    This bill also bans the sale of gasoline containing corn-based ethanol as an additive in New Hampshire.

    HB540 I think is a step back. It is a tax.
    Currently, auto inspections happen yearly in NH. The bill tried to make the inspections happen every other year. The bill called for double the fee but making it only be required every other year. The bill is revenue neutral.

    HB540
    Passed House 234-101
    This bill changes the annual motor vehicle inspection requirement to a biennial requirement. This bill also raises the fee for inspection stickers from $3.25 to $6.50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith and stuff View Post
    Both bills failed to make it all the way through the system and become law.

    HB374 was about challenging the federal government. The federal government forces people to put ethanol in their autos. However, ethanol use in autos is bad for the environment, more expensive and has greatly increased the cost of not only food but many other items.

    HB374
    Passed House voice vote
    This bill bans the manufactured corn-based ethanol for use in gasoline.
    This bill also bans the sale of gasoline containing corn-based ethanol as an additive in New Hampshire.



    Currently, auto inspections happen yearly in NH. The bill tried to make the inspections happen every other year. The bill called for double the fee but making it only be required every other year. The bill is revenue neutral.

    HB540
    Passed House 234-101
    This bill changes the annual motor vehicle inspection requirement to a biennial requirement. This bill also raises the fee for inspection stickers from $3.25 to $6.50.

    Thanks
    Got a little mixed up.
    Still don’t like car inspections. Had them in NC when I was in the Corps. They were a major pain in the a$$ for the poor PFCs with less than stellar cars.

    What did you think about the Oath of Office part?
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    I do not understand what you mean by the oath of office stuff? I also do not understand how it will change things. Has it been tried in a state yet? What were the results?

    I don't like auto inspections for personal vehicles, either. If it were up to me, they would be done. Apparently, there are two parts, the safety inspection and the emissions inspection. The emissions inspection is only done on modern autos in NH and it is done to satisfy federal law. Every state is supposed to do certain things to satisfy federal pollution laws. The states have options on what to do. Some states to emissions tests on most autos. Some states do emissions tests in the most urban areas. Some states don't do emissions tests, instead, they do other things.

    Unfortunately, when I testified at the hearing in the Senate, most of the people testifying were people that owned auto repair shops. All of them said stuff like their customers never complain about inspections, there will be lots of dead cars all over the roads like in FL and so on. Of course, for business reasons, they were all opposed to stopping the forced inspections. It was very annoying.
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    HB146 is special. It was held in the New Hampshire Senate. The Senate finally voted for the bill 15 - 9 this year. It now has to go back to the New Hampshire House (because the Senate slightly amended it.) It already passed the NH House and has the support of the Speaker of the House. I contacted a person with the Ron Paul campaign that is a State Rep. in New Hampshire to check the progress of the bill in the New Hampshire House. The government changed the hyperlink because it is now a 2012 bill.

    HB146
    Passed House voice vote
    This bill states that in all criminal proceedings the court shall instruct the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy. The court is also required to permit the defendant or counsel for the defendant to explain this right to the jury.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ification-bill
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...mber=hb146&q=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith and stuff View Post
    Bills that did not become law but passed either the House or Senate:
    HB145
    Passed House 296-70
    This bill permits the audio and video recording of a law enforcement officer while in the course of his or her official duties.
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...mber=hb145&q=1
    This bill eventually passed the NH Senate in an amended form this year. The House and Senate are trying to work out their differences and pass something.

    On 3/22/12, NH Attorney General Michael A. Delaney finally admitted that the practice of arresting people for recording the police is illegal. The NH AG even said, "If a person engaging in such recording activity is arrested, the arresting officer could be subject to liability for his or her actions."

    Needless to say, at least one free stater is taking a policeman in NH to federal court for rights violations. I don't know what is going to happen with HB 145 but it nice to see that the NH AG finally admitted that yes, NH police are violating the law and are subject to liability for their violations of the law.

    Here is the NH AG's letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith and stuff View Post
    2011 New Hampshire Liberty Related Bills Report
    HB262
    Passed with Gov. Lynch’s signature
    This bill establishes a nano brewery license for businesses that manufacture up to 2,000 barrels of beer or specialty beer annually.
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...hol-regulation
    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill...&txtsstatus=10
    Sometimes it takes awhile for the business community to catch up to new laws.

    2 free staters sponsored a bill written by a free stater to allow nano breweries in New Hampshire. Thanks to the new law, a nano brewery just opened in Portsmouth, NH.


    New law allows Nano-brewery to open in Portsmouth
    November 24, 2012
    By: Kevin Kervick
    http://www.examiner.com/article/new-...pen-portsmouth

    Here is part of the article. There are a bunch of links in the article. Click on the link above to see all of the links in the article.

    A 2011 law has allowed Earth Eagle Brewings to open its doors in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Brewers Butch Heilshorn and Alex McDonald opened their new tasting room to rave reviews from the beer aficionados that lined up to sample their specialty beers on tap last Saturday. The New Hampshire law that made their business venture possible allows small breweries to sell their high quality beers in boutique quantities to the general public.

    The November 17 opening brought a packed house to the cozy tasting room on High Street in downtown Portsmouth. Tasters were treated to three delicious gruits, which are old world style beers brewed with herbs and spices and without hops. Gruits are becoming more popular among some beer connoisseurs that may be seeking refuge from the huge hop IPA craze that has been in vogue for several years. Other offerings included an IPA made with Citra hops, a pumpkin porter, and a red ale made with thirty percent rye malts. There was plenty of beer variety that lead to interesting conversations among the beer consumers that flocked to the event.

    The beer variety continued at the tasting room this week with the release of a delicious Imperial IPA, a rasberry cream stout, and a beer made with a tree fungus called chaga, which is known to be an aphrodisiac. Based on the excellent response so far, there is apparently no shortage of demand for specialty beer in New Hampshire.

    Earth Eagle Brewings is licensed by the State of New Hampshire as a Nano-Brewery, which means it can sell its beer to the public at retail outlets and must not exceed two thousand barrels per year. The emerging nano-brewery trend has been made possible by an enlightened piece of legislation that went into effect on July 1, 2011. The new law dramatically lowers the licensing fee for small breweries and makes it possible for very small breweries to compete with bigger businesses. Since the law was enacted, there has been an explosion of interest from entrepreneurs who now have an opportunity to do business in New Hampshire.
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