Category: Public Issues
This message describes the work that we have been doing over the last several months on four bills that have been undergoing study by legislative committees during the course of the summer and fall. The bills concern Education Savings Accounts, the legalization of marijuana, the decriminalization of sex work, and State collection of statistics on abortions.
Yesterday was a busy day in Concord and I have great news to share thanks to your advocacy!
As many of you know, the session for the New Hampshire Legislature runs from January to June. This year, due to a number of bills retained for further study, many legislators have been working hard and meeting several times in the late summer and early fall on bills of interest to you. I wanted to send you a note to update you on three bills with committee votes in the coming weeks and provide you with registration information for our exciting 9th annual Catholics in the Public Square event to be held on November 18 at the Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. More information about each of these topics can be found below.
New Hampshire lawmakers will meet this week to vote on a number of measures as the session winds down, and the state budget will be a priority.
Recently, the New Hampshire Legislature marked what is known as “Crossover” – the deadline by which the House and Senate must complete all hearings and votes. Bills that have passed the House now have been sent to the Senate, and bills that have passed the Senate have been sent to the House. Now that we have moved into the second half of the session, it is a good time to provide you with a summary of the legislation we have been following as well as notes on how you can take action on the bills that remain.
The New Hampshire House will convene both Wednesday and Thursday this week. Among the many pending matters to be addressed are several bills related to respect for life.
We have been testifying at the State House, and it has been wonderful to see so many of you in Concord. Now that the Legislature has been in session for a few weeks, we want to provide you with a summary of some of the key bills we have been following as well as notes on how you can take action.
While the text of many of the bills has not yet been made available, we already know we will be asking for your help to support measures in the New Hampshire Legislature to collect abortion statistics and to repeal the abortion clinic buffer zone. But we also will be reaching out for your help to defeat a measure aimed at expanding the state death penalty.