Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives tabled HB 646 instead of pushing through the Ought to Pass motion that came out of committee.
"The tabling of HB 646 represents a great win in maintaining transparency in our government," commented Rep. Michael Sylvia-Belmont. "The increase in fees for public records would have been the equivalent of a regressive tax barring the average citizen from accessing this vital information. Taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for transparency in government. Many outside groups including Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers and The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance worked ceaselessly to assure this legislation did not move forward."
The bill will remain on the table unless the majority of the house moves to remove it.