The New Hampshire Senate
Republican Majority Office
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Senate today tabled SB 42, a proposal to impose yet another mandate on New Hampshire businesses, placing another burden on hiring new employees.
“This bill is seeking a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist, and we are concerned about adding additional burdens on small businesses. New Hampshire workers are perfectly capable of understanding the benefits provided by their employers,” said Sen. Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry). “Imposing unnecessary paperwork during the hiring process would simply get in the way of job creation.”
“Every job applicant, male or female, should exercise personal responsibility for knowing the benefits they may receive. It’s patronizing to assume that New Hampshire women need state government to explain their insurance plans for them,” added Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith). “Anyone applying for a new job can and should ask about salary and benefits, including what services are covered under the company’s health insurance plan before they take the job.”
“Why should we fine New Hampshire businesses $5,000 if they fail to meet this bureaucratic and unnecessary paperwork requirement?” asked Senator Regina Birdsell (R-Derry). “As a professional business recruiter, this has never been an issue in hiring a new employee. There’s just no need for a bill placing more obstacles in the hiring process.”