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Friday
Feb052016

Friday, Feb. 5 in the NH House 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5  IN THE NH HOUSE

 

 

COMMISSION TO REVIEW CHILD ABUSE FATALATIES, (RSA 169-C:39-k), Room 102, LOB

10:00 a.m.      Subcommittee meeting.

Friday
Feb052016

NH House Session Recap: Feb. 4, 2016 

House Session Recap-Feb. 4, 2016

 

The House was called to order at 1:00 p.m.

Rep. Dick Hinch moves that the House adjourn from the Session of January 27,2016

The House attended to a prayer by guest Chaplain, Dr. Peter Chamberland, Pastor of  Granite State Baptist  Church

Pledge of Allegiance led by Reps. Latha Mangipudi, Nashua; Rep. Kris Roberts, Keene; and Reps. Jean Jeudy and Carols Gonzalez of Manchester.

National Anthem: Mr. Leonard Bell, U.S. Navy retired.

Leaves of Absence

Introduction of Guests

 

Governor’s State of the State Address

 

The Consent Calendar was passed on a voice vote.

Under the rules of the House,HB 1243 was referred to House Judiciary

Under the rules of the House,HB 1655 was referred to House Ways & Means

 

REGULAR CALENDAR

 

EDUCATION

HB 1272-FN, relative to bus transportation for chartered public school students.OUGHT TO PASS.

Rep. Ladd presented floor amendment 0414H, which passed on a voice vote.  The committee report of OTP, as amended as passed on a voice vote.

 

JUDICIARY

HB 1127, relative to qualifications of referees in the superior courts and circuit courts.MAJORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of OTP is adopted, roll call, 185-124.

HB 1350, relative to allodial rights and violations of the oath of office.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

HCACR 15, relating to the election of judges. Providing that judges be elected for specific terms.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL is adopted, roll call, 220-85.

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT

HB 1214, allowing towns and cities to authorize an additional surcharge on hotel occupancy under the meals and rooms tax.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.(The committee report of ITL is adopted, roll call, 185-119.

HB 1221, relative to excluding certain one-time expenditures from the default budget in official ballot municipalities.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS.The committee report of ITL is adopted, division vote, 224-67.

HB 1402, prohibiting the state and political subdivisions from acquiring military-equipped vehicles or equipment which are not readily available in an open national commercial market. MAJORITY: INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  REFER FOR INTERIM STUDY.Rep. Hoell moves to table. The motion passes, voice vote

HB 1576-FN-LOCAL, repealing the licensure of dogs.MAJORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.  MINORITY:  OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.The committee report of ITL was adopted, voice vote.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

HB 1212, naming welcome center at exit 44 on Interstate 93 in honor of Raymond S. Burton.OUGHT TO PASS.The committee report of OTP is adopted, voice vote.

 

TRANSPORTATION

HB 1430-FN, relative to registration of compact utility tractors.OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.The committee amendment passes, voice vote.  A floor amendment (0270H) that corrects a clerical error is adopted, voice vote.  The report of OTP/A passes, voice vote.   The bill is referred to House Ways and Means.

HB 1446, relative to enforcement of the prohibition on the use of mobile electronic devices while driving.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL is adopted, roll call, 198-100

HB 1697-FN, relative to the operation and insurance of transportation network companies.MAJORITY: OUGHT TO PASS WITH AMENDMENT.  MINORITY:  INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee amendment is adopted, voice vote.  Rep. Sanborn offers Floor Amendment 0405. The committee report, as amended, is adopted, voice vote.  Under House rules, the bill is referred to the Commerce and Consumer Affairs committee.

 

BILLS REMOVED FROM CONSENT

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT

HB 1389, prohibiting a town meeting from materially changing a petitioned warrant article in a town that has adopted the official ballot referendum form of meeting.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE. The committee report of ITL is adopted, Division vote, 194-99.

HB 1621-FN-LOCAL, relative to sanctuary cities.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.Rep. Potucek moves to table the bill.  The motion is adopted, division vote, 247-47.

 

TRANSPORTATION

HB 1295-FN, eliminating the bureau of certificate of title.INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE.The committee report of ITL is adopted, voice vote.

 

Rep. Hinch offered the 3rd reading motion

 

The House is in recess until Wed, Feb 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday
Feb042016

US REP. FRANK GUINTA VOTES TO RESTORE IRAN SANCTIONS

“U.S. IN GREATER DANGER” AFTER BAD NUCLEAR DEAL

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Frank Guinta (NH01) released the following statement, after voting for a bill that would effectively stop the Obama Administration’snuclear deal with Iran.  The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, H.R. 3662, passed the House of Representatives yesterday:

 

“Since making a deal with weak leadership at the White House, Iran has become increasingly belligerent, more confident that President Obama will allow the terror-sponsor free rein over the Middle East, where American troops are in harm’s way. Iran has increased its kidnappings and even ballistic missile tests, in violation of U.N. resolutions. And now, the Administration has released $150 billion in frozen assets to Iran that Secretary Kerry says will likely fund the country’s aggression. As a result of the bad nuclear deal, the United States is in greater danger. I voted to prevent the President from lifting sanctions on entities helping to build to Iran’s terror industry.”

 

Specifically, H.R. 3662 would require the President to certify to Congress that “designated nationals and blocked persons” have not provided services to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, its terrorist affiliates or nuclear weapons program, before lifting economic sanctions. Rep. Guinta is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, as well as the House Budget Committee.

 

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Thursday
Feb042016

Thursday, February 4 in the NH House 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 IN THE HOUSE

 

LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING, Room 210

Noon               All members are invited to a special viewing ofThe Burden: National Security and Climate Change. This short documentary will be followed by a discussion of how the U.S. military is responding to this security threat at home and abroad.  Lunch will be provided.

 

REPRESENTATIVES HALL, State House

1:00 p.m.         Shortly after the opening business is completed, the House and Senate will assemble in joint session, at approximately 1:30 p.m., to receive the governor’s State of the State Address.

Following the governor’s speech, the House will go back into session to act on pending legislation

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

9:00 a.m.        HB 1330, appointing a former prisoner to the interbranch criminal and juvenile justice council.

9:30 a.m.        HB 1353, relative to the notice required of a law enforcement officer prior to making an audio recording of a routine stop.

10:30 a.m.      HB 1400, defining suitable person for the purpose of obtaining a license to carry a firearm and extending the term of the license.

Executive sessionon pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

10:30 a.m.      HB 1239, relative to certain terminology in the education statutes.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1121, relative to the academic areas that comprise the statewide assessment.

11:30 a.m.      HB 1240, relative to alternatives to the statewide assessment.

Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Department of Agriculture, Markets and Foods, Room 201, State House Annex

10:00 a.m.       Full subcommittee work session onHB 1514, relative to the application of nitrogen and phosphorus content fertilizers.

 

FINANCE, Rooms 210-211, LOB

10:00 a.m.      Executive session on HJR 4-FN-A, recognizing the failure of the clerk of the supreme court to process a notice of errors and requiring payment of certain money to Joseph Haas;HJR 5-FN-A, making a payment to Joseph Haas for compensation for unlawful incarceration;HJR 6-FN-A, making a payment to compensate Edward Brown for an illegal action;HB 1228-FN-A, requiring the payment of an amount paid to redeem real property and making an appropriation therefor;HB 1686-FN, repealing the community heritage investment program; HB 231, relative to applications for school building aid; HB 1447-FN,relative to child support paid through the department of health and human services;HB 218-FN, (New Title) relative to third grade proficiency in mathematics;HB 242, relative to the statewide improvement and assessment program;HB 549-FN-A-L, (New Title) relative to school building aid grants.

 

FISH AND GAME AND MARINE RESOURCES, Room 307, LOB

10:00 a.m.      HB 1178, relative to the taking of black bear assisted by a licensed guide.

10:30 a.m.      HB 1177, relative to permission required for baiting for game on the property of another.

11:00 a.m.      HB 1176, relative to nomination and qualification of fish and game commissioners.

11:30 a.m.      HB 1100, relative to licensure of guides by the fish and game department.

12:00 p.m.      HB 1548-FN, prohibiting the trade of shark fins.

Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND ELDERLY AFFAIRS, Room 205, LOB

9:00 a.m.        HB 1664-FN, relative to pharmacy benefit managers.

10:00 a.m.      HB 1662-FN, relative to abortion-inducing drugs.

Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Room 301, LOB

11:00 a.m.       Subcommittee work session onHB 1293, relative to the procedure for charter amendments.

 

PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, Room 201, LOB

9:30 a.m.        HB 2016, relative to the state 10-year transportation improvement program.

11:30 a.m.       Subcommittee work session onHB 1578, relative to the maintenance of private roads.

Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

 

RESOURCES, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT, Room 305, LOB

11:00 a.m.      Work Session on HB 1595-FN, relative to the rivers management and protection program.

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Additional executive session on pending legislation as necessary.

 

STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, Room 303, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Continued executive session onHB 1130, requiring school districts to permit placement of a memorial honoring those who have died during military service.

 

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Continued hearing onHB 1545-FN, relative to Lucky 7 tickets.

Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day, time permitting, from the time the committee is initially convened.

11:00 a.m.       Work session onHB 1554-FN, establishing a state sports lottery; HB 1247, relative to permitted gambling by private individuals.

 

Thursday
Feb042016

Daily Signal - Sen. Ben Sasse: Conservatives Don't Need a 'Republican Barack Obama' 

The Daily Signal

Feb. 4, 2016
Good morning from Washington, where lawmakers, wonks, and activists gathering for a Conservative Policy Summit heard a freshman senator warn that America doesn't need "a Republican Barack Obama." Other reports from the Heritage Action event include a swipe at House Speaker Paul Ryan. Some conservatives, itching to cut spending, are ready to bolt on the Boehner-Obama budget deal. Plus: Heritage Foundation fellow Mike Gonzalez on Europe's awakening to the threat within, and 17 facts about the man closing the National Prayer Breakfast.
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When British, French, and German leaders begin to say that immigrants and their children must assimilate and that those who join ISIS may lose their citizenship, it's time to sit up and take notice.

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US Bound by Climate Change Deal That Skirts Constitution, House Panel Told

"The president's decision to treat the Paris agreement as an executive agreement instead of a treaty is just his latest use of executive power to achieve an end that he knows full well would not pass congressional muster," said The Heritage Foundation's Steven Groves.

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17 Facts About Football Star Giving Closing Prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast

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