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Friday
Jul032015

NH Speaker of the House Shawn Jasper - Happy 4th of July 

The 4th of July weekend is finally upon us.  Actually, July 2nd is the real day of Independence, but we celebrate on the 4th because that’s when congress accepted the Declaration of Independence from Thomas Jefferson, who had changed the wording of the document  from the “pursuit of property” to the “pursuit of happiness.”  Congress eventually declared July 4th as an official holiday in 1870 as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays, Christmas being one of them. 

 

This weekend is a time for cookouts with family and friends, parades, and fireworks.  But with all of the fun and festivities, we also should take some time to remember why we celebrate this important day. Over the years several countries  have used the Declaration of Independence as a beacon in their own struggles for freedom.  The Declaration of Independence, which was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776  can really be considered our nation’s birth certificate. 

 

That noble experiment that gave birth to the United States of America 239 years ago continues today.  Our forefathers could’ve only dreamed that what began as a declaration of their independence, on paper, would turn into the greatest country in the world.   I hope that you all have a safe and happy 4th of July with your family and friends.  Drive safely on our highways and enjoy all that our wonderful state and great country have to offer.

 

 Happy Birthday America!

Wednesday
Jul012015

Wednesday, July 1 in the NH House 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 in the NH House

TASK FORCE ON WORK AND FAMILY (RSA 276-B:2, I), Room 207, LOB

9:30 a.m.      Relative to the composition and duties of the task force on work and family.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jun302015

Tuesday, June 30 in the NH House 

Tuesday, June 30 in the NH House

 

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Room 303, LOB

10:00 a.m.    Subcommittee work session on retained bill HB 499, permitting New Hampshire

                        farmers to sell certain farm-raised animals directly to the public.

FISH AND GAME AND MARINE RESOURCES, Room 307, LOB

10:15 a.m.    Full committee work session on retained bills HB 518, relative to the authority to establish fees for licenses issued by the fish and game department, HB 500, repealing the prohibition on the use of silencing devices for taking wildlife, and HB 505, relative to baiting for game birds and game animals by persons with a disability.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m.    Full committee work session on retained bills HB 143, relative to electric renewable energy classes, and HB 334, relative to the sale of personally identifiable information by Internet service providers.

11:00 a.m.    Executive session on retained HB 143, relative to electric renewable energy classes, and HB 334, relative to the sale of personally identifiable information by Internet service providers.

1:00 p.m.      Executive session on retained HB 297, protecting individual customer data from disclosure by a public utility, and HB 626-FN-A, authorizing energy infrastructure development and designating energy infrastructure corridors.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS, Room 308, LOB

10:30 a.m.    Full committee work session.

WELLNESS AND PRIMARY PREVENTION COUNCIL (RSA 126-M:3), Room 205, LOB

1:30 p.m.      Regular meeting.

 

 

Monday
Jun292015

Monday, June 29 in the NH House 

Monday, June 29

 

COMMITTEE TO STUDY EXOTIC AQUATIC WEEDS AND SPECIES (RSA 487:30), Room 307, LOB

 

1:00 p.m.             Regular meeting.

 

 

 

Saturday
Jun272015

NH House - Chapter Bills update 

 

Attached is an updated list of chapter bills.