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Friday
Feb272015

Friday, Feb. 27th in the NH House 

Friday, February 27th  in the NH House of Representatives

 

GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND TREATMENT (RSA 12-J), Rooms 205-207, LOB

9:30 a.m. Regular meeting

 

Monday
Feb232015

Monday, Feb. 23 in the NH House 

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Monday, February 23, 2015 in the NH House of Representatives

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION ON DEAFNESS AND HEARING LOSS (RSA 125-Q), Room 205, LOB

1:30 p.m. Regular meeting.

Friday
Feb202015

NH House Majority Leader Statement on Introduction of Sales Tax Bill 

CONCORD - House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline) offered the following statement in reaction to the introduction of HB 673, a bill sponsored by Rep. Gilman Shattuck (D-Hillsborough), that would impose a 2.25% sales tax in New Hampshire. The bill had a public hearing before the House Ways and Means committee Thursday at 1:00 pm.

 

House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline)


“House Bill 673 would end what we call ‘The New Hampshire Advantage.’ New Hampshire continues to lead by example when it comes to low personal tax burdens. Being the only state in the region without a sales tax enhances our ability to attract visitors, commerce, and economic activity. House Republicans have pledged to stop any effort to establish a broad based tax. This bill would undoubtedly grow government on the backs of consumers and jeopardize our economic recovery.”

 

Friday
Feb202015

Friday, Feb. 20th in the NH House 

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Friday, February 20, 2015 In the New Hampshire House of  Representatives

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES (RSA 541-A:2), Rooms 305-307, LOB

9:00 a.m. Regular meeting.

 

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

9:30 a.m. HB 603, relative to student exemptions from assessments, questionnaires, or surveys.

9:55 a.m. HB 566-FN-L, relative to consolidation of school administrative units.

10:20 a.m. HB 611-FN, requiring legislative approval of all agreements, contracts, grants, or waivers involving the department of education or the state board of education.

10:45 a.m. HB 610, relative to a school board vote on the reassignment of a pupil.

11:10 a.m. HB 474, relative to grounds for denial of a chartered public school application.

11:35 a.m. HB 424, relative to the accessibility of assessment materials. Executive session on all pending legislation may follow.

1:00 p.m. Executive session on HB 322, relative to protection of personally identifiable data by the department of education, HB 323, relative to the administration of the statewide assessment program, HB 332, relative to school district policy regarding objectionable course material, HB 346, relative to criminal history records checks for school employees and volunteers, HB 375, relative to providing information about effective forms of child discipline to parents, HB 424, relative to the accessibility of assessment materials, HB 507, relative to teacher personally identifiable data, HB 520, establishing privacy protections for student online personal information, and HB 527, establishing guidelines for school districts relative to the use of school resource officers.

 

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB

9:00 a.m. HB 551-FN, relative to preventing diversion of business income to tax havens.

10:00 a.m. HB 630-FN-A, establishing the New Hampshire video lottery.

11:00 a.m. HB 680-FN-L, relative to establishing the rate for and the collection of the education property tax and establishing a homestead exemption from the education property tax.

11:30 a.m. HB 681-FN-A, increasing the marriage license fees.

Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

Thursday
Feb192015

NH House Republicans Comment on Defeat of Single-Payer Health Care Bill 

CONCORD - House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline) and House Commerce Committee member Rep. Joe Hannon (R-Lee) today offered the following statements on the defeat of HB 686, a bill sponsored by House Democrats that would have established a socialized single payer health care system in  New Hampshire. The bill was killed by a majority voice vote.

 

House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline)

 

“I’d like to thank our Vermont neighbors for bringing to light the crippling costs associated with implementing a single payer health care system. They’ve abandoned their plan for socialized medicine, and today, the New Hampshire House roundly rejected this bill that would have led to skyrocketing taxes and a reduction in the quality of and access to care.”

 

Rep. Joe Hannon (R-Lee), House Commerce Committee


“Bringing forward legislation of this nature while we are still in the early stages of the Affordable Care Act is a tacit admission that Obamacare is a failed policy.”