by Robert Hatcher | Apr 2, 2022 | Jeff Greeson, State Rep News
The House was in session again this week. We wrapped up all bills originating in the House so that those that passed could go on to the Senate.
- We had a couple of good wins: HR-17 passed 178-159 opposing all federal and state efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation. If this bill passes the Senate and gets signed by the Governor, you will be grateful when you actually have electricity.
- We defeated HB-1093 186-161 which sought to allow nonresident aliens living in the state to obtain a driver’s license. Why would we want to defeat this bill? Because it is one giant step toward nonresident aliens voting in our elections.
- We also passed HB-1401 189-160 prohibiting the number of miles everyone drives from being shared within certain authorities without consent. Why would we want to pass this bill? Because this would very quickly turn into a mileage tax.
- We passed 218-100 a one-time $500 cost-of-living allowance to certain retirees in the state retirement system.
- And we preserved HB-1609 – the Fetal Life Protection Act. The amended bill that passed 231-114 clarifies the language of the current law regarding ultrasounds and adds provision for fetal anomalies incompatible with life.
In the loss column…
- A couple of election integrity bills got tabled: HB-1064 which would have required the use of hand-marked, durable paper ballots for all elections and HB 1473 authorizing a forensic audit of the November 3, 2020, election results in Merrimack County.
- CACR-27 was defeated 254-85 which would have provided that all state court judges be subject to recall and removal by petition and subsequent vote of registered voters. This means, if a bad judge gets appointed, we can’t get rid of that judge until he/she quits, retires, turns 70, or dies.
- HB-1417 passed 186-159 which provides that the state will pay 7.5% of contributions of retirement system employers other than the state for group 1 teachers and group 2 members. This means cities such as Nashua and Manchester (not known for fiscal responsibility) can start handing out benefits packages to more teachers and the rest of the state gets to pick up the tab. Just for reference, the current amount that the state is paying is 0%.
Next up in the House…Senate bills!
by Robert Hatcher | Dec 10, 2021 | Jeff Greeson, State Rep News
The New Hampshire House will be back in session January 5-7, 2022. During these days, we will handle bills that were retained in 2021 and bills that were vetoed by the Governor. Committee work will begin shortly afterward to work on new legislation proposed. Over 800 bills have been submitted!
There are several good bills aimed at protecting liberty, election integrity, and quality of life. Here are a few of the bills I am sponsoring:
I co-wrote HB-1469 with Rep. JD Bernardy to protect individuals and businesses from being discriminated against by banks and financial institutions based on ESG scores. Many of the major banks in the U.S. are already refusing to make loans to businesses involved with oil and natural gas.
I co-wrote HB-1421 with Rep. Paul Terry to establish a Parents Bill of Rights. Ever since Hillary Clinton introduced the philosophy of “It takes a village”, parents have had their rights and authority over their own children eroded. Children are allowed to undergo medical treatments without parental knowledge, let alone permission. Children are subjected to some of the most perverse sexual education indoctrination at school without parental consent or knowledge. Children are exposed to political and philosophical dogmas of their teachers (such as CRT) without parental consent. The State needs to reaffirm the rights and authority of parents over their children.
I wrote HB-1181 to allow the father of a pre-born baby to file a petition for an injunction to prevent the baby from being aborted. Until now, fathers have not been allowed a voice on the subject. None of the Supreme Court precedents has declared that fathers have no rights; only that the rights of the mother are of greater weight. It is time we recognize the rights of fathers.
I am co-sponsor with Rep. Mark Alliegro on HB-1064 to require all elections in New Hampshire be done using paper ballots.
The Democrats have submitted several very dangerous bills. Many of their bills infringe on constitutional rights and personal liberties, expand government, and deteriorate election integrity.
LSR 22-2017 [no HB number yet] will require a background check on any commercial firearm sale; HB-1096 – will prohibit open carry or display of a deadly weapon within 100 feet of a polling place; HB-1151 will prohibit the display of deadly weapon at a parade, funeral procession, picket line, rally, demonstration, or vigil.
HB-1452 will give government oversight of private water wells.
CACR-22 will institute ranked choice voting.
Additionally, they want to eliminate single use plastic bags (HB-1471); repeal the fetal health protection act (LSR 22-2031); and cap the number of Reps in the State House to 150 and Senators to 35 (CACR-29).
It looks to be a very interesting year!
by Robert Hatcher | Sep 13, 2021 | Jeff Greeson, State Rep News
“The NH state legislature has resumed committee work after our summer break. We had a very successful year, achieving several goals aimed at maintaining and furthering New Hampshire’s Advantage and reaffirming its status as a beacon of freedom, especially in New England and the Northeast. Among the achievements,
- We passed a budget that not only gives us tax cuts, but we actually cut government spending – that’s what winning looks like!
- We took a giant step forward toward breaking up the monopoly that has been over our state’s education system resulting in ever-increasing spending and ever-decreasing results. We passed the Education Freedom Act that allows the state’s portion of education dollars to follow students to the school of their choice, whether that be a public school, a private school, a charter school, or homeschool: wherever is best suited for the student.
- Babies are now safe in the womb after 24 weeks. It still grieves my heart that there is even a question, but I will take the victory as it is and go forward.
This second year will probably be even busier as actions at the national level are putting tremendous pressure on states to respond defensively against the usurpation of power by the federal government. To make matters worse, not one of New Hampshire’s elected Representatives or Senators in Washington DC has offered any pushback.
No, they are all rubber stamps allowing the destruction of America.
In light of what is happening now and what I am sure awaits us in the near future between now and the 2022 elections, and after much prayerful consideration, I am officially announcing that I am challenging Ann Kuster for New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District in 2022. I am going to need your help. She has lots of money to spend campaigning. But we can win this. Spread the word. Tell everyone you know. Post on social media.
We must make changes now, or we will not have a 2024 to look forward to.
Let’s make this Kuster’s last stand!
Current NH State Representative
Wentworth, New Hampshire
by Robert Hatcher | Jun 10, 2021 | Beth Folsom, State Rep News
Update: June 9,2021
I am responding after two hard fought days trying to get good pieces of legislation passed. None of us are perfect and I have made my share of freshman mistakes. We lost some key battles due to some extremely weak Republicans. Those are the ones you should be focusing on.
Have you participated in hearings this year? Have you sent notes of encouragement when a legislator votes according to our constitution? Have you started recruiting strong constitutional candidates yet? Are you recruiting, training, and raising funds yet? Have you paid the costs of sending legislators to the ALEC conference? Or Wallbuilders Pro-Family Legislative conference? Here’s an easier one, how about mowing their lawn, splitting wood, or helping them get their gardens planted? We are not all wealthy, young, and healthy but still often give 40 plus hours a week on legislative work for a whopping 100 bucks a year.
Spend some time building up the slightly imperfect legislators or you will loose them and end up with democrats instead.
My final word, PRAY for these hard working legislators. Pray without ceasing!
God bless, Beth
by Robert Hatcher | Apr 29, 2021 | Issues, State Rep News
How Democrats voted – through April 9, 2021.
TAXES & FEES: HOUSE DEMOCRATS VOTED:
97% AGAINST prohibiting an income tax on earned personal income. (CACR1) 97% AGAINST prohibiting any broad-based sales tax. (CACR2) 100% FOR requiring state taxpayers to make up for poor investments by the Retirement Board. (HB274) 98% AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB614) 99% AGAINST reducing the cost of electricity. (HB351)
EDUCATION: HOUSE DEMOCRATS VOTED:
99% AGAINST giving parents more information about students’ assessments. (HB194) 98% AGAINST expanding the choice of school options in an educational hardship to private schools and not just public schools. (HB388) 96% AGAINST requiring students in the university and community college systems of New Hampshire to pass the US civics naturalization test. (HB319) 100% AGAINST requiring schools with unused space to make it available to approved charter school students. (HB278)
GUN CONTROL: HOUSE DEMOCRATS VOTED:
96% AGAINST permitting self-defense within a vehicle. (HB197) 97% AGAINST requiring political subdivisions to obey state law regarding firearms regulation. (HB307) 85% AGAINST allowing law-abiding persons to carry a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile. (HB334) 97% AGAINST strengthening the right to keep and bear arms. (CACR8) 93% AGAINST stating that displaying a firearm to warn away a trespasser is not a crime. (HB196) 97% AGAINST clarifying that displaying a firearm does not constitute reckless conduct. (HB195)
ELECTION INTEGRITY: HOUSE DEMOCRATS VOTED:
99% AGAINST improving voter checklists to remove people who have moved or died. (HB285) 100% AGAINST requiring the same level of identity for absentee ballot requests as all other voting. (HB292)
CIVIL RIGHTS: HOUSE DEMOCRATS VOTED:
99% AGAINST requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature for the taking of property in a declared emergency. (HB402) 97% AGAINST guaranteeing free exercise of religion even during a state of emergency. (HB542) 97% AGAINST protecting religious services as essential services that may not be unduly burdened. (HB440)
OTHER: HOUSE DEMOCRATS VOTED:
98% FOR presuming the defendant is guilty until proven innocent. (HB246) 97% AGAINST allowing school nurses to have associate (community college) degrees rather than bachelor’s degrees. (HB349) 91% AGAINST prohibiting municipalities from requiring a license for children to operate a lemonade stand. (HB183) 91% AGAINST allowing after market window tinting to the same degree as can be ordered on new vehicles. (HB224) 100% FOR spending public funds for abortions. (HB2-1068) 91% AGAINST requiring that any baby born alive shall not be killed just because it was unwanted. (HB233) 98% AGAINST prohibiting abortions after 24 weeks. (HB625)
Republicans on the other hand for all of these votes, more than 90% – in most cases 97% – voted completely opposite our “liberal friends” who are astoundingly out of touch!
by Robert Hatcher | Mar 11, 2021 | Mark Alliegro, State Rep News
This page will contain updates from State Rep Mark Alliegro, rep from Campton, NH
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