, Kingston, NH

My Opinion

April 12, 2012

My Opinion: April 12, 2012

RAYMOND — I'm finally wrapping up the March 14-15 Session. I told you it was long. HR-21 - requiring the Congress of the United States of America to reaffirm its adherence to the Constitution of the United States regarding international agreements and treaties. This resolution places our government representatives on notice that the citizens of New Hampshire require it to follow the wording and intent of the constitution understood by the authors of that document. Passed (ought to pass) OTP RC 206-97. (RC) is a roll call vote by name.

HB-1478 - relative to the definitions of resident for motor vehicle law purposes and domicile for voting purposes and relative to vehicle registration and driver's license requirements. This bill: (1) clarifies the meaning of resident for both voting and motor vehicle law purposes. (2) states that once you declare your residence for the purpose of voting, you are declaring your residence for observing motor vehicle laws. Bill passed OTP-A D 222-84.

HB-1635 - relative to motor vehicle inspections. This bill cleans up the language of RSA-259 requiring a vehicle to be both inspected and show a valid inspection sticker on the vehicle. A-0792h YES VV. OTP-A YES VV.

HB-1418-FN-A - increasing the threshold amounts for taxation under the business enterprise tax (BET). Bill: (1) increases the BET threshold from $150K to $200K and the enterprise value tax base from $75K to $100K. (2) adjusts for inflation as tied into the Northeast Region Consumer Price Index. (3) rounds off each year's amount to the nearest $1K. (4) eliminates thousands of unnecessary returns at a very low cost to the state and most certainly a tremendous savings to small businesses. A-0939h YES VV. Pass OTP-A YES VV.

HB-1631 - allowing persons licensed to provide emergency medical services to work at social or sporting events. As amended, bill allows NH emergency medical services providers to provide emergency medical services at a social or sporting event under certain circumstances. Bill passed OTP-A YES VV.

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