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February 6, 2014

My Opinion: February 6, 2014

RAYMOND - Off we go again very slowly working on bills held over from last year. Some of the bills we did at Session on January 22nd included:

HB-474, relative to eligibility for in-state tuition rates at the university system of New Hampshire. This bill grants in-state tuition rate to illegal aliens, thereby declaring them to be lawful residents of New Hampshire. The Republican House Alliance Platform, Part IX, reminds us to "oppose any form of amnesty for illegal aliens", and this would be amnesty. It is also against federal law. The Democrats pushed it through anyway on a vote of OTP-A RC 188-155.

HB-110, requiring persons who record cruelty to livestock to report such cruelty and submit such recordings to a law enforcement agency. This bill would require anyone who witnesses such a crime to report it to the police. Bill luckily was Tabled on a vote D 329-15.

HB-660-FN, requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods and agricultural commodities. Bill requires labeling of foods sold in NH containing, or processed with, genetically engineered products, causing more business regulations. Bill killed RC 185-162.

HB-597-FN, relative to mandatory drug testing for certain health care workers. This bill was introduced in response to the hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital. Bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Health & Human Services to establish a program requiring facilities licensed under RSA 151 to perform mandatory drug testing on healthcare workers employed in such facilities. Bill passed OTP-A RC 289-48.

HB-569, relative to the placement of all new electrical transmission lines in New Hampshire. Bill requires that all electric transmission lines in the State of New Hampshire be placed with state transportation rights-of-way to the extent possible. After much chatter, bill passed OTP-A RC 171-139 and was sent to the House Ways & Means Committee as a 2nd committee.

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Obituaries
  • Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93

    Meredith, NH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw, to whom he was married for 62 years.

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

    Raymond, NH — Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzillo, 58, of Raymond, N.H., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

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  • Thomas Hugh Clinton, 73

    Atkinson, NH — Tom passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Tom was born on October, 30, 1940, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., as the only child to Hugh Clinton and Evelyn (Forcier) Clinton. Tom graduated from Methuen High School in 195

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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