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March 20, 2014

My Opinion: March 20, 2014

RAYMOND —For the two day session on March 5-6, we had 136 bills. Of these 71 were recommended by their policy committee to be killed, and after hours of debates, only one of the ITL recommendations was overturned, and that bill passed. It was HB-1244, relative to the disclosure of the names of lottery winners. This bill would forbid the Lottery Commission from releasing the names of winners without their permission. The bill failed on ITL D149-150, then passed OTP D 172-130.

Some other bills of interest include:

HB-1360, prohibiting impeded driving and use of certain electronic devices while driving. Bill prohibits impeded driving and use of certain electronic devices while driving. The amendment allows for the use of hands-free electronic devices, and removes the impeded driving violation. Amendment A-0376h passed on voice vote (VV). Attempt to table bill failed D 137-187. Bill passed OTP-A RC 192-133.

HB-1366, relative to exemptions from seasonal weight restrictions on roads. This was a special interest bill to exempt seasonal weight restrictions on roads for “maple sap” and other agricultural products. Bill failed ITL D 202-128.

HB-1597-FN-A, reducing the rate of tax on meals under the meals and rooms tax. This bill would have reduced the meals tax from the current 9% to 8%, but failed ITL RC 184-148.

HB-1435, requiring law enforcement officials to disclose specific information relating to a police checkpoint. Bill requires law enforcement officials to obtain a court order to conduct a checkpoint for the purpose of enforcing criminal law. Requires law enforcement to disclose specific information to the public regarding the checkpoint. A-0196h passed VV. Bill passed OTP-A D 242-49. I voted no.

HB-1226, establishing a committee to study end-of-life decisions. This bill was introduced by proponents of physician assisted suicide and euthanasia. The committee would study “aid in dying” laws in other states Bill passed OTP D 162-126.

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    LAWRENCE — Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy, passed away at her home surrounded by her family, after suffering a stroke in April. She was born in Lawrence and was the daughter of the late Rose A. (Betit) and Alfred Robidoux, originally of Quebec, Canada. She was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Armand Joseph Audy, who passed away on June 28, 1976.

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  • Charles Anthony "Chuck" Carnival, 79

    Jackson, MS — Charles Anthony “Chuck” Carnival, 79, formerly of Raymond, N.H., passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

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  • Francis M. Lurvey, 76

    Bar Harbor, ME — Francis M. Lurvey passed away Sunday, June 22, in Bar Harbor, Maine, after battling cancer. By his side were his sons, Edwin Lurvey and Steven Lurvey and his niece and husband, Debra and Richard Carey, as well as cousin, Marion McDonald. He was the son of Edwin R Lurvey (Bar Harbor) and Delia Amazeen (Dexter). He is survived by five children, a stepson, and their families. His sons, Edwin and wife April, Steven and wife, Pam, David and his daughter, Meghan, as well as his daughters, Lorraine and Ellen and her husband, Paul DiScipio with daughters, Katherine and Julia, and his stepson, Brian Faulkner and wife, Jody with children, Trevor, Rachel, and Keith. He is also survived by his sister, Sheryl, and many nieces and nephews including Frank Lurvey and Elaine Langer. Francis was predeceased by his twin brother, Frank, as well as his brothers, Edwin and Erwin. He was also predeceased by his longtime companion, Brian and Edwin’s mother, Maureen Faulkner and former wife, Roberta Lurvey Gilmore.

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  • Norman R. Cote

    Atkinson, NH — Norman R. Cote, of Atkinson, was called to his heavenly home on June 16, 2014, following a period of declining health.

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  • Frederick M. Hopper, 64

    Epping, NH — Frederick Michael Hopper, of Epping, N.H., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Predeceased by his wife, Alice Hopper, he is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Joann Peatfield; daughters, Shay Belair and Jayne Pond; sons-in-law, Adam Belair and James Pond; mother, Arlene Hopper; father and stepmother, Frederick S. and Barbara Hopper; siblings, Susan Hardy, Stephan Hopper, Scott Hopper, and Sherri Chagnon; grandsons, Benjamin Belair, Jonathan Belair and Jackson Pond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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