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March 27, 2014

My Opinion: March 27, 2014

RAYMOND - The House Session days of March 12 and 13 were another two long days of arguing over not much of anything important. Here are some bills of interest:

HB-1207, relative to identification of the source of legislative bill proposals. Bill would have required the identification of a private organization responsible for distributing a model act used by a legislator to propose new legislation, as provided by the legislation’s prime sponsor or as identified by a third party. Bill killed ITL (division vote - D) D 268-57.

HB-1601, relative to mandatory headlamp use. Bill would have made several changes to current laws about vehicle headlamp use, including removing the 1/2 hour timeframe from after sunset and before sunrise. Who knows the exact time each day of sunrise or sunset? I couldn’t believe this bill came out of Transportation Committee recommending passage. After debate, amendment A-0265h passed on a RC 164-161, I voted no. Then an attempt to table failed RC 161-164. OTP-A failed RC 151-182, and finally we killed it ITL on a voice vote (VV).

HB-1577, relative to regulating alkaline hydrolysis for the disposal of human remains. This is the bill I wrote about last week, where you cook Mama. Again, the House voted OTP RC 209-116. It’s up to you now. Call your State Senator and tell them to kill this inhuman legislation.

HB-1170-FN, repealing the death penalty in New Hampshire. If this bill were to become law, New Hampshire will have no death penalty laws. I do not believe in our current laws, and voted ‘yes’ on bill passage because: My moral, religious, and social values require more of me; the risk of executing an innocent person is real; the costs far outweigh the benefits; in various cases, the application of the death penalty was neither fair nor equal; and I have seen no evidence that the law deters crimes, or aids in any public safety. After almost two hours of debate, the bill passed OTP RC 225-104.

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  • Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy

    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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