, Kingston, NH

My Opinion

July 5, 2012

My Opinion: July 5, 2012

RAYMOND — The House and Senate met on June 27th to vote on bills the Governor vetoed. A 2/3rds vote of those present is required to pass a bill. House bills are voted on first in the House, if passed, and then crosses over to the Senate for their vote. All these bills have passed out of the House and Senate previously, before going to the Governor, who vetoed them.

HB-217-FN - including "unborn child" in the definition of "another" for the purpose of first and second degree murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide. Killed in House RC 201-126.

HB-1549 - prohibiting the use of motor vehicle records for any federal identification database. Passed in House RC 253-106. Killed in Senate 0-23.

HB-1607-FN-L - establishing an education credit against the business profits tax. This bill is identical to SB-372 and not needed; see below. House needed to act on bill, so we passed it RC 226-112. Killed in Senate RC 0-23.

HB-1666 - relative to legislative approval of collective bargaining agreements entered into by the state. Killed in House RC 226-112.

HB-1679-FN - relative to partial-birth abortions and third trimester abortions. This bill establishes the partial-birth abortion ban act prohibiting the revolting procedure of killing a baby as it is being born. Passed in House 240-118. Passed in Senate RC 18-5, and becomes law.

SB-175 - regulating the commercial use of a person's identity. Killed in Senate RC 13-10.

SB-289-FN - relative to presenting photo identification to vote in person. This bill: (1) Requires that a voter present a valid photo identification to vote in person. (2) Voters who do not present a valid photo identification shall be mailed and instructed to return an identity verification letter. (3) Voters without photo identification may execute a qualified voter affidavit. (4) Requires that the Secretary of State pay the cost for a non-driver's picture identification card upon presentation of a voucher to the division of motor vehicles. (5) Beginning September 1, 2013, voters who prove identity by executing a qualified voter affidavit shall be photographed or execute an affidavit of religious exemption. Passed in Senate RC 18-5. Passed in House RC 231-112, and becomes law.

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