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February 2, 2012

My Opinion: February 2, 2012

RAYMOND — This column is a continuation with the passed bills from the early sessions of January 4 and 5. These are all still retained bills from last year.

HB-162-FN - relative to capital murder for purposely causing the death of another. This bill only gives the option of seeking a death penalty and is not mandatory for someone who chose to take the life of another. Bill tabled RC 176-153.

HB-217-FN - including "unborn child" in the definition of "another" for the purpose of first and second degree murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide. This bill will include "fetus" in RSA 630, adding definitions: (a) "Conception" means the fusion of a human spermatozoon with a human ovum. (b) "Unborn child" means the female reproductive condition of having an unborn in the woman's body. A-2781h yes VV,

A-0047h no RC 139-201, A 0010h yes VV, OTP-A yes RC 213-125.

HB-334 - relative to the state's authority to prohibit or regulate firearms, firearms components, ammunition, firearms, and knives. This bill adds knives to RSA 159:26and codifies that the General Court shall have exclusive authority and jurisdiction over the sale, ownership, transportation, and use of firearms and knives. A-2563h yes VV, OTP-A yes RC 180-144.

HB-486-FN - relative to penalties for alcohol ignition interlock circumvention. This bill creates an enhanced penalty for those who violate the alcohol ignition interlock device installed by court order. A-2577h yes VV, OTP-A yes RC 259-48.

HB-536-FN - relative to the natural right to carry a firearm, openly or concealed, without a license. Bill will increase the length of time between license renewals to 5 years. It also makes the pistol/revolver license optional and allows anyone to carry a concealed firearm without a pistol/revolver license. A-2679h yes VV, OTP-A yes RC 193-122.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

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