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December 6, 2012

My Opinion: December 6, 2012

RAYMOND - Closing out the Legislative 2011-2012 term, and closing out this year’s work at the State House, I would like to say a big “Thank You!” to the people of Raymond for believing in me. It has truly been a pleasure and a great experience for me to work for you daily, serving your best interests and needs.

This has been a very busy term for me, serving as the Vice Chairman of the House Resources, Recreation, and Development Committee under House Speaker O’Brien, and serving as a House Majority Assistant Whip under House Majority Leader Silva. Both positions require many extra meetings.

I was an active member on: Exotic Aquatic Weeds and Species Committee (RSA 487); Commission to Study Water Infrastructure Sustainability Funding; Committee to Study Self-Referrals for Implantable Medical Devices; I chaired the

Committee to Study the Laws Relating to Condominium and Homeowners Associations (RSA 356-B:70); and the Special House Committee to Study the 2012 Performance Audit of the Guardian Ad Litem Board. These groups are all extra studies done in addition to your normal House policy committee work, requiring extra study and time.

This term was also a period of much absenteeism. House committees may do work without a quorum, but whenever a vote is required, there must be a quorum of the committee present. When voting, and a quorum is not present, the Speaker of House may appoint a 1-day representative to the committee.

This requires the Speaker to send the House Clerk a letter to make a person a “(committee) One-day substitution appointee”. Assisting leadership with this problem, I was appointed for a total of 106 times during this term, 36 times in 2011, and 70 times in 2012, in 25 different committees. I want to sincerely say “Thank You!” to our Speaker of the House, William O’Brien, and to our Deputy Speaker of the House, Pam Tucker, for allowing this “once in a Legislator’s Lifetime” opportunity to be able to work with so many groups, debating, studying issues, and voting on the vast variety of the issues at hand. What an honor; again Thank You!

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