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June 7, 2012

My Opinion: June 7, 2012

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SB-155-FN-A - relative to section 179 expense deductions under the Business Profits Tax. Bill: (1) Increases the NH accelerated depreciation deduction from the current $20K to $25K. This increased deduction has the effect of reducing the BPT for small businesses. (2) Makes the effective date July 1, 2013, to coincide with the next budget.(3) Bill also contains the refugee moratorium language of a prior bill causing a partisan vote. A-2128h failed because of a quorum (267) problem D 134-103. Speaker called quorum call. Vote to reconsider passed D 202-109. A-2128h then passed D 155-155, Speaker voting yes - 156-155. Bill passed OTP-A RC 231-79.

SB-295-FN-A - relative to the research and development tax credit against the business profits tax and (/) relative to the Women's Right to Know act regarding abortion information. Bill: (1) Repeals the prospective repeal of the $1M tax for NH business. (2) Establishes the Women's Right To Know Act. A-2220h passed RC 172-123. Flr A-2221 passed RC 178-120. Bill passed OTP-A RC 198-100.

SB-332 - repealing a prohibition relative to auxiliary state troopers, repealing the law governing motor vehicles carrying property for hire, and (/) relative to searches conducted for purposes of transportation-related security. Bill: (1) Makes the use of auxiliary state police officer more efficient by allowing flexibility in hours worked for these part time employees. (2) Repeals the law governing motor vehicles carrying property for hire. (3) Amendment requires law enforcement officers to record citizen complaints about TSA agent searches upon complaint by the citizen, for inclusion into a state-wide database while also allowing audio and video recording of the TSA search. A-2221h and bill passed OTP-A on voice vote.

SB-348-FN - relative to the pulse oximetry test for newborns. Bill: (1) Adds pulse oximetry testing to the medical diagnostic screenings required for newborns. (2) There is no additional cost to the state for this test, with a potential of a savings. A non-germaine floor amendment relative to abortions after 20 weeks, Flr A-2303h passed RC 137-133, was later voted to be reconsidered D 184-94, re-debated and voted failed RC 95-183. Bill passed OTP D 213-67.

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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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    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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