, Kingston, NH

My Opinion

June 7, 2012

My Opinion: June 7, 2012


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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