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May 29, 2014

My Opinion: May 29, 2014

RAYMOND - Some of the bills we discussed in our House Session of May 14th are reviewed below.

SB-230, relative to the definition of utility terrain vehicles.Thought this might be of interest. It passed on Consent Calendar. Bill adds a new definition to the OHRV laws for the new types of vehicles including the “side by side” and the new wider-type machines that are requiring trail work.

SB-207-FN, relative to paycheck equity. This bill is just feel good, redundant legislation as pay equity is already in RSA 275:37. A-1629h failed (Y) RC 152-184; motion to Table (Y) failed RC 129-208; Dems passed bill OTP (N) RC 233-103.

SB-390, (New Title) prohibiting discrimination against employees who are victims of domestic violence and establishes a committee to study the protection of employees from domestic violence. This anti-liberty bill adds another layer of prohibited practices on employers. Bill establishes a committee to study the protection of employees from domestic violence. It prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who are victims of domestic violence. A-1629h (Y) failed RC 152-184; motion to Table (Y) failed RC 129-208; Dems passed bill OTP RC 233-103.

SB-120-FN, relative to political contributions and expenditures and relative to reporting by political committees. Bill attempts to increase transparency in political activities by requiring registration and reporting by non-political groups and organizations who chose to speak on a particular issue. However, the new definitions are confusing and in conflict with federal laws; requiring registering and reporting by advocacy groups might well blur the distinction between political organizations and others. The Constitution, Part 1, Article 22, states, “Free speech and liberty of the press are essential to the security of freedom in a state. They ought, therefore, to be inviolably preserved.” Political speech is the very essence of free speech. A-1654h (N) passed D 223-77; Flr A-1812h (Y) failed RC 110-205; motion to “Indefinitely Postpone” (Y) failed RC 114-191; Dems passed bill OTP-A (N) RC 186-119.

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  • David L. Drowne, 53

    Ellenton, FL — David Drowne, formerly of Newburyport, Mass., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, and Tidewell Hospice in Ellenton, Fla.

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  • Kathleen M. Wright

    Epping, NH — Kathleen M. Wright, 73, of Epping, formerly of Kingston, died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Exeter Hospital with her beloved husband, Clem and her devoted daughters, Chris and Candie, at her bedside.

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  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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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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