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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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  • Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy

    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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  • Charles Anthony "Chuck" Carnival, 79

    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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