I was very proud of the Republican Representatives unity in the votes of HB-544. Key vote analysis: 100% voted to ITL (kill) HB-544. 100% voted to divide HB-544 sections 1-8. 99% voted against amendment A-0025h. 100% voted against OTP-A of HB-544. It’s a shame we are the minority party or we would have kill this crazy bill.
HB-498, permitting the use of firearms by military or veterans groups in the compact part of a town for military or veterans events, or national holidays. These firings are done with blank shot at funerals, and on special events, honoring our veterans.
This bill would allow firing without a written permit. Sometimes these events are last minute funerals involving out of town funeral homes and permit occasionally caused problems. Bill passed OTP-A RC 265-54.
HB-435-FN (FN - fiscal note), relative to funding for chartered public school pupils. This bill will simplify the calculations of state “adequacy aid” for charter schools by setting it at half the average total cost in other public schools. Bill came out of Education Committee as ITL, but we were able to kill the ITL RC 129-156, then pass it OTP D 177-124 (D -division vote).
Bill sent to House Finance Committee as 2nd committee.
(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)