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February 7, 2013

My Opinion: February 7, 2013

RAYMOND - Remembering back, I know I have talked at various times about a very busy committee I spent a lot of time on last year, the Redress of Grievances Committee. The former House Speaker started to address the numerous petitions that the House was receiving from various citizens of New Hampshire. The NH Constitution requires that these petitions be addressed by the legislature.

At the start of this session, our new House Speaker led the drive to repeal this committee. At our session on January 30th, six petitions were read into the House record. Of these, there was an attempt by the petitioners’ State Representatives to have them sent to a policy committee to be addressed. I was very disappointed that the Democrat leadership led the way to block these petitions from going to a committee, thus depriving the petition its just hearing, by roll call votes of RC 124-231, RC 90-246, and RC 93-243. The other three petitions were not acted on at this time. This is a pure disgrace to our State House.

The Session on January 30th was short; a few bills were passed and will move on to the Senate:

HB-111, relative to the acquisition of property at Akers pond dam in the town of Errol by the fish and game department.

HB-112-FN (fiscal note), relative to registration permit fees for special use vehicles.

HB-113, relative to lot access for erection of buildings.

HB-115, relative to the procedure for filling a vacancy on a cooperative school district budget committee.

HB-126-L (local), relative to use of revolving funds by towns for maintaining recycling programs.

HB-131-FN-L, relative to payment for medical services for county prisoners.

HB-159, requiring patriotic exercises in public schools on federal Constitution Day.

HB-160, relative to a school district’s transportation responsibility for pupils of divorced parents with joint decision making responsibility.

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