, Kingston, NH

My Opinion

August 16, 2012

My Opinion: August 16, 2012



- Requires the legislative Ethics Committee to make committee records, rules, and guidelines available on the website maintained by the committee.


- Allows communities to require vote tallies of budget preparation of the budget committee, town, school district, or village district, to be printed next to warrant article or the affected ballot question.


- Requires the Attorney General to submit regular reports on election complaints to the General Court.


- Requires all contracts entered into by the state as a result of requests for proposals to be posted on the state transparency website.


- Requires expanded state employee salary information on the transparency website to include: list of all state employee positions, state agency, accounting unit, job title, position number, and whether the position is currently vacant or filled.


- Extends the Right-To-Know law to libraries.


- Requires Public Utilities Commission contracts to be approved by the Governor and Executive Council.


- Requires Emergency Response and Public Safety workers to notify public health officials of exposure to infectious diseases.

As you can see, many bills passed this year, and went into law, truly supporting the best interests of the people of this great state, where they have the opportunity to see exactly what is going on in their state government. I’m not done yet. More to follow next week.

(Editor’s Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at



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