2021 PROPOSED LEGISLATION — Here are the bills we’re tracking; more pressing activity starts at the top.

*As this heavy legislative season is ramping up, save your local Reps & Senator as contacts in your phone (include email address).

BillCommittee/StatusNotes
HB255A
prohibit COVID-19 vaccination mandates
SUPPORT
NH House Jan 5th
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House Education 11/16 11:8 OTPA
This bill will now move on to the full house in January with House Education Committee's recommendation to pass.Thoughts to share with your reps: you have been affected by a vaccine mandate, your exemption denial or acceptance, forced or coerced into vaccination, concerns about Covid-19 vaccination to attend school, stand for medical freedom and bodily autonomy.
more..bill as amended:
1. New section; Protective Legislation; Imposition of Conditions; Prohibiting Mandatory Vaccines. Amend RSA 275 by inserting after section 3 the following new section:
275:3-a Prohibition of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines.
I. No entity in New Hampshire shall compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19.
II. In this section "entity" means the state and any political subdivision of the state, corporation, association, club, firm, daycare, public or private school, public or private institution of higher education, partnership, society, nonprofit, joint stock company, or any other entity, including any governmental entity or religious entity.
2. Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
HB611FN
abolishing fluoridation
SUPPORT
NH House Jan 5th
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House Res/Rec/Dev OTP 12:9 10.27
Ask your reps to support/OTP HB611 to abolish municipal water fluoridation.
Keep emails short and simple. Make your points in your own words and try to stay away from the fringe. Keeping our messaging on the right track is key.
points..▪️I shouldn’t have to buy an expensive filter to have pure water.
▪️If people want fluoride it’s cheap and available at the dentist, in dental products, and in tablet form.
▪️My neighbors should not be able to vote to medicate my water.
▪️There is no way to control dosages.
If your local representative happens to be on this committee, write the word 'constituent' in the subject line of your email or mention that when you call.

More information on fluoridation concerns is found on the resources page.
HB604FN
expanding NHVA to adult vaccines
OPPOSE
NH House Jan 5th
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HHSEA: ITL 10.26
Subcommittee: ITL 9.24
Committee ITL on Consent and will likely die in House.
This bill has an amendment (2021-0032h) that will more than double the cost of the original bill, calls for a report of a fake cost analysis, prohibits doctors and pharmacists from opting out of this government program, and calls for an unworkable effective date.
more..This bill will not provide vaccines for you if you are age 65 or older, and covered by Medicare. Your doctor and pharmacist will still have to purchase their own vaccines for you.

This bill will not provide vaccines to the poor, on Medicaid. Your doctor and pharmacist will still have to purchase their own vaccines for you.

This bill will not provide vaccines for you if you are uninsured. Your doctor and pharmacists will still have to purchase their own vaccine inventory for you.

Yet this bill will add a minimum of $848,000 the first year to fund 9 new DHHS staff and to pay for the State Vaccine Registry. This amount can be increased at any time by DHHS.

The board of the NH Vaccine Association, of which DHHS has 3 seats, may vote itself any amount of “start up money for the next two years” above and beyond the $848,000.

Doctors and pharmacists would be required to maintain two separate inventories of vaccines with separate refrigerators and freezers to keep separate the “free” supply of vaccines from DHHS from the vaccines they have purchased themselves. There is no mechanism or program to maintain or monitor separate inventories and to protect the “free” supply from theft and misuse in the vast number of adults not covered by this program.

This bill would create abuse of the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) contract, a contract intended only for the purchase of vaccines for needy children, based on Section 1928 of the federal Social Security Act that limits this vaccine purchase program to pediatric vaccines only. This violation of federal law would put the NH child vaccine program in jeopardy.

This bill would strip you of your right to legal and financial recourse that you are currently entited to for disability, blindness, and death that may result from a dangerous or defective vaccine.

This bill is likely to increase the costs of vaccines to doctors and pharmacists as it will hurt their ability to maintain volume discount purchase programs. No one is currently paying market prices for vaccine inventory.

Doctors and pharmacists may be less likely to provide vaccines for those age 65 and older when existing discounts are lost. As a result, less people will be vaccinated.

While good intentioned, this bill is truly a solution in search of a problem as private industry (doctors, hospitals, and pharmacists) are already purchasing vaccines cost effectively without adding over a million dollars in administrative costs every year and vaccines are readily available for adults at the doctors, at the hospital, at clinics, at corner drug stores, and even at the grocery store!

This bill was not a request of DHHS or the NH Vaccine Association. In this time of the COVID pandemic with DHHS staff working around the clock for months, it is unreasonable and unfair to even ask them to take on a program of this type at this time.

Talking points from Laura Condon NH Director of Advocacy for NVIC

HB1007
state office rebellion exclusion
OPPOSE

Legislative Session begins January 2022 Allows the House and Senate to remove a legislator from office if they determine the legislator "engaged in insurrection or rebellion, or [has] given aid or comfort to the enemies of the state." The bill also states that anyone who "engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or who gave aid or comfort to the enemies thereof" is ineligible to run for office.
more..The bill makes clear that "insurrection or rebellion" includes advocating for New Hampshire to secede from the United States.
Bill Sponsor: William M. Marsh
HB1126
16 y/o vaccination consent
OPPOSE
House Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs
Legislative Session begins January 2022
AN ACT permitting minors over the age of 16 to obtain a vaccination without parental consent.
Bill Text:
1 New Section; Communicable Disease; Immunization; Consent of Minor. Amend RSA 141-C by inserting after section 20-f the following new section:
more..
141-C:20-g Immunization; Consent of Minor. A minor 16 years of age or older may voluntarily consent to be vaccinated against any communicable disease for which a vaccination has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, and a licensed health care provider may provide such vaccination without the consent of the minor's parent or legal guardian.
2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.