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week of February 6th:
Public Hearing: 2/7
9:30 am
LOB 302-304

House Science, Technology and Energy
HB298
SUPPORT
relative to placement of personal wireless service facilities
more..This bill allows state and local authorities additional authority in the review of applications for personal wireless service facilities.
▪️email committee
▪️bill sign-in
Public Hearing: 2/7
10:00 am
LOB 205-207

House Education
HB104
SUPPORT
relative to multi-stall bathrooms and locker rooms in schools
more..This bill requires that multi-stall bathrooms and locker rooms in all public New Hampshire elementary, middle, and high schools be same sex.
▪️email committee
▪️bill sign-in
Public Hearing: 2/7
1:45 pm
LOB 205-207

House Education

HB539-FN
SUPPORT
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relative to vaccination clinics at schools

testimony is needed from anyone affected by these clinics - can't send your kid to school those days? incidents? other concerns?
more..This bill prohibits a public elementary or secondary school from conducting a vaccination clinic during school hours.
▪️email committee
▪️bill sign-in

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Public Hearing: 2/8
9:00 am
LOB 210-211
(Exec Session 2/9)

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB262
SUPPORT
relative to laboratory testing by licensed naturopaths
more..This bill adds naturopathic doctors to the definition of "licensed medical practitioner" for health facilities authorized for laboratory testing.
▪️email committee
▪️bill sign-in
▪️attend/testify at hearing
Public Hearing: 2/8
10:00 am
LOB 210-211
(Exec Session 2/9)

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB322
WATCH
relative to establishing a committee to study the New Hampshire board of medicine
more..This bill establishes a committee to study the New Hampshire board of medicine.
HFNH is currently not taking a position on this one.

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Public Hearing: 2/8
10:30 am
LOB 210-211
(Exec Session 2/9)

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB299
WATCH
prohibiting discrimination in medical care
more..This bill revises the prohibition against discrimination in medical treatment contained in the patient's bill of rights to prohibit denial of appropriate care or medical resources on the basis of race or skin tone, sexuality or sexual preference, sex, or any intersectional characteristic, or to prioritize any care or resource on the basis of alleged historical racial, sexuality or sexual preference, sex, or any intersectional group discrimination. The bill also creates a private cause of action for any person so aggrieved.
HFNH is currently not taking a position on this one.

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Public Hearing: 2/10
1:45 pm
LOB 205-207

House Education

HB629-FN
WATCH
establishing a student bill of rights
more..I. Definitions. In this chapter: "student" means any child enrolled in a New Hampshire public or chartered public school.

Students are subject to the United States Constitution, its privileges, and protections, including:
(a) The free exercise of religion;
(b) The freedom of speech and publication;
(c) The right to peacefully assemble;
(d) The right to petition the government for a redress of grievances;
(e) The freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures;
(f) The right to due process of law; and
(g) The right to equal protection under the law
II. Students are subject to numerous privileges and protections derived from federal statutes, examples of which include:
(a) The right of students with identified disabilities to receive a free and appropriate education that addresses their individual needs;
(b) The right of students with disabilities to be free from discrimination with regard to accessing educational programs and facilities; and
(c) The right to be free from discrimination with regard to accessing educational programs and activities offered by a recipient of federal financial assistance.
III. Public school students are subject to the New Hampshire constitution and its privileges and protections, including:
(a) The right to seek and obtain happiness;
(b) The right to free speech and the liberty to publish;
(c) The right of petition and peaceful assembly;
(d) The right of personal privacy;
(e) The right to absolute freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief, and worship;
(f) The right to attend public schools that are funded in a manner that is consistent with the state's paramount duty of making ample provision for the education of all children residing within it's borders;
(g) The right to have schools that are maintained wholly or partially by public funds free from sectarian control or influence;
(h) The right to countenance and inculcation of the principles of humanity and general benevolence; and
(i) The right of qualified persons to vote in all elections.
IV. Public school students are subject to numerous privileges and protections derived from New Hampshire state statutes, examples of which include:
(a) The right to access, without tuition, each resident school district’s K-12 basic education program for students of qualifying age;
(b) The right to an education that provides students with the opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to meet state and district established graduation requirements intended to provide students with a meaningful diploma that prepares them for post-secondary education, gainful employment and citizenship;
(c) Due process rights related to disciplinary measures and educational access; and
(d) The right to an education and access to all educational activities and facilities without fear of discrimination.
(e) The right of minors residing in criminal justice facilities to receive an education;
HFNH is currently not taking a position on this one.

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pending committee vote:
Exec Session 2/8 & 2/9
Public Hearing 1/26

Judiciary
HB396
SUPPORT
relative to state recognition of biological sex
more..This bill provides that nothing in state law regarding birth records or motor vehicles is intended to prohibit a public entity from differentiating between male and female sexes or undermine the state's rational interest in recognizing the male and female sexes.
▪️email committee
Exec Session 2/8 & 2/9
Public Hearing 1/26

Judiciary
HB533
SUPPORT
relative to public school human rights complaints
more..This bill allows the department of education to bring a complaint on student discriminatory practices to the state commission on human rights.
▪️email committee
Exec Session TBD
Public Hearing 1/31

House Environment and Agriculture
HB119
SUPPORT
relative to homestead food operation licensure
more..This bill increases the maximum annual gross sales of food a homestead food operation may sell and retain an exemption from food licensing provisions.
▪️email committee
Exec Session TBD
Public Hearing 1/31

House Environment and Agriculture
HB122
WATCH
relative to microenterprise home kitchen operations
more..This bill defines homestead food operations and provides food service licensing exemptions for them.

We are not supporting this bill as written because of the following stated requirement: "(2) Food is prepared, cooked, and served on the same day."
▪️email committee
Exec Session TBD
Public Hearing 1/31

House Environment and Agriculture
HB348
SUPPORT
relative to the sale of raw milk and products made with raw milk
more..This bill increases the amount of raw milk a producer processor can sell or process without a license and removes the requirement that such ice cream and frozen yogurt produced using raw milk be sold in 6 ounce containers.
▪️email committee
Exec Session TBD
Public Hearing 1/12

Education Committee
HB61
OPPOSE
Relative to teaching on discrimination in the public schools and discrimination in public workplaces.
more..This bill repeals recent passed laws that prevented discrimination in schools and public workplaces. It will allow discrimination and CRT to be promoted in schools and public workplaces.
▪️email committee
Exec Session TBD
Public Hearing 1/18

House Municipal and County Government
HB154
SUPPORT
relative to the adoption of public health ordinances by municipalities
more..Summary courtesy of RebuildNH: Currently the law does not require a public hearing in order for a select board to adopt a public health ordinance. This proposal not only provides for a public hearing before the public health ordinance is adopted, but allows the legislative body to vote in the proposed ordinance by a majority vote. The public health boards under this proposal, could be voted on at the annual town meeting or by calling a special town meeting.
▪️email committee
Exec Session 2/7
Public Hearing 1/19

House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services
HB48
WATCH
relative to employee protections from COVID-19 in the workplace
more..Summary courtesy of RebuildNH: Hilariously, this bill prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee who receives the COVID-19 vaccine or wears a mask. No one should face discrimination.
▪️email committee
Ask that they amend the bill to prohibit all discrimination, including those who refuse to wear a mask or get a vaccine.
Subcommittee Work Session: 2/8
10:45 am LOB 302-304

Commerce & Consumer Affairs
HB353
OPPOSE
establishing an interstate compact for universal healthcare
more..Summary courtesy of RebuildNH: This bill is as described: a first step towards socialized medicine. We at RebuildNH have fought to remove more government from healthcare since watching the disastrous government response to the Covid pandemic, but this bill seeks to create a completely government controlled healthcare system, beginning by creating interstate compacts. Who pays? While the bill is unclear and doesn't even remotely seek to estimate the cost, we know that all taxpayers will pay, handsomely.
▪️email committee
Exec Session TBD
Public Hearing 1/17

Senate Judiciary
SB58
OPPOSE
relative to arrests without a warrant while in the care of a medical professional on the premises of a residential care or health care facility.
more..relative to arrests without a warrant while in the care of a medical professional on the premises of a residential care or health care facility. This bill lowers the threshold needed for a warrantless arrest in medical facilities. According to this bill, “actual or threatened violence” can cause warrantless arrest. While we appreciate the real issue regarding workplace violence in medical facilities, we worry reducing the burden of proof needed could lead to abuse. If a patient refuses to wear a mask, could they be accused of “threatening violence”?
▪️email committee
week of February 13th:
Public Hearing 2/16
9:00 am
SH Reps Hall

House Judiciary
HB346
REVIEW
relative to the right of any infant born alive to appropriate medical care and treatment
more..This bill establishes the born alive infant protection act, which provides that any infant born alive shall be entitled to medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment.
▪️email committee
▪️bill sign-in
▪️attend/testify at hearing
no current action:
Public Hearing TBD

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB406
SUPPORT
relative to parental access to children's medical records
more..This bill expands parents access to their 13 to 18-year-old children's medical records without their children providing a release to each medical provider.
Hearing: TBD

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB114
OPPOSE
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relative to the age at which a minor may receive mental health treatment without parental consent
more..This bill allows a minor 16 years of age or older to consent to mental health treatment without parental consent.
Hearing: TBD

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB575
SUPPORT
relative to vaccine and pharmaceutical products purchased, promoted, or distributed by the state and its political subdivisions
more..This bill prohibits the state and its political subdivisions from purchasing, promoting, or distributing any vaccine or pharmaceutical product that has not been tested with voluntary, human, clinical trials.
Hearing: TBD

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB557-FN
SUPPORT
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relative to the department of health and human services' rulemaking authority regarding immunization requirements.
more..This bill removes the rulemaking authority of the commissioner of health and human services on immunization requirements beyond those diseases identified in statute.
Hearing: TBD

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB408
SUPPORT
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relative to foster children and vaccinations
more..This bill requires that children living in a foster family home but who are not is foster care shall be subject to the same immunization requirements as any other child in the state.
Hearing: TBD

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB217
SUPPORT
Establishing a committee to study the effects of fluoride on fetuses and children.
more..1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study the effects of fluoride on fetuses and children.
2 Membership and Compensation.
I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:
(a) Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.
3 Duties. The committee shall study the effects of fluoride exposure, including neurotoxicity and other potential side-effects, on fetuses, children, and adolescents.
I. The study shall include:
(a) Consideration of primary peer-reviewed studies on fluoride exposure and neurotoxicity.
(b) Consideration of any peer-reviewed dose-response or benchmark dose analysis on fluoride exposure and potential side-effects.
(c) Consideration of data on potential side-effects for the fetus, children, and adolescents.
(d) Consideration of data on dental fluorosis rates.
(e) Consideration of data on mother and child fluoride exposure levels.
II. The committee may solicit information and testimony from any individual, agency, or organization it deems relevant to its study, including information and testimony from study authors.
4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2023.
6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Hearing: TBD

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB342
OPPOSE
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relative to lead testing in children
more..This bill establishes a blood lead level testing requirement for children entering day care and public schools.
Hearing: TBD

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB425
OPPOSE
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repealing the statute relative to medical freedom in immunizations
more..This bill repeals the statute pertaining to medical freedom in immunizations.
Public Hearing TBD

House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
HB619
SUPPORT
prohibiting gender transition procedures for minors, relative to sex and gender in public schools, and relative to the definition of conversion therapy
more..This bill prohibits gender transition care for minors under 18 years of age, prohibits teaching about gender identity in public schools and changes the definition of conversion therapy.
Moves on to the House
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Senate OTP 1/26
Senate Health & Human Services OTP 1/18
SB35
OPPOSE
relative to RSV vaccine administration
more..This bill authorizes pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and licensed advanced pharmacy technicians to administer an RSV vaccine to adults.
Hearing TBD

Education Committee
HB487
REVIEW
establishing a New Hampshire farm-to-school reimbursement program
more..This bill establishes a New Hampshire farm to school reimbursement program and makes an appropriation therefor.
Hearing: TBD

House Children and Family Law
HB185
SUPPORT
relative to the determination of parental rights and responsibilities based on shared parenting and shared access to the child's records
more..This bill creates a presumption of parental rights and responsibilities based on shared parenting and shared access to the child's records.
Hearing: TBD

House Executive Departments and Administration
HB127
SUPPORT
relative to the declaration of a state of emergency
more..This bill revises the authority of the governor and general court to declare, renew, or terminate a state of emergency.

A state of emergency shall terminate automatically 21 days after its declaration if declared by the governor, or 90 days after its declaration if declared by the general court, unless it is renewed under the same procedures set forth in paragraph I of this section. The governor may, by executive order, renew a declaration of a state of emergency [as many times as] no more than 3 times if the governor finds it is necessary to protect the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this state. The general court may, by concurrent resolution, renew a declaration of a state of emergency as many times as it finds is necessary to protect the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this state.

The legislature may terminate a state of emergency or any emergency order issued thereunder by a [majority vote of both the senate and the house of representatives] concurrent resolution adopted by a majority vote of each chamber. A majority for this vote shall consist of a majority of members present and voting in each chamber acting separately. A state of emergency shall terminate upon a [majority vote of both chambers] concurrent resolution adopted by a majority vote of each chamber, under this subparagraph; provided, however, that such vote shall not preclude the governor from declaring a new emergency for different circumstances under paragraph I of this section.

Hearing: TBD

House Children and Family Law
HB10
SUPPORT
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establishing the parental bill of rights
more..This bill establishes a parental bill of rights, a framework for notice of, and to report violations
of, such rights, and consequences for affirmative findings of violations.
Hearing: TBD

Finance
SB115
REVIEW
appropriation to the dept of health and human services for the purpose of funding vaccine administration through public health departments
more..This bill makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services to provide funding to public health departments to administer vaccinations that are ineligible for funding under the federal 317 vaccine program to Medicare enrollees.
Hearing: TBD

Education Committee
HB451
REVIEW
relative to the state board of education prohibition on discrimination
more..This bill amends the provisions relating to sex discrimination in public and private education
Hearing: TBD

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
SB162
REVIEW
relative to exemptions from rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets
more..
This bill makes the initial period for an exemption from the rabies vaccination for dogs, cats, and animals annual with the recertification of a veterinarian.
other bills of interest:
Exec Session 2/1
(hearing was 1/24)

House Education
HB430
REVIEW
relative to applications for the education freedom accounts program
more..This bill provides for applications to the education freedom account program for a child currently attending a New Hampshire public school, including a chartered public school, for a minimum of one year, or who is entering kindergarten or first grade.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Exec Session 2/1
(hearing was 1/19)

House Education
HB367-FN-L
REVIEW
relative to eligibility of students in the education freedom account program
more..This bill increases the household income level based on the federal poverty guidelines for the eligibility of students to participate in the education freedom account program.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Exec Session 2/3
(hearing was 1/25)

House Education
HB626
REVIEW
requiring the department of education to administer the education freedom account
more..This bill changes the administration of the education freedom account program under RSA 194-F from scholarship organizations to the department of education.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Public Hearing 1/31
9:15am LOB 101

Senate Education
SB141
REVIEW
relative to administration of the education freedom accounts program
more..This bill provides for applications to the education freedom account program for a child currently attending a New Hampshire public school, including a chartered public school, for a minimum of one year, or who is entering kindergarten or first grade. This bill requires annual determination of eligibility for awarding of education freedom account funds. The bill also requires an annual report on the number of students participating in the program in each school district.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Hearing: TBD

House Education
HB538
REVIEW
establishing a local education freedom account program
more..This bill allows school districts to adopt a program for local education freedom accounts for a parent of an eligible student to receive a grant from a scholarship organization for qualifying educational expenses at a public school, chartered public school, nonpublic school, or program approved by the department of education.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Hearing: TBD

House Education
HB331
REVIEW
relative to the income threshold for the education freedom account program
more..This bill removes the household income criteria from eligibility requirements for the education freedom account program.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Hearing: TBD

House Education
HB573
REVIEW
limiting education freedom account funding to budgeted amounts
more..This bill limits the amounts of funds appropriated from the education trust fund to the education freedom account program to budgeted sums.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Hearing: TBD

House Education
HB432
REVIEW
relative to participation in the education freedom accounts program
more..This bill requires annual determination of eligibility for awarding of education freedom account funds.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Exec Session 2/6

House Education
HB464
REVIEW
relative to eligible students in the education freedom account program
more..This bill expands the definition of who is an eligible student qualifying under the education freedom accounts program.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Hearing: TBD

House Education
HB515
REVIEW
relative to education freedom accounts
more..This bill makes revisions to the education freedom account program.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Hearing: TBD

House Education
HB603
REVIEW
relative to education service providers under the education freedom accounts program
more..This bill adds compliance requirements for education service providers requesting payment from education freedom account funds, including criminal history records checks of employees with direct contact with students.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Hearing: TBD

House Education
HB446
REVIEW
relative to participation in the education freedom accounts program by students with disabilities
more..This bill clarifies the responsibility of a scholarship organization under the education freedom accounts program for explaining rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.
Hearing: TBD

House Education
HB621-FN
REVIEW
relative to funds of the education freedom accounts program after termination of a student's participation and responsibilities of the scholarship organization
more..This bill requires that upon enrolling in a public school an education freedom account program student's participation and funding are terminated. The bill also requires audits by the scholarship organization and investigation of misuses of funds.
HFNH is not weighing in on this bill at this time.