past years legislation

Date/Committee/StatusBill NumberBillCurrent_Call_To_Action
Signed into law.HB1466
Prescription Drug Off-label use
more..This bill prohibits disciplinary action against a physician for prescribing an FDA approved drug, biologic, or medical device for off-label use. The bill also prohibits disciplinary action against a pharmacist for filling a valid prescription for off-label use.

Many providers will not consider prescribing safe and effective drugs such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, even when patients are near death, for fear of disciplinary action by licensing boards. This bill would remove that barrier to right-to-try.
Signed into law.HB1495
prohibit vaccination mandates gov contractors
more..This bill establishes a chapter of law prohibiting employee vaccine requirements for government contractors, except for medical providers when there is a direct threat present.

Rep. Dennis Acton for the Majority of Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs. This bill seeks to prohibit the state from requiring businesses to require vaccines or documentation related to vaccination or immunity status. The majority feels that the state should not have the power to force businesses to require employees or customers to prove vaccine status in order to enter their facilities or conduct business. We recently witnessed this type of requirement implemented in various cities around the country with disastrous results, including attempts to bar the unvaccinated from entering essential facilities such as food markets. The majority feels strongly that this type of requirement should never be instituted in New Hampshire. The committee amended the bill to include language that exempts medical facilities or providers, subject to a valid and enforceable federal Medicaid or Medicare mandate that imposes vaccination requirements.
Signed into law.HB1439
rights regarding hospital visitation
more..This bill allows, with limited exception, a patient to designate a parent, spouse, family member, or other caregiver to be present while the patient receives hospital care.
Signed into law.HB1003
prohibit discrimination in healthcare
more..This bill prohibits health care providers from refusing to provide care or services based on patient vaccination status.

As amended by House:
1 New Paragraph; Patients' Bill of Rights; Vaccination Status. Amend RSA 151:21 by inserting after paragraph XXI the following new paragraph:
XXII. The patient shall not be denied admission, care, or services based solely on the patient's vaccination status.
2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Signed into law.HB1488
prohibit discrimination vaccination registry non- participation
more..This bill expands the prohibition against discrimination based on an individual's election not to participate in the state immunization/vaccination registry to include schools, child care agencies, and government health agencies.
Signed into law.HB1608-FN
vaccination registry contact
more..This bill requires the department of health and human services to contact individuals who, pursuant to emergency order #76, were not given an opportunity to opt out of having COVID-19 vaccination information included in the state immunization registry.
Signed into law.HB1606
vaccination registry as opt-in
more..Support OTP-A—HB 1606, making the state vaccine registry an opt-in program. This bill would require the state to receive permission from citizens before entering their private medical information into the state's vaccine registry, which complies with Part 1, Article 2B of the State Constitution.

Passed committee with Amendment 0919h. This bill makes the state immunization registry an opt-in program rather than an opt-out program. Each patient, or the patient's parent or guardian if the patient is a minor, shall be given the opportunity to opt-in to the immunization registry. No patient’s personal data, such as name, address, date of birth, immunization or vaccination information, shall be entered into the registry without the explicit, written, opt-in consent of the patient, or the patient’s parent or guardian.
Signed into law.HB1280
prohibiting refusal to vaccinate to be used to terminate parental rights
more..Support OTP-A—HB 1280, prohibiting a parent’s refusal to vaccinate a child pursuant to an order of the state or federal government to be used as a basis for terminating parental rights. This is a critically important bill that protects parents' rights from leftists in DHHS attempting to punish parents who don't vaccinate their children by threatening to take their children away from them.

This bill prohibits a parent's decision not to have their child vaccinated from being used as grounds to terminate parental rights.
Signed into law.HB1604-FN
medical freedom in state medical facilities
more..Support OTP—HB 1604, including state medical facilities in the statute providing medical freedom in immunizations. This bill repeals the exemption of government nursing homes, hospitals and medical facilities from the statute pertaining to medical freedom in immunizations.
Signed into law.HB1455
prohibits state enforcement of vax mandates
more..Support OTP-A—HB 1455, relative to state enforcement of federal vaccination mandates. This is the Speaker of the House's bill to prohibit state officials from enforcing federal COVID-19 mandates.

This state shall not engage in the enforcement of, or any collaboration with the enforcement of, any federal law, order, or rule that effectively requires any person as a condition of his or her employment, or as a condition of any other activity, to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or any variant thereof, or to submit more than once per month a negative test for COVID-19 or any variant thereof. No state or local government agency, and no official or employee thereof, shall enforce or assist in the enforcement or administration of any such law, order, or rule.
Signed into law.HB440-A
civil liberties during SOE
more..This bill was proposed by Rep Kofalt as a response to the governor's tyrannical abuse of emergency power wherein he suspended civil liberties during a State of Emergency.
▪️Cornerstone's Attorney/Policy Director Ian Huyett article in the NH Journal
VETO 5.27.22
Governor's veto message
By the authority vested in me, pursuant to part II, Article 44 of the New Hampshire Constitution, on May 27, 2022, I have vetoed House Bill 275, relative to the declaration of a state of emergency.
Last session, I signed into law numerous reforms to the Governor’s Emergency Powers codifying the trans- parency that was practiced in the current pandemic and giving the legislature a greater role in future States of Emergency.
If signed into law, this legislation would allow inaction by the State Legislature (such as the inability or unwillingness to meet) to end critical services necessary to serve the people of our state.
It is irresponsible to further bind a future Governor’s ability to address and respond in a crisis, especially when the Legislature already has the power to suspend a State of Emergency at anytime.
For the reasons stated above, I have vetoed House Bill 275.
Respectfully submitted,
Christopher T. Sununu Governor
rein in governor’s powers in SOE
more..HB 275 is the result of the negotiation between Freedom Caucus House Members and the governor (and Senate) in exchange for their vote to support the budget in 2021. We have reviewed the language and agree that it has satisfied our understanding of the agreement. Should HB 275 become law as is, it would consummate the deal we supported. The bill would only allow the governor to renew a State of Emergency three times before the Legislature would have to meet to extend it. The Legislature could also meet to end it sooner. If the Legislature chose not to meet to extend it, it would end automatically after 84 days. Once the bill is passed by the House, it would need to be approved by the Senate and signed by the governor. (detail courtesy of Rebuild NH)
VETO 3.19.22
Governor's Veto SummaryBy the authority vested in me, pursuant to part II, Article 44 of the New Hampshire Constitution, on Feb- ruary 23, 2022, I have vetoed House Bill 319, requiring students in the University and Community College System of New Hampshire to pass the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services civics naturaliza- tion test.
We all can agree that an education in civics is fundamental to our students. Last year I signed House Bill 320, which implements a similar civics competency exam for high school students. That requirement goes into effect in 2023 and will help continue the Granite State tradition of a citizenry actively engaged in self- government. As such, House Bill 319 would serve to address the lack of civics education only in out-of-state public post-secondary students.
House Bill 319 would also represent the first time the legislature has imposed a universal graduation requirement for students at our public colleges and universities. I am concerned that this would create a precedent for future legislatures to mandate extreme requirements.
There is no lesson more important than understanding our individual responsibility to uphold democracy. Nevertheless, I believe the legislature’s passage of House Bill 320 already addresses the important concerns of an engaged citizenry and an understanding of the fundamentals of democracy without some of the chal- lenges House Bill 319 may unintentionally create.
For the reasons stated above, I have vetoed House Bill 319.
Respectfully submitted,
Christopher T. Sununu Governor
vax/wellness incentives by health insurance
more..This bill requires that all health coverage offered by health carriers to employers shall provide a wellness financial incentive to insured persons when voluntarily supplied with sufficient evidence the insured is currently fully vaccinated for Covid-19 at the time of enrollment. The bill repeals this requirement in 2023.

Senate passed with amendment:

Amendment to SB 319-FN

Amend the bill by replacing section 1 with the following:

1 New Section; Health Coverage; Covid-19 Financial Incentive. Amend RSA 420-G by inserting after section 16 the following new section:
420-G:17 Vaccination Incentives. All health coverage offered by health carriers to employers may provide a wellness financial incentive to insured persons when voluntarily supplied with sufficient evidence the insured is currently fully vaccinated for Covid-19 at the time of enrollment.

This bill provides that health coverage offered by health carriers to employers may provide a wellness financial incentive to insured persons when voluntarily supplied with sufficient evidence the insured is currently fully vaccinated for Covid-19 at the time of enrollment. The bill repeals this requirement in 2023.
VETO 5.20.22
Governor's Veto SummaryBy the authority vested in me, pursuant to part II, Article 44 of the New Hampshire Constitution, on May 20, 2022, I have vetoed House Bill 1131, an act relative to facial covering policies for schools.
Just because we may not like a local decision, does not mean we should remove their authority. One of the State’s foremost responsibilities is to know the limits of its power.
As Granite Staters, we take pride in local control and our bottom-up approach to education. Similar to our fight to retain states’ rights against a bloated and ever-encroaching federal government, we have a responsi- bility to ensure the State minimizes its infringement on local control. Big government is never the solution, and neither is a one-size-fits-all approach.
The State must remain steadfast in protecting local control as decisions like this are best left to authori- ties closest to parents and families where they can work with their neighbors to decide what is right for their children.
For the reasons stated above, I have vetoed House Bill 1131.
Respectfully submitted,
Christopher T. Sununu Governor
prohibit school mask requirement students/public
more..This bill prohibits school boards and accredited nonpublic schools from adopting, enforcing, or implementing a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering.
Conference Committee
Senate non-concurs
Passed House & Senate
medical, religious, or right of conscience exemption from mandated vaccination
more..CHAPTER 200-O
200-O:1 Exemptions from Vaccination Mandates; Postsecondary Educational Institutions.
I. Any postsecondary educational institution that receives public funds from the federal or state government or any subdivision thereof, whether such funds are in the form of payment for contractual services, grants, or in any other form however denominated, and irrespective of the amount or level of such funding, and mandates any vaccine, inoculation, or immunization procedure, shall offer each student the opportunity to submit a request for a medical, religious, or right of conscience exemption.
II. A student's written request for exemption shall simply state: “I, (student name), hereby submit a request for a medical, religious, or right of conscience exemption from the mandated vaccination or inoculation. [student signature and date]”. Such request for exemption shall be granted. The school may then work with the student to see if an agreement for a reasonable accommodation can be reached.
200-O:2 Severability. If any provision of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this chapter that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this chapter are severable.
8 Effective Date.
I. Section 4 of this act shall take effect March 31, 2027.
II. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.
Conference Committee
House concurs
Passed House & Senate
prohibit HHS vax passports
more..Support OTP—HB 1099, prohibiting the department of health and human services from requiring vaccine passports for services. While this bill could be broader to prohibit discriminatory vaccine passports across the board, it is a start to prohibit the State from getting involved in promoting them.

This bill provides that the department of health and human services shall not require a vaccine passport for services.
Conference Committee
Passed House & Senate
DHHS privacy obligation
more..RSA 126-A:101, I All personal information, both manually and electronically collected, shall be collected on an opt-in basis only by July 1, 2022.

This bill establishes a data privacy and information technology security governance board within the department of health and human services to oversee data privacy risk calculation and risk mitigation efforts, as well as provides for 2 employees within the department to accomplish these objectives.
House concurs
Passed House & Senate
pharmacist dispensing ivermectin
more..Support OTP-A—HB 1022, permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing order. This would make ivermectin over-the-counter medicine in New Hampshire.

This bill allows pharmacists to dispense invermectin pursuant to a standing order entered into by licensed health care providers. It prohibits pharmacists from refusing to dispense ivermectin.
Conference Committee
Senate Amendment
Passed House & Senate
withdrawal from vaccination registry
This bill provides that a health care provider's signature shall not be required for withdrawal from the state immunization/vaccination registry.
Senate concurs on
House Amendment
Passed Senate
relative to telehealth and telemedicine
more..This bill revises the definition of telemedicine and telehealth in the context of the practitioner patient relationship.
Passed House & SenateSB288
This bill establishes a committee to study the listing of immunizations for children.
more..This bill prohibits the requiring of an immunization for COVID 19 for a child admitted or enrolled in any school or child care agency.

Weston A. Price just ran an article about this: "Start the new year off by speaking up for a good bill that protects children by prohibiting COVID-19 vaccines mandates at schools and childcare agencies.

Every child has the right to an education and to be cared for regardless of their vaccination status – especially when the science clearly demonstrates that unvaccinated children do not pose a risk to others.

SB 288 is especially important given that children are being so aggressively targeted for experimental, high-risk COVID-19 injections even though they are at extremely low risk of serious SARS-CoV-2 infection.

The introduction of this bill is good news – now we need YOUR voice to help it pass!"

see article
Passed House & SenateSB382
the Senate wants to control who we consult with on phone/remotely
more..This EVIL bill would prohibit telemedicine from any practitioner not licensed in New Hampshire, which would cut-off effective Covid treatments for people who have been receiving them from out-of-state telemedicine doctors.

Out-of-state healthcare professional providing services by means of telemedicine or telehealth shall be required to be licensed, certified, or registered by the appropriate New Hampshire licensing [board within the office of professional licensure and certification] body if the patient is physically located in New Hampshire at the time of service
House Finance
House ITL
vaccine research grants
more..This bill establishes a COVID-19 research grant program in the department of health and human services and makes an appropriation for this purpose.
Passed House & Senate
HHS emergency powers oversight
more..This bill clarifies certain public health emergency management powers of the department of health and human services.

"An emergency order issued pursuant to paragraph V or VI shall be subject to legislative oversight by the ethics oversight advisory committee"
Passed House & Senate
school vaccine mandate exemption
more..1 Communicable Disease; Immunization Required for School Attendance; Grounds and Procedure for Exemption. RSA 141-C:20-c is repealed and reenacted to read as follows: Exemptions. A child shall be exempt from immunization if the child's parent or legal guardian submits a written request for a medical, religious, or conscientious objector exemption. The written request shall simply state: “I {Parent’s name}, here by submit this request for a medical, religious, or conscientious objector exemption from the mandated vaccinations required per RSA:141-C:20-a for my child, {Child's name}. {Parent/Guardian signature required}”.
Passed House & Senate
guardian consent for treatment
more..This bill requires a child's parent or legal guardian to consent to any medical or dental treatment provided in a school setting.
Referred to Study
House Executive Depts
midwifery state regulation
more..To all those who support midwifery/homebirth in NH!! We need your help!!
This bill makes the midwifery council an advisory board to the executive director of the office of professional licensure and certification.

This bill is a request of the office of professional licensure and certification.

As stated by the NHMA current President:
"This Bill proposes that the Midwifery Board become a council board the the Executive Director of The Office Of Professional Licensure and Certification. What this means is that all current positions, instead of maintaining licensure and regulation itself, will become a counsel board to a single Executive Director who in turn has the ability to oversee and make the final decision in all midwifery matters including but not limited to rules, regulations, licensure, certifications, disciplinary action and medication formularies.

This puts our autonomy and self regulating abilities, something the Midwifery Board has managed without issue, at great stake.

We at NHMA (NH Midwives Association) believe this will take a great Grass Roots effort of gathering as many bodies and voices possible to oppose this change in regulation."

We will need to gather as many allies and voices we can in the fight for Midwifery Regulation Autonomy.
Referred to Study
Senate HHS
prohibit covid vax requirement under 18
more..This bill prohibits a person from requiring that an individual who had COVID-19 or who is under the age of 18 receive a vaccination against the virus as a condition for employment, education, or access to businesses or entities open to the public. The bill also establishes an exemption as a matter of conscience against a vaccination mandate. The bill establishes a criminal penalty and a private right of action for enforcement.
Referred to Study
Senate Commerce
protected health information
more..This bill prohibits an employer from inquiring, either verbally or in writing, about an employee's protected health information as a requirement for initial or continued employment.
Referred to Study
Criminal Justice & Public Safety
prohibit covid mandates & vax discrimination
more..This bill: I. Prohibits state or local government agencies from requiring masks or other facial coverings in response to COVID-19 or other infectious disease.
II. Prohibits state or local government agencies from issuing immunity passports or similar standardized documentation of COVID-19 vaccination status.

III. Prohibits businesses from requiring documentation of COVID-19 vaccination status.

IV. Prohibits discrimination on the basis of COVID-19 vaccination status by state agencies, employers, and places of public accommodation.
Referred to Study
Senate Judiciary
Human Rights Experimental Drug
more..This bill defines experimental drug and includes refusal to use experimental drug as a civil right.
Referred to Study
House Science
5G/antennae placement
more..House Science Committee has a subcommittee working on amendment to clarify definitions, operational frequencies and to be sure this legislation will not prohibit radio antennas and amateur radio and also to remove registry section.

"this bill is establishing a common distance that all new cell tower transmitters whether large or small must be located from any living person – a distance of 1,640 feet from residentially zoned areas, parks, playgrounds, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, and schools"

This bill requires telecommunication antennas be placed at least 1,640 feet from residentially zoned areas, parks, playgrounds, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, and schools. This bill also creates a registry for anyone experiencing symptoms of radiation exposure.

Subcommittee will be working on amendment Feb 7th at 12:30PM, removing registry section and to include pointing to current statute:

XXII. "Personal wireless service facility" or "PWSF" or "facility" means any "PWSF" as defined in the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. section 332(c)(7)(C)(ii), including facilities used or to be used by a licensed provider of personal wireless services. A PWSF includes the set of equipment and network components, exclusive of the underlying tower or mount, including, but not limited to, antennas, accessory equipment, transmitters, receivers, base stations, power supplies, cabling, and associated equipment necessary to provide personal wireless services.
Referred to Study
House Education
prohibit higher ed institutions from requiring mask/vax
more..This bill prohibits higher education institutions from requiring a COVID-19 vaccination or face masks for enrollment or attendance.
Referred to Study
House HHS
amendment repeals blanket immunity for facilities following govt orders
more..non-germane Amendment #2022-0729h on HB 1271, limiting the authority of the department of health and human services to mandate vaccinations; and relative to quarantine costs. An act repealing a statute relative to COVID-19 and health facilities. The amendment repeals RSA 21-P:42-a, relative to health facilities’ compliance with orders. Rules, and directives issued during the state of emergency declared in response to COVID-19.
"limiting HHS authority vaccination mandates & quarantine"
This bill provides that any immunization requirement established by the commissioner of health and human services shall require a two thirds vote of the legislature that such action is a necessary and appropriate response to the virus. The bill also repeals the requirement that the owner is responsible for the cost of quarantine for cargo and commodities.
Referred to Study
Passed House
health facility payment policy
more..Allows certain medical facilities such as day surgery centers, imaging centers, and labs accept the form of payment of their choosing, so they don't have to accept insurance, i.e. medicare/medicaid. Health Care Facilities and Special Health Care Service Licenses. Amend RSA 151:2-f, I to read as follows:
I. Adopt and enforce a written policy to assure that the facility provides its services to all persons who require the services the facility provides regardless of the source of payment for the services provided to any person, unless the facility exclusively provides services to persons who make direct payment for services. For purposes of this paragraph, a direct payment is one that is paid directly by the patient and is not reimbursed or otherwise paid by a third party.
Referred to Study
Passed House 166:148
prohibit covid vax requirement for school
more..This bill prohibits school districts from mandating that students have a COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend school.
Referred to Study
Passed House
OPPOSE as amended by House
intended to remove commissioners authority on vaccination; as amended is controversial
more..While we want to remove the HHS commissioner’s authority, we can’t agree on this one as amended, we don’t want to add vaccines to statute, and are concerned about the specifics on the commissioners powers and HHS oversight committee. Representative Kofalt has a solid amendment that is not currently attached and that we will gladly stand behind.

1 Communicable Disease; Immunization. RSA 141-C:20-a, I is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:
I. All parents or legal guardians shall have their children who are residing in this state immunized against diphtheria, mumps, pertussis, poliomyelitis, rubella, rubeola, tetanus, and varicella. Immunization against hepatitis B and haemophilus influenzae shall be required until June 30, 2026, unless otherwise authorized by statute. The commissioner may add an immunization requirement to the above list for up to 20 months with the approval of the legislative oversight committee on health and human services established in RSA 126-A:13. Such action shall require a 3/5 vote by the oversight committee and shall be permitted only one time per communicable disease. Continuation beyond 20 months shall require specific statutory authority for the immunization requirement. The commissioner may only adopt rules under RSA 541-A relative to changes in the number of doses, dosage, route of administration, and age requirements for immunization against the diseases identified in this paragraph.
2 Communicable Disease; Rulemaking. Amend RSA 141-C:6, XIII to read as follows:
XIII. [Other] Communicable diseases requiring immunization under RSA 141-C:20-a, I.
3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
Referred to Study
Passed House 176:156
limiting the authority for city council bylaws and ordinances
as amended by house..1 Powers of City Councils; Bylaws and Ordinances; Limitations Added. Amend RSA 47:17, XV to read as follows:
XV. Miscellaneous. Relative to the grade of streets, and the grade and width of sidewalks; to the laying out and regulating public squares and walks, commons, and other public grounds, public lights, and lamps; to trees planted for shade, ornament, convenience, or use, and the fruit of the same; to trespasses committed on public buildings and other public property, and in private yards and gardens; in relation to cemeteries, public burial grounds, the burial of the dead, and the returning and keeping records thereof, and bills of mortality, and the duties of physicians, sextons and others in relation thereto; relative to public wells, cisterns, pumps, conduits, and reservoirs; the places of military parade and rendezvous, and the marching of military companies with music in the streets of the city; relative to precautions against fire; relative to oaths and bonds of city officers, and penalties upon those elected to such offices refusing to serve; and relative to licensing and regulating butchers, petty grocers, or hucksters, peddlers, hawkers, and common victualers; dealers in and keepers of shops for the purchase, sale or barter of junk, old metals or second-hand articles, and pawnbrokers; under such limitations and restrictions as to them shall appear necessary. They may make any other bylaws and regulations [which may seem for the well-being of the city] for the abatement of nuisances that interfere with the use or enjoyment of property; but no bylaw or ordinance shall be repugnant to the constitution or laws of the state; and such bylaws and ordinances shall take effect and be in force from the time therein limited without the sanction or confirmation of any other authority whatever.
2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
Referred to Study
House: Passed 181:155

vaccine mandate exemption
more..Oppose Interim Study, Support OTP—HB 1210, relative to exemptions from vaccine mandates. The bill allows for a simple, streamlined exemption process (still medical, religious, and conscience) for businesses that receive any money from the state or federal government.

This bill directs a private employer, postsecondary institution, or clinical site for educational programs to accept requests from employees or students for exemptions from vaccine mandates. The bill also prohibits an employer from requiring any medical treatment that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration only for emergency or experimental use.
Referred to Study
Passed House
unenforceability of noncompete r/t mandate
more..This bill provides that a noncompete agreement between an employer and an employee who is terminated for refusing to comply with an employer-mandated vaccination requirement shall be unenforceable against such employee.
Referred to Study
Passed Senate
human rights complaints
more..This bill provides that only the complainant can remove a case from the state commission for human rights to court.
Senate Referred to Study
Passed House 175-165
rights of conscience for medical professionals
This bill provides that health care providers have a right to conscientiously object to participating in providing abortion, sterilization, or artificial contraception services. The bill requires health care institutions to prominently post a notice to this effect and establishes civil remedies, including fines, for its violation.

It is the purpose of this act to protect as a basic civil right the freedom of all health care providers to decline to counsel, advise, provide, perform, assist, or participate in providing or performing abortions, sterilizations, or artificial contraception. Protecting the freedom of health care providers to decline to provide or participate in the provision of services that violate their religious, moral, or ethical convictions safeguards the dignity of individual health care providers and ensures that the citizens of New Hampshire have access to quality health care.
House TabledHB611FN
abolishing fluoridation
▪️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.
House TabledHB255A
prohibit COVID-19 vaccination mandates
more.."HB 255 would create a conscientious exemption to a vaccine mandate for individuals that every public and private entity in New Hampshire would be required to honor. Should this bill become law, it represents government doing precisely what it was designed to do; namely, protecting the inherent rights of individuals from more powerful, abusive players in society. We are asking that they oppose an OTP motion if the amendment fails. It also recognizes that many private businesses are currently under the power of government actors behind the scenes who are pressuring them to introduce vaccine mandates, and these businesses need legal protection from this behind-the-scenes government coercion. The Individual liberty of bodily autonomy is our paramount concern, and every other right ought to be subject to it. If we are not free in our persons, then we are not free at all." -Courtesy of Rebuild NH:

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.

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.
House TabledHB1332
exempting colleges & universities from requirement of medical freedom
more..This bill exempts the university system and the community college system from the statute pertaining to medical freedom in immunizations.
House TabledHB1347
relative to licensing requirements for health care facilities
more.. This bill as amended exempts nursing homes and rehabilitation centers that accept direct payment or operate on a membership- based business model from the moratorium on new facilities and from the requirement for them to accept all forms of payment. In New Hampshire, there is limited ability to open a medical facility of any kind without accepting all forms of payment, which includes commercial insurance and Medicare and Medicaid. This pres- ents a financial burden for new and existing facilities, as the administrative costs associated with processing insurance can be upwards of 35% of total facility expenditures. It also restricts the ability of facilities to set their own policies, as they are all required to accept Medicare and Medicaid, and therefore are required to comply with the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) requirements. There is growing demand for alternative options in healthcare, but barriers of entry stifle the ability of entrepreneurs to enter and improve the market. The success of the direct primary care model’s impact on patient satisfaction at an afford- able price is proof positive of the benefits of healthy competition in the healthcare industry. This bill fosters competition and innovation in the nursing and rehabilitation facility market. - Representative Leah Cushman, RN BSN
House TabledHB1007
state office rebellion exclusion
more..While this bill is not directly a health freedom concern, we think its worth paying attention to this terrible bill. Bill Marsh (D) skipped out of the Republican side last year in order to pursue dreams of big government and oppression.
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. The bill makes clear that "insurrection or rebellion" includes advocating for New Hampshire to secede from the United States.
Bill Sponsor: William M. Marsh
House TabledHB1481
repeals medical freedom statute
more..This bill repeals the statute pertaining to medical freedom in immunizations.
House TabledHB1409
age of mental health consent
more..Allows a minor 16 years of age or older to consent to mental health treatment without parental consent. The bill also allows for reimbursement of such services from the uncompensated care and Medicaid fund.
House TabledHB1369
performing arts Covid policies
more..This bill provides that performing arts venues in New Hampshire have the authority to establish their own COVID health and safety policies. Essentially, they already have this power. This bill is unnecessary.
House Tabled
repeals freedom from discrimination
more..AN ACT repealing the law relative to certain discrimination in public workplaces and education. Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Repeals; Right to Freedom from Discrimination in Public Workplaces and Education; Prohibition on Teaching Discrimination. The following are repealed:
I. RSA 354-A:29 through 354-A:34, relative to the right to freedom from discrimination in public workplaces and education.
II. RSA 193:40, relative to the prohibition on teaching discrimination.
2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
House ITL 172-177
Passed Senate 14-10
parental bill of rights
Infringement of Parental Rights Prohibited. The state, any of its political subdivisions, including, without limitation, any school board, school district, or school administrative unit, any other governmental entity, or any other institution may not infringe on the fundamental rights of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of his or her minor child without demonstrating that such action is reasonable and necessary to achieve a compelling state interest and that such action is narrowly tailored and is not otherwise served by a less restrictive means.
House ITLHB1143
relative to employer medical mandates
more..This bill requires an employer that implements a medical mandate as a condition of employment to submit the written policy to the state, and provide severance pay to any employee who is terminated as a result of opting out of the medical mandate.
House ITLHB1351
prohibit vaccination condition of employment
more..This bill prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
House ITLHB1358
re employer policy mandatory testing
more..This bill requires any public or private employer in the state to allow an employee an exemption from intrusive testing requirements.
House ITLHB1363
enforceability of noncompete r/t mandate
more..This bill allows the commissioner of the department of labor to waive a noncompete agreement in times when the commissioner declares a critical shortage of a particular job or skill set.

This is relevant to healthcare because of ongoing shortages of healthcare workers.
House ITLHB1410
re businesses requiring medical treatment.
more..This bill requires an employer to assume liability for any damages that an employee or customer can prove to have occurred as a result of attempted compliance with medical mandates.
House ITLHB1377
unemployment if terminated for mandate
more..This bill establishes rights for employees for noncompliance with an employer-required vaccination mandate.
more..It includes provision of an extra 6 months of unemployment insurance for people terminated due to a mandate.
House ITLHB1027-FN
legislative process false emergency
more..This bill establishes the crime of subversion of the legislative process-treason for any act to subvert the legislative process based on a false claim of emergency caused by COVID-19.
House ITLHB1260
immunization status protected class
more..This bill makes immunization status a protected class.
Discrimination based on protected classes is unlawful. Federal protected classes include:
· Race.
· Color.
· Religion or creed.
· National origin or ancestry.
· Sex.
· Age.
· Physical or mental disability.
· Veteran status.
House ITLHB1126
16 y/o vaccination consent
more..AN ACT permitting minors over the age of 16 to obtain a vaccination without parental consent.
1 New Section; Communicable Disease; Immunization; Consent of Minor. Amend RSA 141-C by inserting after section 20-f the following new section:
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.
House ITLHB1352-FN
workers comp adverse reaction
more..This bill provides that an adverse reaction to an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccination shall be deemed to be an occupational disease for the purpose of determining eligibility for workers' compensation.
House ITLHB1588-FN
facilitate school transfers due to mask mandates
more..This bill allows students in a school that has mandated face masks to transfer to a school or program in another school district and have the costs for such transfer paid by the resident district.
House ITLHB1321
relative to the governor’s power to declare a state of emergency
more..This bill removes certain restrictions on the governor's power to declare a state of emergency.
House ITLHB1490-FN
equal access public accommodation
more..This bill provides that an individual shall not be denied access to places of public accommodation based on vaccination status or the decision not to use a medical device.
House ITLHB1371
mask choice; no bullying/discrimination
more..This bill requires school districts to adopt a policy leaving facial mask use to parents of students and not tolerating bullying, harassment, or discrimination.
House ITL
Finance ITL 11:10
Passed House
lead testing in children
more..This bill establishes a blood lead level testing requirement for children entering day care and public schools, as well as reporting requirements for health care providers regarding the tests.

The Finance Subcommittee rejected the use of the school system to monitor and control parental behavior. The goal shifts to provide education on this matter.

As amended by the House:
1 Health and Sanitation; Physical Examination of Pupils; Lead Testing Requirement. Amend RSA 200:32 to read as follows:
200:32 Physical Examination of Pupils. There shall be a complete physical examination by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse of each child prior to or upon first entry into the public school system and thereafter as often as deemed necessary by the local school authority. The result of the child's physical examination shall be presented to the local school officials on a form provided by the local school authorities. The form shall include at least one result of blood lead level testing required under RSA 130-A:5-a, RSA 130-A:5-b, or RSA 130-A:5-c, unless the child is exempted under RSA 130-A:5-c. If the child has not had a blood lead level test at the time of first entry to school, they shall be grated 6 months to remedy the deficiency. No physical examination shall be required of a child whose parent or guardian objects thereto in writing on the grounds that such physical examination is contrary to the child's religious tenets and teachings.
2 Child Day Care, Residential Care, and Child-Placing Agencies; Records; Lead Testing Required. Amend RSA 170-E:19 to read as follows:
170-E:19 Records. Every child day care agency shall keep and maintain such records as the department shall prescribe by rule pertaining to the admission, progress, health and discharge of children under the care of the child day care agency and shall report relative to such matters to the department whenever called for, upon forms prescribed by rule. Health forms shall include at least one result of blood lead level testing required under RSA 130-A:5-a, RSA 130-A:5-b, or RSA 130-A:5-c. At least one blood lead level test result shall be a requirement for entry in child day care facilities for children over age 9 months, unless the child is exempted under RSA 130-A:5-c. If the child has not had a blood level test at the time of admission, they shall be granted 6 months to remedy the deficiency. All records regarding children and all facts learned about children and their relatives shall be kept confidential both by the child day care agency and by the department.
3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.
House ITLHB1633-FN
require covid vax for school
more..This bill requires covid-19 vaccination for school attendance, expands the definition of school to include postsecondary institutions, and limits the scope of the Covid-19 vaccination requirement to those individuals whose age exceeds the minimum for a vaccine fully approved by the FDA.
Senate ITL
House adopted
relative to the taking of real property by eminent domain
more..This bill modifies the power of the governor and council to take private property during states of emergency and modifies the calculation of compensation paid for such takings.
Senate ITL - KilledSB237-FN
education freedom restrictions
more..This bill requires annual determination of eligibility and requires ineligibility for certain periods upon a determination of misstatements or misuse.
Senate ITL - KilledSB432-FN-L
repeal education freedom accounts
more..This bill repeals the provisions of the education freedom account program.
Senate ITL - KilledSB298-FN
repeals freedom from discrimination
more..his bill repeals the law relative to certain discrimination in public workplaces and education.
1 Repeal. The following are repealed:
I. RSA 354-A:29 through RSA 354-A:34, relative to the right to freedom from discrimination in public workplaces and education.
II. RSA 193:40, relative to the prohibition on teaching discrimination.
Senate ITL - Killed
Senate Judiciary: OTP
Passed House
relative to the home cultivation of cannabis plants and the possession of certain cannabis-infused products.
more..This bill permits adults to possess up to 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis, 5 grams of hashish, and certain cannabis-infused products; permits adults to cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants at home in a secure location that is not visible from other properties, and to possess and process the cannabis produced from their plants at the same location; permits adults to give cannabis to other adults, provided it is not more than 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis, 5 grams of hashish, or up to 300 mg of cannabis-infused products, or 3 immature plants; provides that smoking or vaporizing cannabis in public by an adult would be punishable by a $100 fine; provides that violations of the restrictions on cultivation would be a violation punishable by fine of up to $750; penalizes dangerous, volatile extraction; and permits adults to possess, make, and sell cannabis accessories to other adults.
Senate ITL - Killed
Senate Ways & Means ITL
Passed House 3.31
creating a regulatory structure for the sale and product of cannabis as a commercial product
more..This bill:

I. Legalizes the possession and use of cannabis for persons 21 years of age and older.

II. Authorizes the liquor commission to regulate and administer the cultivation, manufacture, testing, and retail sale of cannabis statewide, and makes an appropriation therefor.

III. Authorizes alternative treatment centers registered to dispense therapeutic cannabis to register, as a separate entity, to manufacture, cultivate, or transport cannabis to the state for retail sale.

IV. Authorizes a municipality to enact an ordinance prohibiting or limiting the number and type of cannabis establishments that may be permitted within the municipality and regulating the time, place, and manner of operation of a cannabis establishment permitted within the municipality.

V. Establishes the cannabis control fund and requires funds to be distributed to the department of health and human services, bureau of drug and alcohol services, for education tax relief, public safety agency training purposes, and children's behavioral health services.

VI. Makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services to create public media and social media campaigns to address some of the risks of cannabis use.
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