House http://nhpr.org en House Panel Weighs Ban On Discrimination Against Gays http://nhpr.org/post/house-panel-weighs-ban-discrimination-against-gays <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A House panel is holding a hearing on a proposed amendment to New Hampshire's constitution that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:57:16 +0000 Associated Press 46049 at http://nhpr.org House Panel Weighs Ban On Discrimination Against Gays Legislative Roundtable - Look Ahead To 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/legislative-roundtable-look-ahead-2014 <p>We’re sitting down with a panel of leading lawmakers to talk about their top issues for 2014.&nbsp; These will include some repeats from last year such as Medicaid expansion, a gas tax increase, and casino gambling.&nbsp; Other major debates will include guns and mental health, as well as cell phone use while driving.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 41207 at http://nhpr.org Legislative Roundtable - Look Ahead To 2014 Photo Identification of Voters Becomes Law http://nhpr.org/post/photo-identification-voters-becomes-law <p>The Legislature has overridden Governor Lynch&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.governor.nh.gov/media/news/2012/062112-veto-sb289.htm">veto </a>of a voter ID law. The <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB0289.html">bill </a>allows a variety of forms this fall&mdash;including student IDs. Starting next year, only government issued identifications, including driver&rsquo;s licenses, military ID&rsquo;s and passports will be accepted.</p><p>Representative David Bates of Windham told colleagues that tighter restrictions are needed to ensure fair elections.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:29:18 +0000 Todd Bookman 7721 at http://nhpr.org Photo Identification of Voters Becomes Law Senate and House Divisions Crystalize over Abortion Bills http://nhpr.org/post/senate-and-house-divisions-crystalize-over-abortion-bills <p>All eyes were on the State Senate today, where lawmakers voted down a bevy of bills that would regulate abortion and allow employers to opt out of covering contraception.</p><p>State lawmakers have traditionally rejected such measures, but the issue has become a point of friction between the house and Senate.&nbsp;That friction is set to continue. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:39:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3605 at http://nhpr.org Senate and House Divisions Crystalize over Abortion Bills Congressional Redistricting Moves Forward http://nhpr.org/post/congressional-redistricting-moves-forward <p>New Hampshire&nbsp;lawmakers have reached agreement on a Congressional redistricting plan.&nbsp;With two incumbent Republicans in Congress, both wanted to keep their districts as GOP-leaning as possible.</p><p>Under the <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB0202.html">final plan</a>, six towns will switch districts. Sanborton, Tilton and Campton move east from District 2 to District 1; while Deerfield, Northwood and Center Harbor will shift west to District 2.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:49:32 +0000 Todd Bookman 3067 at http://nhpr.org House Committee Votes Against Sex Offender Board http://nhpr.org/post/house-committee-votes-against-sex-offender-board <p>After sailing through the Senate, a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB0277.html">bill </a>that would have created a &lsquo;Sexual Offender Management Board&rsquo; hit a wall in the House today.</p><p>The bill calls for the creation of a 19-member board that would evaluate policies toward sex offenders.</p><p>Advocate Chris Dornin told the House Criminal Justice Committee that laws are often rushed through after a high-profile child murder or molestation.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:22:13 +0000 Todd Bookman 2907 at http://nhpr.org House Committee Votes Against Sex Offender Board