Nine of the 14 North Country representatives voting opposed allowing police to use license plate scanners, while five were in favor of the technology.
As NHPR’s Josh Rogers reported supporters – including the New Hampshire Chiefs of Police – argued scanners might help solve crimes, while opponents worried about privacy issues.
The bill authorizing scanners, House Bill 675, was defeated 250 – 97.
North Country representatives opposing the use of license-plate scanners were:
Brad Bailey, Monroe, Republican
Gary Coulombe, Berlin, Democrat
Ralph Doolan, Littleton, Republican
Marcia Hammon, Whitefield, Democrat
Wayne Moynihan, Dummer, Democrat
Larry Rappaport, Colebrook, Republican
Herb Richardson, Lancaster, Republican
Leon Rideout, Lancaster Republican
Rebecca Brown, Sugar Hill, Democrat
North Country representatives favoring the use of license-plate scanners were:
Susan Ford, Easton, Democrat
Linda Lauer, Bath, Democrat
Linda Massimilla, Littleton, Democrat
Robert Theberge, Berlin Democrat
Yvonne Thomas, Berlin Democrat
North Country representatives excused from voting were:
Larry Enman, Errol, Democrat
William Hatch, Gorham Democrat
For information on other votes go here.