North Country
12:22 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Allowing Police To Use License Plate Scanners: How North Country Reps Voted

A license-plate scanner made by COBAN Technologies.
Credit COBAN Technologies

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.