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Wed February 20, 2013
House Rejects Effort To Let Lawmakers Receive Free Ski Passes
New Hampshire lawmakers will no longer be hitting the slopes of state-owned Cannon Mountain for free.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday killed legislation that would have exempted the free ski passes lawmakers received in the past from the definition of a gift.
House Minority Leader Gene Chandler says the intent of the long-held practice was for lawmakers to experience first-hand a park they oversee in the budget.
“But now I think it’s gone past having an explanation about how it might be a good idea and it’s just flat out gonna look bad if we do it.”
The issue was raised last year when a state lawmaker asked the legislative ethics committee whether he could accept the ski passes. It was found the ski passes exceeded the 25 dollar cap on gifts lawmakers can accept.