North Country
3:34 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

How North Country Reps Voted On Gun Bills

As reported by NHPR the Senate recently delayed action on three gun bills.

The bills had already passed the House.

Here’s how sixteen representatives from the North Country voted before the bills went to the Senate.

House Bill 536which would allow carrying a concealed gun without getting a special permit.

It passed 193 – 122.

In the North Country six representatives voted for it.

* Duffy Daugherty (Republican) of Colebrook.

* William Remick (Republican) of Lancaster

* Herb Richardson (Republican) of Lancaster

* Gary Coulombe (Democrat) of Berlin

* Lyle Bulis (Republican) of Littleton

* Edmond Gionet (Republican) of Lincoln.

Six representatives voted against it:

* Larry Rappaport (Republican) of Colebrook.

* Evalyn Merrick (Democrat) of Lancaster

* Robert Theberge (Democrat) of Berlin

* Yvonne Thomas (Democrat) of Berlin

* Marc Tremblay (Republican) of Berlin

* William Hatch (Democrat) of Gorham

Four representatives were excused from voting:

* John Tholl (Republican) of Whitefield

* Gregory Sorg (Republican) of Easton.

* Stephanie Eaton (Republican) of Littleton

* Kathleen Taylor (Democrat) of Franconia

 

House Bill 334  would have given the state the exclusive power to prohibit guns on public property.  That means a university or college would no longer have the right to stop students from carrying a gun.

The bill passed 180 – 144.

In the North Country four representatives voted for it:

* Duffy Daugherty (Republican) of Colebrook.

* Larry Rappaport (Republican) of Colebrook.

* Gregory Sorg (Republican) of Easton.

* Edmond Gionet (Republican) of Lincoln.

Eight representatives voted against it:

* Evalyn Merrick (Democrat) of Lancaster

* William Remick (Republican) of Lancaster

* John Tholl (Republican) of Whitefield

* Yvonne Thomas (Democrat) of Berlin

* Marc Tremblay (Republican) of Berlin

* William Hatch (Democrat) of Gorham

* Lyle Bulis (Republican) of Littleton

* Kathleen Taylor (Democrat) of Franconia

Four representatives were excused and did not vote:

* Stephanie Eaton (Republican) of Littleton

* Robert Theberge (Democrat) of Berlin

* Gary Coulombe (Democrat) of Berlin

* Herb Richardson (Republican) of Lancaster

 

HB 194 would allow carrying a loaded hunting weapon such as a shotgun or crossbow in a vehicle.

The bill passed 204 – 110.

In the North Country five representatives voted for it:

* Duffy Daugherty (Republican) of Colebrook.

* Larry Rappaport (Republican) of Colebrook.

* Herb Richardson (Republican) of Lancaster

* Gregory Sorg (Republican) of Easton.

* William Remick (Republican) of Lancaster

Eight representatives voted against it:

* Evalyn Merrick (Democrat) of Lancaster

* John Tholl (Republican) of Whitefield

* Gary Coulombe (Democrat) of Berlin

* Robert Theberge (Democrat) of Berlin

* Yvonne Thomas (Democrat) of Berlin

* Marc Tremblay (Republican) of Berlin

* Lyle Bulis (Republican) of Littleton

* Kathleen Taylor (Democrat) of Franconia

Three representatives were excused from voting:

* William Hatch (Democrat) of Gorham

* Stephanie Eaton (Republican) of Littleton

* Edmond Gionet (Republican) of Lincoln.

To check on how representatives voted on other bills go here.