North Country
4:45 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

How North Country Reps Voted On Pay Disclosure

Nine of the 14 North Country representatives voting favored a bill under which New Hampshire employers could not prohibit their workers from discussing how much they are paid.

The bill, H.B. 1188, passed 183 – 125 on Wednesday and now goes to the Senate.

Supporters argued the bill is a step toward ensuring men and women are paid equally for comparable work.

Opponents agreed that it is wrong for employers to discriminate based on gender, but argued allowing workers to discuss how much they are paid could cause discord in the workplace, according to The Associated Press.

Those voting in favor of the bill were:

Rebecca Brown, Sugar Hill, Democrat

Gary Coulombe, Berlin Democrat

Larry Enman, Errol,  Democrat

Susan Ford, Easton, Democrat

Linda Massimilla, Littleton, Democrat

Wayne Moynihan, Dummer, Democrat

Herb Richardson, Lancaster, Republican

Robert Theberge, Berlin, Democrat

Yvonne Thomas, Berlin, Democrat

Those voting against the bill were:

Brad Bailey, Monroe, Republican

Ralph Doolan, Littleton, Republican

Edmond Gionet, Lincoln, Republican

Larry Rappaport , Colebrook, Republican

Leon Rideout, Lancaster, Republican

Those excused from voting were:

Marcia Hammon, Whitefield, Democrat

William Hatch, Gorham, Democrat

To see votes on other bills go here.