North Country reps were almost evenly split on whether to allow concealed weapons to be carried without a permit.
Among the supporters of SB 116 was Rep. John Tholl, of Whitefield, a former state trooper.
“If I know that after 44 years in law enforcement, criminals do not apply for permits and if I further believe that passing Senate Bill 116 would result in basically no change for those who decide to carry or not carry would I now press the green button,” he said in the House Chamber.
Here are those who voted to allow concealed carry without a permit:
* Brad Bailey, Republican, of Monroe
* Edmond Gionet, Republican, of Lincoln
* Erin Hennessey, Republican, of Littleton
* Larry Rappaport, Republican, of Colebrook
* Leon Rideout, Republican, Lancaster
* Robert Theberge, Democrat, of Berlin
* John Tholl, Republican, of Whitefield
Here are those who opposed allowing concealed carry without a permit:
* Susan Ford, Democrat, of Easton
* John Fothergill, Republican, of Colebrook
* Alethea Froburg, Democrat, of Berlin
* Linda Massimilla, Democrat, of Littleton
* Wayne Moynihan, Democrat, of Dummer
* Yvonne Thomas, Democrat, of Berlin
Here are those excused from voting:
* Rebecca Brown, Democrat, of Sugar Hill
* William Hatch, Democrat, of Gorham
* Herb Richardson, Republican, of Lancaster
The bill already passed the Senate on a 14-9 vote. Senator Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat from Dalton who represents the North Country, voted against repealing the law. However, Gov. Maggie Hassan has said she will veto it. It would be a challenge for the House to muster the needed 2/3rd vote to override the veto.