There was no roll-call vote on House Bill 1332 so there isn’t a record of how representatives voted when it passed.
However, before that there was a roll-call vote on whether to accept the recommendation of the House Committee on Fish and Game and Marine Resources that the bill be killed.
That killing motion failed on a vote of 171-174.
Eight North Country representatives voted to kill the bill and seven voted to revive it. One was excused.
In a surprising – and to some puzzling - move late last month the New Hampshire House narrowly passed a bill a House committee recommended be killed.
Fish and Game officials say the legislation would make it far more difficult for them to enforce state laws designed to protect wildlife.
The bill’s supporters say it protects individual rights by requiring Fish and Game to meet the same standards as other law-enforcement agencies when it comes to searches.
But a law professor says Fish and Game already has to meet those standards.
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