Republican
State Senator
Cheshire District S6

Issue Transparency

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18
of 18
2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Senator, NH Senate (2016 - present); Representative, NH House of Representatives (2012 - 2016); Senior Engineering Manager for Industrial Operation, Naval Sea Systems Command; Ward Moderator, Town of Rochester; School Board Member, Planning Board Member

Family
Married; Children: 4
Education
BSEE, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
Home Address
21 Roulx Drive
Rochester, NH 03867

Legislator Activity Profile

The data below is based on the the 2015/2016 legislative session. The objective, nonpartisan measures below are used to show this elected official’s activities at the Statehouse. It is not to present a ranking or rating of any kind. Average is that of all state elected officials in this chamber. Note: Elected official activity for the current 2017/2018 session will be posted soon.

Attendance
How often does the elected official attend official legislative days?
Average 98%
97% Present
Committee Participation
How often does the elected official attend committee public hearings?
Average 88%
70% Attendance
How often does the elected official vote in committee executive session?
Average %
86% Voted
Partisanship
How often does the elected official vote with the majority of fellow party members?
Average 89%
79% With Party
Voting Participation
How often does the elected official cast a vote during official roll call votes?
Average 99%
96% Roll Call Votes
Bill Prime Sponsorship
Does the elected official prime sponsor legislation?
Average 22
11 Prime Sponsored Bills
How many of the elected official’s prime sponsored bills became law?
Average 11
4 Became Law

POSITION ON ISSUES

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Crime and Public Safety

Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?

Education

Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?

Energy and Environment

Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?

Health Care

Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH allow physician-assisted suicide?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?

Social Issues

Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH allow physician-assisted suicide?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH limit access to abortion?

VOTING RECORD

2016

Crime and Public Safety

HB 1694 (2016) - Legalizes and taxes marijuana for adults over age twenty-one. - Voted against legalizing marijuana
SB 336 (2016) - Removes the phrase "suitable person" from the law governing concealed carry permits, and instead requires law enforcement to issue a permit so long as the person is not prohibited from owning a firearm by state or federal law. - Voted to require law enforcement to issue concealed carry permits
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Voted to change drug laws
SB 498 (2016) - Reduces the penalty for possessing 1/4 ounce or less of marijuana from a class A to an unspecified misdemeanor. - Voted against decriminalizing marijuana
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Voted to change drug laws
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Voted to change drug laws

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HB 1480 (2016) - Raises the minimum wage to $8.25 in 2017, $9 in 2018, and $9.50 in 2019. - Voted against raising the minimum wage

Education

HB 1338 (2016) - Allows parents and guardians to opt their students out of the statewide assessment test, and prohibits schools and the state from penalizing students who do not take statewide assessments. - Voted to allow opt-outs

Energy and Environment

HB 1374 (2016) - Requires moneys paid into the Renewable Energy Fund to be rebated to ratepayers, rather than spent on other renewable energy projects. - Voted to keep money for renewable energy projects

Health Care

HB 1623 (2016) - Prohibits abortion based on genetic abnormality. - Voted to consider a ban on abortion based on genetic abnormality
HB 1696 (2016) - Continues expanded Medicaid eligibility, with some revisions. This bill adds work requirements to eligibility for expanded Medicaid. Additional funding is provided by the insurance premium tax, paid by insurance companies. - Voted to continue Medicaid expansion
HB 1623 (2016) - Prohibits abortion based on genetic abnormality. - Voted to consider a ban on abortion based on genetic abnormality

Recreation and Transportation

HB 1616 (2016) - Allows a person obtaining a driver's license to choose whether the license complies with the federal Real ID Act of 2005. - Voted to allow drivers to select a Real ID-compliant license

Campaign Finances

Raised: $26,436
Spent: $23,422

Reporting Date: November 16, 2016

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