Citizen Voices

Banning sobriety checkpoints

Feb 15, 2018

HB 1283 would ban sobriety checkpoints in New Hampshire. Sobriety checkpoints are currently legal in New Hampshire, but law enforcement agencies wishing to hold one need to get approval from a Superior Court, and... Read more

Offshore drilling in NH?

Feb 12, 2018

The administration of President Donald Trump has announced plans to open nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling. The proposal would include previously off-limits acreage in the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans, including areas... Read more

Raising the smoking age?

Feb 09, 2018

Senator David Watters (D-Dover) is sponsoring SB 545, a 2018 bill that would increase the minimum age to buy or possess tobacco... Read more

Residency, not domicile, for voting rights?

Feb 07, 2018

On Wednesday, January 3 the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill that revises the definitions of residence and domicile so that a person living in New Hampshire must be a resident in order to vote. Under current... Read more

Coyote hunting restrictions?

Feb 01, 2018

Current regulation in New Hampshire allows the year-round hunting of coyotes. An advocacy group, Voices of Wildlife in New Hampshire, is petitioning the state Fish and Game Department to limit the coyote hunting season to Oct. 15 through March 31... Read more

Residency requirement for student votes?

Jan 29, 2018

HB 1543, proposed for consideration in the 2018 legislative session by Rep. Brian Stone (R-Northwood), requires out-of-state college students to provide proof that they are... Read more

Prohibit jailing those who can't afford bail?

Jan 25, 2018

Rep. Brian Stone is the primary sponsor of a new bill, HB 1395, that requires courts to consider the financial resources of a person when setting bail. Under the bill, a judge... Read more

Penalties for public use of marijuana?

Jan 24, 2018

A bill being considered by the legislature this year, HB 1815, would create a new offense for consuming or displaying marijuana in public. It would be a misdemeanor charge, which does go on a criminal record, and... Read more

Pain contracts for opioid prescriptions?

Jan 22, 2018

A bill Rep. John Janigian (R-Rockingham) has put to the Legislature this year, HB 1574, would require patients and health care providers to sign a form before an opioid... Read more

Home growing medical marijuana?

Jan 19, 2018

A bill being considered in the 2018 legislative session, HB 1476, would allow patients with medical marijuana identification cards and their caregivers to cultivate their own marijuana in a locked, enclosed... Read more

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