Oct 02, 2015

Three state Representatives – Rep. James Belanger, Rep. Jack Flanagan, and Rep. Eric Eastman – have requested 2016 bills to create a drug dealer registry, similar to the sex offender registry. 

Jan 08, 2016

On Thursday, January 7 the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to amend civil forfeiture laws in New Hampshire.

Feb 19, 2016

On Thursday, February 18, a House committee heard public testimony on a bill that would create a registry of drug dealers, similar to the sex offender registry.

The House of Representatives killed a similar bill earlier this year, in part because the registry would have been open to the public.  This bill, HB 1603, only makes the list available to law enforcement.

Jun 03, 2016

House Speaker Shawn Jasper and Senate President Chuck Morse have agreed to hold a special legislative session June 16 to vote on a drug enforcement bill.

The New Hampshire Legislature had its last scheduled voting day on Wednesday, June 1. 

May 25, 2016

Attorney General Joe Foster announced in December that his office was going to aggressively pursue holding drug dealers legally responsible for overdoses. The charge is called “death resulting” and it is less serious than a murder charge, however it could still result in life in prison.

border drug enforcement
Mar 25, 2017

Earlier this week, the New Hampshire Senate voted in favor of SB 131, a bill that would increase funding for law enforcement efforts to combat the drug crisis, particularly at the state’s borders.

Jun 16, 2016

On Thursday, June 16 the New Hampshire Legislature convened a special session to authorize $1.5 million in grants for local law enforcement to fight heroin trafficking, as part of Operation Granite Hammer.

drug enforcement
Jul 15, 2017

Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill to authorize more funding and state troopers to fight drug trafficking.

marijuana decriminalization
Sep 18, 2017

New Hampshire will now treat possession of three-quarters of an ounce or less of marijuana as a violation, similar to a speeding ticket.  

The new law went into effect this weekend, making New Hampshire the 22nd state to end jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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