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2011 Legislative Victories in NH
« on: February 24, 2011, 12:42:59 pm »

Add to this thread as things happen.

So far, I recall:

- Right to Work passed the NH House
- Jury Nullification has been sent back to the committee (will probably be re-considered in 2012)
- House voted to remove NH from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
- House approved state sovereignty resolution
- Guns are now allowed in the State House again
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Re: 2011 Legislative Victories in NH
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 02:32:11 pm »

We need to be VERY careful about separating "victories" that are simply "a goof vote happened in the house or Senate" from "signed by the Governor/LAW CHANGED OR DROPPED"

Of course, the latter are the TRUE victories, but we won't know about any of those for at least a month or two more.

Anyway, here is one more that is good in that it did pass the House:
http://www.nhliberty.org/bills/view/2011/HB125 - nullify Fed firearms laws (passed once for the general premise; now back to committee to work out just how to prosecute Feds who violate it)

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Re: 2011 Legislative Victories in NH
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 04:48:51 pm »

Reduced meals & room tax from 9% to 8%. (Like many bills this session, this one has been tabled.)
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Re: 2011 Legislative Victories in NH
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 10:33:56 pm »

what exactly does the state sovereignty bill do/change?
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Re: 2011 Legislative Victories in NH
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 11:41:43 am »

what exactly does the state sovereignty bill do/change?
It's just a resolution.
But... it's a clear indication that at least 223 NH State Reps are ready to nullify bad federal laws.
That's hawt.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 01:53:36 pm »

We need to be VERY careful about separating "victories" that are simply "a goof vote happened in the house or Senate" from "signed by the Governor/LAW CHANGED OR DROPPED"

Of course, the latter are the TRUE victories, but we won't know about any of those for at least a month or two more.

it would be interesting to speculate which ones will be veto proof...
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 02:22:20 pm »

Wall St. Journal: How to Live Freer in New Hampshire
With all eyes on Wisconsin this past week, overlooked has been the conservative policy changes that are moving ahead in New Hampshire.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704150604576166452052715900.html
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 04:31:48 pm »

what exactly does the state sovereignty bill do/change?
It's just a resolution.
But... it's a clear indication that at least 223 NH State Reps are ready to nullify bad federal laws.
That's hawt.
As long as it doesn't interfere with funding.
'Be it resolved; that we, the NH Legislature, will stand for freedom... as long as it doesn't cost too much.'
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 04:35:59 pm »

We need to be VERY careful about separating "victories" that are simply "a goof vote happened in the house or Senate" from "signed by the Governor/LAW CHANGED OR DROPPED"

Of course, the latter are the TRUE victories, but we won't know about any of those for at least a month or two more.

it would be interesting to speculate which ones will be veto proof...
The resolution and rule change are free from executive oversight... while RTW will stand. It supports the basis of unions... Freedom of Association.

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Re: 2011 Legislative Victories in NH
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2011, 01:24:43 am »

what exactly does the state sovereignty bill do/change?
It's just a resolution.
But... it's a clear indication that at least 223 NH State Reps are ready to nullify bad federal laws.
That's hawt.
As long as it doesn't interfere with funding.
'Be it resolved; that we, the NH Legislature, will stand for freedom... as long as it doesn't cost too much.'


NH has turned down plenty of federal funding.  The rejection of Real ID and the fact that we still don't have a seat belt law are two examples.
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2011, 07:04:43 am »


NH has turned down plenty of federal funding.  The rejection of Real ID and the fact that we still don't have a seat belt law are two examples.

I don't think it turned down highway funding.
I believe Montana was the last state to deny funding.
Is there a 55 MPH speed limit anywhere?
I WNY it is only 65 far from the city on I490, I390, and I90.
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2011, 08:57:35 am »


NH has turned down plenty of federal funding.  The rejection of Real ID and the fact that we still don't have a seat belt law are two examples.

I don't think it turned down highway funding.

With all due respect,

I wasn't involved in the Real ID activism although I'm aware that NH did in fact turn down federal funding.  NH was selected to be a pilot state where the REAL ID would be tested.  It was offered lots of federal funding to enter this pilot program.  However, instead, NH passed a law to not only reject REAL ID  but all similar future federal programs.

There was an effort to create a primary seat belt law in 2009.  The federal government offered lots of money to NH to create such a law.  I remember it all very clearly as I helped lead the effort to prevent the horrible anti-liberties law.  If the issue comes up again the feds will likely offer millions of additional dollars in support of such a law.  However, do not worry, I'm sure many people will do liberty activism related to such a bill.  Last time, there were literally 1000s of activists organized to prevent the bill from becoming law.
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Re: 2011 Legislative Victories in NH
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 02:37:08 pm »

what exactly does the state sovereignty bill do/change?
It's just a resolution.
But... it's a clear indication that at least 223 NH State Reps are ready to nullify bad federal laws.
That's hawt.
As long as it doesn't interfere with funding.
'Be it resolved; that we, the NH Legislature, will stand for freedom... as long as it doesn't cost too much.'


NH has turned down plenty of federal funding.  The rejection of Real ID and the fact that we still don't have a seat belt law are two examples.
Then it doesn't need the resolution. The resolution states that they want the money.
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Re: 2011 Legislative Victories in NH
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 08:04:50 pm »

- Jury Nullification has been sent back to the committee (will probably be re-considered in 2012)

The Nullification bill should be back on the floor in the next few weeks, not next year.
Lots pushed off to till next year, this isn't one of them (yet)
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011, 08:30:31 pm »

Didn't it just get sent to back to committee for an amendment and new recommendation vote before going to the House floor?

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