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An attorney who traveled from *out* of state to help protect homeschoolers *from* the state....has apparently fallen prey *to* the state!  RSA 15 requires paid lobbyists to register with the government, and he's accused of violating it.  Click link below, if available, or see video descrip for details.
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Re: NH: Homeschooling group's lawyer violated lobbying regulations, says AG.
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 10:29:21 pm »

Screwed up.  Sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose. 

On November 28, 2011 the NH Attorney General found Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) guilty of a violation of NH lobbying laws, RSA 15:1, I, II (a).

Attorney General Mavrogeorge wrote to HSLDA Attorney Michael Donnelly, "You told Investigator Myrdek that part of your duties, as an attorney with HSLDA, is to come to New Hampshire to testify on bills in public hearings and to meet with New Hampshire legislators to discuss, and provide input on, bills being drafted. We conclude that such meetings with legislators constitute lobbying under RSA 15.  Since you have not been registered as a lobbyist with the Secretary of State, we find that you violated RSA 15:1, I, II (a)."

NH RSA 15:8 Penalty. – Whoever violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if a natural person, or guilty of a felony if any other person. Whoever shall make and file any statement under this chapter which is to his or her knowledge false shall be deemed guilty of perjury and punished accordingly.

Source. 2006, 21:7, eff. June 2, 2006.

Copies of NH Attorney General Mavrogeorge's three page letter can be found by clicking on the link below:

Keep in mind that HSLDA was illegally lobbying when they drafted our 1990 NH home education law.  They have been illegally lobbying our legislature for over twenty years with the cooperation of NHHC and CHENH.
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