Tuesday, April 10th, 10:00AM / Election Law and Internal Affairs/ Room 102, Legislative Office Building
SENATE – Election Law and Internal Affairs – HB 1264, establishing a modern-day poll tax
Why this matters: HB 1264 is HB 372’s twin. It is a glorified poll tax that would force domiciled residents and legal voters to pay fees in order to comply with this legislation. This is just the latest in a series of attempts by New Hampshire Republicans to disenfranchise legal voters.
Ban on Conversion Therapy
Tuesday, April 10th, 1:45PM / Health and Human Services / Room 101, Legislative Office Building
SENATE – HB 587-FN, banning conversion therapy
Why this matters: With this bill, New Hampshire has a chance to finally ban the terrible and ineffective practice of conversion therapy for minors. Conversion therapy has been proven to increase rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide among LGBTQIA teens. It is far past time for conversion therapy to end in the state of New Hampshire.
Tuesday, April 10th, 1:30PM / Transportation / Room 103, Legislative Office Building
SENATE – Transportation – HB 2018, the state’s 10-year transportation improvement program
Why this matters: Thanks to Democrats, the House of Representatives included in the state’s 10-year transportation improvement program a plan to bring commuter rail to New Hampshire. This happened despite Governor Sununu’s on-again off-again opposition to rail. Commuter rail, which has overwhelming public approval, now heads to the Senate for further deliberations.
Birth Control Insurance Coverage
Wednesday, April 11th, 10:00AM / Commerce and Consumer Affairs / Room 302, Legislative Office Building
HOUSE – Commerce and Consumer Affairs – SB 421, insurance coverage for birth control
Why this matters: Democratic Senator Donna Soucy has taken the lead on this bipartisan bill that seeks to secure rights for women to access birth control without jumping through extra hoops with their insurance plans. In the face of federal attacks on women’s rights to access birth control, this bill would shore up New Hampshire women’s ability to receive birth control easily and at no cost.