Republican
State Representative
Rockingham District H13

Issue Transparency

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2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (1984 - 2012, 2014 - present); Assistant Majority Leader, NH House of Representatives; Endowment Member/Firearms Instructor, National Rifle Association; Board Member, Rockingham County Jail/House of Corrections; Member, Tax Relief Incorporated; Retired Employee, Lucent Technologies

Family
Married; Children: 9
Education
Attended, Northern Essex Community College, MA.
Home Address
PO Box 570
Kingston, NH 03848

Legislator Activity Profile

The data below is based on the the 2015/2016 legislative session. The objective, nonpartisan measures below are used to show this elected official’s activities at the Statehouse. It is not to present a ranking or rating of any kind. Average is that of all state elected officials in this chamber. Note: Elected official activity for the current 2017/2018 session will be posted soon.

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POSITION ON ISSUES

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Crime and Public Safety

Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require seat belts?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
State role in economic growth
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Do employees in NH need more legal protections?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?

Education

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?

Energy and Environment

Should NH continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?

Health Care

Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should NH abolish partisan primaries and adopt the "Top 2" primary system?
Should NH allow binding referendums?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?

VOTING RECORD

2016

Crime and Public Safety

SB 336 (2016) - Removes the phrase "suitable person" from the law governing concealed carry permits, and instead requires law enforcement to issue a permit so long as the person is not prohibited from owning a firearm by state or federal law. - Voted to require law enforcement to issue concealed carry permits
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Voted to change drug laws
SB 498 (2016) - Reduces the penalty for possessing 1/4 ounce or less of marijuana from a class A to an unspecified misdemeanor. - Voted against decriminalizing marijuana
HB 1694 (2016) - Legalizes and taxes marijuana for adults over age twenty-one. - Voted against legalizing marijuana
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Voted to change drug laws
SB 576 (2016) - This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. - Voted to change drug laws

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HB 1480 (2016) - Raises the minimum wage to $8.25 in 2017, $9 in 2018, and $9.50 in 2019. - Voted against raising the minimum wage

Education

HB 1338 (2016) - Allows parents and guardians to opt their students out of the statewide assessment test, and prohibits schools and the state from penalizing students who do not take statewide assessments. - Voted to allow opt-outs

Energy and Environment

HB 1374 (2016) - Requires moneys paid into the Renewable Energy Fund to be rebated to ratepayers, rather than spent on other renewable energy projects. - Voted to keep money for renewable energy projects

Health Care

HB 1696 (2016) - Continues expanded Medicaid eligibility, with some revisions. This bill adds work requirements to eligibility for expanded Medicaid. Additional funding is provided by the insurance premium tax, paid by insurance companies. - Voted to continue Medicaid expansion
HB 1623 (2016) - Prohibits abortion based on genetic abnormality. - Voted against a ban on abortions based on genetic abnormality
HB 1623 (2016) - Prohibits abortion based on genetic abnormality. - Voted against a ban on abortions based on genetic abnormality

Recreation and Transportation

HB 1616 (2016) - Allows a person obtaining a driver's license to choose whether the license complies with the federal Real ID Act of 2005. - Voted to allow drivers to select a Real ID-compliant license

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