LFDA Highlights

Every day, Highlight stories, written by our editors, dig into the facts behind key New Hampshire policy issues. We try to present both sides of the story,  in an effort to give a balanced and insightful look at the facts. Read on to get informed.   

Bill would make motorcycle inspections biennial

Mar 06, 2017

This week the House of Representatives will vote on HB 553, a bill that would change motorcycle inspection requirements to once every two years.

Bill supporters argue that the average motorcycle rider puts on many fewer miles than automobile drivers each...Read more

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ratepayer funding for natural gas pipeline

Ban on ratepayer funding for pipelines?

Mar 06, 2017

This week the New Hampshire House will vote on a bill that would forbid electricity companies from charging ratepayers for new gas pipelines.

The bill, HB 179, is prompted by a court case. ...Read more

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Eliminate statute of limitations?

Mar 05, 2017

If passed, SB 98 would eliminate the statute of limitations on prosecuting sexual assault and incest cases.  

Currently in cases where the victim was under 18 years of age when the alleged offense occurred, prosecution of that crime must take place within...Read more

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Electronic poll book trial?

Mar 04, 2017

SB 113 would give the OK to towns and cities wishing to try out electronic poll book devices, opening the door for a change that supporters say could significantly reduce wait times on election days.  

Potential electronic poll book programs would have to...Read more

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Is SB 3 the voting bill to watch?

Mar 03, 2017

Since November’s election saw the GOP retain a solid majority in both New Hampshire’s House and Senate, and snag the governor’s seat as well, pundits have been predicting that this will be the year for tightening the state’s voter registration laws.

But what, exactly, will those changes...Read more

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Abortion ban after viability?

Mar 02, 2017

New Hampshire law does not currently have an abortion ban after a fetus reaches a certain gestational age, but that could change if HB 578 becomes law. The bill would prohibit abortion after “viability”, defined as the point at which a fetus is likely to survive...Read more

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Raise the marriage age in NH?

Mar 01, 2017

The age at which a valid marriage can be contracted in New Hampshire could be raised if HB 499, a bill sponsored by Rep. Jacalyn Cilley, becomes law.

New Hampshire law allows boys as young as 14 and girls aged...Read more


NH Ranked 2nd Best State by US News and World Report

Mar 01, 2017

This month, US News and World Report, known for its school and healthcare rankings, debuted a new ranking aimed at providing a...Read more

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Electoral college changes?

Feb 28, 2017

Rep. William Pearson (D-Keene) is the prime sponsor of HB 447, also known as the "National Popular Vote Bill". The bill would see New Hampshire join in an interstate agreement to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote. If passed, HB 447...Read more


Recreational marijuana bills move forward in the House

Feb 28, 2017

The status of recreational marijuana use in New Hampshire looks more likely to change, with two House committees ruling in favor of a pair of bills to study and possibly decriminalize the drug.

HB 640, sponsored by...Read more

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Fate of Medicaid expansion in NH?

Feb 27, 2017

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is currently considering a proposal to make Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire permanent. The bill, SB 236, was a late introduction by Sen. Martha Fuller-...Read more



Department of Veterans Affairs?

Feb 26, 2017

If passed, HB 636 would establish a department of veterans affairs to coordinate and oversee veterans benefits and services offered by organizations within the state of New Hampshire.

According to the bill, the administrative and executive direction of the...Read more

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