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2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Rep. Martel passed away in December 2016. Representative, NH House of Representatives (2012 - 2016, 1998 - 2002); Former Senator, NH Senate; W.W. Business Material Manager, Digital Equipment Corporation (1983 - 2000); General Manager/Senior Auditor, Grand Union Company (1968 - 1982); Veteran OCS, U.S. Army (1965 - 1968); Member, National Council of State Legislators (1998 - 2002); Member, American Legislative Exchange Council (1998 - 2000); Member, Association of Canadian Americans; Clerk, New Hampshire Canadian Trade Council

Family
Married; Children: 5
Education
BS, Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH.
Advanced Management Studies, Cornell, Ithaca, NY.
Home Address
81 Maurice Street
Manchester, NH 03103

POSITION ON ISSUES

The LFDA Survey is the primary source for issue positions on this website. Each election season the Live Free or Die Alliance sends a survey on NH issues to every candidate for state office. We make every effort to reach each candidate by snail-mail, e-mail, and phone. If an issue position is still not answered through our survey, we utilize other resources including voting records, candidate websites, campaign fliers, Project Vote Smart surveys, and more. Any questions or suggestions on issue positions? Contact us.

Energy and Environment

Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
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 restrict further wind power development?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
State role in economic growth
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Do employees in NH need more legal protections in the workplace?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?

Politics and Political Process

What are the top issues facing N.H.?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

Health Care

Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
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 increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH continue to have the federal government run the online health insurance exchange?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?

Social Issues

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

Education

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
Should NH continue the business tax credit for scholarships to private, parochial, and home schools?
Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?

Crime and Public Safety

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH reform sentencing and/or parole laws to decrease the prison population?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?

Recreation and Transportation

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

VOTING RECORD

2016

Crime and Public Safety

SB 498 (2016) - Reduces the penalty for possessing 1/4 ounce or less of marijuana from a class A to an unspecified misdemeanor. - Excused/did not vote
HB 1694 (2016) - Legalizes and taxes marijuana for adults over age twenty-one. - Excused/did not vote
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. - Excused/did not vote
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
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. - Excused/did not vote

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. - Excused/did not vote

Health Care

HB 1623 (2016) - Prohibits abortion based on genetic abnormality. - Excused/did not vote
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. - Excused/did not vote
HB 1623 (2016) - Prohibits abortion based on genetic abnormality. - Excused/did not vote

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 against allowing drivers to select a Real ID-compliant license

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