Legislation

Members of the NH House have a brief window at the end of each calendar year when we may file new legislation for the upcoming year’s session. If you have any ideas for legislation you would like me to submit, or issues you would like me to investigate, contact me via email and we can discuss the specifics. I have written, filed, or co-sponsored several bills as a result of constituent requests.

During 2013-2014 term I wrote or co-sponsored the following bills:

House Bill 287: Eliminating Voter Identification Requirements.
House Bill 379: Prohibiting An Employer From Requiring An Employee Or Prospective Employee To Disclose His Or Her Social Media Passwords.
House Bill 380: Requiring Disclosure Of Gifts And Campaign Contributions By Lobbyists.
HB1164: Designating I-293 as the John Durkin highway.
HCR11: Commemorating the ratification of the seventeenth amendment to the United States Constitution.
HB1166: Increasing the maximum potential fines imposed on corporations for criminal activity.
HB1175: Prohibiting state contracts going to contractors who have been recently convicted of fraud, tax evasion, and various other crimes.
HB1176: Preventing rapists from seeking child custody rights from their victims, and empowering the courts to prevent the rapist from having any contact with the victim.
HB1332: Establishing a minimum fine in class action civil suits under the NH Consumer Protection Act, so that everyone in a class action suit actually gets all of their money back.
HCR10: Applying for an amendment convention under Article V of the US Constitution to overturn the disastrous ‘Citizens United V. FEC’ supreme court decision.

During the 2015-2016 term I wrote or co-sponsored the following bills:

HB105: License plates for Civil Air Patrol vehicles.
HB127: Adding ballot clerks to the list of officials who can validate the identity of a voter.
SB58: Providing that the US Flag only be worn facing the ‘normal’ direction on state and municipal uniforms. Co-sponsored at the request of a constituent.
HCR2: Applying for an amendment convention under Article V of the US Constitution to overturn the disastrous ‘Citizens United V. FEC’ supreme court decision.
HR16: Calling on the US Congress to consider a constitutional amendment to prohibit campaign contributions unless donor is an eligible voter.
HB1163: Omnibus anti-corruption bill.
HB1164: Allowing cities to make voluntary contributions of funds or resources to county and state level projects or programs, such as a drug court. Bill written at request of constituent.
HB1323: Ensuring that any teacher who is non-renewed (layed off) is given formal written notice, regardless of the length of employment. Bill written at request of constituent.

During the 2017-2018 term, I wrote or co-sponsored the following bills:

CACR6: Constitutional amendment to stop flagrant conflicts of interest in the legislature.
HB218: Closing a loophole, and prohibiting candidates from campaigning inside a polling place.
HB551: Setting up regulatory framework regarding cell-site simulator devices (commonly known as a “stingray”) and providing criminal penalties for abuse or misuse of this type of equipment.
HCR7: Applying for an amendment convention under Article V of the US Constitution to overturn the disastrous ‘Citizens United V. FEC’ supreme court decision.
CACR18: Constitutional amendment to allow recall elections. Co-sponsored at request of a constituent.
HB1218: Increasing penalties for buyers under the law regarding human trafficking.
HB1520: Establishing a procedure for public access to ballots and allows citizens to request a verification count of machine-counted ballots.
HB1557: Requiring meetings and sessions of committees of the house of representatives to be recorded and made available on the Internet.
HB1667: Increasing transparency for paid political advertisements.
HB1683: Adding human trafficking to the legal definition of child abuse.