It is my goal to write to you, my constituents, each week to highlight the past week’s actions in Concord, as well as alert you to upcoming hearings and/or potential legislation. As we discussed over the summer and fall, it is challenging to follow the activity at the State House and to understand how certain state policy decisions may impact us here in our community. I aim to provide a weekly summary from the House of Representatives and encourage you to contact me with your questions and input.
Upcoming Public Hearings that may be of interest:
- Tuesday, January 10th, 9:00 a.m., State House Room 100: Senate Bill 12-FN, “repealing the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver,” This bill “allows a person to carry a loaded, concealed pistol or revolver without a license…” Click here for full bill text.
- Tuesday, January 10th, 1:00 p.m., State House, Representatives Hall: SB 11-FN, “prohibiting collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union.” This bill has raised a lot of questions regarding worker’s rights to unionize. Proponents of the bill say it would “protect an employee’s rights to make a choice;” opponents say so-called “right-to-work laws are designed to limit the power of unions and will lead to lower wages for workers.”
- For the full listing of public hearings scheduled for next week, refer to the Senate Calendar and the House Calendar. If you plan to be in Concord, please let me know. I’d be happy to meet you.
Voting highlights from this past week:
- On Thursday, 1/4, the House voted against the Amendment to House Rule 30, to eliminate the House Committee on Child & Family Law, 196-172; therefore, the House Committee on Child & Family Law was restored.