February 18, 2019 Newsletter

Report on SB 304 “Voter-Owned Elections Act” Hearing on Wed. Feb 13. 

Overall, the hearing went very well. There was good turnout, 13 people testified (all in favor) and written testimony was submitted, 32 people signed in favoring SB 304, 1 signed in opposed. No decisions were made. The deadline for committee reports is March 7. Please contact your Senator and ask if they support this bill, and if not, why not! Let us know what they say, email nhopendemocracyaction@gmail.com. Read SB 304

Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Committee :

Chairman, Sen. Melanie Levesque (D), 603-271-4151

Vice Chairman, Sen. Tom Sherman (D) 603-271-8631

Sen. Jon Morgan (D) 603-271-8631

Sen. Regina Birdsell (R) 603-271-3092

Sen. James Gray (R) 603-271-3092


UPCOMING HEARINGS AND VOTES

Red = Open Democracy Action Priority Bill

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019

HOUSE ELECTION LAW, Room 308, LOB

10:00 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 706-FN-A, establishing an independent redistricting commission. Supported by ODA

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019

HOUSE ELECTION LAW, Room 308, LOB

9:45 a.m. Subcommittee work session on HB 706-FN-A, establishing an independent redistricting commission.

11:00 a.m. Executive session on HB 706-FN-A, establishing an independent redistricting commission; CACR 9, relating to redistricting. Providing that an independent redistricting commission shall be established to draw boundaries for state and federal offices.

SENATE ELECTION LAW AND MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS, Room 102, LOB

Sen. Levesque (C), Sen. Sherman (VC), Sen. Morgan, Sen. Birdsell, Sen. Gray
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 9:00 a.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION ON PENDING LEGISLATION
10:00 a.m. SB 7-FN-L, establishing the secure modern accurate registration act (SMART ACT). Supported by Campaign for Voting Rights
11:00 a.m. SB 8, establishing an independent redistricting commission. Supported by ODA

 


Last Week's Hearings

You called, you emailed, you showed up. It paid off. HB 504, a bi-partisan bill tackling money in politics and partisan gerrymandering, passed through committee and is on to a full House vote! 

Action Item: Call and email your legislator to support HB 504!

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HB 603, relative to procedures for apportioning electoral districts was retained in committee

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HB 728, relative to ranked-choice voting was retained in committee.
 

LEGISLATION WE'RE WATCHING THIS TERM

For updates and descriptions of the other important democracy legislation this session, click on the links below.

Click here arrowPublic funding

Redistricting and ending gerrymandering

Campaign reform

Money in politics

 

Questions? Want to Help?

Olivia Zink: olivia@opendemocracy.me; (603) 661-8621 (cell)

Rick Bourdon: rick.bourdon@gmail.com; (603) 795-2818; (603) 759-1888 (cell)

Brian Beihl: Brian@Beihl.org (603) 620-8300 (cell)


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  • Brian Beihl
    published this page in State House 2019-02-25 19:31:56 -0500