#13, March 25, 2018
It's been another quiet week in Concord, at least as far as ODA priority bills are concerned. This coming week will be only somewhat more eventful.
What you need to know in a nutshell (details follow)
SB 363 (banning donations from foreign nationals) will be heard in House Election Law on Thursday, March 29. We urge advocates to show up in support.
SB 33, the bill that would close the loophole that allows independent spending groups to avoid registering with the Secretary of State and filing expenditure reports, remains on the table in the House with the pending motion: Refer to Interim Study. Still no telling if or when it might surface again.
The details (read further down for more extensive descriptions of bills)
Thursday, March 29
House Election Law, Rooms 305-307 LOB
11 AM hearing for SB 363 (banning donations from foreign nationals)
If ever there was a bill deserving quick passage, this is it. Given the nationwide concern about foreign meddling in US elections, a law outlawing foreign contributions should be a no-brainer. The Senate apparently felt that way, passing a strengthened version of SB 363 unanimously. The House, of course, is a different story. SB 363's fate in the House will be telling.
Capital Coalition, Open Democracy, New Hampshire Progress Alliance, America Votes New Hampshire, and Granite State Progress are sponsoring a forum: "Citizen Action Against Gerrymandering." This is a great opportunity to learn about redistricting issues from the experts.
When: Saturday 3/24, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: NHTI, Concord.
More information and registration for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizen-action-against-gerrymandering-a-forum-tickets-43003068335.
Link to supporting documents for specific bills
To contact ODA
Open Democracy Action: 4 Park Street Suite 301, Concord, NH 03301
Office: (603) 715-8197