It’s filing season for legislative service requests (LSRs) at the State House, the first step in drafting bills for next year. More than 270 have been filed so far, with more to come.
A few of note: Rep. Keith Murphy (R-Bedford) has filed an LSR relative to abortions after viability, and Rep. Kathy Souza (R-Manchester) has one relative to conscience rights for medical professionals. An LSR relative to information regarding abortion has been filed by Rep. Jeanine Notter (R-Merrimack). All three legislators have a pro-life voting history.
Rep. Delmar Burridge (D-Keene) has filed an LSR to abolish New Hampshire’s death penalty law.
In addition to the LSRs, a few bills will be carried over from the 2017 session, including an abortion statistics measure (HB 471).
Watch for an update after the LSR filing period closes on September 22.