The twice-delayed vote on a bill to prevent abortion of viable pre-born children finally came on March 21. HB 1680 was tabled in the New Hampshire House on a 170-163 vote. A committee’s recommendation of “ought to pass” on HB 1680 was never debated. The roll call for the tabling motion is thus what we have… Read More Down for the Count: Life-Issue Bills in N.H. House
The New Hampshire House has voted Inexpedient to Legislate on HB 1787. The roll call vote was 218-109 on the ITL motion.
Update: a heavy House agenda and a session-shortening snowstorm have moved the votes on these bills to Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This will be the second delay for the vote. The deadline for the House to act on the bill is close of the business day on March 22. Tuesday, March 6, begins what might… Read More N.H. House Votes Approaching
(Updated to delete a reference to HB 1680, which will be addressed in a separate post.) Today’s chapter in the annals of Aren’t-You-Glad-You-Have-a-Republican-Legislature: the New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee has voted “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 1787, a bill to provide conscience protections for medical personnel. The committee recommendation will go to the full House… Read More Committee Nixes Conscience Bill, 14-4
On the agenda this week: two bills addressing mid- and late-term abortions. One bill is federal, and it fell short on a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate. The other bill is getting its hearing this week (January 31, 10:00 a.m.) before a New Hampshire House committee, a year after a similar bill was tabled… Read More On Pain, Viability, and Votes
[Update, 2 p.m.: According to a source present at the hearing, the committee voted “inexpedient to legislate” on this bill immediately after the hearing. The bill is likely to go to the full House on February 7.] [Edited 1/24/18 to clarify the distinction between parental consent and notification.] Just when you think you’re on top… Read More But Wait, There’s More