Liberty Wins in New Hampshire

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2024

June 12th The NH Governor Chris Sununu is revealed to have thrown an epic bitch fit from a leaked call while complaining that libertarians have taken over the NH GOP.

2023

December 1st Eric Brakey, State Senator from Maine District 20 and Libertarian Republican, announces his plans to leave Maine for New Hampshire and becomes the Executive Director of the Free State Project.

August 8th HB409 signed by Governor. This removes the redundant "Booth License" that barbers, cosmetologists, and aestheticians were previously required to have in order to do business.

August 4th HB275 signed by Governor. This allows a pupil's parents to pay the difference between a receiving school tuition cost and the sending district tuition cap in a school tuition program, thus allowing families more choice when deciding how to educate their children

August 4th HB119 signed by Governor. This allows homestead food operations to sell food at less than a maximum annual gross sales of $35,000, excluding potentially hazardous food, from the homestead residence, at the owner's farm stand, or at farmers' markets. It also expands food service and meat inspection regulations to cover bison, elk, and red deer.

August 3rd Commonwealth vs. Dean F. Donnell dismissed on the grounds that Massachusetts permitting laws, as applied to New Hampshire residents, is unconstitutional. This would imply that New Hampshire residents are allowed to carry firearms in Massachusetts without a Massachusetts carry permit.

August 1st Budget signed, includes State of Emergency reform, a modest increase to Education Freedom Account eligibility, as well as an accelerated phase-out of the Interest and Dividends tax that allows for the I&D tax to disappear by 2025

June 17th HB167 signed by Governor. This bill removes the requirement that nano breweries manufacture beverages in a public building.

June 28th HB594 signed by Governor. This bill allows out-of-state professional licenses to be recognized as valid in New Hampshire.

June 27th HB367 signed by Governor. This bill expands School Choice to families earning 350% of the federal poverty guidelines.

June 20th HB2 signed by Governor. This budget contained State of Emergency reform, a faster phase-out of the Interest and Dividends tax, and included an alert system for federal checkpoints.

June 15th HB251 passed by both house and senate. It would put the cost in dollars for compliance with electric renewable portfolio standards on the December electrical bill.

May 4th HB54 signed by Governor. It removed inspection requirements for antique vehicles if they are driven less than 5,000 miles every 2 years

2022

November 8th The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance reports that 97 of their endorsed candidates win in the NH State House, and 2 of their endorsed candidates win in the NH State Senate.

July 27th NH Executive Council votes to defund Planned Parenthood for the 4th time in less than a year.

July 1st: HB1455 signed, prohibiting state enforcement of any federal law, order, or rule that requires an individual to provide proof of vaccination against Covid. This nullifies federal Vaccine Mandates.

July 1st: HB1174 signed into law. This bill permits election challengers to observe the hand counting of ballots and tabulation of votes from a distance which enables them to maintain a line of sight on any electronic ballot counting device.

June 24th: HB1178 signed into law, prohibiting the state from enforcing any federal statute, regulation, or Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

June 24th: HB1495 signed into law. This prohibits the state from requiring businesses to require vaccine or documentation related to vaccination or immunity status. (Note: This does not ban businesses from requiring vaccination, this bans the state from requiring businesses to require vaccination) See: Vaccine Mandate

June 24th: HB1604 signed into law. This bill requires state hospitals and medical facilities to grant religious and medical exemptions from vaccination requirements. See: Vaccine Mandate

June 24th: HB1606 signed into law. This modifies the vaccine registry so that instead of it being an opt-out system, it is an "opt" system. It also provides that a patient's personal data shall not be entered into the registry without their explicit consent. This applies to all vaccines, not just ones that are pushed as a result of recent events. See: Vaccine Registry

June 8th: Anti-vaccine mandate protesters who disrupted Executive Council meeting will not be prosecuted.

June 7th: HB314 signed into law. This bill reduced licensing requirements for farmers by increasing the amount of food homestead food operations can sell before requiring a license.

June 2nd: HB-1663 signed into law. This bill clarified that homeschool student portfolios remained the property of the parent, not the state, as well as making other aspects of homeschooling in New Hampshire more libertarian in nature.

May 26th: HB-1221-FN is signed, reducing Business Profits Taxes.

May 26th: HB1439 signed. This bill requires that people be allowed to have family present while the patient receives care. This is important due to the authoritarian way in which families were separated due to Covid lunacy.

May 26th: HB1476-FN is defeated. This bill would have rolled-back various bail reforms.

May 20th: HB1003 signed, prohibiting health-care providers from refusing to provide care based on a patient's vaccination status.

May 20th: HB1488 signed. It bans government from discriminating against people based on their refusal to participate in the immunization registry.

May 20th: HB1608 signed, ensuring people are informed that they have a right to remove their Covid vaccination status from the immunization registry.

May 5th: A prohibition against OHRV (Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle) travel on Hoit Road Marsh is repealed.

May 4th: SB277 enacted. This turns temporary healthcare licenses issued in 2021 to deal with medical shortages permanent, and extends provisions allowing out-of-state medical workers to operate in NH legally.

April 20th: The NH Supreme Court orders the town of Canaan to release report on police misconduct.

April 11th: HB207 signed, eliminating licensing requirements for Household Goods carriers.

April 4th: HB440 signed. This prohibits the suspension of civil liberties during a state of emergency.

March 23rd: Town of Barrington forced to drop lawsuit against 2A Tactical.

March 15th: HB1280 passes, prohibiting the state from using refusal to vaccinate as evidence to terminate parental rights

2021

October 9th: HB542 signed by Governor. This bill provides that, during a state of emergency, the state shall permit religious organizations to operate to the same degree as other organizations that provide essential services or are vital to public health and welfare.

July 23rd: HB195 passes, amends the state’s reckless conduct statute to clarify that showing off a firearm does not by itself rise to an offense under the statute.

June 24th: SB130 passes, bringing School Choice to New Hampshire through Educational Freedom Accounts.

June 25th: HB2 approved, phasing out the Interest and Dividends tax, reducing Business Taxes, reduced spending by over $100 million, reformed governor Emergency Powers, restricted teaching discrimination (including Critical Race Theory), and provided $100 million in property tax relief.

2020

September 17th: HB712 defeated. This bill would have introduced a Paid Family Leave program funded by an income/payroll tax.

March 6th: HB559 defeated, this would have required stores to use paper bags.

February 18th: [1] Free Staters living in Croydon vote to abolish police department.

2019

May 30th: passes after governor veto overridden. HB455, repeals the option of the state to put an individual to death as a penalty for a crime.

September 25th: Defeated HB2, which would have increased taxes on employers, established a Capital Gains tax, established a 0.5% tax on wages, as well as establishing a framework for a massively expanded state budget.

September 19th: Defeated SB1, which would have established a Paid Family Leave program funded by an income/payroll tax.

September 9th: Defeated HB1, which would have increased spending by 11.5%.

2018

December 5th: NH Constitution amended by vote to include a Right of Privacy.

December 5th: NH Constitution amended by vote to ensure that taxpayers have standing to bring actions against the government.

2017

March 28th: HB-474 bans the use of Stingrays, which are wireless cell-phone snooping devices, without a warrant.

February 22nd: SB12 takes effect, and New Hampshire becomes a Constitutional Carry state.

2016

June 6th: SB481 signed into law, abolishing Certificates of Need for hospitals.

2015

June 22nd: Agents from the Department of Revenue attempted to enforce tax and licensing regulations at PorcFest, but left after being met by an unwelcoming crowd of festival attendees.

2014

July 11th: HB1138 signed, this bill raises the maximum annual gross sales for homestead food operations exempt from licensure. Homestead food operations selling less than a maximum annual gross sales of $20,000 of food, excluding potentially hazardous food, from the homestead residence, at the owner’s own farm stand, or at farmers’ markets are exempt.

May 27th: HB1125 signed, this bill repeals the crime of adultery.

2013

July 24th: HB253 signed, it allows a nano brewery to obtain a license upgrade exempting the licensee from sales limitations where the nano brewery has an existing on-premises beverage and wine license and sells food. This allowed nano-breweries to thrive.

2012

June 22nd: HB146 signed. This is a jury nullification law.

June 18th: HB0574 signed. This bill prohibits the state from taking personal property owned or used by individuals or families during a declared state of emergency and also limits the provisions taken by the state in an emergency to those in excess of the reasonable needs of the owner and the owner’s household during the expected duration of the emergency.

June 7th: HB1402 signed. This bill exempts certain homestead food operations and homestead food products from licensure by the department of health and human services and allows for direct sales of raw milk products without a milk producer-distributor license for certain small scale dairy producer-distributors. Homestead food operations selling less than a maximum annual gross sales of $10,000 of food, excluding potentially hazardous food, from the homestead residence, at the owner’s own farm stand, or at farmers’ markets are exempt.

January 1st: CACR0013 signed. This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution prohibits an assessment, rate, or tax on income earned by a natural person other than taxes in effect on January 1, 2012 and adjustments to the rate of such taxes.

2011

July 5th: SB0002 signed. This bill allows cities and towns under a charter, and towns, school districts, and other political subdivisions under the municipal budget act to adopt a tax cap to limit increases to the amount to be raised by taxes in the annual budget.

July 1st: HB109 signed. This bill prohibits local planning boards from requiring the installation of a fire suppression sprinkler system in proposed one- or 2-family residences as a condition of approval for a local permit.

June 14th: HB0276 signed. This bill allowed wine manufacturers to sell wine at annual fairs or similar events and eliminated the requirement that wine provided as samples by a wine manufacturer be purchased from the liquor commission.

June 8th: HB651 signed. This legalized monk parakeets.

June 8th: HB262 signed, this legalized nano-breweries.

June 7th: HB544 passes, protecting knife ownership in all towns and municipalities.

May 16th: HB143 signed, legalizing the sale, distribution, and possession of Stove Polish.

May 9th: HB0229 signed, repeals the tax on gambling winnings.

2010

July 23th: HB0160 passes, this bill provides that the mere display of a firearm or other means of self-defense intended to warn away a person making a threat shall not constitute a criminal act.

June 21th: SB0342 passes, This bill repeals the $5,000 surety bond requirement for meals and rentals operators.

May 18th: HB1665 passes, removing all restrictions the carrying or selling of a stiletto, switch knife, dagger, or dirk-knife.

May 3rd: HB1445 passes, this bill eliminates the meals and rooms tax on campsites.

2009

June 3rd: HB436 signed, legalizing gay marriage and protecting the rights of clergy so that they aren't forced to solemnize gay marriage.