Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke of AFSC-NH speak with Kate Frey of New Futures about public health issues in the New Hampshire legislature.
State House Watch offers our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Renny Cushing.
Maggie and Grace's show introduction:
Earned Income and ChildTax Credit/Federal Budget
Driver License bills
HB1266 Sanctuary Cities
HB1393 School budget caps
HB1250 Electric Rates/Climate Impacts
Town& School Meeting Day
Mill Pond Dam
Kate Frey interview:
public health infrastructure
visibility of public health
vaccinations & mandates
cuts across multiple committees
HB1035 , HB1210 general vaccine opt-out
conscience added to medical and religious exemptions
HB1606 vaccine registry
SB288 child care centers
SB374 post-infection vaccination
HB1181 abortion restriction
HB1447 facial recognition
Legislature this week:
HB1651 Gender Reassignment
Regular Calendar - HB1216, HB1254 Housing Appeals Board
HB579 immigration checkpoints Hearing
Love Knows no Borders workshop
Notes from New Futures:
New Futures Campaign for a Healthy NH and petition to show lawmakers how many Granite Staters support a Healthy NH.
1035 (NF OPPOSES): This legislation would allow families to opt out of school vaccine requirements based on a conscientious exemption, thus opening the door for many more families to send their children to school unvaccinated and at risk for spreading mumps, polio, hepatitis, measles and many other deadly diseases. Contact House Health & Human Services Committee.
HB 1210 (NF OPPOSES): This bill would require any public or private employer or post-secondary institution that receives public funds to grant requests for a conscientious exemption to employers and students for all vaccines. Contact House Labor Committee.
HB 1606 (NF OPPOSES): This bills weakens NH’s vaccine registry, a critical tool in increasing vaccination rates and combatting infectious disease, by forcing individuals to opt-in to the program rather than allowing them to opt-out, as is the case under current law. Contact House Health & Human Services Committee.
SB 288 (NF OPPOSES): SB 288 would prohibit schools or child care agencies from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations - which unnecessarily and adversely impacts the childcare market in NH and potentially limiting both access for families and narrowing the market for providers. Contact Senate Health & Human Services Committee.
SB 374 (NF OPPOSES): This bills would prohibit a person from requiring that an individual who had COVID-19 or who is under the age of 18 receive a vaccination against the virus as a condition for employment, education, or access to businesses or entities open to the public. Contact Senate Health & Human Services Committee.