I’m getting a lot of emails confused about the terms “SUPPORT OTP” or “OPPOSE ITL”, etc. I’ve been including this reference key and will continue to do so at the bottom of each email moving forward.
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LOB: Legislative office building
ITL: Inexpedient to Legislate
OTP: Ought to Pass
Re-refer or Retain: This means the bill will remain in committee and not taken up again until next year
I’ve recorded a video with an explanation of how the committee process in NH works and what these recommendations from the committee mean when the bill comes to the chamber floor for vote. Click here for video.
Wednesday, March 22nd, N.H. House
House Floor Vote
HB 10, SUPPORT OTP, establishing the parental bill of rights. With the amount of press this bill has received, I don’t think it needs much explanation. This bill requires that parents be able to know exactly what happens to their children in public schools.
HB 539, SUPPORT OTP, relative to vaccination clinics at schools. The bill would ban vaccination clinics occurring during school hours in public schools. There have been multiple reports of children receiving vaccines during school hours without parental approval in NH and this important bill would prevent further possibility of these oversights.
HB 127, SUPPORT OTP, relative to the declaration of a state of emergency. This is the common sense state of emergency reform bill that Governor Sununu vetoed last year that simply forces both chambers to agree to extend an emergency after three, 21 day renewals by the governor.
HB 69, SUPPORT OTP, relative to direct payment and membership-based health care facilities. In NH currently, all hospitals and clinics must accept Medicaid, Medicare, and insurance, making them subject to federal government regulation. NH has direct payment and membership based primary care and we have noticed a trend of open-minded and alternative practitioners breaking free of regulations by converting their practices to this model. We need to allow hospitals and clinics such freedom and create more free market health care options to reduce costs and drive transparency.
HB 114, OPPOSE OTP, relative to the age at which a minor may receive mental health treatment without parental consent. This bill seeks to allow children as young as 16 years old to receive mental health treatment without parental permission or notification.
HB 557, SUPPORT OTP, relative to the department of health and human services’ rulemaking authority regarding immunization requirements. Currently there are two ways that a vaccine can be added to the school requirement schedule: either through law, which requires the legislature to pass a bill, or through the rulemaking process, unilaterally proposed by the commissioner of DHHS. This bill seeks to eliminate the ability of the department to add vaccines to the school schedule through rulemaking.
HB 575, OPPOSE ITL, relative to vaccine and pharmaceutical products purchased, promoted, or distributed by the state and its political subdivisions. This bill prohibits the state and its political subdivisions from purchasing, promoting, or distributing vaccines or any pharmaceutical product without human clinical trials, as we did with the Covid booster.
Please email your representatives to support the above recommendations. You can find your representatives and their contact information HERE.
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