House Republican Leader Responds to Vote to Sustain Governor’s Vetoes of HB 211 & HB 293

Concord, NH- House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to sustain Governor Sununu’s vetoes of HB 211, relative to inquiries by prospective employers concerning salary history, and HB 293, relative to employee credit privacy.

“Sustaining Governor Sununu’s vetoes of these two ill-advised proposals is a victory for New Hampshire’s booming economy. From the moment Democrats took control of the legislature, it was evident that they were determined to raise the cost of doing business in our state, while also adding burdensome mandates and restrictions. Republicans have been steadfast in their opposition to their anti-jobs agenda every step of the way. Today, we proudly voted to put an end to these bills and we will continue to assure laws made in Concord do not hinder New Hampshire’s economic success.”

House Republican Leader Responds to Vote to Sustain Governor’s Vetoes of HB105 & HB106

Concord, NH- House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to sustain Governor Sununu’s vetoes of HB105, relative to domicile residency, voter registration, and investigation of voter verification letters, and HB 106, relative to the terms “resident,” “inhabitant,” “residence,” and “residency.”

“The vetoes of HB 105 and HB 106 show NH residents that Governor Sununu is committed to ensuring election integrity in our state, and today the House stood behind that commitment by sustaining his vetoes. HB106 seeks to repeal common sense legislation that the State just enacted in 2018. Just in 2018, the NH Supreme Court issued an advisory opinion on HB1264 stating there is nothing unconstitutional about requiring individuals to make a choice as to where they are residents.”

“Similarly, HB105 seeks to repeal much of what the State passed in SB3. In a state where numerous elections have been decided by just a handful of votes, it is important to make sure that every ballot cast by an eligible voter is counted, and the domicile loophole is closed.”

“HB1264 and SB3 did not make us any different from our neighboring states. In this past election, there were no reports of any voters being disenfranchised by the new requirements. In fact, voter turnout in college towns made records. Although I am disappointed that my colleagues do not agree that any person who casts a ballot in our state are subjected to the same rules, I am pleased that the House was able to sustain the Governor’s veto and Republicans were united on these important bills that are detrimental to our election process and allow for the unequal treatment of voters.”

2019 Bills Vetoed

Below is a list of bills Governor Sununu has vetoed, which includes the bill number, the title, and a link to the governor’s veto message.

This list is complete as of September 3rd.

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Hinch Applauds Governor Sununu Signature of Perfluorinated Chemicals Commission

CONCORD- Merrimack State Representative Dick Hinch thanked Governor Sununu for signing HB737, establishing a commission to investigate and analyze the environmental and public health impacts relating to releases of perfluorinated chemicals in the air, soil, and groundwater in Merrimack, Bedford, and Litchfield. 

“I would like to thank Governor Sununu for signing this critical legislation. The residents of Merrimack, Bedford, and Litchfield deserve to know the full scope of negative effects that perfluorinated chemicals have on their health and community, and this commission is an important step in achieving that goal,” said Hinch. “The information gathered by this commission will assist state government in staying on top of our water crisis and mitigating any current and future issues that arise. I’m proud of all the progress made in addressing Merrimack’s water crisis and I will continue to work with leaders on all levels to protect our constituents health and safety.”