House Republican Leader Responds to Bipartisan Vote to Sustain Governor’s Veto of SB100

Concord, NH- House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to sustain Governor Sununu’s veto of SB100, relative to discrimination in employment based on criminal background checks. 

“New Hampshire Republicans have spent the last few years improving New Hampshire’s business climate, and the results are crystal clear. We have a booming economy and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Republicans have opposed attempts to roll-back the pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda that has gotten us to this point at every step”

“Individual businesses should be free to make determinations on what step of the application process they should ask about a potential criminal record. This arbitrary restriction on our state’s employers would have wasted their time if a record would have made them an unsuitable candidate and I am pleased that the House took bipartisan action and sustained the Governor’s veto.”

House Republican Leader’s Statement on Rejection of Democrat Budget Bill Introduction

CONCORD – House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued a statement following the House vote on the suspension of House rules that would have allowed introduction of HB3 and HB4, budget bills proposed by House and Senate Democrats.

“What they proposed is not a compromise, had no buy-in from any member of the Republican party, and side-stepped negotiations with the governor. Additionally, the fact that they only released the text of the bills yesterday, and did not allow us or the public time to read and thoroughly understand the bills is really disrespectful. We didn’t even have time to prepare or submit amendments before the deadline because we were in session all day yesterday. They must think we’re a bunch of pushovers, but thankfully the legislative process has the provisions for the minority to stop this madness by preventing a two-thirds majority to allow the bills in.”