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.”