Republican Review | Volume 4 Issue 36 | August 30, 2019


House Republicans & Friends Across New Hampshire,

The next House session will be on Wednesday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. as well as Thursday, September 19th. The House is likely to take up Governor Sununu's vetoes, and vote on some resolution to the budget impasse, whether it be another continuing resolution, or a new bill whose content we don't yet know, as negotiations are ongoing.

With a record number of governor's vetoes, it's now in the legislature's hands to sustain those vetoes. My leadership team and I are working hard to make sure House Republicans are aligned, united, present, and voting on the 18th and 19th of September.

With so many vetoes (thankfully), you might need an index to remember the titles of the bills and a refresher on why the governor chose to veto those bills. We've created such an index, with bill numbers, titles, and links to the veto messages below in this newsletter.

Our newsletter took last week off, so we didn't get a chance to congratulate Michael Vose on becoming the Republican nominee in the Rockingham District 9 (Epping) primary on Tuesday, August 20th. Republicans were fortunate to have two very qualified candidates and I thank them both for stepping forward to run and serve.

Mike has demonstrated that he has the experience and policy expertise to be a strong voice in Concord for the people of Epping and for taxpayers across our state. He served as an assistant majority leader just last term, and is a well respected, thoughtful person who I look forward to serving with again. We wish him the best of luck. We have a brief rundown of ways you can help below in this newsletter.

Make it a great weekend!

All the best, 

Dick Hinch, House Republican Leader

Click here to view the latest House Calendar

Reminder: Veto Vote Rules

NH State Constitution Part II, Article 44

[Veto to Bills.] Every bill which shall have passed both houses of the general court, shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the governor, if he approves, he shall sign it, but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that house in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it; if after such reconsideration, two thirds of that house shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with such objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and, if approved by two thirds of that house, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of persons, voting for or against the bill, shall be entered on the journal of each house respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the governor within five days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it unless the legislature, by their adjournment, prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.
September 5, 1792

Summary: Vetoed House bills return to the House, Senate bills to the Senate. In order to override a veto, a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate is required. Therefore, if either body fails to meet the two-thirds threshold, it will not proceed to the other body.

As a reminder, the question before the House will be: "Notwithstanding the Governor’s veto, shall HB___ become law?" Therefore if you oppose the bill, you would press the RED button.
Municipal Leaders: Stop the Grandstanding, Get to Work

Several current and former House Republicans who are current elected municipal leaders were present for a press conference this morning asking Democratic leaders in the legislature to stop playing politics games with the state budget impasse. Rep. Aboul Khan, selectman in the town of Seabrook, pictured speaking below.

Ways you can help Michael Vose win the Epping special election

Phone Banks

From now through election day on October 8th the NHGOP be holding phone banks  at the NHGOP HQ in Concord every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30pm to talk with and alert voters of the upcoming Special. 


They will also be canvassing in Epping every Saturday through the election and would love to have you join them for canvassing. They meet at 9:30am outside of Ryan's Place Diner in Epping.

If you are able to participate in any of the above mentioned activities, email or call 603-225-9341. RSVPs are appreciated to ensure they have sufficient materials and staff available to help.

Veto/Veto Message Index

HB/SB Bill  Title Veto Message
HB 1 making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
HB 2 relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures.
HB 105 relative to domicile residency, voter registration, and investigation of voter verification letters.
HB 106 relative to the terms "resident," "inhabitant," "residence," and "residency.:
HB 109 requiring background checks for commercial firearms sales.
HB 183 establishing a committee to study the applications of microgrids in New Hampshire and changes in law necessary to allow for microgrids in electrical supply, and relative to baseload renewable generation credits for biomass energy facilities.
HB 198 clarifying the prohibition against the use of mobile electronic devices while driving.
HB 211 relative to inquiries by prospective employers concerning salary history.
HB 292 relative to including brokers fees in the calculation of the insurance premium tax.
HB 293 relative to employee credit privacy
HB 326 relative to the definition of prime wetland.
HB 349 relative to a second opinion on health care matters for state and county prisoners.
HB 364 permitting qualifying patients and designated caregivers to cultivate cannabis for therapeutic use and permitting qualifying patients and designated caregivers to donate excess cannabis to other qualifying patients.
HB 365 relative to net energy metering limits for customer generators
HB 409 relative to the maximum optional fee for transportation improvements charged by municipalities when collecting motor vehicle registration fees.
HB 446 relative to initiating amendments and corrections to birth records
HB 455 relative to the penalty for capital murder.
HB 504 relative to election-related amendments to the United States Constitution.
HB 514 imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm.
HB 564 relative to possession of firearms on school property.
HB 582 relative to the regional greenhouse gas initiative cap and trade program for controlling carbon dioxide emissions
HB 587 relative to organ donation on a driver's license
HB 645 establishing a dock registration procedure
HB 664 relative to vehicle repair standards.
HB 696 establishing a protective order for vulnerable adults
HB 706 establishing an independent redistricting commission
SB 1 relative to family and medical leave.
SB 2 relative to funding for job training programs in the Department of Business and Economic Affairs
SB 5 (2nd New Title) making an appropriation to the department of health and human services for Medicaid provider rates for mental health and substance use disorder and emergency shelter and stabilization services.
SB 10 relative to the state minimum hourly rate.
SB 18 relative to authorized employee wage deductions.
SB 20 relative to notification requirements for employees, workplace inspections, and the youth employment law.
SB 67 relative to the definitions of resident and residency.
SB 68 relative to the centralized voter registration database.
SB 72 relative to issuance of renewable energy certificates.
SB 74 relative to register of deeds fees used to support the land and community heritage investment program (LCHIP), and establishing a committee to study the economic impact of land conservation and to review the LCHIP surcharge.
SB 88 relative to registry identification cards under the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law.
SB 100 relative to discrimination in employment based on criminal background checks
SB 106 (New Title) relative to the definition of political advocacy organization.
SB 140 (New Title) relative to credit for alternative, extended learning, and work-based programs.
SB 145 relative to the organization of alternative treatment centers.
SB 146 relative to eliminating the waiting period before eligibility to receive unemployment benefits
SB 148 relative to notification to public employees regarding their right to join or not join a union.
SB 151 establishing an administrative hearing procedure and penalty for an employer who fails to make payment of wages or who fails to secure workers' compensation coverage
SB 156 relative to political contributions made by limited liability companies.
SB 167 establishing a clean energy resource procurement commission.
SB 168 relative to class 2 obligations under the electric renewable portfolio standards
SB 196 relative to non-academic surveys administered by a public school to its students.
SB 205 relative to energy efficiency programs funded from the systems benefits charge and the duties and members of the energy efficiency and sustainable energy board
SB 218 relative to duties of the commissioner of transportation regarding air navigation facilities.
SB 271 relative to requiring prevailing wages on state-funded public works projects
SB 275 requiring that all of the state's motor vehicles will be zero emissions vehicles by the year 2039.
SB 307 relative to outdoor lighting.


New Hampshire is notorious for our ubiquitous vanity plates. Unless you were living under a rock this past week, you likely saw that Governor Sununu stepped in to allow a Rochester resident to keep her plate "PB4WEGO".

So we got to thinking, what are some creative vanity plate configurations you might see on a Democrat legislator's vehicle? Here are some examples:


Remember to keep it tasteful and within the boundaries of the compliance rules set forth by the Division of Motor Vehicles:

Just reply to this email with your entries. We'll publish out favorites in a future issue.



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Libertarians: 1

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