The New Hampshire State Senate met on Thursday, Feb. 22, and took some recorded votes of interest to local residents:
On SB 8, which allows a public school district to contract with a private school if there are no public options for certain grades, Sens. French, Giuda and Gray voted YES when the bill passed 14-9.
On SB 43, which makes it clear that no student is required to participate in school surveys or questionnaires without parental approval, Sens. French, Giuda and Gray voted YES when the bill passed 13-10.
On SB 44, which prohibits the State of New Hampshire from requiring implementation of Common Core standards, Sens. French, Giuda and Gray voted YES when the bill passed 14-9.
On SB 191, to fund full-day kindergarten, Sens. French and Giuda voted YES, Sen. Gray voted NO. The bill passed the Senate 22-1.
On Inexpedient to Legislate for SB 192, which would have restored state aid for school building projects,
Sens. French, Giuda and Gray voted YES when the Senate killed the bill 14-9.
On SB 193, which establishes education freedom savings accounts using a portion of state education expenses toward alternate education settings, Sens. French, Giuda and Gray voted YES when the Senate passed the bill.
On SB 224, which prohibits persons licensed to provide counseling services from counseling a person under 18 about changing his/her sexual orientation, Sen. Gray voted YES, Sens. French and Giuda voted NO, when the bill passed the Senate 15-8.
The Senate convenes again on Thursday, March 9, at 10 a.m.
The New Hampshire House did not meet this week. It will meet at the “Call of the Chair” but members have been advised to keep both Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9, available as possible session days.
– Kate Miller, former state representative
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