To The Daily Sun,
I wish to provide an initial report to the citizens of Gilford & Meredith (Belknap County House District 2) whom I represent in the N.H. House of Representatives.
Although I will not be formally sworn until December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, I have endeavored to try to fulfill several of the issues on which I ran. Thus, I have submitted seven proposed bills to the Office of Legislative Services for the preparation of formal bills to be introduced in the 2017 Session beginning in January covering the following topics:
1. Repeal of the statute that allows persons attending college in N.H. to register and vote here, regardless of whether this is their permanent home.
2. Complete repeal of the tax on interest and dividends.
3. Revising the Business Enterprise Tax to eliminate any liability for the tax in any year in which the business organization does not have profits subject to the Business Profits Tax.
4. A comprehensive Right to Work law based on the model law promulgated by the National Right To Work Committee.
5. Repeal of the minimum wage law.
6. Comprehensive election law changes, including a definition of domicile versus residence; establishing a minimum of 30 day residency requirement; elimination of same day registration; requiring student ID cards from all state supported institutions to indicate clearly whether the student is a N.H. resident qualified for in-state tuition or not; and "closing" our primary elections so that only those persons registered in a particular party can vote in that party's primary.
7. A constitutional amendment returning meetings of the Legislature to sessions every 2 years rather than each year as was in our original state Constitution.
I understand that other legislators have already introduced similar legislation and I have no idea how my proposals will ultimately fare, but at least I am trying.
Member-Elect of the N.H. House of Representatives
Belknap County District 2- Gilford & Meredith
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