BILL WATCH 2024

See this file for ALL bill committee hearings and floor votes upcoming. There may still be time to register your opposition/support.

BILLS FOR THE WEEKS of MAY 13-17, 2024

We will attempt to notify you of hearing and voting dates so you can register your opposition or support. This is something you can also follow yourself. If you miss a committee hearing, and the online portal is closed, send in your testimony to the full committee via email, as they may not actually vote for a recommendation until a follow-up executive session. You can check if a vote was taken by searching on the bill number, and then clicking on ‘Status’.

Here is the procedure for sending in your testimony for all bills as they first get heard in a House or Senate committee, and then go to the floor of the full body for a vote, which is taken for or against the committee’s recommendation.

1 – Using just the bill letters and number, look up the bill to see when the committee hearing and/or full vote is scheduled.

2 – Register your support or opposition (OTP = Ought to Pass or ITL = Inexpedient to Legislate) on this page for House committee hearings, and this page for Senate committee hearings.

Alternatively, if you want to email the committees directly, ask them to put your testimony on file. Here are the places to find both Senate and House Committee emails.

***Note that as mentioned above, once a bill has had its public committee hearing, the online testimony portal will not be available to you. We’ll be posting a full list of committee addresses in a PDF file here soon.

3 – If a bill moves to the full House or Senate for a floor vote, FIND YOUR 2024 REPS EMAILS HERE. Unfortunately the House does not have one general email that goes to all 400 Reps. We recommend writing to your own reps first to get a feel for what might happen and then only after that, you might email other Reps if necessary, but only CC’ing no more than 40 at once so as not to be sent to spam.

Here is the FULL HOUSE EMAIL LIST 2024 for those you think need direction on the matter before the date of the vote.

The Senate’s 2024 general email address which goes to all 24 Senators is Senators@leg.state.nh.us

If you find your emails are going unread, you may try calling the offices of the Senator or Representative.
Here is a full list of SENATE EMAILS AND PHONE NUMBERS.
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COMMUTER RAIL 2024

The Executive Council put a stop to the commuter rail boondoggle with a vote of 3-2 by the Executive Council in 2023. However we will need to remain vigilant to stop taxpayer funding of any future rail projects.