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New Hampshire Privacy Amendment on the Ballot

New Hampshire Privacy Amendment on the Ballot

CONCORD, N.H. (Oct. 25, 2018) – On Nov. 6, New Hampshire voters will have an opportunity to say “yes” to privacy and set the stage to undermine the federal surveillance state. A constitutional amendment establishing the protection of privacy rights will appear on the New Hampshire ballot. If passed, Question 2 would add the following language […]

New Hampshire Asset Forfeiture Reporting Law Lacks Important Requirements

New Hampshire Asset Forfeiture Reporting Law Lacks Important Requirements

CONCORD, N.H. (May 21, 2018) – Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law requiring the state attorney general to produce an annual report detailing asset forfeitures in the state. The law takes a small step forward, but important provisions requiring reporting of federal asset forfeiture cases were stripped out of…

New Hampshire Committee Approves Bill to Ban Release of Medical Marijuana Registry Information to Feds without a Warrant

New Hampshire Committee Approves Bill to Ban Release of Medical Marijuana Registry Information to Feds without a Warrant

CONCORD, N.H. (April 11, 2018) – Yesterday, a New Hampshire Senate committee passed a bill that would prohibit the release of any information from the state’s medical marijuana registry to the federal government without a warrant. Passage of the legislation would take another small step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect. A coalition of…

New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Ban Release of Medical Marijuana Registry Information without a Warrant

New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Ban Release of Medical Marijuana Registry Information without a Warrant

CONCORD, N.H. (March 16, 2018) – Yesterday, the New Hampshire House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would prohibit the release of any information from the state’s medical marijuana registry to the federal government without a warrant. Passage of the legislation would take another small step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect. A coalition of…

New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Require Fully Informed Juries

New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Require Fully Informed Juries

CONCORD, N.H. (March 15, 2018) –  Today, the New Hampshire House passed a bill that would require courts to fully inform juries of their right to vote “not guilty” when “a guilty verdict will yield an unjust result.” A coalition of eight Republican representatives introduced House Bill 1443 (HB1443) on Jan. 3. The legislation would amend…

New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Allow Caregivers to Grow Medical Marijuana

New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Allow Caregivers to Grow Medical Marijuana

CONCORD, N.H. (Mar. 8, 2018) – On Tuesday, the New Hampshire House passed a bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana law to allow caregivers and patients to cultivate cannabis. Rep. Robert Cushing (D-Hampton) introduced House Bill 1476 (HB1476) with 14 bipartisan co-sponsors. The legislation would allow medical marijuana caregivers and patients to grow up…

New Hampshire House Passes Bill that Would Allow People Expunge Some Marijuana Charges

New Hampshire House Passes Bill that Would Allow People Expunge Some Marijuana Charges

CONCORD, N.H. – Last week, the New Hampshire House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow individuals arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana, or convicted of such charges, to have their record expunged. Passage into law would take another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect in New Hampshire. A bipartisan coalition of…

New Hampshire Bill Would Tie State Definition of Firearms to Federal Statute

New Hampshire Bill Would Tie State Definition of Firearms to Federal Statute

CONCORD, N.H. (Jan. 10, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New Hampshire Senate would change the definition of a “firearm” in the state to coincide with federal statute. Passage of this bill would expand regulation of firearms accessories in New Hampshire and empower the federal government to indirectly dictate gun laws in the Live…