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How your local Reps voted – Brentwood-Epping

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Another installment of “How your local NH State House Reps voted” – we’ve done a couple but this is now going to be a regular feature. After all, running for the NH House shouldn’t be just a name recognition or beauty pageant deal – one should be voting based on how they voted (if they are an incumbent).  We’ll be doing this by location area (e.g., not always by a specific NH House District) so there may be either “overages” or “under-ages” depending on your point of view.

So, Brentwood and Epping, “How your State Reps voted April 4”?

HB564, protecting criminals by disarming law-abiding citizens. Passed. Anti-Second amendment and Article 2-A

  • 95% of Democrats voted to Pass.
    • McConnell, Liz (D, Brentwood) Pass
    • Vallone, Mark (D, Epping) Pass
  • 99% of Republicans voted to Kill.
    • Morrison, Sean (R, Epping) Absent
    • Yokela, Josh (R, Fremont) Kill

HB696, creating a “guilty until proven innocent” standard. Passed.

  • 96% of Democrats voted to Pass.
    • McConnell, Liz (D, Brentwood) Pass
    • Vallone, Mark (D, Epping) Kill
  • 97% of Republicans voted to Kill.
    • Morrison, Sean (R, Epping) Absent
    • Yokela, Josh (R, Fremont) Kill

So much for the ideals of American Jurisprudence: due process and “innocent before proven guilty”.

HB641, creating an additional room tax. Passed.

  • 96% of Democrats voted to Pass.
    • McConnell, Liz (D, Brentwood) Pass
    • Vallone, Mark (D, Epping) Absent
  • 97% of Republicans voted to Kill.
    • Morrison, Sean (R, Epping) Absent
    • Yokela, Josh (R, Fremont) Kill

HB616, unfunded mandate raising towns’ and schools’ retirement costs. Passed.

  • 93% of House Democrats voted to Pass.
    • McConnell, Liz (D, Brentwood) Pass
    • Vallone, Mark (D, Epping) Absent
  • 91% of Republicans voted to Kill.
    • Morrison, Sean (R, Epping) Absent
    • Yokela, Josh (R, Fremont) Kill

Note: This SHOULD be an unconstitutional bill according to Article 28-A.  If the NH GOP was smart, and if it doesn’t get vetoed, they ought to bring a lawsuit to kill it.