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Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back – Senate Rolls Over for Sununu, Expands Governor’s Emergency Powers

In a joint House-Senate committee today, the Senate openly carried out the governor’s bidding by adding language to the budget that would make his emergency powers fundamentally stronger than they have been over the past 15 months while including only nominal checks from the Legislature that functionally will not work to limit the governor’s power.

Legislation

This Amendment to SB155 Could Ban COVID-Passports in New Hampshire…

New Hampshire Senate Bill 155 (SB155) has a bunch of COVID-related Emergency Order-ish remedies in it. It establishes temporary health partners, allows for emergency licensing of medical providers, allows pharmacists to test and vaccinate pharmacy technicians, and could include a proposed amendment to prohibit vaccine passports.