Republican
State Representative
District H3

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of 18
2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2010 - 2016, 2017 - present); Former Director of Public Works, Town of Laconia; Veteran; despite winning re-election in 2016, Rep. Tilton was not sworn in until late in 2017

Family
Married; Children: 5
Education
MS, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
BS, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.
Home Address
56 Orchard Street
Laconia, NH 03246

Legislator Activity Profile

These objective, nonpartisan measures are used to show this elected official's activities at the Statehouse. They are not intended to present a ranking or rating of any kind. Average is that of all state elected officials in this chamber. The data below is based on legislative activity during 2017 and 2018, through October 1.

Attendance
How often does the elected official attend official legislative days?
Average 88%
86% Present
Committee Participation
How often does the elected official attend committee public hearings?
Average 75%
59% Attendance
How often does the elected official vote in committee executive session?
Average 81%
42% Voted
Partisanship
How often does the elected official vote with the majority of fellow party members (applies to Democrats and Republicans only)?
Average 76%
80% With Party
Voting Participation
How often does the elected official cast a vote during official roll call votes?
Average 85%
96% Roll Call Votes
Bill Prime Sponsorship
Does the elected official prime sponsor bills?
Average 3
0 Prime Sponsored Bills
How many of the elected official’s prime sponsored bills became law?
Average 1
0 Became Law

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Is police brutality an issue in NH?
Should NH require seat belts?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should NH revise the meals and rooms tax?
Should LLCs be subject to the interest and dividends tax?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should New Hampshire government do more to increase the supply of affordable housing?
Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

Education

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should New Hampshire allocate tax revenues for private and home schooling costs?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?

Energy and Environment

Should NH restrict further wind power development?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should New Hampshire maintain the renewable portfolio standard, which requires public utilities in New Hampshire to obtain a certain percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources (25% by 2025)?
Should New Hampshire continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which requires utilities to purchase allowances for every ton of carbon they emit?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?

Health Care

Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH expand its medical marijuana law?
Should NH allow physician-assisted suicide?
Was New Hampshire right to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH allow binding referendums?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?
Should NH abolish partisan primaries and adopt the "Top 2" primary system?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH allow physician-assisted suicide?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

VOTING RECORD

2018

Crime and Public Safety

SB 500 (2018) - Removes the prohibition of carrying a loaded rifle or shotgun in or on a stationary motor vehicle, OHRV, snowmobile, or aircraft. This bill also changes some legal references to firearms, and allows licensed bow hunters to carry firearms. Lastly, this bill removes the ability to deny or revoke a hunting license if a person "is not a suitable person to carry firearms." The Senate amended the bill to also allow carrying a loaded firearm on a moving vehicle if the person is protecting livestock or crops. The Senate amendment also allows hunting with an air rifle. - Did not vote
SB 593 (2018) - Changes the penalty for any offense eligible for the death penalty to life imprisonment without parole. - Voted to repeal the death penalty
CACR 22 (2018) - Constitutional amendment establishing various rights for crime victims. - Voted against constitutional amendment
SB 500 (2018) - Removes the prohibition of carrying a loaded rifle or shotgun in or on a stationary motor vehicle, OHRV, snowmobile, or aircraft. This bill also changes some legal references to firearms, and allows licensed bow hunters to carry firearms. Lastly, this bill removes the ability to deny or revoke a hunting license if a person "is not a suitable person to carry firearms." The Senate amended the bill to also allow carrying a loaded firearm on a moving vehicle if the person is protecting livestock or crops. The Senate amendment also allows hunting with an air rifle. - Did not vote

Health Care

HB 1680 (2018) - Prohibits abortion after viability, unless the mother's life is in danger, "in cases of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, or to remove a fetus with severe anomalies incompatible with life." - Voted to consider banning abortion in certain cases
SB 313 (2018) - Continues New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program. This bill makes several significant changes to the program. First, it moves participants off private insurance and into managed care, similar to traditional Medicaid enrollees. Second, it adds a work requirement for participants. Third, it removes funding from voluntary contributions by health care providers, which the federal government said is illegal. Instead, bill sponsors say the program will use revenue from alcohol sales to fund the program.  SB 313 also establishes the Granite Workforce program, which will use some federal welfare funding to establish a program that will help place low income individuals in jobs in areas with workforce shortages.   - Voted against Medicaid expansion
HB 1680 (2018) - Prohibits abortion after viability, unless the mother's life is in danger, "in cases of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, or to remove a fetus with severe anomalies incompatible with life." - Voted to consider banning abortion in certain cases

Politics and Political Process

HB 1264 (2018) - Redefines "resident" and "inhabitant" to remove the phrase "for the indefinite future." This bill would potentially require all voters domiciled in New Hampshire to follow residency laws, such as the requirement to register any car in New Hampshire. - Voted for voter residency requirement

Social Issues

HB 1319 (2018) - Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. - Voted against adding gender identity to anti-discrimination laws
2017

Crime and Public Safety

HB 656 (2017) - Legalizes and taxes marijuana for adults over age twenty-one. The bill outlines various regulations, from the ability of municipalities to control the location of marijuana establishments, to labels disclosing the THC in each serving of a marijuana product. The bill also legalizes hemp. The House amended the bill to instead legalize possession and homegrowing of marijuana without allowing sales. - Voted to send this bill to interim study, effectively killing the bill for 2018
HB 656 (2017) - Legalizes and taxes marijuana for adults over age twenty-one. The bill outlines various regulations, from the ability of municipalities to control the location of marijuana establishments, to labels disclosing the THC in each serving of a marijuana product. The bill also legalizes hemp. The House amended the bill to instead legalize possession and homegrowing of marijuana without allowing sales. - Voted to send this bill to interim study, effectively killing the bill for 2018

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HB 628 (2017) - Establishes a social insurance program that would be operated by New Hampshire Employment Security to provide for paid family and medical leave insurance. Employers would pay 0.5% of wages per employee as premium payments. The House amended the bill to increase the employee contribution to 0.67%, to allow employees to opt out, and to limit benefits to six weeks of paid leave. - Voted against family and medical leave insurance program

Education

SB 193 (2017) - Establishes the "education freedom savings account program." This allows a parent to contract with a scholarship organization so that state education funding is transferred to the student's scholarship account rather than to the municipality in which the student resides.  The House amended the bill to limit the scholarships to certain students, particularly low income students, students in underperforming schools, and special education students.  The amended version also requires any student receiving a scholarship to complete an annual assessment to ensure academic progress. Lastly, if enough students leave a school district, the state will reimburse the school for some of the lost state education funding. - Voted to consider education savings accounts

Energy and Environment

HB 592 (2017) - Repeals the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The House amended the bill to instead end energy efficiency grants, and send all the proceeds from RGGI to commercial and residential ratepayer rebates. - Voted to end energy efficiency grants and instead send RGGI proceeds to ratepayer rebates

Health Care

HB 587 (2017) - Prohibits conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person's sexual orientation. - Voted against banning conversion therapy
HB 587 (2017) - Prohibits conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person's sexual orientation. - Voted against banning conversion therapy

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