Democrat
State Representative
District H19-Hillsborough
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Issue Transparency

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18
of 18
2018 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, NH House of Representatives (2014 - 2017, resigned October 2017 due to moving from Ward 2 to Ward 12, seeking re-election from ward 12); retired Social Worker, Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; Chair, City of Manchester Office of Youth Services Advisory Board; Trustee, Manchester City Library; Trustee, Mary Gale Charitable Foundation; member, UNH School of Social Work Professional Advisory Council; member, NAMI-NH, Public Policy Committee

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
AB, Bates College, Lewiston, ME.
MSW, Boston University, School of Social Work, Boston, MA.
Home Address
200 Alliance Way
#302
Manchester, NH 03102

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%
47% Present
Committee Participation
How often does the elected official attend committee public hearings?
Average 75%
61% Attendance
How often does the elected official vote in committee executive session?
Average 81%
30% Voted
Partisanship
How often does the elected official vote with the majority of fellow party members (applies to Democrats and Republicans only)?
Average 76%
42% With Party
Voting Participation
How often does the elected official cast a vote during official roll call votes?
Average 85%
40% Roll Call Votes
Bill Prime Sponsorship
Does the elected official prime sponsor bills?
Average 3
3 Prime Sponsored Bills
How many of the elected official’s prime sponsored bills became law?
Average 1
1 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 decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Is police brutality an issue in NH?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
Should New Hampshire government do more to increase the supply of affordable housing?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?

Education

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 continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

Energy and Environment

Should NH do more to limit eminent domain?
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 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)?

Health Care

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

Politics and Political Process

Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

Recreation and Transportation

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

Social Issues

Should NH limit access to abortion?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
In Their Own Words

Rep. Snow provided the following statement on the voting record:

Record involves many "did not vote," notations caused by excused absences due to an extended illness in 2017 (now recovered) and resignation prior to the 2018 session due to my moving from Ward 2 to Ward 12.

Questions? Feel free to call me at 669-1075.

Kendall Snow

VOTING RECORD

2017

Crime and Public Safety

SB 12 (2017) - Increases the length of time for which a license to carry a concealed firearm is valid, and repeals the requirement to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm. - Did not vote
SB 131 (2017) - Appropriates $1,155,000 to hire five state troopers assigned to drug enforcement on the state border. This bill also appropriates $3,340,000 for state and local law enforcement and the state lab for overtime related to drug enforcement. - Voted for additional drug enforcement funding
SB 66 (2017) - Includes fetuses as potential victims under murder statutes. The Senate amended the bill to include only fetuses twenty weeks and older, not just "viable" fetuses. - Voted against fetal homicide law
HB 640 (2017) - Decriminalizes possession of 3/4 ounce or less of marijuana, with additional penalties for violators under age twenty-one. - Did not vote
SB 66 (2017) - Includes fetuses as potential victims under murder statutes. The Senate amended the bill to include only fetuses twenty weeks and older, not just "viable" fetuses. - Voted against fetal homicide law

Economy, Budget and Taxes

HB 144 (2017) - Changes the annual county budget procedures for Rockingham County to match those used in Hillsborough County. Since the House failed to pass the 2018-2019 budget bill HB 1, the Senate amended this bill into a new budget bill. - Excused/Did not vote
SB 10 (2017) - Creates a program to repay licensed milk producers from losses during the 2016 drought. The bill appropriates $2 million to the Milk Producers Emergency Relief Fund. - Did not vote
SB 11 (2017) - Right-to-Work bill that prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union. - Voted against Right to Work
SB 242 (2017) - Authorizes one smaller and one larger casino with video lottery and table gaming. The smaller casino would pay an initial ten-year license fee of $40 million, and the larger casino would pay an initial ten-year license fee of $80 million. The casinos would pay a tax of 35% on gross slot machine revenue and 18% on gross table game revenue. The Legislature would choose how to distribute this revenue, provided that some of the revenue goes to towns hosting or neighboring the casino, and some of the revenue goes to treat problem gambling. - Did not vote
HB 115 (2017) - Raises the minimum wage to $9.50 in 2018 and $12 in 2019, with annual cost of living adjustments starting in 2020. The bill also establishes a training wage that is one dollar less than the minimum wage for the first three months of employment for someone sixteen or seventeen years-old. - Did not vote
HB 144 (2017) - Changes the annual county budget procedures for Rockingham County to match those used in Hillsborough County. Since the House failed to pass the 2018-2019 budget bill HB 1, the Senate amended this bill into a new budget bill. - Excused/Did not vote
SB 242 (2017) - Authorizes one smaller and one larger casino with video lottery and table gaming. The smaller casino would pay an initial ten-year license fee of $40 million, and the larger casino would pay an initial ten-year license fee of $80 million. The casinos would pay a tax of 35% on gross slot machine revenue and 18% on gross table game revenue. The Legislature would choose how to distribute this revenue, provided that some of the revenue goes to towns hosting or neighboring the casino, and some of the revenue goes to treat problem gambling. - Did not vote

Education

SB 191 (2017) - Increases state funding for full-day kindergarten programs, with adjustments based on the number of English language learners and free and reduced lunch students in each district. The House amended the bill to simply provide full funding for full-day kindergarten programs, and half funding for half-day kindergarten programs. The House also added keno legalization to the bill to create the revenue for kindergarten funding. - Voted for full day kindergarten funding with keno
HB 103 (2017) - Requires school districts to provide advance notice to parents and legal guardians of course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education. - Voted against parental notification
SB 8 (2017) - Allows a school district to assign a child to a non-sectarian private school if there is no public school for the child's grade in the child's resident district. The bill was amended to also require the non-sectarian private school to administer an annual assessment. - Voted against allowing assignment to a private school
HB 103 (2017) - Requires school districts to provide advance notice to parents and legal guardians of course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education. - Voted against parental notification

Health Care

HB 157 (2017) - Adds chronic pain to the qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana. - Did not vote

Politics and Political Process

SB 3 (2017) - Changes the definition of domicile for voting purposes to make it more restrictive. This bill explicitly excludes anyone who comes to the state "for temporary purposes," such as volunteering or working on political campaigns. Out-of-state college students are still allowed to claim a domicile in New Hampshire. However, if someone moves to a new New Hampshire address within 30 days of voting, he or she must present proof of intent to stay in New Hampshire. This proof could include a lease, driver's license, a child's enrollment at a public school, etc. The voter has until 10 days after the election to provide this proof to the town clerk. If the voter does not present this proof, he or she may be investigated, including a home visit by election officials. - Voted against stricter voter registration laws

Social Issues

HB 478 (2017) - Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. - Did not vote

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