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Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

"I oppose a ban on abortion after 20 weeks gestation, even with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?

"I support expanded commuter rail."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

"I oppose term limits for New Hampshire elected officials."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?

"I support increased funding for heroin treatment programs."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH allow binding referendums?

In favor of amending the NH constitution to allow citizen to vote on statewide issues in a referendum

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?

"Any cell phone use is distracting and should be restricted other than in exceptional cases, like an emergency."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"I support New Hampshire adding an income tax on earned income."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"I support New Hampshire adding a broad-based sales tax."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2016

Should NH authorize one or more casinos?

"I support some casino gambling in New Hampshire."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2016

Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?

"I support basing statewide assessments on Common Core standards."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?

Opposes adopting constitutional amendment that reduces the role of the courts in the school funding challenge

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?

"The possession of small quantities of marijuana should not be a crime."

Voting Record, 2015

Voted in favor of 2015 House Bill 572. When residential land is taken through eminent domain for a gas pipeline, HB 572 allows the resident to require the pipeline company to purchase all of the land, not just a part.

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2016

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?

"I oppose broader campaign finance disclosure laws."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should LLCs be subject to the interest and dividends tax?

Supports LLC tax

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?

"I do not believe the state should fund charter schools."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2016

Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?

"I oppose increased law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH increase the interest and dividends tax?

Opposes increase in I&D tax

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?

Opposes adding tolls to I-93 at Mass. border

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?

In favor of legalizing medicinal marijuana

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

"I support marijuana legalization."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Was New Hampshire right to continue expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead of private insurance?

"I support expanded Medicaid eligibility, using the traditional Medicaid system of managed care instead ofprivate insurance."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2016

Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?

"I support NH's expanded Medicaid program."

Union Leader Voter Guide, 2013

"'I've always served on the labor committee and I'm one of the people who pushed in the state minimum wage,' Converse said. "Converse said he would like to see the state return to setting its own minimum wage rate, instead of following the federal minimum wage."

Voting Record, 2016

Voted against various abortion restrictions in 2016, such as a bill to prohibit abortions based on genetic abnormality (HB 1623)

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

Do employees in NH need more legal protections in the workplace?

"Our employment laws are generally adequate as they are."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?

"I oppose increased state enforcement of federal immigration laws."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?

Regarding drug tests for welfare recipients: "I oppose such legislation."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?

"New Hampshire should not increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH keep the death penalty?

Supports repealing the death penalty

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2016

Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?

"I oppose the Northern Pass as currently proposed."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Is police brutality an issue in NH?

"Police brutality is not an issue in New Hampshire."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?

Possible revenue sources: "Income Tax"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

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?

"I support New Hampshire's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

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)?

"I support the renewable portfolio standard in New Hampshire."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?

Opposes repealing the gay marriage law

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?

"I oppose legislation that would mandate insurance in order to register a vehicle."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?

"I support such legislation."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH require motorcycle helmets?

Opposes a mandatory helmet law for motorcycle riders

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH require seat belts?

Not in favor of a mandatory seatbelt law for adults

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH revise the meals and rooms tax?

Opposes increases to meals and rooms tax

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?

"Right to Work legislation will result in lower income to the working person."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should New Hampshire government do more to increase the supply of affordable housing?

"New Hampshire government should do more to increase the supply of affordable housing."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2016

What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?

"I support the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2014

State role in economic growth

"Yes, the state should do more. Education. The state should be doing more at the high school level."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

"I support New Hampshire continuing to administer statewide standards-based student assessments."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"I oppose stricter gun control laws."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2010

Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?

Opposes reform of retirement benefits for municipal and state employees

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should New Hampshire allocate tax revenues for private and home schooling costs?

"I oppose allocating tax revenues for private and/or home schooling costs."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2016

Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?

"Parents should be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2018

Should NH impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote?

"New Hampshire should not impose strict residency requirements on registering to vote."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2016

Should NH restrict further wind power development?

"I oppose restrictions on further wind power development."

Voting Record

HB 1338 (2016)

Allows parents and guardians to opt their students out of the statewide assessment test, and prohibits schools and the state from penalizing students who do not take statewide assessments.

HB 1616 (2016)

Allows a person obtaining a driver's license to choose whether the license complies with the federal Real ID Act of 2005.

SB 576 (2016)

This bill includes many regulations aimed at combating heroin and prescription drug abuse. For example, this bill increases the penalties for abusing fentanyl and provides funding for an upgrade to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

HB 1694 (2016)

Legalizes and taxes marijuana for adults over age twenty-one.

HB 1480 (2016)

Raises the minimum wage to $8.25 in 2017, $9 in 2018, and $9.50 in 2019.

HB 1374 (2016)

Requires moneys paid into the Renewable Energy Fund to be rebated to ratepayers, rather than spent on other renewable energy projects.

HB 1696 (2016)

Continues expanded Medicaid eligibility, with some revisions. This bill adds work requirements to eligibility for expanded Medicaid. Additional funding is provided by the insurance premium tax, paid by insurance companies.

SB 498 (2016)

Reduces the penalty for possessing 1/4 ounce or less of marijuana from a class A to an unspecified misdemeanor.

SB 336 (2016)

Removes the phrase "suitable person" from the law governing concealed carry permits, and instead requires law enforcement to issue a permit so long as the person is not prohibited from owning a firearm by state or federal law.

SB 40 (2015)

Includes fetuses as potential victims under murder statutes.  The original Senate version of the bill applied to "viable fetuses," meaning the fetus is old enough to survive outside the womb.  The House revised the bill to apply to all fetuses eight weeks and older.  The House and Senate did not agree on a final version of the bill.

HB 563 (2015)

Adjusts the additional grants for chartered public school pupils based on the Consumer Price Index, and increases the per pupil state funding for charter school students by $1,000.

SB 179 (2015)

Requires that a voter has lived in the state and county for at least 30 days.

SB 4 (2015)

Tightens the definition of domicile for the purpose of voting.  In particular, the final version of this bill requires a voter to live in New Hampshire at least 10 days before voting.

SB 169 (2015)

Forbids the use of EBT cards or cash from EBT cards for alcohol, tobacco, gambling, lottery tickets, tattoos, firearms, or adult entertainment.

HB 658 (2015)

Right-to-Work bill that prohibits collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join or contribute to a labor union.

HB 1 (2015)

2016-2017 state budget bill (part 1).  The budget cuts business taxes, restores the Rainy Day Fund, and increases funding for some social services.  The budget does not reauthorize Medicaid expansion or include a pay raise negotiated with state employees.

SB 113 (2015)

Authorizes two casinos in New Hampshire. One destination casino would pay a $80 million license fee; a smaller casino would pay $40 million to the state. SB 113 also earmarks $25 million in casino profits for distribution to all New Hampshire municipalities.

SB 30 (2015)

Extends the use of municipal economic development and revitalization districts to certain unincorporated places.

SB 116 (2015)

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.

HB 593 (2015)

Permits qualifying patients and registered caregivers to grow medicinal marijuana at home.

SB 106 (2015)

Prohibits the sale, use, or possession of synthetic drugs, such as "spice."

HB 136 (2015)

Prohibits tanning facilities from tanning anyone under age 18. At the time of this bill's submission, the law allowed tanning under age 18 with a parent or guardian's consent.

HB 684 (2015)

Raises the minimum wage to $9.10 in 2016, $11.40 in 2017, and $14.25 in 2018. Starting in 2019, the minimum wage is adjusted according to cost of living.

SB 101 (2015)

Prohibits the Department of Education and the state Board of Education from implementing the Common Core standards in any school or school district in this state.

HB 618 (2015)

Decriminalizes possession of 1/2 ounce or less of marijuana, with additional penalties for violators under age twenty-one.

HB 403 (2015)

Repeals the law establishing a protest-free buffer zone around reproductive health clinics.

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