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Rebecca Perkins Kwoka

Rebecca Perkins Kwoka
33 North State Street Room 103
      Concord, NH 03301

33 North State Street
Room 103
Concord, NH 03301
United States

Democrat

These objective, nonpartisan measures are used to show this legislator's activities at the Statehouse in 2021 and 2022. The measures are not intended to present a ranking or rating of any kind. Average is that of all state elected officials in this chamber.
Session days attended
100% Present
Average 99%
Party unity score/partisanship
100% With Party
Average 96%
Participated in official roll call votes
100% Roll Call Votes
Average 99%
Bills sponsored (as prime sponsor)
2 Prime Sponsored Bills
Average 17
Prime sponsored bills that became law
6 Became Law
Average 8

Voting Record

HB 1 (2021)

State budget bill.  The governor presented his version of the next state budget February 11.  The House passed a revised version of his budget on April 7.  The Senate passed a different version on June 3.  The House and Senate passed a final version on June 24. Click here to read a summary of the 2021 budget proposals.

HB 1022 (2022)

Authorizes pharmacists to dispense Ivermectin pursuant to a standing order from a physician or APRN. 

The Senate amended the bill to also establish a commission to study the use of Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 and to provide a recommendation regarding whether to make the standing order permanent.

HB 1080 (2022)

Creates a right for health care providers to conscientiously object to participating in providing abortion, sterilization, or artificial contraception services.

HB 1131 (2022)

Prohibits public schools from adopting, enforcing, or implementing a policy that requires students or members of the public to wear a facial covering.

HB 1178 (2022)

Prohibits any state or local enforcement of any federal laws or actions aimed at limiting firearms.

HB 1210 (2022)

Requires public employers, private employers, and postsecondary education institutions that receive public funds and mandate a vaccination or other inoculation procedure to accept an employee's or student's request for a medical, religious, or right of conscience exemption.

HB 1221 (2022)

Reduces the Business Profits Tax rate from 7.6% to 7.5% and the Business Enterprise Tax rate from 0.55% to 0.50% for taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2023.

The House amended the bill to only cut the Business Profits Tax to 7.5%.

The Senate amended the bill to also provide towns and cities with 7.5% of their retirement contribution costs for teachers, police officers, and firefighters for one year.

HB 1431 (2022)

Establishes a parental bill of rights. Some of the parental rights in this bill include:

HB 1455 (2022)

Prohibits state enforcement of any federal law, order, or rule that requires an individual, as a condition of employment or any other activity, to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or to submit more than once per month to COVID-19 testing.

HB 1495 (2022)

Prohibits employee vaccine requirements for any state or local government employees or government contractors. This bill has an exception for medical providers when there is a direct threat present.

The House amended the bill to prohibit any state or local government from requiring businesses to implement a vaccine mandate, with an exception for medical facilities.

HB 1609 (2022)

Revises the law banning abortions after 24 weeks gestation to include exceptions for rape, incest, and fatal fetal anomalies. This bill also repeals the requirement to conduct an obstetric ultrasound before every abortion. Lastly, this bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to compile and publish an annual report of statistics relative to abortions after 24 weeks.

HB 1661 (2022)

Requires sending district schools and career and technical education (CTE) centers to enter into an agreement to include scheduling, access, transportation and credits for CTE students.

The House amended the bill to also set aside $35 million for a new legislative parking garage. The Senate revised the bill to lower this number to $9.35 million.

The Senate also amended this bill to add the substance of SB 430, an omnibus bill about care covered under Medicaid, childcare regulations, and more.

HB 177 (2021)

Prohibits the siting of new landfills, excluding expansions of existing landfills, within 2 miles of state parks. "State parks" do not include state historic sites and recreational rail trails.

The House voted to add this bill to SB 103, but the Senate rejected that change.

HB 2 (2021)

State budget bill (part 2). The governor presented his version of the next state budget February 11.  The House passed a revised version of his budget on April 7.  The Senate passed a different version on June 3. The House and Senate passed a final version on June 24.  Click here to read a summary of the budget proposals.

HB 227 (2021)

Allows a landlord to evict a tenant at the expiration of the term of the lease or tenancy, if the term is longer than six months.  The House amended the bill to also require the landlord to give 30 days' notice.

HB 307 (2021)

Prohibits any "public entity," from school districts to local governments, from regulating the sale, use, or possession of firearms, knives, and related accessories.  The bill includes levels of fines and damages up to $10,000.

HB 542 (2021)

Excludes religious gatherings from any prohibition on in-person gatherings during a state of emergency.  The House amended the bill to more broadly protect religious activities. The Senate amended the bill to narrow its scope again; the Senate version requires the state to allow religious services and other activities to proceed to the same or greater extent as other essential business activity during a state of emergency.

HB 629 (2021)

Legalizes possession of up to 3/4 oz of marijuana for adults over age 21. This bill also allows adults to cultivate six marijuana plants at home and creates a $100 fine for publicly smoking marijuana.

SB 137 (2021)

Changes the tipped minimum wage from 45% of the regular minimum wage to $3.27 per hour, if the federal government raises the regular minimum wage.  The Senate amended the bill to also set a fixed minimum wage of $7.25 per hour for tipped employees who are licensed as secondary game operators (such as croupiers); the House removed this amendment.

SB 141 (2021)

Authorizes the FBI to conduct all National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) searches concerning the purchase, sale, and transfer of firearms through Federal Firearm Licensees operating in New Hampshire. This bill then abolishes the "gun line" in the State Police and repeals the state’s partial point of contact system for handguns, allowing the authority to remain exclusively with the FBI.

SB 298 (2022)

Repeals the law aimed at banning critical race theory in public schools and workplaces. That law prohibits the teaching of certain concepts in school and public employee trainings. For example, the law prohibits teaching that people of a certain race or sex are "inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously."

SB 418 (2022)

Establishes "affidavit balloting" for voters who do not have a valid identification at the polls. Those voters would be given a prepaid envelope to return with documentation proving their eligibility to vote, and their "affidavit ballots" would be numbered and counted separately. Any voter who fails to provide documentation proving their eligibility to vote within ten days of the election would have their ballot pulled and their votes deducted from the official vote totals.

SB 432 (2022)

Repeal the Education Freedom Account program. The program allows the parent of a school age child to receive funds from a scholarship organization to pay for education expenses.

SB 61 (2021)

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

SB 80 (2021)

Establishes a fifteen member independent redistricting commission, appointed by House and Senate party leaders after an application process.

SB 89 (2021)

The House voted to add a new section to the bill that states New Hampshire election laws will not be affected by the passage of the federal "For the People Act."  Supporters argue that this is an important measure to protect the integrity of New Hampshire elections from federal interference.  Opponents argue it is unconstitutional to attempt to nullify federal laws, and this measure could require New Hampshire to run two separate election systems, one for state officials and one for federal officials.

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add tax incentives for affordable housing development?

"I have been an affordable housing advocate for over a decade, and tax incentives allow for public-private cooperation around an important state goal of increasing our housing stock, bringing housing prices down, and making attracting and retaining young professionals and working families a priority - and a reality - in this State."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"As a whole, the government should not be hand-picking winners and losers; but given the need for green energy investment in our state, and our current economic recession brought on by COVID-19, we have the opportunity to bring thousands of green jobs to New Hampshire while building the energy system of our future if we can create a positive environment for green energy projects in our state."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"We need to be sure that any decisions we make are supported by data, but in the short term New Hampshire residents need protections for the services that State provides, and dramatic changes to State services will harm our most vulnerable residents disproportionately. I am always open to looking at data on this issue, but want to ensure we are collecting the revenue that we can to support our residents and prevent further increases in property tax."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add a tax on capital gains?

"We must address the inequalities in education funding and property taxes across our state, and reforming the way we bring in revenue is a crucial part of that. I would work with experts and community members to develop recommendations about how to address these issues in our tax code. One idea I want to learn more about is a targeted capital gains tax to better fund education. More innovative proposals like that are what we need to bring us into a more equitable future."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the tax on cigarettes?

"There is room for us to collect more revenue here and still maintain our advantage as compared to surrounding states."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add restrictions to the governor's powers during a state of emergency?

"Anyone in our government needs to be accountable how they spend funds for the people of New Hampshire. We are elected to work together and develop solutions that all have had input into and which represent the best solution for our state as a whole."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire create a statewide family and medical leave program, paid for with a percentage of employee wages, with no opt-out?

"Granite State working families deserve our compassion and care, especially during this pandemic, so I strongly support paid family and medical leave for our workers. There are many details that need to be carefully considered ?? I would like to see New Hampshire workers and businesses supported by realistic policies that allow them to handle the unforeseen circumstances that occur for New Hampshire residents."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Do you support Gov. Sununu's proposal to allow employers and employees to opt-in to a private, paid family and medical leave insurance plan, based on a pool of state employees, excluding coverage for personal illness?

"We need a more comprehensive plan for family and medical leave that doesn't leave any worker behind."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"We must address the inequalities in education funding and property taxes across our state, and reforming the way we bring in revenue is a crucial part of that. I would work with experts and community members to develop recommendations about how to address these issues in our tax code, and am interested in the outcome of the Commission to Study School Funding that is ongoing at this time. At this time I am not necessarily in favor of a broad based tax, but I don't want to rule any solutions out and always will listen to new data."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Do you support the option of mail-in ballots for all voters, not just absentees?

"I support every way that we can increase access to voting! Early voting, longer poll hours (with support for our towns and cities), mail-in voting, and protecting our students' right to vote."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

"I understand the racist history of the war of drugs, as well as the tax revenue possibilities of the cannabis industry. I also know that many people link marijuana to other more dangerous drugs and the opioid epidemic, which is not corroborated by scientific evidence. Therefore, I support a pathway to marijuana legalization that includes decriminalization, expungement of marijuana-related charges, and an information campaign about marijuana and its relationship to other drugs."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the size of solar panel installations that may participate in net energy metering?

"As a green energy lawyer, I work in renewable energy every day. Our green energy future is in reach - where there is a political will, there is a way to achieve this. We do not need to be the only state in New England losing jobs from our solar workforce. We can see success in this field if we successfully reform net metering, which will also be a win for our small businesses by creating predictability of pricing."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 24 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"Our workers deserve to be paid a humane wage. We can pass a minimum wage in a graduated fashion to ensure that our small businesses have time to plan around a stable, thoughtful policy."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase public access to reports of police misconduct?

"Increasing public access to reports of police misconduct benefits all New Hampshire residents by keeping them safer, and creates opportunities for all of us to work together to continue to improve public safety in New Hampshire. It also paves the way for us to take the energy of #BlackLivesMatter and craft thoughtful policy to address important concerns the movement has highlighted."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire extend the renewable portfolio standard past 2025, requiring public utilities to obtain more than 25% of electricity from renewable energy sources?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire create a road usage fee?

"There are interesting concepts here to be discussed. We should ensure that our infrastructure is being paid for and maintained, and as we encourage a conversion to green energy, that we support multi-modal transportation and electric vehicles. Figuring out how to balance these needs and incentives is complex but a very worthwhile investment of time and energy in our state's future."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"We must address the inequalities in education funding and property taxes across our state, and reforming the way we bring in revenue is a crucial part of that. I would work with experts and community members to develop recommendations about how to address these issues in our tax code, and am interested in the outcome of the Commission to Study School Funding that is ongoing at this time. At this time I am not necessarily in favor of a broad based tax, but I don't want to rule any solutions out and always will listen to new data."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the base amount of per-pupil funding it provides to local school districts?

"Currently, the state only provides school districts roughly one-third of the actual per-student cost. As a result, revenue from local taxes is left to fund the rest, widening the achievement gap in under-resourced areas. In order to remedy these disparities, I would work to amend the current formula used to calculate the money per student allocated to school districts, incorporating a more holistic view of educational expenses. This would ensure a higher, more uniform quality of education throughout our state. Improving public education funding will also address salary disparities throughout the state, ensuring that teachers receive adequate pay and under-resourced school districts can retain their educators."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire provide student loan debt repayment programs for workers in industries with labor shortages?

"As someone still paying off student debt myself, I understand the crushing weight of student debt and the need for policy to alleviate that burden on young Granite Staters. The cost of college was absolutely prohibitive for my family, and I would not have been able to attend without financial aid. We need to recognize the financial realities of families today, and help students - not burden them with lifelong debt that keeps them from realizing still other goals, like buying a home. The State can support this in low-risk, high-reward ways that support our working families."

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