Majority Policy Leader, Science, Technology, & Energy Committee
Member of the Recreation, Resources, & Development Committee
Appointed to three statutory committees to study broadband deployment, electricity costs, and regulation of wastewater discharges.
Appointed to a standing committee to oversee the electricity sector.
Member, House Veterans Caucus
Sponsor of 11 House bills, and co-sponsor of 33 others; the Governor signed five of my sponsored bills into law in 2018
Along with the majority of the NH Legislature:
Passed a Fiscally Responsible State Budget
- Passed a 2-year spending plan that meets the needs of our state with no new or increased taxes or fees, and no downshifting.
- Growth in spending over the 2-year budget period is limited to no more than the rate of inflation plus growth in population, ensuring responsible and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
- General Funds spending levels for FY2019 will be $85 million less than the Democrat spending plan for FY 2009, passed 10 years ago.
- The budget increased the Rainy Day Fund from $93 million to $100 million to protect New Hampshire’s bond rating and strengthens our financial position
Passed Responsible, Common Sense Energy Policy
- Repealed the Electricity Consumption Tax to reduce electricity costs for ratepayers, including businesses and homeowners
- Required legislative approval for increases in the system benefits charge (HB317)
- Required electric bills to include the cost of compliance with renewable energy standards
Passed Education Reforms
- Enabled taxpayers to use credit computed under the education tax credit against taxes due and payable under the interest and dividends tax
- Increased charter school funding by $250 per student in FY18 and $375 per student in FY19
- Established the Governor’s Scholarship Program, designed to keep graduating high school students in the state
- Established a new Robotics Education Development Program and provided $375,000 in grants to school districts to establish a robotics team and participate in competitive events
Passed Expansions of Individual Liberty
- Legalized the sale of firecrackers
- Allowed the playing of home poker games
- Allowed people to idle a vehicle unattended on his or her own property
- Allowed entertainers in premises serving alcoholic beverages to drink alcohol while performing