There is so much good news to report, so I’ll just start with the best: The effort of DCYF to take RebuildNH co-founder JR Hoell’s children—because he gave his son ivermectin—was dismissed today in Family Court. More details will follow! Thank you for your prayers, financial support, and outreach to help JR and his family through this, and please join us in thanking Almighty God! We couldn’t be more grateful!
This week’s N.H. House session was phenomenal, and lawmakers adopted all but one of our recommendations this week passing several fabulous reform efforts in the House. Now these bills are headed to the Senate, and we will need your continued help to make sure they pass that body, also.
Of special note, our RebuildNH lawmakers overturned three committee recommendations in favor of our recommendations, passing one amazing bill and killing two really terrible bills. The bill we recommended that passed against committee recommendations was HB 1044, a free market bill that would make it possible for new ventures to create medical facilities that only accept direct payment, which exempts them from federal COVID regulations and other potential federal overreach. The bills we recommended against that the House killed were HB 1369, which would have given performing arts centers the power to create their own COVID protocols, and HB 1409, which would have allowed minors to skirt their parents in mental health medical decisions as early as age 16.
Here’s the full list of our accomplishments in the N.H. House this week. These bills passed the House and are headed on to the Senate:
⭐ HB 1606, making the state vaccine registry an opt-in program.
⭐ HB 1280, prohibiting a parent’s refusal to vaccinate a child pursuant to an order of the state or federal government to be used as a basis for terminating parental rights.
⭐ HB 1431, establishing the parental bill of rights. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea”)
⭐ HB 1131, relative to facial covering policies for schools. (Roll Calls: Adopt Amendment Roll Call—desired vote “Yea.” | OTP-A Roll Call—desired vote “Yea.”)
⭐ HB 1241, prohibiting a school district from mandating a COVID-19 vaccination for school attendance.
⭐ HB 1022, permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing order. (Roll call—desired vote “Yea”)
⭐ HB 1044, relative to direct payment and membership-based health care facilities. (Roll calls: ITL—desired vote “Nay.” | Table—desired vote “Nay.” | Adopt amendment—desired vote “Yea.”)
⭐ HB 1379, relative to the department of health and human services’ rulemaking authority regarding immunization requirements. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea”)
⭐ HB 1439, relative to hospital visitation policies. (Roll Call on bad amendment—desired vote “Nay”)
⭐ HB 1455, relative to state enforcement of federal vaccination mandates. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea”)
⭐ HB 1495, prohibiting the state from requiring businesses to require vaccine or documentation related to vaccination or immunity status. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea”)
⭐ HB 1425, relative to the taking of real property by eminent domain. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea”)
⭐ HB 1210, relative to exemptions from vaccine mandates. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea”)
⭐ HB 1268, limiting the authority for city council bylaws and ordinances. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea”)
We also killed or tabled some bad bills, including one to mandate the Covid vaccine for school attendance:
⭐ HB 1332, excepting public universities and colleges from requirements under medical freedom in immunizations. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea”)
⭐ HB 1347, relative to licensing requirements for health care facilities that operate on a membership-based business model. (Tabled as desired.)
⭐ HB 1369, relative to COVID-19 health and safety policies at New Hampshire performing arts venues. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea.”)
⭐ HB 1409, relative to the age at which a minor may receive mental health treatment without parental consent. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea.”)
⭐ HB 1481, repealing the statute relative to medical freedom in immunizations. (Roll Call—desired vote “Yea.”)
This is the only bill that didn’t make it, despite our recommendation to support it:
The Senate Needs Work
The Senate killed a bill we had previously praised them for introducing and passed a bill that is on our priority list to kill. What’s worse, the Senate passed SB 382 on the consent calendar, meaning not a single one of them opposed it! Once this bill makes it to the House, it will be a priority of RebuildNH to kill it.
⛔ THE SENATE PASSED THIS AWFUL BILL: SB 382, relative to licensure requirements for telehealth services. Apparently Senators have been convinced by their lobbyists to support this bill, and that is a serious problem. This bill is EVIL! This bill would prohibit telemedicine from any practitioner not licensed in New Hampshire, which would cut-off effective COVID treatments from people who have been receiving them from out-of-state telemedicine doctors. The N.H. Legislature does not have the authority to regulated interstate commerce, because this power is delegated to the U.S. Congress in the U.S. Constitution, and thus we believe this bill is unconstitutional! This bill needs to die.
⛔ THE SENATE KILLED THIS GOOD BILL: SB 374, relative to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations. There will be an interim study on this bill, so there is a chance to get even better legislation on it during the next biennium, but that will take some serious work replacing some of the bad Senators in office right now.
Needless to say—but we’re saying it—we need your help to pass our RebuildNH priority bills in the Senate now that they’ve passed through the House. You can start contacting Senators about the bills that passed the House today, and ask for them to support them.