Legislative Alerts

News on crime bills for the week of Jan. 28

News on crime bills for the week of Jan. 28
By Chris Dornin

There was a tense subcommittee meeting last week on our HB--229 to make Corrections run its draft policies before lawmakers and get them approved as administrative rules. We need a show of support for the bill at its next subcommittee meeting on Mar. 5. I've been sitting down with the six sponsors of the bill, and two of them plan to speak at that critical workshop. We need members of CCJR to speak too.

Subcommittee to vote on key Oct. 10 - Supporters should stand up for HB-192

Please come to a Hearing on October 10th in Concord, NH.

A House subcommittee votes this Wednesday on HB 192, our legislation to make the Department of Corrections write administrative rules for several controversial prison programs. These include probation, community parole supervision, the placement of women in the secure psychiatric unit, and the sex offender treatment programs inside and outside the prison.

Please attend a crucial hearing Aug. 2

By Chris Dornin, Legislative Policy Committee Chair

The State House Professional Conduct Committee will hear our complaint Aug. 2 against Rep. John Sytek. As a legislative committee vice chairman he helped kill our bills in 2017 and 2018 to make the Department of Corrections get its policies approved by lawmakers as administrative rules. We asked him to recuse himself on both pieces of legislation, HB 192 followed by SB 373, because he is married to the head of the Parole Board. He refused to do so. Our complaint will help decide if that was a proper decision.

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