Subject: Who’s Writing Our State Laws?
That’s something I care about and hope you do too. Drafting legislation is the most fundamental act of lobbying, yet New Hampshire has a huge, gaping hole for reporting and disclosure of this lobbying activity – allowing corporate special interests to write state laws behind closed doors, often without any disclosure or transparency as to who is writing them and why.
That’s why I just signed Granite State Progress' petition in support of two ground breaking transparency and good government bills - HB 1207 and HB 1440. Knowing who is writing our state laws is an important part of having an open and transparent government. HB 1207 would simply require model bills to list their origin. HB 1440 would work to close the lobbying loophole. Legislators, public, and the press have a right to know who is drafting our laws.
Join me by calling on our state legislators to vote ought to pass on HB 1207, and to urge them to recommend HB 1440 for interim study.