Statement of Senator Bette Lasky on House Committee Vote on SB 152

“The decision by the House committee to prevent thoughtful, fact-based, bipartisan amendments on this bill was shameful.  Representatives from both parties worked collaboratively for weeks to find compromises and common-ground. For that effort to be swept aside and not even considered is a mistake and is not worthy of the democratic New Hampshire tradition and the tradition of our people’s House.  I am hopeful that as the process moves forward, we will have a fair, open, and honest discussion that allows all ideas to be considered.”