Feb. 13

I hope you can attend my first town hall meeting of 2015!
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Senate District 5
Legislative Update


Dear Constituent, 

If you are like me, I am sure you are already looking forward to Spring. This winter has been a rough one. The snow has caused a number of postponements in public hearings at the State House and when meetings have been on, the commute to Concord has been extra long. 

I am excited to announce that I'm planning a number of Town Hall meetings in the coming weeks around the District. I hope you will be able to attend one near you and bring a friend. It's important to share with our friends and neighbors what is going on in Concord. 

Sincerely, 

David Pierce
Senate District 5 
Upcoming Event - Claremont Area Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, February 17th at 7pm
 
As the legislative session begins to kick into gear, I am looking forward to hearing from constituents on various pieces of legislation. I also want to hear your ideas on how we can continue to move New Hampshire forward by expanding opportunity for all Granite Staters. 

I'll be providing a Legislative Update and then will take questions from you. I'll be holding a number of these meetings across the district. 

I hope you can attend my first one on Tuesday, February 17th at 7:00pm at River Valley Community College in the Charles Puksta LibraryPlease RVSP here!
 

CONCORD – Senator David Pierce of Lebanon introduced SB 207, which eliminates the requirement that moderators photograph voters without identification. Following the Senate Public & Municipal Affairs Committee public hearing on SB 207, Sen. Pierce released the following statement:

“This is a common sense bipartisan bill that will protect voters’ privacy while leaving the rest of the current photo identification law intact,” said Sen. Pierce. “Every election official I have spoken with has said requiring moderators to take photographs of voters without identification would add significant additional cost to the state and our local communities, add undue burden to our local election officials, and doesn’t do a thing to prevent voter fraud.”

The passage of SB207 would eliminate the camera provision of the voter ID law, which was delayed in 2013, and is currently set to go into effect right before the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.  The current law requiring voters to show photo identification to vote, or to sign an affidavit, will remain in effect.

Senator Pierce Pushes Back Against GOP Gun Bill

Valley News"Sen. David Pierce, D-Lebanon, said the bill proposes an unnecessary and dangerous idea because almost anyone who applies for a license gets one, except for people with a serious criminal history or mental illness.

He said the rare denial could “save my life, your life or the lives of my children. Understandably, that’s why law enforcement officials from around New Hampshire oppose this bill.”

He said the law dates to 1923 and law enforcement officials who testified on the bill called it 'a much more radical bill than they’ve ever seen before.'"

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