Testimony to NH House Ways & Means: HB 295

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Ways and Means Committee

On March 6, 2019, Loretta Jay, of the Justice of the Peace Association, testified before the New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee opposing HB 295. The bill would establish a special marriage officiant license, allowing temporary officiants.

Focus on Revenue

The Ways and Means Committee’s focus is on raising revenue, so JPus’ testimony emphasized how this bill, if implemented, would create unintended fiscal losses to both the state and municipalities.

More information about HB 295 and JPus’ response to special officiants.

Written Testimony

Many thanks to the New Hampshire JPs who mobilized quickly and endorsed our statement (with very little lead time). JPus’ statement is below.

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