Bills Currently in the State House

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Pertinent to NHCASPIAN

HB203 - This bill would require retailers to label any products they sell containing RFID tags. It also forbids human implantation without consent, and restricts the way the state government can use this technology to track private citizens. NH CASPIAN provided input to the committee last summer, and supports the amended bill.
>>  This bill is going to a committee of conference, for the two chambers to work out their differences.

HB1346 - This bill declares that prescription information shall not be transferred or sold for any commercial purpose except for the limited purpose of reimbursing the pharmacy. NHCASPIAN supports this bill as written.
>> This bill has passed the House and Senate in two different forms.
It is opposed by the pharmaceutical industry, who currently uses the information to pressure doctors who don't prescribe enough high-profit medicines. HB1346 is supported by AARP, the department of Health and Human Services, and the attorney general. It will go to a committee of conference.

HB1352 - This bill was introduced at the request of NH CASPIAN. It restricts the placement of EZ-Pass readers to toll booths. NHCASPIAN supports this bill as written.
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ITL, but not unanimously. We'll try again next year. Stories like this may sway some minds...

HB1404 - Would require notification when a computer security breach affects personal information. NHCASPIAN supports this bill as written.
>> This specific bill is dead, but has been incorporated into HB1660. HB1660, as amended, contains most of the provisions that NH CASPIAN considered ideal, and has been signed into law by Gov Lynch.

HB1454 - This bill would create a database on people and retailers accepting delivery of cigarettes through the mail. NHCASPIAN opposes this bill.
>> Dead! This bill has been voted ITL by the house.

HB1582 - This bill prohibits New Hampshire from participating in a national identification card system. NHCASPIAN supports this bill as written.
>> Saved on the floor of the house.
Read the exciting story here. NH CASPIAN joined with other groups to form the Granite State ID Coalition, which supported this bill as it went to the Senate. The Senate amended the bill and it will go to a committee of conference. NH CASPIAN supports the house version of this bill.

HB1587 - A committee to study the use of electronic traffic monitoring systems; there is no mention of privacy concerns in this bill. NHCASPIAN opposes this bill.
>> Killed! The transportation committee opposed this bill.

HB1660 - This bill would require notification when a computer security breach affects personal information.  HB1660, as amended, contains most of the provisions that NH CASPIAN considered ideal, and of the two that are not perfect, consumer privacy has still been taken into account. NHCASPIAN supports this bill as amended.
>> This bill has been signed into law by Gov Lynch.

 HB1713 - This bill requires photo ID and a log entry for certain OTC drugs, and establishes a committee to study the feasibility of electronic tracking of the sale of these drugs. NHCASPIAN opposes this bill.
>> This bill died in the Senate, after federal legislation came down and attacked privacy nationwide, trumping our state legislation.

HB1738 - This bill prohibits the use of surveillance devices on New Hampshire highways unless authorized by statute or court order. NHCASPIAN supports this bill as written.
>> This bill was saved on the floor of the House, and was signed into law by Gov Lynch.

SB334 - This bill:
I. Permits consumers to establish a “credit freeze” on their credit reports and requires credit reporting agencies to provide notice of this right.
II. Permits victims of identity theft to request copies of their credit reports.
III. Allows consumers to remove their names from credit card solicitation lists maintained by credit reporting agencies.
IV. Establishes a procedure to notify credit reporting agencies when a person is deceased.
V. Establishes a minimum penalty for negligent or willful violations of the consumer credit reporting law.
NHCASPIAN supports this bill as written.
>> Amended by both the House and the Senate.
NHCASPIAN opposes the amendments
, mostly on the basis of a new exception for insurance companies to access your credit report even with a credit freeze in place. This will go to a committee of conference.


 

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