Re-Elect Tom Ploszaj - NH State Representative




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GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN UPDATE

August 2nd
- Morning post

The Gunstock situation may still be evolving hourly.

A question has been raised in that if Belknap County Attorney Livernois ruling on the legality of the Aug. 1st 7pm meeting had addressed the NH RSA 91a:2,II ... whereas it is Rep. Sylvia, the Delegation County Chairman, who has statutory authority and not the delegates to call an Emergency Delegation Meeting.
The operative clause of RSA 91a:2,II in question is "... An emergency shall mean a situation where immediate undelayed action is deemed to be imperative by the chairman or presiding officer of the public body, who shall post a notice of the time and place of such meeting as soon as practicable, and shall employ whatever further means are reasonably available to inform the public that a meeting is to be held. The minutes of the meeting shall clearly spell out the need for the emergency meeting."

August 1st
-Nightly post

After parliamentarian maneuvering by delegates, the Belknap County Attorney ...
distributed his opinion and reasoning that an Aug. 1st 7pm emergency Belknap Delegation meeting request would be a legal County Delegation meeting. The meeting assembled at the Gunstock Area Resort at 7pm to accept the resignations of two Gunstock Area Commissioners, listen to and vet applicants for the open position for a Gunstock Area Commissioner, and I believe due to behind the scene maneuverings/deals to accommodate an upper management's walkout tactic that shut down Gunstock Mountain Resort facilities, to removed a sitting Gunstock Commissioner prior to submission of his written resignation.

July 30th
- Evening post

Late afternoon;
The Laconia Daily Sun has posted that GA Commissioner Strang has called for an emergency GA Commission meeting Tomorrow afternoon. Emergency Gunstock meeting Sunday ...

Commissioner Strang's request is similar to what I believe needs to be done about working together. Will all side agree or willthere be the continued chest-thumping? Will the political operatives instruct the citizens to reject reconciliation and insist only for decapitation. I believe this will extend the Gunstock timeline for action mandating the Delegation hear charges for removal for cause. Last time I did not witness the GA Commission meeting the statute's requirement for removal for cause.

- Noon time post
The Gunstock issue must end.
All sides added to the problem of why Gunstock is where it is today and all sides have a stake in being responsible to the Belknap residents and to remedy this looming disaster.

It appears going forward successfully means that qualified persons, with no proven malfeasance, in the Gunstock issue had or still need to resign, in order to allow progress be made and that Belknap residents can once again be at peace knowing that their mountain is being responsibly and fiscally operated.

I understand the GA Commission has three remaining Commissioners with a request that Commissioner Strang resign. I am willing to accept the conditional rehiring of former management and the written resignations from Commissioners.

I have notified Commissioner Strang of my reasoning and suggestion to consider submitting his resignation in order that the county can go forth more smoothly and efficiently in addressing Gunstock’s immediate concerns.

There are some who, may have hidden personal and/or political agendas, continue to stammer on about one side or the other being the cause or to blame . I'll let the informed/non-bias electorate decide.

There are some who just regurgitates political propaganda which may be one of the overall problems New Hampshire has with its electorate in that they did not know of or may not had understood how to exercise their constitutional charges and responsibilities. NH Constitution Art. 38

Belknap County and Gunstock can go forward only if a management team and a GA Commission are willing to work together to address both past and present concerns while quickly restoring our mountain as a fully functional Gunstock Area Resort.

July 29th
I have been working for Belknap Counties residents to address the return Gunstock Resort Area to operation status.
One of the county delegates's responsibility to county residents is to assist, within the Gunstock and New Hampshire governing memorandum and statues, the Gunstock Commission retention the existing employees and to reinstate former employees. I have been and continuing to attempt to understand all sides and issues so that the next commissioner appointments will actually work to address the pending legal and liability issues.
The Delegation will meet at the Belknap County Complex Monday Aug. 8, 2022 9 AM

My immediate priority is to continue addressing what I can within statutory restraints to help get people into place to facilitate getting the Gunstock Resort Area fully functioning.
I will attempt to respond to remaining correspondence after the August 8th meeting.

Gunstock Mountain comments and the Newsletter Posts will follow after the ReElect Tom Ploszaj for State representative narrative.
Thank you for all your concerns about the Gunstock debacle and the last two years.
This is an opportunity for all those you know who hadn't yet contacted their Representative to call or email me.

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It is Election Time Again!
Primary Voting - Sept. 13th & General Voting - November 8th

I am Honored to have been Your Representative for Center Harbor & New Hampton Belknap 1 House District.

I am running for Re-Election to continue the open and non-partisan representation which has been available to New Hampton & Center Harbor, providing all the residents the personal opportunity of Having a Say, Being Heard & Listen To working together on issues and concerns.

It has been a quick two years.
Holding sessions outside of the state house and meeting online delayed opportunities to sit down on your behalf with legislators to better discuss what the effect of legislation would have in our Lakes Region.

The NH House of Representatives experience and interactions helped, along with being a member of the House Science Technology & Energy Committee (ST&E), Commission to Evaluate The Effectiveness and Future of the Granite Advantage Health Care Program, and Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program (PDMP) Advisory Council in transitioning this Center Harbor / New Hampton freshman legislator from "a Legislator in Training" to an apprentice legislator who better understands the workings of the Belknap County, General Court, and New Hampshire governments.

It would be an honor and a humbling experience if our voters decides to ReElect me as their representative, directing me to once again take the NH Oath of Office for the 2023-2024 session (NH Art.84).

The learning curve is over, if the voters decides to ReElect me, our district House seat will then have a seasoned legislator which will allow more time to expand the personal non-political interactions our district enjoyed and offers the residents a better understanding of how to direct and instruct their legislator and handing issues and funds more efficiently by upholding the NH Constitution when determining legislation.

I will continue my positive campaigning without the political rhetoric, name calling, or casting of political division.
Campaigning that as voters, NH citizens under the NH Constitution ought (must) hold themselves to the same.
- NH Article 38 Social Virtues Inculcated - instructs the NH citizen, not only to know the NH Constitution but do
"A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles..., and a constant adherence to... the blessings of liberty and good government; the people ought,... regard to all those principles in the choice of their... Representatives, And they have a right... for the good administration of government."

A Hello To New Visitors, WELCOME! To the Re-Elect Tom Ploszaj - NH State Representative web page
One may notice that this web page is a bit unconventional and unlike most political websites, I do not offer the political parties rendition of Us or Them and which is better.

I've met you and spoken with you and listened, confirming that Center Harbor and New Hampton voters had a lot to say, they are intelligent, and articulated better then I.
My campaign and web page will not insult these voters with one liners which others use from the political play book of "How to Get Elected". book" but to offer these monologues off the cuff of my reasoning and without political correctness or promises other than attempt to uphold the NH Constitution.
The voter should choose the person who will represent them best, not a political party or the likable/charismatic candidate.

I am running on the Republican ticket because its platform is similar to a Constitutional platform and closer to being in accordance with the NH Constitution and fiscal responsibility.
I represent our district residents as their public servant and fiduciary, casting their House seat’s votes after listening to all input and instructions from the district voters, which in accordance with NH Art.38 is their "... right to require of their lawgivers and magistrates, an exact and constant observance of them,..."

I do, in good conscience, believe my two year voting record and being present for every vote is aligned with our district's voting instructions and expectations, the betterment of the Lakes Region and its residents, our local elected officials, and with that of a fiduciary.
I have had voted our districts instructions when they were not necessarily my personal beliefs or viewpoints.
I respect the thoughts and convictions of others and had willingly worked with those who politely and constructively share different ideas of what each believed is the best for our district and New Hampshire.
As a Constitutional, I recognize that there are political, religious, and emotional ideologies and beliefs which are not compatible with the NH Constitution and the oath I took upholding its existence to provide a government to protect the citizen's Life, Liberty, and Property.

I have maintained a running list of information, letters, emails, correspondence, topics and interactions so voters can follow who, how, when, and why decision were made.
Do spend some time reviewing my daily/weekly notes, thoughts, and voting plans (though informative I am told they're boring) where I attempt to keep residents up to date while encouraging all to become more involved and interact along side their elected officials.

New Hampshire residents, when your visit is done, I hope you take with you that the NH government originates from the citizen (NH Art.1) the ultimate power and control of our state is it's people and that the elected official is a public servant.
Consider reading and comprehending the NH Constitution, then contact your elected officials and help them better understand their Constitutional requirements and limitations.

As your Belknap District 1 Representative I once again will campaign to represent its residents, not as a politician but as their responsive public servant and fiduciary. Keeping them informed prior to casting their House seat vote, of my thoughts and plans concerning legislation. I will continue to strive to maintain this goal and adapt towards improvement as I listen to all input and instructions from the district voters, which in accordance with NH Art.38 is their "... right to require of their lawgivers and magistrates, an exact and constant observance of them,..."

Contact me! - I am available to meet and anxious to listen, discuss of how our district and its residents can regain and advance our advantage going forth from the latest economical and emotional events, explain the pass session and the legislation it was presented, and be accessible for all to have their say.

Negative Campaigns I would like to re-post my notation from March 22, 2022 about Political Parties and their attack groups/persons. This I observed this in New Hampshire for decades. It has again, raised it's ugly head in Belknap County.
I stand with my March 22nd post that voters should contact the candidate (of any party affiliation) to get their take of the negative campaign against them. Most attacks are political or personal and not to educate the electorate but to use emotion for a political party's power or agenda.

March 22, 2022
Negative Campaigning CONTACT all candidates for their view/explanation of negative LTEs, signage, attack pieces, mailers, etc. Political Parties historically colluded and worked with others, forming groups and organizations to divide the voters using emotions and falsehoods not to help or educate the voter but to advance the Party's power. It pertains to all candidates being attacked regardless of their party affiliation. Attacks suggest drawing attention away from failures of their own candidates.

Telling the Truth - Rhetoric Free

  • My first value is the truth; to be honest, accurate, and fair. Not to distort or fabricate facts or data.
  • I welcome diverse voices that can contribute important perspectives on issues.
  • I need to ensure that sources are reliable and verifiable. My use of a source is not an endorsement of a site, its content nor author.
  • I wish to correct errors quickly, completely and visibly. Visitors are encourage to bring errors to my attention.
  • A request for submission which mentions a person or organization, I will make a reasonable effort to give them the opportunity to respond.
  • I will try to clearly distinguish fact from opinion.
  • I share topics and residents' concerns and issues for the purpose to educate and engage within our Belknap House District 1 (Center Harbor & New Hampton) .

Understanding that New Hampshire's next two years are unknown and may test us but let's not despair and go forth together understanding it had been said. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you... John 14:27

I will attempt to utilize this site to inform Belknap 1 Residents of any pertinent issues and sincere questions I receive that may be of interest to all Belknap 1 Residents.

There are many polls and surveys in which I have answered questions and issues along with updating this site as interactions with voters bring forth concerns that all voters should be aware of.

I am interested in learning the needs and activity in the Lakes Region. I encourage residents of organizations, charities, associations, and groups to inform them, their family and neighbors to contact me and provide their data and information by;Email, Web Links, or Phone.

It is A WASTE of our donations when organizations routinely mail literature and an unnecessary use of resources and may imply they are not in need of funding.

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NEWSLETTER POSTINGS



July 22, 2022
Gunstock
Returning messages - the correspondence and discussion the pass three days are two main talking points.
Either little discussion and do what the Gunstock Management Team wants and remove two Gunstock Commissioners or lots of money will be used to defeat the Republicans and their supporters
and
what is happening and looking for information of why did a group put Gunstock at risk by shutting it down and who is the head of the new citizen PAC.
I foresee Center Harbor and New Hampton voters receiving lots of literature that's pro Gunstock Management and defeat your present Representative.
I will continue to represent our residents and county not personal vendettas, PAC organizations, nor political party.

July 21, 2022
Gunstock Mountain Resort
A little late with my post tonight due to power outages and cleanup.

Please copy and share with friends and neighbors the information and links.


The facts of Gunstock's situation in a nutshell tonight are:
The Belknap Delegation appoints, has oversight and removal of Gunstock Commissioners
Gunstock Commissioners hire have oversight and dismissal of Management members
Management members hire have oversees and dismissal of Facility heads
Facility Heads hire and dismiss Gunstock Staff


The Commissioners had questions of the Management team and requested information and an audit.
The Management team had issues with how the Commissioners preformed their duties.
The Management team rendered their resignations.
The Commissioners had not confirmed they accepted any resignations.
The Management team member place notice on the Gunstock website of shutting down Gunstock and informing staff and employees to leave and not work.
The Commissioners allowed the Management team to retrieve their personal belongings.
Gunstock Mountain is closed due to upper management shutting down the mountain and instructed Gunstock employees they had no jobs.


In 2020 I ran as a Constitutional on the Republican ticket campaigning not to get involve with Concords Political Rhetoric and offer a change by representing the voter as a person; not a certain category or demographic, not by an ideology, agenda, or a party member but as you, the individual.

I will maintain my promise and not be pulled into the Gunstock rhetoric but to keep a clear mind and rational response while I attempt to assets the facts and reasoning why the Management team shut Gunstock Mt. down and instructed employees not to come to work. Never mind the guest that were inconvenience and disappointed and discover what the Gunstock Commission plans to reopen our mountain.
Some may be too caught up in the situational emotions and not understand my reasoning for being analytical and removed from politics PAC groups or Party leadership.

I will state some facts without the emotions and accusations.
I had reached out to the Belknap Delegation and Gunstock Area Commission for information about the Gunstock Management Team resignations. I will continue to attempt to get information to discover if Gunstock Mountain employees and Belknap residents are being used as pawns and fodder in a personal battle and personality grudges.

There are still claims yet to be made public and more information to be reveled by both sides. I would trust that Center Harbor and New Hampton residents hold their moral high ground and not be sway by any rhetoric and political attack pieces along with being captured by emotions until all is known.

As the previous two years, I am still here listening to your concerns. Thank you for you phone calls and emails that are asking for information. What I am looking for is information from Gunstock employees, members of the management team, GAC Commissioners, and Belknap delegates. I have seen the media articles, political letters, organizations and PAC views.

Political candidates are already jumping into the fray to gain leverage or deflect attacks. I promised two years ago not to become involved in exactly what is playing out tonight. Our towns deserve someone to stand along to act on the problem. The issue of a closed Gunstock Resort appeared orchestrated pretty darn good.
I've seen the articles and am hearing the emotions and finger pointing but in the rational discussion afterwards it is agreed that the Gunstock Commissioners did not closed Gunstock nor stopped people from working. What should be asked is why those who claimed they are for the employee actually were the ones who took away jobs and use of our mountain.
It has worked for centuries, studies have shown it and it may be happening in Belknap today. Those with influence emotionally rile up and divide the people to have the dirty work done for the benefit the politicians and party, and the ambitious political party, to

Delegates had asked
June 2, 2022
With the unexpected passing of my wife Marta Marta Voight May 19, 2022...
I would like to thank everyThere has been questions asked and not answered about financesone for their condolences, thoughts, and prayers.
I wish to also thank those for their understanding in any delay of my attention during my time of need.

I have filed to run for the Belknap District 1 State House seat, to continue my representing and working with our neighbors by serving our towns as a public servant and not a political agenda.
Please contact me on any issues or explanations of how in the last sessions the amending of legislation had change it's meaning or the combining of many bills in omnibus bills which may have prevented me from supporting or opposing some legislation.


April 4, 2022
SB 249, Relative to prohibiting planning and zoning ordinances that prohibit short-term rentals
An email reply to those who called or contacted me on SB249.


Good day.
I would like to share this form reply regarding SB249, prohibiting planning and zoning ordinances that prohibit short-term rentals.
Click for - SB 249...

First I would like to thank everyone for reaching out with your individual assessments considering the present proposed bill, SB249.
For the many in-state and out of state property owners who had contacted me, I would like to address my present position on why I oppose SB249.
I will be discussing my concerns regarding SB249 with my district's senator, who is a co-sponsor of the legislation.

My understanding that the attempt of SB249 was to allow residential property owners their right to make discussion of how to use their residential property, of which I do support.
I also recognize the concerns of those in opposition to SB249.
Many residents, including those who support or rent short term, along with towns agree that individual's should use of their residential property as they wish but oppose what SB249 may actually accomplish.

The issues may have been debated in committee but the bill appear not to address the zoning issue where a loophole is being codified to allow business to use residential property as commercial property.

Businesses, commercial rentals,and entrepreneurs have been obtaining residential properties, maintaining the residential status of them but rent them as part of a commercial business plan and portfolio. Presently businesses are using a loophole where residential property is allowed to be rented for a domicile but in reality they are using it as commercial property, e.i., a motel, hotel, event lodging. This ultimately removes residential property from the residential housing market and limiting NH homesteads and living space for New Hampshire.

Entrepreneurs and businesses are able to make a profit providing these commendations at motet/hotel rates, along with available business capital are able to buy residential property at inflated prices which are still below commercial rates driving up the available residential property all the while not having to meet towns' zoning and commercial guidelines and requirements.

I believe I would be able to support SB249 with an amendment addressing where business and for-profit entrepreneurs would be able to have commercial properties for short term rentals while allowing the continued present usage by private property owners, 2nd home owner/user of their residential properties as they wish and to supplement their income with short term rentals.

I hope this helps some in understanding why I am unable to support SB249 as presented.
I am available for additional insight into this issue and welcome a correction in my understanding of the bill or compromise to protect both the property rights of residential property owners and their neighbors along with the needs of the towns and businesses.


This week I will attend the meeting of:
Tuesday April 5th
Science Technology & Energy Committee
Sen. Giuda's meeting to discuss funding for the Silver Lake Dam ( RSA 482:52 )
Thursday April 7th
Winnipesaukee Public Health Council (WPHC) Zoom meeting



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11AM MARCH 25TH



March 22, 2022
My THANKS to those who had contacted me early on concerning Bills and Issues.
March 31st Legislation will come before the House to be voted on.
Again, Please contact me prior to March 29th of any concerns or instructions.
I am returning phone calls and emails with residents and will attempt get back to everyone including town offices before the March 31st NH House Session

The Candidates I have already endorsed know my qualifier, that after June 10th, I will support whomever I believe is the Candidate to best represent New Hampshire.
I Thank everyone for their questions about and impressions of congressional and gubernatorial candidates. Voters need to contact every candidate of each Party and accept only clear, concise answers and not rely on political party recommendations.
I have and will continued to express that each voter needs to research each candidate and decide who would represent New Hampshire Citizens foremost and not a Political Party or Agendas.

Negative Campaigning CONTACT all candidates for their view/explanation of negative LTEs, signage, attack pieces, mailers, etc. Political Parties historically colluded and worked with others, forming groups and organizations to divide the voters using emotions and falsehoods not to help or educate the voter but to advance the Party's power. It pertains to all candidates being attacked regardless of their party affiliation. Attacks suggest drawing attention away from failures of their own candidates.

State Filing Period for Office June 1-10, State Primary Election Day Sept. 13th NH Political Calendar 2022-2023...

NH House of Representatives March 31, 2022 Session – Bills To Be Hear
The NH House will be Voting on Bills Listed in the NH House Calendar #11 Which can be Accessed at
2022 NH House Calendar #9
Bills Amendment by the Senate – page 3.
The Bills Laid on the Table – page 3.
The Consent Calendar Bills - page 6.
The Regular Calendar Bills – page 25.
I will Be Reviewing and Posting My Tentative Support/Oppose and Thoughts As I Interact with our District Residents Until March 28th When I Make Final Decisions for the March 31st Session.

State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs
Support OTPA HR 15 - condemning the Communist Party of China and the People’s Republic of China.
Support OTP HR 17 - opposing all federal and state efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation.
Support ITL HR 18 - urging Congress to remove the exception from the 13th Amendment: “except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”

Transportation
Support ITL HB 1093 - relative to the licensure of nonresident aliens temporarily residing in New Hampshire.
Support OTP HB 1302 - relative to the weighing of vehicles.
Support OTPA HB 1401 - prohibiting the disclosure of the number of miles driven by a specific driver licensed by the state or vehicle registered in the state.
Support ITL HB 1424 - relative to the speed limit for watercraft on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Support ITL HB 1463 - relative to drivers’ licenses issued in accordance with the Real ID Act of 2005.
Support ITL HB 1666 relative to the application process for driver’s licenses and the privacy of motor vehicle records.

WAYS AND MEANS
Support ITL HB 1478 - relative to the business profits tax applicable to certain large, low-wage employers.
Support ITL HB 1524 - establishing a national service alumni attraction and retention fund.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Oppose ITL HB 1349 - decriminalizing the possession and use of psilocybin mushrooms.
EDUCATION
Support OTPA HB 1646 - relative to representation on a cooperative school district board.
ELECTION LAW
Oppose ITL HB 1064 - requiring the use of hand-marked, durable paper ballots in elections.
Support IS HB 1473 - authorizing a forensic audit of the November 3, 2020 election results in Merrimack county for president, governor, and United States senate races.
LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION
Support ITL CACR 24 - the attorney general. Providing that the attorney general be elected by a majority vote of the members of the general court in a joint session.
Support ITL CACR 25 - legislative term limits. Providing that no person shall serve more than 15 terms in either the house of representatives or the senate.
Support ITL CACR 26 - relating to the house of representatives. Providing that 100 of the representatives are elected using party list proportional representation.
Oppose ITL CACR 27 - elected and appointed officials. Providing that all state court judges shall be subject to recall and
removal by petition and vote of registered voters pursuant to provisions established by the legislature

MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Support IS HB 1155 - relative to persons elected to a local board serving on another board.

FINANCE
Support OTPA HB 1235 - relative to compensation paid to a crime victim.
Support ITL HB 1417 - relative to payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers.
Support OTP HB 1462 - relative to motorcycle learner’s permits.
UNSURE OTPA HB 1526 - relative to income eligibility for in and out medical assistance.
Oppose OTPA HB 1535 - relative to cost of living adjustments for retirees in the state retirement system.
Oppose ITL HB 1552 - establishing a board for the certification of assessors.
Oppose OTPA HB 1587 - relative to determination of average final compensation under the retirement system and making an appropriation therefor.
Support OTPA HB 1604 - including state medical facilities in the statute providing medical freedom in immunizations.
Support OTPA HB 1609 - relative to the scope of the fetal protection act.
Support OTPA HB 1624 - relative to students with disabilities participating in co-curricular activities and making an appropriation therefor.
Oppose OTPA HB 1627 - establishing an education freedom account program administrator in the department of education and making an appropriation therefor.
Support ITL HB 1642 - relative to lead testing in children. I
Support OTP NO on Amendment HB 1647 relative to the calculation of child support.
UNSURE OTP HB 1661 - relative to regional career technical education agreements.
Oppose OTPA HB 1662 - related to privacy obligations of the department of health and human services.
Support OTPA HB 1682 - establishing the law enforcement conduct review committee in the New Hampshire police standards and training council and making an appropriation therefor.

WAYS AND MEANS
Oppose OTPA HB 1584 - establishing a capital improvement grant program for the benefit of state fairs and agricultural fairs.
Oppose OTPA HB 1598 - legalizing the possession and use of cannabis.



March 13, 2022
The NH Exit Article about the NH House March 10th Vote on CACR32 - Relating to Independence NH Letters Links ...
NH Exit was so nice to Quote My Election Platform That I Ran on to Represent our District Not My Agenda. After Reading the Article, Let Me Know if I Voted our District's Position Correctly.

March 8, 2022
Today is Voting Day for our Town and School positions
and
Updating/Editing the March 10th House Bills below and Sharing Correspondence and/on Up and Coming House Bills.
SANDWICH - a School Board Write-In, Ms Andi Pigott Offered to Share Her Website NH Web Links ...

March 6, 2022
Sean Kavanagh - The Better Arguments Project
After reading Sean's Laconia Daily Sun LTE
The Better Arguments Project...
I contacted Sean who, like Many of our Neighbors, Invited Me to Meet with him and Discuss How People can come Together to Talk and Listen to Better Understand Topics and Viewpoints.
I am sharing Sean's Invite with our Neighbors and their Friends to Contact Sean in his Quest of Hosting a The Better Arguments Project Event in our Lakes Region.
I have posted Sean's invite at NH Web Links ...


NH House of Representatives March 10, 2022 Session – Bills To Be Hear
The NH House will be Voting on Bills Listed in the NH House Calendar #9 Which can be Accessed at
2022 NH House Calendar #9
The Consent Calendar Bills - page 4.
The Regular Calendar Bills - page 20.
I will Be Reviewing and Posting My Tentative Support/Oppose and Thoughts As I Interact with our District Residents Until March 9 When I Make Final Decisions for the March 10th Session.

Criminal and Justice and Public Safety
Oppose OTP HB1011 - Increase a Violation to a Class A misdemeanor. Normally I'm Against Increasing Penalties but Believe the Bill is needed for Making Restitution
Oppose ITL HB1031 - Prohibiting Law Enforcement from Encrypting Radio Frequencies. There is May be a Safety or Private Reton to Encrypt Transmissions
Support ITL HB1151 - Prohibiting the display of a deadly weapon at a parade, ... or demonstration. I'm Against the Ideology that is Attempting to Limit the 2nd A
Oppose ITL HB1175 - Allowing People to Have the Right to Record a Public Official in Public, While they are Performing their Duties
Support IS HB1281 - Allows an Appointed Person Firearms Confiscated Due to a Protective Order. I favor the Bill, the Bill's Sponsor asked for Intern Study
Support OTP HB1282 - NH Constitutional guarantees the privacy of the citizenry, people's private communications should be free of government viewing
Support ITL HB1483 - Relative to the Use of Physical Force by a Law Enforcement Officer. The Existing RSAs are not Excessive for this Proposed Change
Support OTP HB1636 - Relative to Carrying a Loaded Firearm on an OHRV or Snowmobile. I support making Firearms Laws the Same for all Motor Vehicles
Executive Departments and Administration
Support OTPA HB1037 - Relative to the Governor’s Duties During a State of Emergency
Oppose OTP HB1059 - Clarifying Limits on Licensure by Operation of Law. NH Licences Too Many Professions which do not have significant public safety problems
Support OTP HB1159 - Recognizing November 7 as Victims of Communism Memorial Day. The Federal Government Declared Nov. 7th a National day for Victims of Communism
Support ITL HB1257 - Require NH Retirement System to Divest in China. Good Intentions but Harms Existing Pension. Bill needs % Investment and Time Limit for Divesting
Oppose ITL HB1460 - Relative to Minimum Age for Certain Occupational Licenses. I Do Not Believe Lowering Licencees Below Age 18 Is Beneficial NH or the Licencee
Fish and Game and Marine Resources
Support OTPA HB1299 - Relative to the Process for Importation of Wildlife and Creating an Appeal Process. I note some issues but believe the Amendment makes it acceptable
Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs
Support ITL HB1126 - Permitting Minors over the Age of 16 to Obtain a Vaccination Without Parental Consent. Removes the Parental Care of a Minor Child
Judiciary
Oppose OTP CACR 21 - Relating to Registers of Probate. Providing that Eliminating the Office of Register of Probate and all References to such Office. I believe the Constitutional Office should remain and Power restored to the Elected Office. I recall how Other States removed their Constitutional Sheriffs by claiming the Office was Outdated
Support ITL HB1013 - Relative to Meetings of the New Hampshire Rare Disease Advisory Council. All Councils need to Meet in Person as a Body in the Present of the Public
Support OTP HB1021 - Prohibiting Regulation of Religious Land Use Based on the Religious Nature of the Assembly
Oppose OTPA HB1205 - Allowing the Department of Environmental Services to have Access to Enhanced 911 Information. The Acquisition of private information to Document Private Water Systems is a Bad Precedent for Abuse by the State
Support ITL HB1216 - Repealing the Housing Appeals Board
Support ITL HB1254 - Relative to the Housing Appeals Board.
Support ITL HB1260 - Making Immunization Status a Protected Class
Support ITL HB1408 - Requiring the Refund of Residential Tenancy Application Fees
b>Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services
Support ITL CACR14 - Relating to Unions. Providing that all Workers have the Right to Join a Union. I believe This should be a Personal Right not a Constitutional Right
Support ITL HB1385 - Prohibiting the Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions
Municipal and County Government
Support ITL HB1275 - Relative to Municipal Representation on Regional Planning Homestead Exemption
Support ITL HB1387 - Enabling Municipalities to Adopt a Property Tax Homestead Exemption
Public Works and Highways
Support OTPA HB1456 - Relative to the Hampton Marine Memorial
State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs
Support ITL CACR32 - Relating to Independence. Providing that the State Peaceably Declares Independence from the United States and Proceeds as a Sovereign Nation
Support OTPA HB1411 - Relative to Transparency of Federal Agency Operations within New Hampshire
Transportation
Oppose ITL HB1138 - Exempting the Display of a Front License Plate on Certain Vehicles
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Edited Replies to Correspondence about Legislation ( March 8th )

HB1033 - Prohibiting Recipients of State or Local Grants or Appropriations from using such Funds for Lobbying
I am still researching the repercussions of HB1033
To:
N.I.
Thank you for your time in composing the concise, in depth explanation and reasoning about HB1033 is appreciated and will be hard not to ignore.
I have not read the bill nor do I know the reasoning the committee used to get the bill to where it is now and can not offer a reply at this time.

The sad part is I will be expected to vote on Thursday, March 10th and do not know how many bills will be heard, only a tentative reply from leadership that we may have the Mar. 10th bills to be voted on to us by Sunday or Monday to review!

Your synopsis can only help me when I do receive HB1033. Hopefully I can agree with your summary and conclusion because I do not look forward to trying to explain coming to a different conclusion.
I wish others took the time and explained their understanding and possible repercussions of legislation which makes it easier to keep my primary promise to represent them and our district over my secondary concern of doing what may be considered best for the State.

HB1671 - Relative to the Content of an Adequate Education
I am still researching the repercussions of HB1671
To:
S.F.S.
thank you for your email and concern of HB1671.
I will soon look deeper into your concerns.
As far as I understand, HB1671 is not due out of the House Education Committee until March 10th.

My first read of RSA 193-E:2-a,I-III
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XV/193-E/193-E-2-a.htm
and HB1671 http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/results.aspx?adv=2&txtbillno...
does not define "Core Academic Domains" though it does appear in HB1671 as "... core knowledge, learning domains,..." and that the specific academic criteria from the RSA is contained in HB1671. I do not find where the House Education Committee has not met the conditions of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

I am presently accessing the March 10th House bills and information or feedback on any concerns on the bills that will be heard on March 10th is welcomed.

There is time to better understand the repercussions of the bill I would also welcome a dialogue about specific places of difference in where HB1671 would remove from the RSA subjects areas of the Every Student Succeeds Act, reduce the scope of an adequate education, removed subject areas, or removal of local control.

HB1066 - Addressing the Cyanobacteria Blooms in NH Lakes
I am planning to Support HB1066
To:
Many Emailers.
The short story:
I will support and vote that HB1066 pass as amended.

The long story of getting there:
At the moment I am still reviewing the bills which will be heard on March 10th. I read every bill before I make a decision prior to voting day on each House bill along with my County decisions.
I routinely post my thoughts and comments about legislation so our neighbors can interact with me on to assist in my decisions prior to voting, as you have done at https://www.tomploszaj.com/

Since HB1066 is not scheduled for March 10th I had not yet gone back to review it again.
I do thank you though, in bring HB1066 to my attention again! I had read the bill when it was first Introduced in January and I could not support it back then since I believed that there were enough studies done within the USA on cyanobacteria blooms and the legislation for just another study would nothing, be a waste of money, and not fiscally sound.
Your email me allowed me a moment to re-read the bill tonight before I replied to you and discovered the amendment 2022-0505h that in February changed it from a Study Commission to Charging (shall) that the Commissioner of Environmental Services develop a plan to combat the bloom. You can find where the bill as amended changed it's intent gaining my support at
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billinfo.aspx?id=1146&inflect=2

I agree with your explanation and I believe the amendment is a good start to make serious legislation to help address the cyanobacteria bloom problems in NH and will vote in favor of the amended bill when it is scheduled, I hope later this month.

Thanks again, I plan to finish my decisions on this week's House bills tonight and will be posting them.
Keep in touch, I'm happy that we are in agreement on this issue.

CACR32 - Relating to Independence. Providing the State Peaceably Declares Independence from the USA and proceeds as a Sovereign Nation
I am planning to not support CACR32
To:
M.S.
I plan to be Opposition to CACR32.
I do Agree that the General Court make all reasonable efforts to allow the NH citizens the chance to vote to Amend the NH Constitution.

My decision is based on; no citizen from my district nor NH citizens have contacted me to support CACR32 other than those involved in this issue, speaking with residents, pointing out reasons one could possibly be better off as a citizen of a Sovereign State than the USA, none had suggested that it would be an issue they would support, the CACR supporters admit that the CACR is mostly to access a percentage base point of interest for independence and not the reality of it passing, and
that another chance is available since the NH Constitution requires the NH Secretary of State for the Nov 2022 election to put a constitutional convention question on the ballot every 10 years, “Shall there be a convention to amend or revise the Constitution?” ( NH Second Part Art. 100 ) and can again be brought forth by the General Court.

My personal opinion and stance on the CACR is irreverent since I was elected to represent my district and uphold the Constitutions not to make decisions based on my own agendas.

HB1424 Relative to the Speed Limit for Watercraft on Lake Winnipesaukee
I am planning not to support HB1424
To:
S.S.
I agree and understand that passing HB1424 will maintain the reasonable speed limits in the areas of need and that Lake Winnipesaukee is large and deep enough that watercraft speed limits can be increased with safety.
Yes, I have been elected to represent all residents but must balance privileges and rights. New Hampshire waters are State owned for the use of all. I am also charged to protect life and property and with the increase in yearly watercraft and with the spring debris danger, the summer water use density, and the fall leisure foliage viewing I can not support changing the present limits on boating rules and speed.
I plan to Vote in Opposition to HB1424, as it is written.

HB1609 and HB1673 Abortion Legislation
I am planning not to support HB1609 & HB1673
To:
B.G.D.
My belief that the function of government is to protect Life, Liberty, and Property

HB1609 Allows for an Abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Accomplish that after 24 weeks a viable human life will be protected equally no matter their race, sex, or age.
Society and Scientific Understands that a Fertilized Human Egg, when Developed, can only be a Human Being.

I would like to share a video to better understand a Fetus at 24 weeks
https://www.qwant.com/?t=videos&q=24+week+fetus&o=0%3A6wBQGk8bivk

I would like to share another video of a child born at 24 weeks.
https://www.qwant.com/?t=videos&q=24+week+fetus&o=0%3ADsVqd1yWlrQ

I am available to discuss HB1609 and the rare chances of birth defects after 24 weeks of pregnancy at your convenience.
I am open to discuss of both the necessity and arbitrary taking of human life.
I need to understand the reasoning that pregnancy is being an unhealthy state of being, and a child's life does not exist previously to birth, or not important to protect, and the absolutes that a child can be legally killed on the day it will be born but the same child life must be legally protected 15 seconds after umbilical cord detachment.

Until then, I must uphold my belief in that our government is instituted and constitutionally bound to protect life and can not support killing of innocent human beings be they be 5 minuets before birth nor at over 90 years old and terminal.
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February 24, 2022
2022 Belknap County Budget Summary

After Two Days of Debating the Delegation came to a Consensus and Voted for the 2022 County Budget. Each County Department and County Organization Budget were discussed and Funds Allocated along with The Contingency Fund and accepting the Estimated Revenues.
The $6,000 Reduction of the Community Action Program by the Executive Committee was Restored by the Delegation, then the Delegation Reduced the Belknap County Conservation District (BCCD) by $6,000 which was Restored the next day by the Delegation by way of the Transfer of $6,000 from the UNH-CO-OP Extension back to the BCCD to maintain the same Total Allocation for the Outside Agencies.

The Executive Committee Recommendation for the Belknap Sheriff Department Allocation saw a Slight increase from the Delegation.
The Nursing Home Requested Budget Allocation request was Reduced about 10% .

The 2022 Belknap Count Budget funds were Allocated on Feb. 23rd Resulting in an 17% Increase over the 2021 Budget. The Final Budget Allocation of $36.6 million of which Almost $15.6 million will be raised from County Property Taxes.



February 21 2022
Feb. 22nd Gunstock Area Commissioner Appointment

Tomorrow I will Vote to appoint Douglas Lambert to the Gunstock Area Commission, filling the GAC Board's open position.
After Reviewing the Information, Qualifications, County Residents' Correspondence, our District Support for Applicants, What I have Witnessed in the Makeup and Demeanor of the GAC and their Vision for our Gunstock Mt. Area along with my Belief of Which Applicant can Accomplish Progress in the Nine Months of their term and Reduce the GAC Internal Animosity.
I would like to Suggest that to Help make sure the GAC goes Forward to Benefit both our Mountain and its Residents, that County Residents Start Tomorrow to keep Personally Abreast of the GAC Actions and Decisions (including the Members of Belknap County Commission and Delegation ) and do Their OWN Vetting of the Next Slate of Applicants to Make their own Determinations to Prevent Falling Prey to any Group's Political and/or Personal Agendas or Bias .
I Will Repeat again my Mantra of over 10 years in That Voters need to – Research and Know the Candidates and Choose the One Who will Represent the Voters not a Political Party nor Personal Agendas - .


Feb. 22nd Voting on the Delegation Executive Committee’s Recommendations to the 2022 Belknap County Budget
Tomorrow I will Vote to accept the 2022 Delegation Executive Committee Budget Recommendations.
Reviewing the 2022 Budget
The Belknap County Commissioner's Proposed Budget was an Increase of 42% over the 2022 Budget.
My Latest Review of the Executive Committee 2022 Budget will Result in Approximately a 20% increase over the 2021 Budget ( cuts/additions to the Budget may Change the Estimate)
Sheriff Budget
-I will Support an Additional $70,000 in Wages Necessary for Adequate Court Security.
- I will Listen to and Entertain an Additional Patrol Vehicle
Nursing Home
- I will Support Increase of Nursing Wages
-I will Listen to and Entertain Additional ARPA Funding for Nursing Wages



February 19, 2022
This weekend I will be Reviewing the County Budget Requests Which the Delegation Will Address and Vote on Tuesday Feb. 22nd.
At the moment I am looking into making sure there is enough funds in the Sheriff's Budget to cover the expense of Court Security. I am disappointed in the expense for County Nursing Home.
As I review Growth Rate of the County and Schools along with the need of Future Infrastructure Expenses. Someday Soon The Residents of Belknap County will Have to Make the Hard Decision to keep Spending and Accept that only the Prosperous will be able to Maintain Homes while the Youth and Elderly will need to be Subsidized or forced to Relocated.
The Districts Residents had Instructed me to Increase County Budget. Against Fiscal Prudence I Plan to Represent our District at the County Delegation for their Requested Increases.


Tuesday Feb. 22nd The Delegation Will also Appoint a Gunstock Area Commissioner to fill the Nine Months remaining of a former Commissioner.
The Public appears to be reacting to Fear and Emotion is in the Press.
I wish to thank those who emailed me in Support of All the Applicants Especially those were Willing to Listen to my Reasoning of what I believed I had Witness done to Delegates and Applicants include Defamation of Myself the past week with the Pouring in of Money, Insults, False Information and Intimidation that is Using Belknap Residents as their Political Fodder. Sad that the emails do not make it into Letters To The Editor, that the Authors do not have the Funds for Purchasing of ads to Balance the one sided Narrative.


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I Wish I Could Share My Decisions on Here as I have Routinely Done.
With the Negativity that Political and Biased Groups have Generated along with Attack on My Personal Character and Intentions This Last Week.
I will Share by Phone My Choices of Applicants for the GAC Appointment with Center Harbor and New Hampton voters.
I plan to be Occupied with Reviewing the County Budget This Weekend, Please Leave your Name, Town, Phone and a Time for Returning Your Call.

This is Just One of My Replies to an Email about Tuesday's GAC vote
Thank you for your email and information.
Please share with your fellow former commissioners my appreciation for their involvement in the letter and this outreach to the delegation. I wish to also recognize a former commissioner for the help and advice during Russell Dumais request for reappointment to the GAC.

Because of the controversy and personal involvement of members of the GAC and of the Delegation, with the attacking of one and another within the GAC and the polarization within the delegation it has now brought us, the GAC, Delegation, and Belknap residents, here together today each attempting to do what we can to best keep Gunstock a success.

There needs to be an attempt to have an appointment which will not continue the animosities nor of siding with either opposing factions. My previous attempt in appointing who I considered to be the best choice for the GAC, Mr. Dumais, was not the choice of the delegation and it appears to me the negative demeanor had continued within the GAC as I am attempt again to make a decision based on how I made my last.

I have just left the floor of the NH House session yesterday after voting on many imperfect bills, attempting to mitigate the harm and advance the benefits which each contained.
I had made my voting decisions after previously reading EVERY bill to be voted on, questioning, listening to seasoned legislators to best understand the actual ramifications of the proposed legislation and then posting my pending decisions to my constituents for their input prior to voting . Even then I had changed three of my pending decisions after listening to the floor debates along with voting against party recommendations for what I believed is best for my constituents and New Hampshire.

After this weekend, on Tuesday I will have done my best in understanding the County Budget and what I believe is the best for the county taxpayer balanced with the needs of the county and will vote accordingly. Afterwards I expect to vote for a GA Commissioner. I had a preferred applicant prior to their interviews based on their qualifications. I made a reconsideration after additional points were presented, listening to public input and its demeanor, publications made, and what qualifications a GAC applicant could offer during the remaining nine months of the term. I presently have a primary applicant and a secondary applicant of choice because I do not believe an applicant will achieve the ten votes needed in the first ballot if all delegates vote and if my primary choice is not a contender for a second ballot.

As I presented within, I will always open to hear new variables which would negate my prior decisions if I believe they were shown to be flawed.

In closing, I understand my decision may possibly disappoint some of the applicants along with some of the public. It will be up to the GAC to bury their hatches and work together for the betterment of our mountain. I will be doing my best after Tuesday's appointment to recognize any continued animosity from the GAC or Delegation and if any, I will attempt to address it in the next appointment.
I represent and serve our county in these issues and welcome all constructive and polite interactions as demonstrated by your letter.



February 13, 2022 VOTES - Pending decisions on Feb. 16th & 17th House Bills
OPPOSE ITL - HB1100 Relative to changing the penalties for driving without a license [ Support OTP violation for failing to renew in time ]
OPPOSE ITL - HB1208 relative to driver education [ Support OTP Parental right to instruct child]
SUPPORT ITL - HB1207 Requiring an Employer to Provide Paid Time Off for an Employee to Vote
SUPPORT ITL - HB1226 Prohibiting the Declawing of Cats
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1237 Relative to Cigar Bars
SUPPORT ITL - HB1417 Relative to Payment by the State of a Portion of Retirement System Contributions of Political Subdivision Employers
SUPPORT ITL - HB1419 Relative to Establishing a New Hampshire Civilian Climate Corps Advisory Commission
SUPPORT ITL - HB1423 Relative to Campaign Contributions and Expenditures, and Making an Appropriation Therefor
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1461 increasing penalties for littering
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1465 Relative to the Appointment of Counsel for Juveniles
SUPPORT ITL - HB1468 Relative to the Legalization of Cannabis [Still in review]
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1469 Prohibiting Banks or Businesses from using Social Credit Scores
SUPPORT ITL - HB1482 Relative to Ranked-Choice Voting
SUPPORT ITL - HB1484 Requiring a Forensic Audit of the 2020 Election Results [ Pending an amendment - correcting date]
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1496 Requiring Political Subdivisions to make Voter Checklists Available in Spreadsheet Form to any Resident
SUPPORT ITL - HB1506 Establishing a Revolving Clean Energy Accelerator Fund in the Department of Energy
SUPPORT ITL - HB1516 Relative to the Source of Funds for Education Freedom Accounts
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1535 Relative to Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirees in the State Retirement System
OPPOSE I Study- HB1536 Relative to Expanding Medicaid to Include Certain Postpartum Health Care Services [Support ITL ]
SUPPORT ITL - HB1538 Requiring Prevailing Wages on State-Funded Public Works Projects
OPPOSE OTP/A - HB1540 Relative to Recording Custodial Interrogations [Unfunded mandate NH Art. 28-a]
SUPPORT ITL - HB1578 Relative to including Certain Children and Pregnant People in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
OPPOSE OTP/A - HB1584 Establishing a Capital Improvement Grant Program for the Benefit of State Fairs and Agricultural Fairs
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1586 Relative to a Likeness of Wentworth Cheswill at the State House
SUPPORT OTO - HB1587 Relative to Determination of average Final Compensation under the Retirement system and making an Appropriation Therefor
SUPPORT ITL - HB1590 Relative to Municipalities Withdrawing from the State Retirement System
OPPOSE OTP/A - HB1598 Legalizing the Possession and Use of Cannabis
SUPPORT ITL - HB1601 Relative to Funding of the NHsaves Program
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1604 Including State Medical Facilities in the Statute Providing Medical Freedom in Immunizations
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1609 Relative to the Scope of the Fetal Protection Act
SUPPORT ITL - HB1621 Relative to Reducing the Rebates Distributed by the Energy Efficiency Fund
SUPPORT OTP - HB1624 Relative to Students with Disabilities Participating in Co-curricular Activities and Making an Appropriation Therefor
SUPPORT OTP - HB1627 Establishing an Education Freedom Account Program Administrator in the Department of Education and Making an Appropriation Therefor
SUPPORT IStudy- HB1644 Relative to the placement of telecommunication antennae and establishing a registry for residents who are experiencing biological symptoms from wireless radiation exposure [ 5G ]
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1647 Relative to the Calculation of Child Support
SUPPORT ITL - HB1657 Establishing a New Hampshire Farm to School Reimbursement Program
SUPPORT ITL - HB1660 Relative to School Lunches and Establishing the Meals for Students Fund
OPPOSE OTP/A - HB1662 Related to Privacy Obligations of the Department of Health and Human Services [Support Interim Study ]
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1661 Relative to Regional Career Technical Education Agreements
SUPPORT OTP/A - HB1665 Establishing a Municipal Road and Bridge Disaster Relief Fund
SUPPORT ITL - HB1684 Limiting Education Freedom Account Funding to Budgeted Amounts


February 4, 2022
Thank you for your Calls, Emails, Cards, Zoom invites, and the Letter. I'll try to cover the Topics and update our Neighbors of our Interactions these past few Months.

In no particular order, it was and still is the Gunstock Area Commission(GAC)/Belknap County Delegation(BCD) concerns that generated the most interactions for me.
The short take is that there was a move by the Delegation to remove three GA Commissioners for cause, the GAC with their Counsel went to court to prevent the Delegation from preforming the BCD duties to the County.
The Court ruled in favor of the BCD to which the Belknap County Commissioners refused to provide the Delegation funds for Legal Council. A Public and Political Press attack was implemented by Entities against the Delegation in whole and individual Delegates to cloud the issues with Emotional attacks causing a few of the Delegates to respond, only which heightened the Rhetoric. [ I believe a partial summary of the controversy can be found within the Laconia Daily Sun's Letters To The Editors ].
During the Controversy a sitting GA Commissioner resigned which mandated that the Delegation publicly advertised for applicants for the GAC, received Three Resume's, interviewed all Applicants, the Delegates motioned for more time, and at present Reviewing the Applicant's Interviews, the Public Concerns and Point of Views, and digesting the contents of the Public Meeting.
The Delegation will vote to appoint a new GA Commissioner at the next BCD budget meeting. I have learned in the sharing of dates, times and places is best done by referencing the official post, which I believe will be posted on the Belknap County Website...

2022 Belknap County Budget
I am presently reviewing the adjustments made by the Delegation's Executive Committee to the Belknap County Commissioners 2022 Belknap County Budget request.

The House Science Technology and Energy Committee (ST&E) is still hearing public testimony of which I am reviewing. May of the ST&E bills concern the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and its relation to climate change. There is a complicated bill, HB1644, which concerns 5G antennas and their possible heath issues.

I oppose HB1697 - the dissolution and repeal of cooperative school districts. I'd like to thank J.S. for bringing to my attention my error in supporting the bill, believing it would allowed towns to leave their regional school systems.



November 27, 2021
Please Contact me on your issues, I am available for questions or clarifications of these and any other questions.
This is an update to questions from voters about the possible loss of their employment
and
of people who have been arrested having different opinions than their Republican and Democrat Leaders including two of the NH Political Parties Leaderships.

In response to the Federal Mandate Vaccination for employees
and
the Arrest of Citizens in Attendance at the October 13th Executive Council meeting

The Belknap County Republican Committee not being in agreement with Gov. Sununu positions, discussed and voted on two Motions:

Federal Vaccine Mandate Resolution:

Belknap County Republican Committee
The following motion was unanimously adopted by the General Members of the Belknap County Republican Committee, at their meeting on November 10, 2021, in Gilford, New Hampshire:

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“We, the members of the Belknap County Republican Committee, find Federal vaccine mandates to be a threat to and a violation of our State sovereignty, personal sovereignty and personal livelihoods as protected under Article 7 of the New Hampshire State Constitution. As Governor Sununu has publicly stated that he does not agree with these mandates, we request that he call a special legislative session to further address this threat and violation, as called for in Article 31 of the New Hampshire State Constitution.”
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Belknap County Republican Committee
November 10, 2021

MOTION

Moved, that the Members of the Belknap County Republican Committee urge Executive Councilor Joe Kenney to call for an investigation, preferably by an independent third party named by the Executive Council, into unresolved troubling questions related to actions taken by the New Hampshire State Police at the October 13, 2021 meeting of the Executive Council. We desire that the investigation shall query as to why certain members of the public attending the meeting were arrested; who determined why and on what basis(es) these persons were arrested; whether or not charges have yet been filed against persons arrested; what the charges are, if so filed; and, the involvement at any point prior to, during or after the meeting by the Governor; that the investigatory report shall be presented to the Executive Council within thirty (30) days; and, that unless otherwise prohibited by law, make a full report to the people of New Hampshire that includes the full written report of the investigating person(s).

MOTION upon passage of the previous motion (above)

The County Chairman is directed to transmit this motion to Executive Councilor Joe Kenney, as soon as is practicably possible.



November 15, 2021
- NOTICE -
The Belknap County Delegation will not vote Tuesday Nov. 16th on the Removal of Gunstock Area Commissioners
The Nov. 16th meeting will be held to attend to new business

November 14, 2021
November 16th Belknap Delegation Meeting - to Hear "Removal for Cause" of Gunstock Commissioners

I have taken a long time to look into, attempt to understand, and come to a decision of the issues emanating from the Gunstock Area Commission

in summary;
The Gunstock enabling statutes for removal for cause:
LAWS OF 1959 CHAPTER 399 As Amended AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE BELKNAP COUNTY RECREATIONAL AREA
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened: ...
399:4 Appointive Agency. The county convention for the county of Belknap, hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “appointive agency”, shall, acting as a body, appoint the members of the commission. Not more than two of the members of the commission shall be residents of the same municipality. At least one member shall be an experienced skier and at least one member shall be experienced in the field of finance, banking, or accounting. The term of office of each member shall be five years, except that initially, one member shall be appointed for a term of five years, one member for a term of four years, one member for a term of three years, one member for a term of two years, and one member for a term of one year. Thereafter, appointments shall be made for five years. Each member shall continue in office until his successor has been appointed and qualified, and each member shall be subject to removal for cause by the appointive agency after public hearing. ...

That said,
When the three Gunstock Commissioners first asked the County Delegation to remove a Member of the Commission with only hearsay, which in my opinion, did not meet the statute 399:4 remove for cause requirement, I voted not to remove Commissioner Ness. The GAC request for removal caused some members of the Belknap Delegation to ask questions which opened "this can of worms" which I believe those three Commissioners are now trying to close back up.

Best that I can suggest to our Neighbors and the rest of the County Residents is to look into who is putting out misinformation, political and personal attacks against the Belknap Delegation, the reason to accuse a Member whose career of practicing law suggesting he can not understand the law nor his obligation as a Commissioner, why the Gunstock Commissioners would not provide the information when requested, forced a 91-a request which they then refused the information, or a reason they will not provide information to the Taxpayers' elected Representatives, and make an absurd claim about selling the Gunstock Resort Area?

I post this update in that at this time I am planning to Not Vote for Removal because in essence, I believe like the Gunstock Commission failure to provide documentation, the Belknap County Delegation has not yet acquired the documentation I need.
I await to hear testimony presented or documentation received from both sides to see if there is any verification for a 399:4 removal for cause.
Minus the political rhetoric and scare tactics designed to rile up citizens, I am hopeful, that taxpayers would agree that the Belknap County Delegates who appoints the Commissioners can ask that the Commission for information and it would be provided about the taxpayers Gunstock property.

If any documentation is provided I plan to review it and vote accordingly as the taxpayer's fiduciary in an attempt to protect the Gunstock operation, its employees, and the area businesses.

My removal vote will be on the substance and strength of the charges concerning the operation of GAC, not the GAC attacks against the delegation or myself, not for the ideals of Delegation Members, even though I agree with many, not from the letters of regurgitation of misinformation, but from the people who contacted me with an interest and desire to understand the complexity of the issue without the emotional bias that appears to cloud the Cognitive Processes of many, and what is Best at this time for the our County asset.

If I made an error in any statement please reach out with documentation so I can make any needed corrections.
Also please provide any missed items of importance to be confirmed.



November 1, 2021
October 13, 2021 Arrests

In reply to those who contacted me asking about the Executive Council Meeting arrests. I am disappointed in the NH Political Parties lack of concern about people sitting peacefully in their chairs being arrested. One resident from our district was present having a completely different perspective from that of our Political leadership who appears to have little concern and no interest in possible political intimidation or violation of citizen's constitutional rights.

OCTOBER 31, 2021
Haunted Halloween Walk

I visited the Center Harbor Halloween event on Rt 3 near Rt 25 enjoying the chats and parents and kids enjoying a safe and fun Halloween.



OCTOBER 18, 2021
Bridge Dedication

I am reaching out to the NHDOT on a request from the The Waukewan and Winona Watershed Protective Association (WWWPA) which would like to dedicate the bridge on Winona Road at the boat launch area in the memory of David Reilly.

David Reilly was a founding member and Co-Chair of the Waukewan and Winona Watershed Protective Association (WWWPA). He was a long time resident of Center Harbor, New Hampshire on Lake Winona. He served on the Center Harbor Planning Board and was very active in the Center Harbor Heritage Commission. He served as President of the Lake Winona Improvement Association. He also supported the Loon Preservation Committee and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. He was devoted to preserving the environment and the beauty of the lakes region and it’s watershed.

Center Harbor has also honored the memory of Dave. Dave Reilly Menorial...

Qualified Immunity
I am waiting to observe how the Political Parties handle any possible over reach of the government using state police, protected by Qualified Immunity, to intimidate, abuse, and arrests citizens peacefully assembled. I tend to side with facts and common sense which have also appears to have been in sync with the residents and our town's elected officials who have been contacting me on their issues and concerns about Qualified Immunity so I voted with the district, the town officers, and police against my own beliefs. The out come of October 13th may suggest another look at future legislation on this issue.

Political Parties or Constitutional Rights ?
I have witness, since being elected to represent ALL the residents of our towns, the Political Parties' Propaganda Machines in action. I have for the most part removed myself from their rhetoric. I have witness enough times to realize that too many legislators make decisions, statements and based on trending polls not to stand against their party leaders who use government over reach and oppression of Citizens' Constitutional Rights. Both Parties expect their party members to follow in-step so to be in the majority while putting the rights of New Hampshire citizens second. I am now convinced that one party is definitely in lock step with their national party leadership while both parties protect their political power instead of protecting citizens rights or listening to their instructions.
I had run my 2020 campaign by asking the voters to research and choose the candidate who would represent them best.
With that thought, I'm comprehending of how to remove myself further from party mud-throwing and so I can more effectively keep Fighting for Citizens' Constitutional Rights.
Someday, NH Political Parties will need to place Peaceful, Responsible Citizens First, before Businesses, Unions, and Government Entities. From my perspective, voters are controlled by propaganda as each refuses to call out their own party's over reach to maintain their control ever fleeting control of New Hampshire.
I hope to hear from Belknap 1 voters if they would prefer in 2022, a Party Candidate who is expected to follow leadership, a Candidate who may be at odds with their Party, or an Undeclared Candidate who will, like I have done my first year, to answer only to and fight for our district citizens.
Again, I thank those who reached out to me and encourage All Residents To Contact Me On Any Issue .... I Can Not Effectively Represent Our District Without Residents' Input.



OCTOBER 17, 2021
Arrests of the Public Attending NH Executive Council Meeting
- I would like to reply regarding the contacts, comments, and information I received from voters about this incident -
- If any New Hampton or Center Harbor Residents were in Attendance at the Meeting Please Contact Me -
I was aware of the Wednesday, October 13th NH Executive Council meeting. I had heard that Wednesday evening about Peaceful Persons arrested for Exercising their U.S. 1st Amendment Rights of Peaceful Assembly and Redress of Grievances and their N.H. Article 32 Right of Assembly. Since then I have reviewed Videos of those Arrested. As of today I have not heard from the NH Governor's office of why the NH State Police arrested certain Members of the Public.
There are Videos and Blogs of what happened about the incident and planned events happening behind the room divider.
There is discussions about government over reach and that of the Governor and an investigation of Possible Impeachment of Governor Sununu.



OCTOBER 12, 2021

A concern out of Carroll County from R.H. and A.A. about increasing the speed limit on Lake Winnipesaukee - LSR 2033.
They sited that among others a group, WinnFABS (Winnipesaukee Family Alliance for Boating Safety), had spoken in 2011 before the House Transportation Committee about the Lake's speed limits.
Reach out, I wish to hear more information and what is best for our Lake and its boaters.



OCTOBER 8, 2021
I have endorsed a NH candidate for Congress. New Hampshire Web Links ...



OCTOBER 4, 2021

I encourage Inhabitants to reach out to their Elective Officials and express their Views and Requests of how to be Govern.
- Contact Me with Your Opinions and Concerns. I can Best Serve our District Only with Citizen's Input -

The NH House 2022 proposed Legislation Titles can be found at New Hampshire Legislative Service Requests ...

Since last month, it appears that the COVID , jobs/employment, and education issues have changed possibly due to Federal over-reach, national organizations, the influx of millions? of political dollars along with propaganda in the efficient use of Main Stream Media to incite the inhabitants of New Hampshire and our district.

Regarding interaction with the district’s inhabitants, I will soon attempt to offer my thoughts on some of what is happening presently as I continue to attend, listen, and research issues, concerns and topics.

Nullification:
legislation to nullify Federal over-reaches

Secession: to offer NH inhabitants decide if they wish to transition from being an independent sovereign state within the US Federation or an independent sovereign nation.

Abortion: the debate over the definition of women health and abortion and when do human rights begin

COVID-19 mandates:
rights of healthy persons, business and government control of health and medical treatment of employees and customers

Qualified immunity:
public employees receiving preferential treatment for misconduct


Inter-Lakes School Board Meeting August 10, 2021
My Public Input at the Aug. 10th Inter-Lakes School Board Meeting

PUBLIC INPUT: INTER-LAKES SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - Aug. 10, 2021

Thank you for the Public Input opportunity to address the Inter-Lakes School Board meeting.

I am Tom Ploszaj 137 Daniel Webster Hwy, Center Harbor.
I am the Center Harbor and New Hampton residents’ Representative for their Belknap District 1 Seat in the NH House of Representatives.

I would like to thank the school board members, the superintendent and their staff for the work and service they provide to our communities.

During my seven months as a public servant I interacted with residents, select boards, County administration, police and fire chiefs. That said, I would like to also interact with the school boards on legislation and concerns so we all can continue our quest at coming to good decisions or correct those that may be flawed.

I was in attendance at the board’s June 15th meeting when the board made informed decisions, among them; the types on mini buses, contacting roofing contractors for advice and for guidance from the New Hampshire Dept. of Health and Human Services.

At that meeting the Inter-Lakes School Board, which represents the residents of Center Harbor, voted to send the NH House of Representatives a letter of record in opposition to the language that amended RSA 354-A and RSA 193 that prevents discrimination.

I will quote from the amended RSAs language to which Gov. Sununu signed into law that prevents the teaching, advocating, or advancing :
“ ... that people of one age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, mental or physical disability, religion, or national origin are inherently superior or inferior to people of another … that an individual, … is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously; … that an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment … or that people … cannot and should not attempt to treat others equally …”

Though, I believe it is the citizens responsibility to support or challenge the actions of their public servants I can only hope in the near future the board is able to find time to re-visit their letter, compare it’s concerns to the final RSAs in question and take any appropriate action that may be warranted to address the public concerns which brought me here again.

I will forward my public input to the school board members’ email along with a link to NH General Court website in regards to HB2 which contained the language amendments made to he RSAs and information used for my public comment.
Final edit: Aug. 10, 2021 http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2021&id=1080&tx...



JUNE 2021 Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee is looking for a Representative from Center Harbor and New Hampton to Join


- LATEST DISCUSSIONS AND REPLIES - [ See Tom's Views - Issues - Links... For My Voting, as to Where I Presently Stand on Issues, and My Views ]

Thank You for Your Letters and Emails on the Issues before the House. Please Consider Contacting me on a Bill as soon as it is Introduced to give Both of Us time to Get the Legislation correct.
Please contact me if you have not received my reply.
All constituents' letters with an email or a reply request receive a reply and I attempt to reply to all constituents' emails.

JUNE 26 2021

The 2021 NH House Session is over. It will meet again in Jan. 2022.
In September '21 I will be back in committee reviewing the retained bills of the Science Technology and Energy Committee.

Now that the House Session on June 24th over, I would like to Restate and add to my Encouragement in that our Residents should consider to Contact their legislators Early about Issues and Concerns, try to avoid cutting and pasting the agendas, slogans, talking points and propaganda of political and policy organizations.

To those who had contacted me and to those would will be; I listened, explained my thoughts, and learned from the rebuttals. I pray that we both now understand the issues, meaning of legislative language, and the other's positions better.
This had been displayed previously when I discussed my views and plans about past legislation and just recently these weeks during our discussions about my plans to Abstain on voting on the Budget Bill HB2.
I am proud that I politely refuse all reasoning of how to Vote on HB2 from organizations and Political Party .

It was the Back and Forth with our Residents, their reasoning, the purpose of government, the duty of our representatives to listen to the constituents, and make the decision best for the whole of District and State. With that, I am also proud of the discourse and articulation of our residents in that I change my decision and in Good Conscious Voted YES in support of what was Best for our District.

New Hampshire House Budget Vote - Thursday Jun. 24

JUNE 24 2021

Good Morning Belknap 1.
Today's House Session will begin at 10AM. I Believe our Governments had been Instituted to: - PROTECT LIFE, LIBERTY, and PROPERTY.
To that End they have been Corrupted over the Centuries. The last few Day I reviewed how the NH House's Budget Bill intent and its Hijacking had apparently been premeditated once it left the House by some for their own Political Ambitions.

As I had mentioned previously of not Voting and to Abstain on HB2 as to not be part of a corrupted process. Saying that, my thoughts and prayers were bringing me back to; if We were not in the Game there was no Chance of Winning nor would I have Been doing the Job You had sent me to do - PROTECT LIFE, LIBERTY, and PROPERTY. This HB2 bill does that in all of those THREE ways, maybe with the exception of the Family Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI).

Because of these reasons and the important revelation in that the NH House legislators had worked diligently this last week to attempt in repairing the damaged done to HB2 once it left the NH House,
I will Vote YES in support of the HB2 Budget Bill

JUNE 23 2021
June 23rd - HB2 Morning Update
HB2 is becoming the second bill of major concern right after the (RTW) Right to Work Bill SB61. Emails and calls from Residents and Organizations regarding HB2 have been of three concerns; vote YES and pass the good legislation, vote NO against a politician/party's ego/corruption, questions on what is in HB..
The emails are similar to the RTW discussions where the information are motivated by political rhetoric, agendas, and not understanding the nuances of these bills.
The calls and emails basically asks; to just Vote YES and accept the bad parts (Hold My Nose) to get the good legislation, and to Vote NO because it is a Republican bill or Vote NO to fight against the dirty politics which took over HB2.
The big issue which was rarely mention was how the Senate working with the Governor hijacked the Governor's Emergency Powers. Under Color of Law, the Senate corrupted and changed the language to allow a Governor almost card blanche discretionary powers in effect eliminating the legislature and body politic from any say of one person control of the state.
Thank you to those who had contacted me.
For a last chance to speak with me. Tonight June 23rd, I will be available at The Lakes Region TEA Party, 7:00 PM Moultonborough Fire Rescue Station,1035 Whittier Hwy (Route 25), Moultonborough, NH
and
before 7 AM Tomorrow June 24th at which time I will leave for the House Session and decide our Vote.

My personal understanding of what had happened with HB2 especially giving more Emergency Powers to a Governor would lead me to Vote NO and kill HB2.
Republicans and Democrats loyalists expect me to blindly vote Party line.
Residents responses are divided.
My Votes are Votes I believe is for the betterment of our District and State.
Voting YES will provide some good and some bad legislation and and would be misconstrued as support for the Party establishment.
Voting NO would be to refuse to go along with what I see and as an usurpation of HB2 of a system corrupted resulting in repercussions being worst than Voting Yes to "Go Along ".
This brings us back to my conundrum of June 22nd where Voting NO as some Conservatives and Constitutionals will to take an ideological stand against the corruption with HB2 or Voting YES with those willing to swallow the bad to get some good legislation or their agenda's legislation passed.
My Vote for the District is not to get involved with the way HB2 was devised to benefit a few taking their offing of "30 pieces of silver" to pass the bill nor will I vote only on an ideological position I have an affinity for but nothing to offer in place of the proposed HB2.
At This Time I Still Believe That Refusing To Cast My Vote Is The Honest Response - I Plan To Abstain as I review all options and take advise of our residents of how a vote can benefit our district.

JUNE 23 2021
Well Voters, What Did We Learned Today?
I spent the day reading the HB2 Text which the House passed and sent on to the Senate and compared it to the Text of the Rewritten HB2 which the House will vote on June 24nd.
Twenty four hours later I am now finding it very difficult to vote YES to what was done to the House's HB2 intent. 
The intent to restrain a Governor's Emergency powers was changed to giving Governors greater power and extending the length of time for continuing emergency orders along with removing the people's voice via the Legislature of oversight and extent of such Emergency Orders.
The prohibition against abortions after twenty four weeks of gestation has no reporting requirements for auditing the abortions performed, who or where the funding comes from and quality of examinations.

Paid Family Leave Insurance was added to HB2 limited only to public employees and companies with a large workforce which may be the beginning of a State Income Tax.
I am reviewing the latest HB2 as a change of the intent of the HB2 which was passed by the House.
The tax cuts and Freedom Education Account remained.
I will need to decide, as Belknap 1 Representative, if I should look the other way on the changes that benefits certain persons and changes the intent of what the House had passed.to represent what I believe is best for the District and not to just go along with what a Political Party wishes and expects I should do because of some goodies that are in the HB2 and over look all the changes they made which may affect our residents and their families.

I will attempt to reach out and discuss this further as I do not see how the changes overall benefit Belknap 1 residents. The House had sent a Republican Bill to the Senate in return the Senate sent back a Governor's Bill negating many of the House's important items. Will I be a obedient Republican or a fair and open Representative for the betterment of my district? I need to understand further the back room politics involved in these changes. The political propaganda is starting up to make sure the House quickly pass HB2.
Tonight I do not Believe I able to support this Version of HB2.

JUNE 22 2021 Good day and Thank You for Your Emails and especially those few phone calls. I pray that after our Conversations most of us have thought through our Reasoning. I would like to, as a First Time Legislator, share with the Rest of our District My Viewpoint and discussions of what is Happening with the Budget Bills for 2022-2023.

NH House Budget Bills HB1 and HB2

HB 1 Link...
HB 2 Link...

I am in Support of HB1 (the fiscal part).
I will Not vote against HB2 (the bill containing legislation which would not pass on its own merit) but I have not yet decided if I will vote in favor and pass the good tax breaks and the many other legislation contained in it which may be loss if HB2 does not pass.
I had Pledged to You in my Campaign to Attend every Session. I will Attend but may not vote on HB2 due to My Promise to stay removed from the NH Party's Rhetoric to which I believe HB2 portrays.
HB2 is one of the Examples of how Political Parties make Legislation to promote a Political Agenda over what may best for New Hampshire and You! The Political Parties then try to sell the parts placed in the bill to legislators so the bad or unenforceable " Feel Good" Legislation can be passed.

Resident's emotions, beliefs and personal agendas had historically been used against them to support or oppose legislation. DO REALIZE, very good Constitutional and Conservative Legislation for both New Hampshire and its Residents have been killed because it was bad for Political Parties and their future elections. As, I believe, in my conversations about HB2 very few residents admit they reviewed and researched bills and that they mostly react emotionally to the political rhetoric or propaganda the medial feeds them.

My Understanding of the complex and ever changing Budget Bill HB2, is that two parts of the NH government, had together manipulated HB2 for their own Political agendas and aspirations in setting up the Constitutional and Conservative Legislators, who are calling out the " OLD BACK DOOR POLITICS" which residents have consistently complained about coming out of our Governments, as the fall guys if the HB2 fails.

My understanding is that both Parties recognize that HB2 is NOT a Bi-partisanship bill, nor is it even a Republican Compromise Bill and are using that recognition to advance their Party's powers. To this Freshman State Rep. it is little more than the NH Republican Party Establishment version of how the Democrat Party also uses budget bills in attempts to be re-elected. There are many good things in HB2 dealing with tax breaks, protecting freedoms and saving lives along with the fiscal, conservative view which I believe in and are being used as selling points for me to support HB2.
My conundrum is the need to be reassured that my YES vote on HB2 will not be part of the continuing Back Door Political Deals!
NH Residents aught to contact their affiliated Party to advance the NH Families and Lifestyle and cease Party attempts to use legislation for political power.

I Promised I would represent our District, there are good Conservative and Fiscal parts along with the continued watered-down, unenforceable, Feel Good, waste of time legislation which will have to be reworked many times over to be fair and responsive to the majority of New Hampshire residents.

I will not vote YES or NO to advance any Political Party nor any legislator's future elections.

I Encourage Center Harbor & New Hampton Residents to Contact Me About Their Concerns on HB2 Before 11PM Wed June 23rd

May 7, 2021 My Position on SB155
SB155 AN ACT codifying provisions included in select emergency orders issued by the governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for the emails and calls for a Ban On " Vaccination Passports".
I am Opposed to Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.
I Against "Vaccination Passports" and I Support an Amendment to prohibit such documentation.
I am against mandatory mask wearing by both the state and businesses

Lately, many of the Emails and Letters were Concerns about the
Right To Work Bill, SB61 - Prohibiting collective bargaining agreements that require employees to join a labor union.

Some of my Replies to 4/7-5/1 correspondence including - Denise, Sarah, J.E.(emails) Alan, David, Tracy (letters)

Tom: Reviewing SB61, the information, and facts of what this legislation will provide had help in deciding to Vote in Support of SB61.

As a former member of United Steelworkers Local 2321 and UAW Local 626, I looked into what I understood was best for NH workers and in helping to encourage quality employment in New Hampshire.

I spoke with union leaders, union and non-union workers, county administrators, and business owners.

I discovered that the different ideologies' bias and national politics controlled most of the narrative of what was best for the worker, their family, and New Hampshire's future.

In my research and questioning I understood:
that SB61 is legislation for NH workers. It is not anti-union nor pro-business legislation.
that the Janus vs. AFSCME case, where NH public employees already had the choice whether or not to pay union dues and that union leader mentioned in testimony that the Janus decision did not impact NH unions
that to my surprise small to medium business owners offered reasons to either opposed or supported SB61
that not one large business offered an opinion on SB61
that union members were passionately opposed to SB61, wish they had this legislation to help them when they re-organized with another union, or were unconcern with SB61
that no union member wanted to stop paying dues or leave their union or negotiate with an employer
that the unions worked delinquently in expressing their concerns for workers and about SB61
that an employee still can join a union and pay dues
that neither political party was actually worried about the worker. That members of both sides fed me their ideology to my questions, not the facts of what SB61 will try to do to benefit both union and non-union workers
that my support of SB61 to provide most workers positive benefits would be viewed as both anti-labor/pro-big business or pro-union/anti-choice/ anti-growth

As a former member of the United Steelworkers Local 2321 and UAW Local 626 I did research on the SB61. I did not see a threat to unionized workers or those who wish to unionize.
I recognize that there may be a loss of future union dues received by unions but SB61 can help union members, who are disgruntled or marginalize by their present union representation, to leverage for better, responsive representation, or to change their union affiliation.

I have had unions reach out to their members in my district to contact me and those who had contacted me, we exchange our beliefs of what the text and legislation actually say.

I have asked our residents if they occur any negative consequences related to SB61 legislation, if passed, be documented and brought to my attention to fix by amending or if needed repealing the RSA.

Unlike political parties or party candidates, I will do my best not too beholden to union organizations nor to corporations but to the workers and sole proprietors. I believe I heard from the union orgs., the business/corporations, and party candidates' promises just to get elected or support their agendas.

I encourage all to share my reply with your union so they can let other unions know that tough I am supporting SB61, I recognize that if I am mistaken or that this legislation did not provide for better worker involvement with their employment, to present me with documentation so that I can address any negative concerns that may be of the result of this legislation.

Again, thanks for your correspondence.

April 26,2021

The Social Debate on Mask Effectiveness will continue after the Governor's removal of the Mask Mandate.

UPDATE I have Reviewed my Nov. 2020 Decision of wearing a Face Covering in Public.

I have Suspended my Self Imposed wearing of Face Coverings

I have reviewed among others; the NH COVID data, the infection rate and fatalities, MIT distance study, and witnessing the emotional hysteria of fear of death due to a belief that contacting COVID is a death sentence

I believe that asymptomatic persons have the right to make their own choices and live a normal life.

The mask mandate has been decided as not being a Constitutional infringement but now appears is becoming a civil rights violation.
The wearing of a face covering and social distancing have not been proven effective. The possibility of contracting other ailments due to contaminated masks and the environmental impact from discarded masks is more detrimental to NH residents than my suspension of wearing a face covering.
In my attempt to lessen any further emotional distress among some mask wears I had observed that many were less concerned about the NH lives lost or even to tabulate those lost so as to protect the rights of the killers than they were about the COVID agenda.
I ran on Promising to Represent the District and put the Residents' concerns first and will continue to do so. I now understand and believe that if a decree was to end all mask-wearing, most of that population would follow the new orders thus it is not the residents' beliefs but an agenda they propagated for others
I will continue to follow, respond in kind, and make updates of any change in the overall health data of our district and state.

Electrician (Belknap 1)Mar. 8, 2021
"Good Morning Tom. I hope all is well with you ... I am writing about SB58 which has passed the subcommittee in the Senate. I am opposed to this bill do to the fact it is requiring not only a back ground check but finger printing to become a Licensed electrician here in the State of N.H. ..."
Tom: This email request was another learning lesson for me.
Senate bill SB58 which started as a routine bill submitted to amend some mundane items in a few of existing NH RSAs (statutes). I had previously reviewed this bill among the many others as they were being introduced. I saw nothing controversial about SB58 on Jan. 2021 and definitely nothing about mandatory fingerprinting to get an electrician's license. Unbeknownst to me, later on March 4th an amendment was introduced, debated and added to SB58 to include the criminal background check that would have completely changed the existing statute. I researched and found what had happened to the bill and it being in a Senate committee, I contacted Sen. Giuda who immediately worked towards, and helped to convince the committee to remove the possibly un-constitutional, and offending parts before the bill got to the House for a vote.
The short story is that I now realize that I will need to continually monitor and review many of the almost 900 bills which could be changed from that first proposed "Good Sounding Bill Title" into just the opposite.
This one was caught by our neighbor, brought to my attention, and corrected by our Senator so not to infringe on our trade professionals (especially through the eyes of electricians).

Jack (Belknap 1) Feb. 23, 2021 In Support of an US Constitution Article V Convention of States for a Balance Federal Budget

Our "... Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the US Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution.
Citizens for Self-Governance has launched the Convention of States Project to call an Article V convention to propose only amendments that would impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.

Tom: Hello Jack,
Though I am in favor of an Article V Con. of States (COS).
In research I have received information and from a former NH State Rep., a well know Constitutional, knowledgeable on the Constitutions. He had confirmed that there is a NH House resolution from about 16 years ago in support for an Article V Constitutional Convention.
I will be voting to not pass HCR 1 for an Article V Constitutional Convention

To vote for another resolution that is considered inferior to the existing resolution may cause difficulties.
I would suggest pro Article V persons to investigate how best to implement a New Hampshire COS resolution.
COS - Girard at Large...
IndepthNH Constitutional Conventions...


Latest Attacks on New Hampshire Liberties & Freedoms and the infringement of NH Constitutional rights

My response to hate and the ridiculous; Letter To The Editor, Laconia Daily Sun LTE Jan. 11, 2021 Belknap County Delegation...
is:

I am glad I have spoken with so many Center Harbor & New Hampton residents who heard and understood that I am a man of peace and that I nor my campaign would get involved in these types of political rhetoric. "... It is time for reasonable, pragmatic, and patriotic Belknap County citizens to stand up ... " and renounce this type of political rhetoric made to incite hate and division in our towns as they have managed to do nation-wide and even in New Hampshire.

I have wondered how long the anti-constitution provocateurs would take to get around to politically attacking me. They have presently been attacking many NH residents from Legislators, Police Chiefs, business owners and the public for having any viewpoint which is not approved by them. My readers may want to ask, when will their family members be next on the attack list.

During the Jan. 6th NH House session in the UNH parking lot I had vote ("NAY") down the NH Democrat's many proposed rules and amendments which were embarrassing and degrading to the NH House membership with the Orwellian attempts to imply; that there is a hostile and unsafe environment with sexual harassment, wrongspeak, thought crimes, racism, alcohol, illegal drugs, dangerous weapons, and to micro manage committee chairs, impose time limits on public testimony, implement re-education classes, and allowed to abstain from votes.

During the House session, isolated in the car listening to session on the FM radio, since I do not own a cell phone. I had numerous times voted against the previously mentioned insulting rules and amendments. Towards the end of the session another motion was made to suspend the rules which appeared to be an attempt to once again try to propose another amendment to embarrass the NH House, this time about implied violence in Concord at the NH State House which I did not understood and confused me thus I voted NAY once again this time to not to suspend the rules we have just voted on to hear more information. As Belknap 1 Rep., I will only vote on items that have been discussed and debated, not on emotional based items with no facts nor information. I still believe that when suspension to the rules are called it will be after a presentation of what and why with discussion before hand.

I have met many persons who do condone and legislate for violence to the unborn human but I digress. Back to the topic of voting on submissions of last minute items for emotional, a play for power, or to force an agenda, I will try not to be part of. I do not believe I will ever "chicken out" and abstain on a roll call and will vote NAY on items which had no advanced information such as Congress does to pass bills that are repugnant to our Constitution.

When the NH House was recessed and before leaving the parking lot I got out of the car and spoke with House members who informed me what had happened at the US Capital which they were following on their cell phones and that rule #11 was actually condemning the violence in DC.
Afterward I discovered there were at least four other representatives who also misunderstood what the suspension was in reference to or did not have enough information about the D.C.events and voted against it.

I am against the breaching the US Capital which I had witness on videos taken on Jan. 6th. and condemn the violence that occurred


Bill (New Hampton) Nov.9,2020: Encourage DEPT OF EDUC Commissioner Edelblut, a great guy, via Exec. Asst. Angela Adams 603 271 3144 Angela.Adams@doe.nh.gov

Tom: I will paraphrase Bill's emails topics;

NH efforts of English as a second language are disappointing, pronunciation is a big problem that frustrates students, an interactive voice playback could help correct mispronunciations.

Contact ---- ---, Chairman of the Board of -- -- --- --- for details of their education initiative. We can talk about that if you're interested.

Parents who can't afford private schooling should home school, there are free online educational resources from Pre-K to university. E.g., Educational Resources...
, Educational Videos...

Building Codes. Hard to buy houses, real estate prices per square foot are ridiculous. Bill offered to discuss and explain a way to address this to help NH grow!

Tom: Bill, thank you for the links, contacts, info., and the invite to brainstorm to make NH better. I will review and study your your suggestions and make arrangement to meet and discuss your ideas.


Robert's (New Hampton) Dec. 11, 2020: Concern about widespread election fraud and state legislators have the constitutional power to act, Article II, Section 1 to represent lawful voters.

Tom: I am in support of examining NH elections and voting statutes. It had quickly appeared to me that both of NH's main political parties are not interested in "rocking the election boat" and asking the NH SOS and NH ATTY Gen. to confirm that the NH elections are fair with only legal ballots. My belief is that Belknap 1 citizens concerned with election integrity should consider calling / writing their NH party leadership, Governor, Sec. of State, and/or Atty Gen. to inform them to confirm that there are no irregularities in NH elections.
As a freshman NH House Rep., I have a lot learn how the mechanics of deflecting constitutional issues in the House can be over come.


Mike (Center Harbor) Dec.12,2020: Long discussion of the latest NH media's and Republicans' announcements, articles, and LTEs denouncing the Belknap County Delegation.

Tom: A short take on the discussion about the political jabs....
Yes Virginia, there are Republicans working along-side other ideologies against NH conservatives and constitutionals!

I understood that the Dec. 8th county meeting was accessible to the public and the historical amount of the public was present.
With respect for those thinking otherwise and/or a different view of reality. I voted, satisfying the NH Constitutional mandate, to meet before the second Wednesday of Dec. then to recess the public part until a better venue for public input was available, and also to nullify the implied lawsuits which would have been a waste of taxpayers' money if the delegation did not reschedule.

More than half of the delegation wore a face covering.
Though OSHA PPE trainers understand these masks do not prevent the transmission of viruses.

I wear one because I do not wish to add to the population's COVID hysteria nor give the higher levels in the NHGOP leadership additional reasons to divide the membership through shaming.
I recognize the dangers in blind conformity and am not part of NH Government's attempts to further its control over citizens' daily lives.
Do Not Become A Sheep...

My platform was to represent the district's concerns and being asked by Belknap 1 residents who were mortally afraid of the spread of COVID, I wear a face-covering in public. In addition, it should help prevent the spread of some bacteria and a mask is an opportunity to have discussions with pro mask believers about any hypocrisy of saving elderly lives but sanctioning the killing of those yet born.



Jonathan (New Hampton): Questioned the reply about the wearing of masks.

Tom: The social debate on mask effectiveness will continue.
I personally believe that asymptomatic persons have the right to make their own choices.
That said:

The mandate of wearing a mask has not been shown as a Constitutional infringement.
If there is even a slight chance of prevention, the wearing of a mask should be encouraged.
Four persons replied, all were concerned about the not wearing of masks.
I ran on Promising to Represent the District and put the Residents' concerns first therefore I will honor that pledge to support the NH Constitution and the residents' concerns.
Even if asymptomatic I will wear a mask in proximity to others to help prevent both contamination and anxiety.


Will Sent an update of Gov. Sununu's Nov. 19 COVID mask announcement and re-asked his prior question.

Tom: I have campaigned to represent our district and going forth I will devote my time and efforts to the residents of Belknap 1.
Non-residents are asked to contact their elected officials about non-Belknap 1 issues. I may consider time to time to interact with non-residents if deemed relevant.
In regards to the Nov. 19th COVID mask announcement; I have read but not yet researched this latest announcement. It does appear off-hand as another infringement on one's individual rights but not on a Constitutional right as did previous orders.


Will had asked: As our newly elected rep for New Hampton, please explain your philosophy on wearing masks inside (stores)...

Tom: I do not wear a mask for multiple reasons, one of which is that asymptomatic blood donors who tested positive for corona virus antibodies are notified and their blood can now be used to help symptomatic patients Blood Screening Article.... I've practised altruism since 1990 and live my life without fear and suggest that a way for those wishing to help others afflicted with COVID-19 to contact the Red Cross and become a donor. NH Red Cross...



Taxes & Budget:
I will OPPOSE any Income Tax or general Sales Tax.
I will work to remove Capital Gain & Dividend taxes to help NH retired residents.
I support the repeal of the Communication Services Tax and Electricity Consumption Tax.
As a fiscal conservative, I will be a fiduciary to maintain a sound and secure revenue structure to provide the state funds for balanced budgets.
The state can not keep spending, bonding, and legislating unfunded mandates and downshifting expenses by continuing to reduce funding to towns that drive up property taxes and mortgages for future generations.
I will only vote on a balanced budget not funded by a general Income Tax or Sales Tax.

Regulations & Business:
I will NOT vote for new regressive regulations which prevent responsible individuals, families, and business the opportunity to prosper and live freer with less governmental intrusions in their daily lives.

2nd Amendment:
I support the US Constitution 2nd Amendment and for an unrestricted NH Article 2-a to freely exercise the right to keep and bear arms. I will fight to repeal the existing state infringements on the 2nd A.

Law Enforcement:
I DO NOT support even the notion of Defunding the Police!
I oppose influences and organizations attacking our First Responders and New Hampshire safety values.
With 44 years as a First Responder, working closely with Law Enforcement, I support the Police and accountability of all parties.
I Do Not support Police abuse. I will support legal protection for both Law Enforcement in reporting of misconduct with the ranks and for Department Heads for the removal of personnel.
New Hampshire Law Enforcement's primary Constitutional responsibility is the Protection of Live, Liberty, Property, and the prevention of imminent harm.
I believe in Peace Officers and Constitutional Sheriffs.
I will be pro-active in educating police officials of their oath to the Constitution and their Duty not to
enforce un-Constitutional statues, laws, and ordinances

Education:
Quality education is the goal of both the State and parents.
Parents are responsible for the education of their children and have the responsibility to decide the best avenue and education for their child.
The State must guaranty the availability of quality education and standardize testing.
Educational funding needs to be allocated to the student, not institutions.
I support school-choice and allow students to learn at the level of their ability.

Environment:
I am concern with many of the problems that are affecting the quality of our Lakes Region:
levels of lead (loons, children)
environment mercury and cadmium
submerged utilities
wake boats
invasive species

I believe they need to be discussed and ask organizations and residents to assist me to bring forth potential environmental hazards and a common-sense approach in addressing the issue.

Paid Family Leave:
I am open to a voluntary paid family leave program with a manageable op in/out provision.

General Court:
I pledge:
As Belknap District 1 Representative I will attempt to make every vote and committee meeting.
I will represent all of the residents, the district, the NH Lakes Region, and the state of New Hampshire.
I will be available weekly to meet and listen to residents.
I will refrain from Concord & D.C. political parties' rhetoric or resistance and will work with all others on non-restrictive Constitutional bills.

I am eager to listen to your questions and expectations.
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