Mar 3, 2017 1:45 PM

State lawmakers to make key vote on gender identity bill as they pick up pace next week


CONCORD – After a pretty slow week in state government, the pace picks up in coming days.

While much of the action next week will take place in the Statehouse, on Monday the House Finance Committee will hold public hearings on the state budget at the Derry Town Hall and at Plymouth State University. They’ll hold a third hearing at the Statehouse on March 13.

READ: Governor’s budget team stands by their revenue estimates

Tuesday we’ll get our first public look a much anticipated state Senate bill designed to tighten New Hampshire’s voting laws. The measure, officially known as SB3, will be in front of the Senate Election Law and Internal Affairs Committee at 10 a.m., the bill’s author and committee chair Sen. Regina Birdsell told NH1 News.

READ: First on NH1 News-Hearing Tuesday on crucial election law reform bill

Wednesday and Thursday, the full House of Representatives is in session. Among the bill’s they’re expected to vote on are a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 per hour, which was rejected in a committee vote. And state representatives are also expected to vote on a bill that would add “gender identity” to the list of classes protected from discrimination under state laws.

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