House Judiciary Committee To Hold Second Hearing After Overwhelming Turnout February 8, 2018

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES:
February 8, 2018
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Barbara MacLeod
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February 13: Second Hearing on Transgender Nondiscrimination Bill

House Judiciary Committee Holds Second Hearing After Overwhelming Turnout

CONCORD, N.H. —The House Judiciary Committee scheduled a second hearing on February 13th at 10am to continue discussing HB 1319, a bill to update the current nondiscrimination law to include transgender individuals. Hundreds of supporters attended the January 31st hearing, causing the committee to be relocated to accommodate the crowd. After hours of testimony, Chairman Joseph Hagan eventually decided to adjourn the meeting and schedule a second hearing in order to ensure everyone would have an opportunity to provide public testimony.

The second hearing will again be held in Representatives’ Hall, and advocates expect overwhelming turnout in support of HB 1319 once again. Spokespersons will be available for media before and after the hearing.

WHO: Business leaders, women’s and anti-violence advocates, law enforcement officers, faith leaders, and transgender citizens and their families to provide testimony in support of HB 1319.

WHAT: Second House Judiciary Committee hearing on HB 1319 to protect transgender Granite Staters from discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces.

WHERE: New Hampshire State House, Representatives’ Hall, 107 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13 at 10am. Media availability to follow.

HB 1319 will provide protections for transgender Granite Staters in employment, access to housing, and public spaces like restaurants, shops, and government buildings. During the first hearing on January 31st, the House Libertarian Caucus announced its official endorsement of HB 1319, joining the Children’s Legislative Caucus, the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, The Women’s Foundation, and the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission.