May 15, 2019
Contact Name: Sara Persechino
Phone: (603) 271-3479
CONCORD—Today, the New Hampshire Senate passed HB 280, 24-0, designating the red-tailed hawk as the state raptor.
Following the vote, Senator Sherman (D-Rye) released the following press statement:
“Today’s passage of HB 280 in the Senate is a victory for the eighth-grade students of Lincoln Akerman School. I commend these students and their teacher, Jim Cutting, for their tenacity and persistence in advancing legislation to designate the red-tailed hawk as the state raptor and succeeding in their second try to “Live Free & Fly.” These students are an inspiration to the Hampton Falls community and our entire state; may we all learn from them the value of perseverance.”