Senator Watters Introduces SB 298, Repealing Republican Gag Rule
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 568-9357
CONCORD – Today, Senator Watters introduced SB 298, repealing the divisive concepts ban inserted into the last state budget, to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill has not yet been acted on and will remain in committee until a vote is taken during an Executive Session.
After the hearing, prime sponsor Senator David Watters (D-Dover) issued the following statement:
“Societies create settled behaviors, which creates our history. If we as a state encourage an environment where free flowing discussion of our nation’s history and its impact on our current landscape is silenced, then we halt the possibility of a better future. Three weeks ago, I sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify in support of Senator Kahn’s bill, SB 304, which would repeal and replace the harmful language around this issue inserted into our state budget. Today, on the first day of Black History Month, I sat before that same committee again to reiterate that the restrictions placed in last year’s budget have no place in New Hampshire. I urge my Republican colleagues to listen to the people of New Hampshire and repeal this gag rule and allow us to move forward, together.”