Senator Whitley Introduces The Inclusive Outdoors Act
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD – Today, Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) introduced The Inclusive Outdoors Act to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The Inclusive Outdoors Act requires that the department of natural and cultural resources and fish and game officers have public protocols and policies to handle civil rights violations, requires public and transparent reporting of all incidents, and requires that all law enforcement undergo the training recommended by the LEACT Commission.
After the hearing, prime sponsor Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) issued the following statement:
“The importance of New Hampshire's beautiful outdoors and public lands to our economy and cultural identity is immense and remains a large motivating factor for people coming to our state to live, work, and play. Everyone should be free to enjoy the beauty of New Hampshire’s public spaces and outdoors without discrimination, harm, or threats of violence. But unfortunately, that freedom is often jeopardized with incidents happening all over the state that often go unreported due to fear, misunderstanding, and long-standing distrust. I am proud to introduce this legislation that works towards a more inclusive New Hampshire and urge my colleagues to support SB 114."