NEWS & EVENTS
Concord – House Republican Leader, and chairman of the Committee to Elect House Republicans, Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack), issued a statement after results from the primary election in Rockingham District 9, the town of Epping, were announced.
“Republicans were fortunate to have two very qualified candidates and I thank them both for stepping forward to run and serve. Both my committee and the Republican Party are committed to ensuring our nominee, Michael Vose, is elected to the House once again, and serve as one more vote against the extreme agenda being put forward by the Democrat majorities in Concord.”
“Democrats have proven their inability to lead or build bipartisan consensus by passing an income tax three separate times, passing hundreds of millions of increased taxes on job creators, and increasing regulations that will harm our economy and raise energy costs. Naomi Andrews will only be a rubber stamp for these initiatives and we will make sure the voters of Epping are fully informed why we just can’t afford another Democrat in Concord.”
“Mike has demonstrated that he has the experience and policy expertise to be a strong voice in Concord for the people of Epping and for taxpayers. He served as an assistant majority leader just last term, and is a well respected, thoughtful person who I look forward to serving with again.”
The winner of the special election in Rockingham District 9 will replace former Rep. Sean Morrison who resigned earlier this year.
For months, Democrats have been misleading the people of New Hampshire by saying their plan on business taxes is simply freezing the rates at their current levels. Here are the facts:
The current rate for this tax period is 7.7% for the Business Profits Tax, and .6% for the Business Enterprise Tax. HB517, the budget trailer bill passed in 2017 clearly states these rates for our current period.
156:213 Business Profits Tax; Imposition of Tax; 2019. RSA 77-A:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows: 77-A:2 Imposition of Tax. A tax is imposed at the rate of 7.7 percent upon the taxable business profits of every business organization.
156:214 Business Enterprise Tax; Imposition of Tax; 2019. RSA 77-E:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows: 77-E:2 Imposition of Tax. A tax is imposed at the rate of .60 percent upon the taxable enterprise value tax base of every business enterprise.
I. Sections 213 and 214 of this act shall apply to taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2019.
The Democrats’ proposal in HB2, the budget trailer bill, calls for the BPT to be 7.9% and the BET to be .675%.
225 Business Profits Tax; Imposition of Tax; 2019. RSA 77-A:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows: 77-A:2 Imposition of Tax. A tax is imposed at the rate of 7.9 percent upon the taxable business profits of every business organization.
226 Business Enterprise Tax; Imposition of Tax; 2019. RSA 77-E:2 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows: 77-E:2 Imposition of Tax. A tax is imposed at the rate of .675 percent upon the taxable enterprise value tax base of every business enterprise.
228 Applicability. Sections 225 and 226 of this act shall apply to taxable periods ending on or after December 31, 2019.
This is NOT a freeze of the current rate as they allege. This is an outright reversal of our current law, and raises the BET rate by 12.5%!
Businesses are currently paying at the lower 7.7% rate
According to the Department of Revenue Administration, four estimated payments are required, paid at 25% each on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, 9th and 12th month of the taxable period, for any tax liability greater than $200. In theory, many businesses may have already made estimated payments for the 4th and 6th month. Given the timeline of the continuing resolution, it is possible that they will also make an estimated payment for the 9th month as well.
Democrats’ business tax proposal is retroactive
Businesses have already made two of the four estimated payments for the year. Any increase for the current tax year would also apply to the quarterly periods they’ve already paid for, and require them to make up the difference, after the fact.
Don’t be fooled. This not only a tax increase,
it is a retroactive tax increase.
House Republicans are committed to keeping our promise to New Hampshire’s job creators, and not raising business tax rates at a time where our economy is running full steam ahead.
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This week’s infographic looks at the Democrat’s votes on creating an income tax to fund a flawed family leave insurance plan. There were 4 roll call votes that contained language for an income tax. They are as follows:
- Roll Call Vote #54 – Ought to Pass as Amended on HB712, the House version of the income tax family leave plan.
- Roll Call Vote #129 – Ought to Pass on SB1, the Senate version of the income tax family leave plan.
- Roll Call Vote #158 – Adopt amendment #1403h to HB2, which inserted the income tax family leave plan in to the trailer bill to the House budget.
- Roll Call Vote #164 – Ought to Pass as Amended on HB2, the final vote on the House trailer bill, which as amended contains the income tax family leave plan.
Of the 233 House Democrats,
183 (79%) voted for the income tax proposal all 4 times.
217 (93%) voted for the income tax at least 3 times.
229 (98%) voted for the income tax at least 2 times.
231 (99%) voted for the income tax at least once.
There were two members who did not have recorded votes on the income tax proposals. One has been absent due to health conditions, and the other was Speaker Shurtleff, who did not cast a vote while presiding over the House session(s).
Below, you’ll find a listing the vote by each member of the Democrat caucus on those 4 roll call votes.
98% of New Hampshire House Democrats voted in support of HB397, a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain NH drivers’ licenses.
HB 397-FN, relative to drivers’ licenses for New Hampshire residents who do not possess a social security card.
House Roll Call Vote 140, Motion: Ought to Pass with Amendment
97.60% of House Democrats voted for Ought to Pass with Amendment
99.3% of House Republicans opposed Ought to Pass with Amendment
A vote for Ought to Pass with Amendment is a vote in favor of giving Drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants. This bill would allow people here illegally to receive a license with a combination of a foreign passport, an expired alien registration card, or “Any other documentation issued by the government of the applicant’s country of birth.” A person here illegally could theoretically present their foreign passport and an arrest warrant from their home country in lieu of a social security card and then receive a Drivers’ license. Due to the high potential of fraud, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation strongly opposes this bill. Concerns were also raised that given New Hampshire’s current laws, allowing illegal immigrants to receive a Drivers’ License could it make it easier for them to participate in several other things, like voting in our elections.
Each year we provide to you a priority list of votes so you know how Democrats in your district/county voted on key issues. This has traditionally come at the end of each session year, but there are so many votes on bad bills this year, we can publish a list now, at crossover.
2019 Crossover Report – Vote Descriptions, gives you a list of the votes we used in our report, what the motion was, how each party caucus voted, and a description of the issues in the bill.
2019 Crossover Report – Vote Detail, list each member of the Democrat caucus, and how they voted on each of these bills.
2019 Crossover Report – Participation Rate – We’ve included a list of Democrats and their participation rates and missed vote percentage.
If you have any questions about these materials the Republican Office staff is happy to help. There are several other bills we would have liked to include in this report, but there were just so many, we had to narrow the list down. If you are looking for more detailed information on a specific member, let us know.
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