Policy and Advocacy

New Hampshire State House

Policy and Legislation

We monitor legislative activities that impact the lives of people with disabilities and we are often called on to provide information about the anticipated effects of proposed legislation.

Know Your Rights

The New Hampshire Legislature regularly addresses issues of interest to people with disabilities. It establishes funding levels for services and adopts laws which affect access to public services and accommodations.

Any member of the public may provide input to legislative decision-making. When a bill is being considered, there are committee hearings held in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and written and spoken public testimony is accepted. Anyone interested in legislative matters may also contact their elected representatives.


Laws

The legislature is required to make its proceedings accessible to people with disabilities.

New Hampshire General Court Public Notice statement on the ADA:  “The New Hampshire General Court does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities.  The New Hampshire General Court does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices…”

Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information may be directed to the New Hampshire General Court’s ADA Compliance Coordinator:

Joyce Phinney
Administrative Office of the General Court
107 North Main Street, Room 113
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-5685

 


External Information and Resources

NH Citizens Count Advocacy Toolkit: provides easy how-to guides for getting involved in the legislative process: https://www.citizenscount.org/how-to/advocate

NH Citizens Count Elected Official Profiles: Easily find who represents you and how to contact them: https://www.citizenscount.org/elected-officials

New Futures: Advocacy tools for all things related to health policy

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If You Need Help

Contact us if you have questions regarding our policy work or legislation relating to disability.

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