For Immediate Release
Posted: May 14, 2024


Communications Director
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Governor Chris Sununu Signs 12 Bills Into Law, Issues Statement

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after signing HB 261 into law, relative to rights of tenants in cases of domestic violence:

"New Hampshire is stepping up to protect survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking by ensuring they have the ability to live in safe environment without jumping through legal hurdles to do so," said Governor Chris Sununu. "I thank the stakeholders who came together to get this done!"

"In New Hampshire we work together to pass common sense laws that provide protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking," said Amanda Grady Sexton, Director of Public Affairs for the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. "HB 261 will allow victims of abuse to end their lease when their safety is at risk. Governor Sununu's signature on this bill will help ensure that victims and their children will no longer be forced to stay in a dangerous home."

In addition to HB 261, Governor Chris Sununu signed the following bills into law:

  • HB 558: Requiring the department of energy to initiate a microgrid study
  • HB 1004: Relative to repealing the judicial conduct commission
  • HB 1088: Enabling schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors
  • HB 1154: Relative to property tax exemptions for certain disabled veterans
  • SB 313: Relative to the delivery of the mittimus in a criminal case
  • SB 322: Relative to licenses to carry and immunity for law enforcement officers issuing certain firearms licenses
  • SB 344: Relative to declarations of candidacy for president of the United States
  • SB 363: Relative to wagering on simulcast dog racing
  • SB 470: Relative to allowing toll-free use for vehicles registered with municipal plates
  • SB 514: Relative to the timber tax
  • SB 566: Relative to establishing a committee to study foster care families and the foster care system