How the Legislative process works:
The Right-to-Know law changes as new bills are passed into law. Almost every year there are proposed bills to amend the Right-to-Know Law.
The first step for a bill in New Hampshire is a request (LSR) to Legislative Services to wordsmith the bill. You can see the bills affecting Right to Know through the Legislative Service search on the web. Click here, type “right-to-know” in the field labeled “Search by a word within the LSR’s title” then click the Submit button.
After the bills are wordsmithed by Legislative Services, they can be tracked as bills. Click here, enter the current year and type “right-to-know” in the field labeled “title” then click the Submit button. The results of this search gives you links to track the status of each bill as they work through the legislature.
If you know the bill number, you can track its progress here.
Contact your local state representative and senator and ask them to support our bills.
Also consider testifying on RTK bills. Testimony can be done in person or by sending emails to the appropriate Committee to which the bill has been assigned.
When the bills are in committee, email the committee. In the House, RTK bills are typically before the House Judiciary Committee.
Their email is HouseJudiciaryCommittee@leg.state.nh.us and explicitly ask the committee to include your email in the legislative record for the bill.
If you wish to testify in person on a bill, follow these guidelines.
Legislative Office Building: 33 N. State St., Concord. Directions are here.