NH legislators work on about 1000 bills every year. Each legislator is assigned 1 staff person. Legislators are paid $100 a year. Add all that up and I start to wonder; How does each legislator find time and research skill to determine what to do with each bill.

  • Party leaders
  • Lobbyists
  • Its their thing
  • Lobbying by citzens
  • Something else

We have seen instances of legislators putting forth bills whose wording matches that of similar bills (including misspelled words) presented in other states. These bills, written by lobbyists can be fine, depending on a number of factors:

How and why did the lobbying group target one legislator? In some instances it is the party leader who picks the one.

Does the bill reflect the views of the legislator and their voters?