CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – April 9, the House of Representatives defeated House Bill 206, a bill that would force collective bargaining negotiation sessions to take place in a public forum. Representative Charlotte DiLorenzo (D-Newmarket) released the following statement:
“House Bill 206 would have mandated that collective bargaining negotiation sessions take place in a public forum. The clear intent of this bill was to make negotiations harder, as they are already made public once finalized.
These negotiations often include personal information that should not be discussed in public. Both management and labor representatives opposed this bill because they understood that the result of this bill would have turned negotiations into public, political events and hurt all parties. I am pleased that the House recognized this and defeated HB 206 yesterday.”