CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House is considering whether to kill a bill that would subject people to fines of up to $2,500 for bullying a state lawmaker.

The House Constitutional Review and Statutory Recodification Committee recommends the House reject the bill when it meets Wednesday. Rep. Susan Emerson, a Rindge Republican, filed the bill after a discussion with Republican House Speaker William O’Brien over her proposed state budget amendments. She said O’Brien bullied her — something he denies.

Her bill called for the attorney general’s office to investigate complaints.

In the committee’s report, Rep. John Cebrowski, a Bedford Republican, said that the chamber controls its proceedings and should not give a say to another branch of government. He said members who feel wronged have other outlets to make their case,

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments (6)
  1. paul says:

    Add ten days in jail….and double it for each offense….it will end real quick.

  2. Thomas Hood says:

    Make it apply to everyone not just House Members.

  3. Harvey says:

    It shoudl be instituted for all individuals including children. Maybe then they will get the message.

  4. Jim says:

    Really COOL New Hampshire. Live free or die… yea…

    If you can’t handle bully’s you can’t handle life. You certainly can’t handle elected office.

    How prepared are you?

  5. Cynic says:

    How about the cowboy hatted local yokel county Cops up there? Aren’t they bullies by definition?

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