I am letting everyone know that I will be running for reelection next year. I will continue to improving education and the economy. Since, I am on the Environmental and Agriculture Committee, I will be working on recycling programs that are needed in NH. Now, I am working on Paint Stewardship Program to recycle paint. Other programs I am working on include mattresses, pharmaceutical, batteries and composting.
I have been walking the district. I am posting more information about the Paint Stewardship Program. I am submitting legislation in the next session so we can have a nonprofit administer the paint recycle program. Instead of going one day out of the year to a your town household waste, you can go any time to the town dump when the dump is open to deliver the left over paint or to a nearby paint store such as Aubochon Hardware, Ace Hardware or Sherwin Williams. You do not have to wait to drop off left over paint.
Municipal Services will save money. The nonprofit, Paint Care, will provide the PPE, the education and the transportation of paint. At retail, the nonprofit will provide the educational flyers, training and transportation of paint. There will be restores where the paint is stored to mix and reuse, sell or just give away.
The consumer will be paying for this program when they buy paint.
For more information, you can go to http://www.paintcare.org. You can go to the Oregon tab and look at products and fees.
If there is any question or concerns, please comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Year is over. Sponsor Bills HB 581 to recover moneys from neighboring state for mitigation of flooding and HB 635 study of rest areas both past the state and house. Governor has signed HB 581 and still waiting for the signature on HB 635.
In the next few months, In the next few months, I will be walking the district to meet voters to explain what has been happen in the state legislature and go over what I am going to work on in the next year. I have been in the last few months meeting with some farmers to see if any legislation is needed. This led to work with the Commissioner on exempt taxes on small farmers on there farm structures or barns. I will be working on some recycling legislation such as Paint Stewardship Program. I am also researching on how to have landlords of any kind to report renters payment when the renter has bad credit to improve their credit report so if they are living in a family house paying rent they can improve their credit report since they defaulted on their mortgage. Another possible bill to be submitted is who will be responsible paying for septic tank inspection when house changes hands. Will the new owner, previous owner or the realtor pay for the inspection.
I will continue to try to work with community leaders to create jobs and improve the educational system.
If you feel there is any legislation that is needed to be address, please feel free to contact me about any issues.
Representative Scott Burns.
May all wishes come true in 2013.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I look forward to serving you in the coming year.
Representative Scott Burns
December 23, 2012
On December 5, 2012 I was sworn in as a state representative. I am a member of the Merrimack County Delegation and I am an Executive Committee member. Since then, I have been meeting with educators, city officials, business and board members. I sat down with Plymouth State University, my alumni, to see how we can restore funding. I met with Mayor Ken Merrifield to work together improving Franklin along with Jim Alberg about the business community opportunities. I met with the Department of Resource Development to learn opportunities available for Franklin. I met with Franklin Hospital board members on issues with health care and the expansion of Medicaid. I have been attending school board meetings in both Franklin and Hill. I have met with Hill selectman and found out that Murray Hill Rd needs attention which I spoke with the Department of Transportation about the situation. We are working on other issues.
Constituents contacted me about wind farms. I am for wind farms but case by case. I have been asked not to revoke truancy law but truancy law was improved in 2010 by HB 154 from 20 days to 10 days. Franklin School Board has a stronger truancy law where one day is three and half hours not a full day. Of course, I have been asked about the incident of Newtown Elementary. I campaign on the gun show loop hole to be closed. This would allow background checks for mental health illness not only for licensed gun dealers but non licensed gun dealers at gun shows.
January 2, 2013 is the next day of session at the State House. I have been placed on Environment and Agriculture committee.
Next month, I have meetings with President Steen of Plymouth State University, Commissioner Virginia Barry of Department of Education, tour of UNH Extension and many more who I hope to work with improving the district.
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Representative Scott Burns
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Today was the swearing in. I am officially a state representative. Please email me for concerns and to be placed on a newsletter. Thank you for those who have emailed me or mailed me their concerns. Scott A. Burns