POLL: Should NH Lawmakers Ski for Free?
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On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives rejected a bill that would have allowed state lawmakers to receive free ski passes at state-owned Cannon Mountain.
The bill aimed to exempt the receipt of the Cannon ski passes from the definition of a gift. The free skiing at Cannon was flagged in 2011-2012, when a legislator sought an advisory opinion of the Legislative Ethics Committee on whether getting complimentary tickets violated the state gifts law. The Ethics Committee found that the long-time practice did indeed violate the state gifts law, and said it would have to be amended to allow lawmakers to accept the complimentary ski tickets.
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