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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Elliott is serving third term as state representative

Nancy Elliott is in her third term as a state representative. She represents District 19 in Hillsborough County.

A Republican, she has served on the House Judiciary Committee for all three terms, according to the House clerk’s office.

She recently cosponsored a bill that would have voters decide whether marriage should be legally recognized only as a union of one man and one woman. But her committee recommended Tuesday that the full House kill the proposed Constitutional amendment.

At that committee hearing, Elliott said a parent told her fifth-grade students in Nashua were shown pictures of naked men and instructed on anal sex.

Elliott recently saw another of her proposals meet disapproval. She cosponsored a bill that wouldn’t allow sex offenders to live within 2,000 feet of schools and child care centers. The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 18-0 this month to recommend the bill be killed. Opposition to the bill united a wide array of agencies and organizations: the Department of Safety, State Police, the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, the state Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the state Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Manchester Police, according to the House calendar.

“There is significant empirical evidence that enacting residency restrictions does little to protect children and may, in fact, put society at great risk,” the justice and safety committee said.

Also meeting committee rejection this year was a measure she cosponsored calling for a constitutional amendment to target state funds to school districts on a needs or rewards formula.

Elliott is president of the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women.

Albert McKeon can be reached at 594-5832 or amckeon@nashuatelegraph.com.