New Hampshire Libertas recently reported our biggest victory in the 2017 Session came with the passage of HB436 (Exempting persons using virtual currency from registering as money transmitters). HB436 was introduced in response to the to the Commission to Study Cryptocurrency Regulation which decided to undo part of what was passed by HB666 (2015). President Darryl W. Perry’s testimony to the Commission to Study Cryptocurrency Regulation was the first official action as a registered lobbyist, however the groundwork for what became HB436 began in 2015 with the introduction of HB356. HB356, which had a similar intent to model legislation crafted by our President in 2014, sought to exempt persons using virtual currency from registering as money transmitters. HB356 was ultimately amended to create the aforementioned Commission to Study Cryptocurrency Regulation.
After HB436 passed both Chambers of the NH General Court, New Hampshire Libertas organized a pair of events encouraging people to contact the Governor asking him to sign HB436. It appears our calls and emails were successful, as I’m happy to announce that Governor Chris Sununu did sign HB436 on June 2, with the new statute taking effect August 1, 2017. Governor Sununu also signed SB23 (Relative to legalizing firecrackers) on the same day, with that statute taking effect immediately.
There are a number of other bills that New Hampshire Libertas has been working to pass that have not yet been placed before the Governor for a signature. We are keeping an eye on these bills, as well a number of bills we’re hoping he’ll veto, and hope to have a full session recap by early July.
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Darryl W. Perry
President, New Hampshire Libertas
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