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N.H. House set to vote on paychecks, ‘vexatious litigants’ and the Senate’s ‘Pathway to Work’ bill

It’s been a week since the House took its highly anticipated vote on the Senate’s casino bill. But the 400-member chamber’s work is far from done.

The House will meet this afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. It’s got a number of bills worth watching on its agenda (PDF), including:

∎ legislation allowing people who file three or more frivolous lawsuits to be branded as “vexatious litigants,”

∎ legislation allowing businesses to do away with paper paychecks in favor of direct deposit or “digital payroll cards,”

∎ the Senate’s “Pathway to Work” bill, which would allow unemployed people to continue receiving benefits while they start up their own business, and,

∎ legislation giving the Legislature’s Fiscal Committee to power to approve (or reject) cost items for the state’s union contracts.

The House will meet again next Wednesday, June 5. The Senate will meet tomorrow afternoon, also starting at 1 p.m., and again next Thursday, June 6, to vote on its version of the state budget.

(Ben Leubsdorf can be reached at 369-3307 or bleubsdorf@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @BenLeubsdorf.)

Legacy Comments4

"Vexatious litigants"? Good thing King Henry II isn't still around or there might be a passage dealing with "meddlesome priest[s]"!

Me too Waltham, there are quite a few serial suers out there.

I'd like to take it one step further. If a lawyer loses more than 3 frivolous lawsuits, they have their license suspended.

I like the one about three or more frivolous lawsuits.

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