NH Advocates Help Kill Alcohol Billboard Bill

May 9, 2014

nh house
New Hampshire Youth to Youth members
testifying before the House Commerce and
Consumer Affairs Committee on April 9,

The New Hampshire House acted to protect youth from alcohol advertising by killing SB 329, a bill that would have revoked a 25-year state ban on billboard alcohol advertising. Public health advocates were key to the bill's defeat, organizing a successful campaign that included youth testimony at a hearing before the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee. “Community coalitions and local groups work daily to prevent and reduce underage drinking and excessive alcohol consumption, we’re grateful to have the Legislature recognize and support those efforts,” Linda Saunders Paquette, executive director of the non-profit New Futures, said.

Read Alcohol Justice's letter in opposition to SB 329 here.