Public Safety, Equity, and Protecting Families

--“Joshua’s Law”

Defining domestic abuse as a separate crime, this bill, cosponsored by Sen. Watters, gives targets of abuse needed protection and new tools for law enforcement.  (Read Story, bill)

--Paycheck Equity Act

This important act puts into New Hampshire law equal protection for women to receive fair pay for equal work, and it prevents employers from penalizing workers who discuss their compensation. (link to bill)

--Sex Abuse Prevention Education Commission

Working with Sexual Abuse Support Services, the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, abuse survivors, and District 4 advocates, Sen. Watters’s bill establishes a commission to study best practices and make recommendations for curriculum and other programs in our schools. (link to bill)

--Code Enforcement

Sen. Watters worked with code enforcement officers and city managers to create a bill for effective enforcement for code violations, especially related to fire safety and property maintenance. (link to bill)