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“I’ve never been encouraged that HB 492 would pass; I’ve always seen it as a step toward the goal of future passage,” says Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, R-Manchester, a prime sponsor of the bill. “What really encourages me are the Gallup and UNH polls within the past few weeks. Even should we get this bill out of the House, I doubt it has much chance in the Senate, but the discussion will continue.”