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State House testimony, Feb. 20-21, 2013Testimony on wind turbines, marijuana legalization and gun laws took place in Concord this week.

Fifth-grader Kylee Rock speaks in favor of HB 580, which seeks to impose a temporary moratorium on the construction of new wind turbine plants and electric transmission lines during a public hearing at the State House in Concord on Tuesday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
State Rep. Gene Chandler, R-Bartlett, speaks Tuesday in favor of House Bill 580, which seeks to impose a temporary moratorium on the construction of new wind turbine plants and electric transmission lines. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Paul Simard signs a petition against wind turbines being circulated by Janis Connor before a public hearing on HB 580, which seeks to impose a temporary moratorium on the construction of new wind turbine plants and electric transmission lines at the State House in Concord on Tuesday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Sitting on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Rep. Steve Valliancourt, a Rebublican of Manchester, asks a speaker if they thought HB 290 was unconstitutional during a hearing at the State House in Concord. HB 290 seeks to prohibit unlicensed persons from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in a public building.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Don Gorman of Deerfield speaks in opposition of HB 290 which seeks to prohibit unlicensed persons from openly carrying a pistol or revolver in a public building at a hearing at the State House in Concord on Thursday. As he spoke, Gorman took off his coat revealing a side arm.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Dr. Seddon Savage gives testimony on behalf of the New Hampshire Medical Society in opposition to HB 573 which would allow use of medical marijuana with a doctors' prescription during a hearing of the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee in Concord on Thursday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Senate co-sponsor John Reagan, R-Deerfield, seated background center, speaks in favor of HB 573 which would allow use of medical marijuana with a doctors' prescription during a hearing of the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee in Concord on Thursday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Republican State Rep. Richard Meany, foreground, has a question for Dr. Seddon Savage who gave testimony on behalf of the New Hampshire Medical Society in opposition to HB 573 which would allow use of medical marijuana with a doctors' prescription during a hearing of the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee in Concord on Thursday.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)