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New State Vegetable, Protection For First Responders Set To Become Law

Governor Maggie Hassan is set to sign three pieces of legislation into law this week.

Gov. Hassan will be joined by a group of students in Derry on Tuesday, when she signs HB 535 into law.

The bill establishes the white potato as the state vegetable.

It’s believed the first white potato grown in North America was grown in Derry in 1719. Students from the town advocated for the legislation to be passed.

On Thursday, Hassan is expected to sign SB 166 into law, a bill deeming that information divulged during critical stress management and crisis intervention services by emergency service providers will be confidential.

And then on Friday, Hassan is scheduled to sign SB 187, a bill that posthumously emancipates a group of Portsmouth slaves.