CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers are trying to open the State House in downtown Concord to weekend visitors.

The Concord Monitor reports Republican Rep. Robert Haefner of Hudson filed a bill that would let the Legislature broker an agreement with a private entity to run tours of the building on some Saturdays during the summer and fall.

The building is open to the public on weekdays during business hours.

A similar proposal was rejected last year over security concerns. This bill would require any agreement between lawmakers and private entities to address security and bathroom usage plans.

Final deals would need a sign-off from the joint committee on legislative facilities.

The bill, which has some bipartisan support, has its first public hearing today.



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