HB279 (2005) Detail

(New Title) relative to the classification of Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, New Hampshire and exempting swimming rafts from regulation by the department of safety.


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HB 279 – FINAL VERSION

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HOUSE BILL 279

AN ACT relative to the classification of Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, New Hampshire and exempting swimming rafts from regulation by the department of safety.

SPONSORS: Rep. Hogancamp, Ches 4; Rep. Dexter, Ches 6; Rep. Currier, Merr 5; Sen. Eaton, Dist 10

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill changes the classification of Spofford Lake and its tributaries in Chesterfield, New Hampshire to Class A. This bill also exempts swimming rafts from the rulemaking authority of the commissioner of safety.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

09Mar2005… 0234h

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06/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to the classification of Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, New Hampshire and exempting swimming rafts from regulation by the department of safety.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

232:1 Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, New Hampshire; Classification Changed to Class A. On and after the effective date of this act, the surface waters of Spofford Lake and its tributaries in Chesterfield, New Hampshire shall be classified in accordance with the provisions of RSA 485-A:8, as Class A waters.

232:2 Rulemaking and Enforcement. Amend RSA 270:11 to read as follows:

270:11 Rulemaking and Enforcement.

I. The commissioner of safety, consistent with the policy of this chapter, shall adopt rules under RSA 541-A relative to the following:

[I.](a) Required equipment of all boats, including rafts and floats of whatever kind, operated or used on any public waters of the state.

(b) The operation of all boats, including rafts and floats of any kind, operated or used on any public waters of the state.

(c) The classification, examination, and certification of captains, masters, engineers, and pilots of all boats operated or used on any public waters of the state.

(d) A recommended uniform fine schedule for any boating violations, which shall be submitted to the supreme court for their use under RSA 502-A:19-b, V.

II. The commissioner shall enforce the provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted under this section.

III. In the enforcement of this chapter and the rules adopted under this section, the commissioner and [his] the commissioner’s duly authorized representatives shall have the powers of a peace officer in any county of the state.

IV. For purposes of paragraph I, “raft” shall not include a stationary raft which is moored to the bottom of a body of water and used primarily for activities related to swimming.

232:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2006.

(Approved: July 11, 2005)

(Effective Date: January 1, 2006)

Links

HB279 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB279 Revision: 8750 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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