HB343 (2005) Detail

Establishing a commission to study accessibility for New Hampshire citizens to the water bodies in the state.


HB 343 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

30Mar2005… 0837h

2005 SESSION

05-0575

06/01

HOUSE BILL 343

AN ACT establishing a commission to study accessibility for New Hampshire citizens to the water bodies in the state.

SPONSORS: Rep. Spang, Straf 7; Rep. Dickinson, Carr 1; Rep. Merrow, Carr 3; Rep. D. L. Christensen, Hills 19; Rep. P. McMahon, Merr 3; Sen. Johnson, Dist 2

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to study certain issues relative to accessibility for New Hampshire citizens to the water bodies in the state for non-motorized recreation.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

30Mar2005… 0837h

05-0575

06/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a commission to study accessibility for New Hampshire citizens to the water bodies in the state.

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

1 Commission Established. There is established a commission to study accessibility to the water bodies in the state for New Hampshire citizens.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a) Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c) A representative from the New Hampshire Lakes Association, nominated by the association and appointed by the governor.

(d) A representative from the New Hampshire Rivers Council, nominated by the council and appointed by the governor.

(e) The director of the fish and game department, or designee.

(f) A representative from the public water access advisory board, nominated by the chairperson and appointed by the governor.

(g) A representative from a conservation organization, appointed by the governor.

(h) A representative from the Appalachian Mountain Club, nominated by the club president and appointed by the governor.

(i) The commissioner of the department of resources and economic development, or designee.

(j) The commissioner of the department of environmental services, or designee.

(k) The director of the office of energy and planning, or designee.

3 Duties. The commission shall study current access for non-motorized public use of water bodies including, but not limited to, the need for different types of non-motorized recreational opportunities, the geographical distribution of such opportunities, approaches for determining the optimal recreational use of a particular water body including environmental concerns, available funding for creation of access, and the adequacy of recreational opportunities for citizens of all income levels.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Four members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

5 Report. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2006.

6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB343 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB343 Revision: 8805 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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