SB5 (2005) Detail

Establishing a commission to study the state park system.


CHAPTER 276

SB 5 – FINAL VERSION

03/10/05 0426s

04May2005… 1190h

06/29/05 1923cofc

2005 SESSION

05-0404

04/09

SENATE BILL 5

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the state park system.

SPONSORS: Sen. Odell, Dist 8; Sen. Eaton, Dist 10; Sen. Larsen, Dist 15; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Rep. Craig, Hills 9; Rep. Spang, Straf 7; Rep. Brueggemann, Merr 12; Rep. Russell, Belk 6

COMMITTEE: Environment and Wildlife

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to study the mission of the state park system and the division of parks and recreation, department of resources and economic development, including the continued efficacy of self-funding the state park system, the leasing of public lands and property to private interests and the circumstances under which such leasing is permissible, and the development of a long-term capital improvements plan for the state park system.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/10/05 0426s

04May2005… 1190h

06/29/05 1923cofc

05-0404

04/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the state park system.

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

276:1 Commission Established. There is established a commission to study:

I. The mission of the state park system as outlined in RSA 216-A:1 and the division of parks and recreation, department of resources and economic development.

II. The continued efficacy of self-funding of the state park system.

III. The leasing of state parks and property for private commercial gain.

IV. The development of a long-term capital improvements plan for the state park system.

276:2 Membership and Compensation.

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

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

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

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

(d) Eight members of the public, appointed by the governor and council, of whom 6 shall each represent: natural resources, cultural resources, tourism, not-for-profit conservation interests, municipal interests, and motorized outdoor recreational interests, and 2 of whom shall represent the general public.

II. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

276:3 Duties.

I. The commission shall study, evaluate, and make recommendations for legislation on:

(a) The mission of the state park system and the division of parks and recreation, department of resources and economic development.

(b) The continued efficacy of self-funding the state park system.

(c) The leasing of public lands and properties to private interests and the circumstances under which such leasing is permissible.

(d) The development of a long-term capital improvements plan for the state park system.

(e) Any other matters relating to the state park system and the operation of the division of parks and recreation, department of resources and economic development as the commission may deem necessary.

II. The commission shall solicit advice and expertise from members of the public representing not-for-profit conservation interests, municipal interests, and non-motorized outdoor recreational interests.

III. The commission shall solicit the advice and expertise of any individual, state agency or organization, or state employee in fulfilling its duties.

276:4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named senate member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. A simple majority of the total number of members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

276:5 Report. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 30, 2006. An interim report shall be filed on or before November 30, 2005.

276:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

(Approved: July 22, 2005)

(Effective Date: July 22, 2005)

Links

SB5 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

SB5 Revision: 9305 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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