SCR 5 – AS INTRODUCED
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 5
SPONSORS: Sen. D’Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Flanders, Dist 7; Sen. Odell, Dist 8; Sen. Burling, Dist 5; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 24; Sen. Johnson, Dist 2; Sen. Kenney, Dist 3; Sen. Estabrook, Dist 21; Sen. Green, Dist 6; Sen. Larsen, Dist 15; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Rep. Patten, Carr 4
This senate concurrent resolution recognizes the increasing problem of exotic aquatic weeds and species.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five
A RESOLUTION recognizing the increasing problem of exotic aquatic weeds and species.
Whereas, exotic aquatic weeds and species are an increasing danger to the lakes, ponds, and rivers of our state; and
Whereas, there is an increase in the spread of these exotic, aquatic plant infestations in New Hampshire; and
Whereas, there is a proven negative environmental and economic impact of exotic aquatic plants; and
Whereas, there is a need to minimize the spread and maximize control techniques; and
Whereas, there is a need to study the effectiveness of the exotic aquatic plant laws and regulations; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the general court recognizes that there is a need to determine the resources necessary to fulfill the purposes of RSA 487:15, which states:
487:15 Purpose. The general court recognizes that rapidly escalating pressures of shorefront development and recreational uses of public waters have placed increasing strains upon the state’s lake resources, thereby accelerating the eutrophication process in many of our public lakes through nuisance growths of aquatic macrophyton and phytoplankton (algae) and thus posing a threat to water quality. The general court further recognizes the need to restore, preserve and maintain the state’s lakes and ponds in order that these significant environmental, aesthetic and recreational assets will continue to benefit the social and economic well-being of the state’s citizens.