Bill Text - HB106 (2009)

Relative to penalties for land use violations.


Revision: Feb. 5, 2009, midnight

HB 106 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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2009 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 106

AN ACT relative to penalties for land use violations.

SPONSORS: Rep. Keans, Straf 1; Rep. Lauterborn, Straf 1; Rep. Dokmo, Hills 6

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

ANALYSIS

This bill clarifies that each day of the violation constitutes a separate offense for certain land use violations.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

AN ACT relative to penalties for land use violations.

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

1 Fines and Penalties; Separate Offenses. Amend RSA 676:17, I to read as follows:

I. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this title, or any local ordinance, code, or regulation adopted under this title, or any provision or specification of any application, plat, or plan approved by, or any requirement or condition of a permit or decision issued by, any local administrator or land use board acting under the authority of this title shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if a natural person, or guilty of a felony if any other person; and shall be subject to a civil penalty of $275 for the first offense, and $550 for subsequent offenses, for each day that such violation is found to continue after the conviction date or after the date on which the violator receives written notice from the municipality that the violator is in violation, whichever is earlier. Each day that a violation continues shall be a separate offense.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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