HB1186 (2010) Detail

Prohibiting smoking within certain areas of New Hampshire state parks and historic sites.


HB 1186 – AS INTRODUCED

2010 SESSION

10-2116

01/10

HOUSE BILL 1186

AN ACT prohibiting smoking within certain areas of New Hampshire state parks and historic sites.

SPONSORS: Rep. Kepner, Rock 15; Rep. J. Day, Rock 13; Rep. Bettencourt, Rock 4

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

ANALYSIS

This bill prohibits smoking within certain areas of New Hampshire state parks and historic sites.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

10-2116

01/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT prohibiting smoking within certain areas of New Hampshire state parks and historic sites.

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

1 New Subdivision; Smoking and Congregate Areas of State Parks and Historic Sites. Amend RSA 155 by inserting after section 42 the following new subdivision:

Smoking and Congregate Areas of State Parks and Historic Sites

155:42-a Smoking in Congregate Areas of State Parks Prohibited.

I. In this subdivision:

(a) “Congregate area” means restrooms and places where people gather for events inside or outside, including tours, eating, relaxation, recreation, or information and learning. “Congregate area” also includes, but is not limited to, playgrounds, picnic areas, gazebos, pavilions, and outside stage areas where there may be seating that is fixed or brought by attendees.

(b) “Smoking” means having in one’s possession a lighted cigarette, cigar, or pipe, or any device designed to produce the effect of smoking.

II. Smoking is prohibited in congregate areas of state parks and historic sites.

III. Proper signage shall be placed in appropriate places in and around congregate areas. Park officials may call law enforcement authorities if a person refuses to refrain from smoking in congregate areas.

IV. Any person who violates paragraph II of this section shall be guilty of a violation and subject to a fine of not less than $50.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2011.

Links

HB1186 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1186 Revision: 15067 Date: Dec. 10, 2009, midnight

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