Bill Text - HB108 (2011)

Authorizing the town of Hampton to appoint a tree warden.


Revision: Jan. 3, 2011, midnight

HB 108 – AS INTRODUCED

2011 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 108

AN ACT authorizing the town of Hampton to appoint a tree warden.

SPONSORS: Rep. Sheffert, Rock 15; Rep. Nevins, Rock 15; Sen. Stiles, Dist 24

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

ANALYSIS

This bill authorizes the town of Hampton to appoint a tree warden.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

AN ACT authorizing the town of Hampton to appoint a tree warden.

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

1 Town of Hampton; Appointment of Tree Warden. Notwithstanding RSA 231:139 or any other law to the contrary, the Hampton town manager, with the advice and consent of the Hampton board of selectmen, shall appoint a tree warden who shall have the powers of tree wardens under RSA 231:139 through 231:142 and RSA 231:144. The tree warden position shall be combined with an existing position in the town and shall be at no additional cost to the town.

2 Rules. The Hampton tree warden shall adopt rules and regulations for the protection, preservation, maintenance, and removal of trees on public property that shall become effective upon approval by the Hampton board of selectmen after such rules and regulations have been posted in 2 public places in the town followed by a public hearing and upon being filed with the Hampton town clerk.

3 Removal from Office. After a hearing, the Hampton board of selectmen shall have the power to remove the Hampton tree warden from office for misconduct. The board of selectmen shall certify any such removal and the reasons therefore in writing to be filed with the town clerk. The vacancy may be filled by appointment in accordance with section 1 of this act.

4 Town of Hampton Shade Tree Commission Abolished. The town of Hampton shade tree commission is hereby abolished.

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

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