HB1486 (2012) Detail

Prohibiting the state from accepting federal funds that could be used to enhance the militarization or federalization of law enforcement.


HB 1486 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2758

05/09

HOUSE BILL 1486

AN ACT prohibiting the state from accepting federal funds that could be used to enhance the militarization or federalization of law enforcement.

SPONSORS: Rep. L. Christiansen, Hills 27

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill prohibits the governor and council from accepting federal funds that could be used to enhance the militarization or federalization of law enforcement.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2758 05/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT prohibiting the state from accepting federal funds that could be used to enhance the militarization or federalization of law enforcement.

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

1 New Section; Powers of the Governor and Council; Acceptance of Federal Funds to Enhance Militarization or Federalization of Law Enforcement Prohibited. Amend RSA 4 by inserting after section 47 the following new section:

4:48 Acceptance of Federal Funds Used to Enhance Militarization or Federalization of Law Enforcement Prohibited. The general court finds that acceptance of federal funds by the state to enhance the militarization or federalization of state and local law enforcement agencies is repugnant to the New Hampshire constitution and compromises the sovereignty of the inhabitants of the Republic of New Hampshire. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the governor and council are therefore prohibited from accepting federal funds that may result in the militarization or federalization of state and local law enforcement agencies.

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

Links

HB1486 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1486 Revision: 21464 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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