Bill Text - SB164 (2013)

Authorizing coastal management provisions in master plans.


Revision: Feb. 4, 2013, midnight

SB 164 – AS INTRODUCED

2013 SESSION

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03/09

SENATE BILL 164

AN ACT authorizing coastal management provisions in master plans.

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Stiles, Dist 24; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Khan, Rock 20; Rep. Reilly, Graf 9; Rep. Spang, Straf 6

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

ANALYSIS

This bill authorizes coastal management provisions in master plans, which may address planning needs and property loss resulting from projected coastal risks due to increased frequency of storm surge, flooding, and inundation.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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03/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT authorizing coastal management provisions in master plans.

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

1 New Paragraph; Office of Energy and Planning; Responsibilities for Assistance; Coastal Management. Amend RSA 4-C:8 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V. Assist municipalities with implementation of coastal management provisions adopted pursuant to RSA 674:2, III(o). The office of energy and planning shall consider coastal storm, inundation, and flood risk projections when providing assistance, including a review every 5 years of NOAA and other scientific agency projections of coastal storm, inundation, and flood risk to determine the appropriate information, data, and property risk for use by municipalities.

2 New Subparagraph; Master Plan; Coastal Management. Amend RSA 674:2, III by inserting after subparagraph (n) the following new subparagraph:

(o) A coastal management section which may address planning needs resulting from projected coastal property or habitat loss due to increased frequency of storm surge, flooding, and inundation.

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

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