HB1154 (2014) Detail

Relative to the use of a laser pointing device for self-defense or defense of others.


HB 1154-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2014 SESSION

14-2438

05/01

HOUSE BILL 1154-FN

AN ACT relative to the use of a laser pointing device for self-defense or defense of others.

SPONSORS: Rep. Hoell, Merr 23

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill provides that the use of a laser pointing device in self-defense or defense of others shall not be violation of RSA 631:3-a.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14-2438

05/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen

AN ACT relative to the use of a laser pointing device for self-defense or defense of others.

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

1 Conduct Involving Laser Pointing Device; Exemption. Amend RSA 631:3-a, III to read as follows:

III. It shall be an affirmative defense under this section if the laser pointing device was used in an organized meeting or training class by the instructor or speaker. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the use of medical lasers by qualified medical personnel, or construction lasers used by construction personnel, or laser devices utilized by law enforcement personnel in the performance of their official duties. No person shall be found in violation of this section for use of a laser pointing device in self defense or defense of others.

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

LBAO

14-2438

11/21/13

HB 1154-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT relative to the use of a laser pointing device for self-defense or defense of others.

FISCAL IMPACT:

    The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as introduced, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2014 through 2018.

Links

HB1154 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1154 Revision: 26169 Date: March 27, 2014, midnight

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