HB281 (2015) Detail

Defining "exotic aquatic species of wildlife" and relative to the duties of the exotic aquatic weeds and species committee.


CHAPTER 164

HB 281 – FINAL VERSION

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HOUSE BILL 281

AN ACT defining “exotic aquatic species of wildlife” and relative to the duties of the exotic aquatic weeds and species committee.

SPONSORS: Rep. Gottling, Sull 2; Rep. C. Christensen, Hills 21; Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf 8; Rep. Grenier, Sull 7; Rep. Spang, Straf 6; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Little, Dist 8; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

ANALYSIS

This bill defines exotic aquatic species of wildlife and adds to the duties of the exotic aquatic weeds and species committee.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

AN ACT defining “exotic aquatic species of wildlife” and relative to the duties of the exotic aquatic weeds and species committee.

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

164:1 New Paragraph; Pollution and Aquatic Growth; Definitions; Exotic Aquatic Species of Wildlife. Amend RSA 487:16 by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a. “Exotic aquatic species of wildlife” means wildlife, as defined in RSA 207:1, XXXV, that:

(a) Depend on a freshwater aquatic environment; and

(b) Are not naturally occurring in New Hampshire or have not become established in New?Hampshire as a result of an intentional introduction program by a state agency.

164:2 Exotic Aquatic Weeds and Species Committee. Amend RSA 487:30, I to read as follows:

I. There is established a committee to study exotic aquatic weeds and exotic aquatic species of wildlife in the state of New Hampshire.

164:3 Duties Added. Amend RSA 487:30, III to read as follows:

III. The committee shall:

(a) Study the spread of exotic aquatic weeds and exotic aquatic species of wildlife, as defined in RSA 487:16, I-a, in the waters of New Hampshire including education, management, and potential means to eliminate the spread of these weeds and [species; and] wildlife.

(b) Aid the department of environmental services in the control and eradication of milfoil.

(c) Study the best management practices used in other states to prevent the introduction of, and to research, monitor, control, and eradicate exotic aquatic weeds and wildlife.

(d) Recommend to the department of fish and game a program for research, monitoring, control, or eradication if an invasive exotic aquatic species of wildlife is discovered in the state.

164:4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: June 26, 2015

Effective Date: August 25, 2015

Links

HB281 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB281 Revision: 27744 Date: Dec. 16, 2015, midnight

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