SB183 (2015) Detail

Allowing the fish and game department to offer lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for newborns.


CHAPTER 36

SB 183 – FINAL VERSION

03/05/2015 0456s

2015 SESSION

15-0932

10/06

SENATE BILL 183

AN ACT allowing the fish and game department to offer lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for newborns.

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Little, Dist 8; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Rep. Kidder, Merr?5; Rep. Duarte, Rock 2; Rep. K. Ward, Straf 21; Rep. Chandler, Carr 1; Rep.?Webb, Rock 6

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

ANALYSIS

This bill allows the fish and game department to offer discounted lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for residents who have not yet reached their first birthday.

This bill is a request of the fish and game department.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/05/2015 0456s

15-0932

10/06

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT allowing the fish and game department to offer lifetime hunting and fishing licenses for newborns.

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

36:1 Fish and Game; Lifetime Licenses; Newborns. Amend RSA 214:9-c, I and II to read as follows:

I.(a) The executive director, at the department of fish and game headquarters only, shall issue lifetime hunting, freshwater fishing, or combination hunting and freshwater fishing licenses similar to that issued on an annual basis under RSA 214:9, III to any resident applicant upon payment of the proper fee, which shall be established by the executive director in accordance with the provisions of paragraph II.

(b)(1) In addition, the executive director may issue lifetime licenses to any resident under 16 years of age.

(2) In addition further, the executive director may issue discounted lifetime licenses to residents who have not yet reached their first birthday. The executive director shall establish the discounted amount of such lifetime licenses in rules adopted under RSA?541-A, except that the fee for a combination hunting and freshwater fishing lifetime license for a resident who has not yet reached his or her first birthday shall be $300.

(3) The parent or legal guardian of the applicant shall be a resident pursuant to RSA?207:1, XXIII. The hunting license or hunting portion of the combination license shall not be valid until the licensee has met the requirements of RSA 214:23-a. Upon meeting the requirements of RSA 214:23-a, the licensee shall have the hunting license or the combination hunting and fishing license validated at the fish and game department headquarters only.

II. The executive director shall obtain an actuarial table based on an appropriate annuity from the commissioner of insurance and shall set the fee for the various licenses annually on July 15 of each year for the following year based on the age of the applicant. The fee for any applicant under 16 years of age shall be the same as the fee for a 16-year-old applicant, except for newborns as provided in subparagraph I(b)(2). In addition the applicant shall pay the agent’s fee in accordance with RSA 214-A:4.

36:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.

Approved: May 7, 2015

Effective Date: July 1, 2015

Links

SB183 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

SB183 Revision: 28270 Date: Dec. 16, 2015, midnight

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