Bill Text - HB1132 (2016)

(New Title) relative to carrying a loaded rifle or loaded shotgun in certain vehicles.


Revision: March 16, 2016, midnight

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HB 1132 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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HOUSE BILL\t1132

 

AN ACT\trelative to carrying a loaded rifle or loaded shotgun in certain vehicles.

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. Proulx, Hills. 44

 

COMMITTEE:\tTransportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill prohibits carrying in a motor vehicle, OHRV, snowmobile, aircraft, or boat, a loaded rifle or loaded shotgun that has a round in the chamber and the safety in the off position.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Sixteen

 

AN ACT\trelative to carrying a loaded rifle or loaded shotgun in certain vehicles.

 

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

 

\t1  Hunting From a Motor Vehicle, OHRV, Snowmobile, Boat, or Aircraft.  Amend RSA 207:7 to read as follows:

\t207:7  Hunting From Motor Vehicle, OHRV, Snowmobile, Boat, or Aircraft.

\t\tI.  No person shall take or attempt to take wild birds or wild animals from a motor vehicle, OHRV, snowmobile as defined in RSA 215-C:1, boat, aircraft or other craft propelled by mechanical power.

\t\tII.  No person shall have or carry, in or on a motor vehicle, OHRV, snowmobile, or aircraft, whether moving or stationary, a cocked crossbow, or a loaded rifle or loaded shotgun[, or a rifle or shotgun with a cartridge in a magazine or clip attached to the gun] that has a round in the chamber and the safety in the off position.

\t\tIII.  No person shall have in or on a boat or other craft while being propelled by mechanical power, or in a boat or other craft being towed by a boat or other craft propelled by mechanical power, a cocked crossbow, or a loaded rifle or loaded shotgun[, or a rifle or shotgun with a cartridge in a magazine or clip attached to the gun] that has a round in the chamber and the safety in the off position.

\t\tIV.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to law enforcement officers carrying guns in the line of duty.

\t2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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