HB 229 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 229
SPONSORS: Rep. Beaudoin, Straf. 9
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
RENTAL OF SHARED FACILITIES AND HOMELESS SHELTERS
540-B:1 [Definition] Definitions; Shared Facility and Homeless Shelter.
I. A "shared facility'' means real property rented for residential purposes which has separate sleeping areas for each occupant and in which each occupant has access to and shares with the owner of the facility one or more significant portions of the facility in common, such as kitchen, dining area, bathroom, or bathing area, for which the occupant has no rented right of sole personal use.
II. A shared facility shall not include:
(a) Facilities rented to transient guests intended for use of less than 90 days.
(b) Rooms in hotels, motels, inns, tourist homes, and other dwellings rented for recreational or vacationing use.
(c) Rooms provided ancillary to other primary purposes such as jails, student dormitories, nursing homes, hospitals, group homes, and emergency shelters.
(d) A homeless shelter.
III. A "homeless shelter" means a non-profit facility, the purpose of which is to provide housing to individuals who have no permanent residence or who have been displaced due to a natural or man made disaster. A homeless shelter shall not include an emergency shelter that is set up to deal with a specific disaster.
540-B:3-a Homeless Shelter; Termination of Tenancy; Notice of Termination.
I. The owner or agent of the owner of a homeless shelter may terminate any tenancy without stating any reason. A written 72-hour notice of termination shall be required.
II. The owner or agent of the owner of a homeless shelter may terminate any tenancy for nonpayment of rent. A written 12-hour notice of termination shall be required.
III. The owner or agent of the owner of a homeless shelter may immediately, without prior notice, terminate any tenancy for damage to the premises, flagrant violation of shelter rules, or behavior of the occupant or guest of any family member of the occupant which adversely affects the health or safety of the other occupants or the owner or the agent of the owner.
540-B:6 Possessory Rights. The occupant shall have no possessory rights to any portion of a shared facility or homeless shelter. The owner or agent of the owner may request law enforcement intervention for any behavior if such action is deemed necessary. The law enforcement officer shall not be precluded from any normal response based on the fact of the rental agreement.
|Jan. 19, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 19, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 2, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
Feb. 2, 2017: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/02/2017 HJ 5 P. 6
Feb. 2, 2017: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/02/2017 (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 9 P. 5
Jan. 19, 2017: Executive Session: 01/19/2017 LOB 208
Jan. 19, 2017: Public Hearing: 01/19/2017 01:30 PM LOB 208
Jan. 4, 2017: Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Judiciary HJ 2 P. 21