HB 299 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 299
SPONSORS: Rep. J. Belanger, Hills. 27
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
V. All known abutters of any proposed business, commercial, or industrial site shall be notified by the board of adjustment by [certified mail] verified mail, as defined in RSA 451-C:1, VII, at least one week prior to any public hearing regarding the site. The names and addresses of the known abutters shall be supplied by the applicant on a plat plan to be submitted to the board of adjustment.
I.(a) A municipal building inspector shall notify all abutters by [certified mail] verified mail, as defined in RSA 451-C:1, VII, upon application for a building permit to construct a small wind energy system. Abutters shall be afforded a 30-day comment period prior to the issuance of a building permit. An appeal may be made to the building code board of appeals pursuant to RSA 674:34 or to the zoning board of adjustment pursuant to RSA 676:5, as may be appropriate.
(d)(1) Notice to the applicant, holders of conservation, preservation, or agricultural preservation restrictions, abutters, and the public shall be given as follows: The planning board shall notify the abutters, the applicant, holders of conservation, preservation, or agricultural preservation restrictions, and every engineer, architect, land surveyor, or soil scientist whose professional seal appears on any plat submitted to the board by [certified mail] verified mail, as defined in RSA 451-C:1, VII, of the date upon which the application will be formally submitted to the board. Notice shall be mailed at least 10 days prior to submission. Notice to the general public shall also be given at the same time by posting or publication as required by the subdivision regulations. The notice shall include a general description of the proposal which is the subject of the application and shall identify the applicant and the location of the proposal. For any public hearing on the application, the same notice as required for notice of submission of the application shall be given. If notice of public hearing has been included in the notice of submission or any prior notice, additional notice of that hearing is not required nor shall additional notice be required of an adjourned session of a hearing with proper notice if the date, time, and place of the adjourned session was made known at the prior hearing. All costs of notice, whether mailed, posted, or published, shall be paid in advance by the applicant. Failure to pay such costs shall constitute valid grounds for the planning board to terminate further consideration and to disapprove the plat without a public hearing.
III. A declaration of revocation, dated and endorsed in writing by the planning board, and containing reference to the recording information for the plat, plan, or other approval being revoked, shall be filed for recording with the register of deeds, no sooner than 30 days after written notification of the revocation is served on the applicant or the applicant's successor in interest, in person or by [certified mail] verified mail, as defined in RSA 451-C:1, VII, or 30 days after any public hearing, whichever is later. If only part of an approval is revoked, that portion of land subject to revocation shall be clearly identified in the declaration. The declaration shall be recorded under the same name or names as was the original approval, as well as the names of subsequent owners, if any, of the land or part thereof subject to revocation, as identified by the municipality.
(a) The appellant and every abutter and holder of conservation, preservation, or agricultural preservation restrictions shall be notified of the hearing by [certified mail] verified mail, as defined in RSA 451-C:1, VII, stating the time and place of the hearing, and such notice shall be given not less than 5 days before the date fixed for the hearing of the appeal. The board shall hear all abutters and holders of conservation, preservation, or agricultural preservation restrictions desiring to submit testimony and all nonabutters who can demonstrate that they are affected directly by the proposal under consideration. The board may hear such other persons as it deems appropriate.
Approved: June 02, 2017
Effective Date: August 01, 2017
|Jan. 25, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 25, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 9, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|March 8, 2017||Senate||Hearing|
|April 20, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 5, 2017||Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 7|
|Jan. 24, 2017||==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 11:00 AM LOB 301|
|Jan. 25, 2017||==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 01/25/2017 11:00 AM LOB 301|
|Jan. 25, 2017||Executive Session: 01/25/2017 LOB 301|
|Feb. 9, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/09/2017 (Vote 16-0; CC) HC 10 P. 6|
|Feb. 9, 2017||Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/09/2017 HJ 6 P. 5|
|Feb. 16, 2017||Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 7|
|March 8, 2017||Hearing: 03/08/2017, Room 102, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 12|
|April 20, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/20/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 19|
|April 20, 2017||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/20/2017; SJ 14|
|April 27, 2017||Enrolled (In recess 04/27/2017); SJ 16|
|April 20, 2017||Enrolled 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 26|
|June 2, 2017||Signed by Governor Sununu 06/02/2017; Chapter 59; Eff. 8/1/2017|