HB483 (2017) Detail

Prohibiting the issuance of a summons or warrant for failure to license a dog.


HB 483 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0283

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 483

 

AN ACT prohibiting the issuance of a summons or warrant for failure to license a dog.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Sapareto, Rock. 6; Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Webb, Rock. 6; Rep. J. Edwards, Rock. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits a defendant summoned for failure to license a dog from being arrested for failure to appear on such summons.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0283

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT prohibiting the issuance of a summons or warrant for failure to license a dog.

 

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

 

1  Summons; Defendant Disobeying; Failure to License a Dog.  Amend RSA 592-A:15 to read as follows:

592-A:15  Default.

I.  Except as provided in paragraph II, if a party, being summoned by delivering to him an attested copy of the summons as provided in RSA 592-A:14, shall not appear, the justice may then issue a warrant as provided in RSA 592-A:8.  Such party shall be in contempt of court for failing to attend after being so summoned and may be fined not more than $100.

II.  A party summoned to appear due to failure to license a dog under RSA 466:1 shall not be held in contempt nor have a warrant issued for their arrest for failing to appear when summoned.  

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

HB483 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 1, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB483 Revision: 449 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 15
Feb. 1, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/01/2017 11:00 AM LOB 301
Feb. 8, 2017 Executive Session: 02/08/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 8, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 42