HB488 (2017) Detail

Establishing a state parks advisory council.


CHAPTER 181

HB 488 - FINAL VERSION

 

03/23/2017   0878s

1Jun2017... 1956-EBA

2017 SESSION

17-0362

04/01

 

HOUSE BILL 488

 

AN ACT establishing a state parks advisory council.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Christensen, Hills. 21; Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8; Rep. L'Heureux, Hills. 21; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill re-establishes the state park system advisory council which was repealed on June 30, 2016.

 

This bill is a request of the department of resources and economic development.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/23/2017   0878s

1Jun2017... 1956-EBA 17-0362

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a state parks advisory council.

 

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

 

181:1  New Section; State Park System Advisory Council.  Amend RSA 216-A by inserting after section 3-k the following new section:

216-A:3-kk  State Park System Advisory Council.  

I.  There is established a state park system advisory council which shall consist of the following members:

(a)  Four members of the house of representatives, at least 2 of whom shall be from the resources, recreation and development committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One senator, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c)  Ten members who shall be appointed by the governor.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of resources and economic development, or designee, whose appointment shall be coterminous with the commissioner's term of office.

II.  In the event of a vacancy in membership of a member appointed under paragraph I, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

III.  Members of the council shall be residents of the state of New Hampshire, at least one of whom shall be qualified, experienced, and representative of each of the following areas:

(a)  The business community.

(b)  A park friends group.

(c)  Recreation.

(d)  Forestry.

(e)  The general public.

(f)  Conservation.

(g)  Marketing or public relations.

(h)  Historic preservation, including the development and management of historic sites.

IV.  The council shall elect a chairperson from among the membership.  

V.  Members of the council shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to receive mileage and expenses when attending to the duties of the council.  Legislative members of the council shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the council.  

VI.  The council shall:

(a)  Provide advice to the director of the division of parks and recreation on issues relating to the operation and development of the state park system.  

(b)  Act as an advocate for the state park system.

(c)  Review existing statutes and capital appropriations relating to the state park system and recommend to the general court any changes needed to improve efficiency and clarify responsibilities in the operation of the state park system.  

(d)  Review, with the assistance of the attorney general, all agreements, memoranda of understanding, leases, special use permits, deeds, or other legal documents to which the division of parks and recreation, or the department of resources and economic development, or both, are a party.

(e)  Investigate the development of new incentives to encourage nonprofit clubs, “friends” groups, or other individuals or organizations to assist with construction, maintenance, scientific research, visitor services, and other activities required for the efficient operation of the state park system.  

(f)  Submit a report of its findings to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library no later than November 1 each year.

181:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 29, 2017

Effective Date: August 28, 2017

Links

HB488 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 31, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 23, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB488 Revision: 618 Date: July 3, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
HB488 Revision: 619 Date: June 6, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
HB488 Revision: 620 Date: March 23, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
HB488 Revision: 621 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Docket


June 29, 2017: Signed by Governor Sununu 06/29/2017; Chapter 181; Eff. 8/28/2017


June 8, 2017: Enrolled 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 9


June 8, 2017: Enrolled (In recess 06/08/2017); SJ 20


June 1, 2017: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-1956e: AA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 150


May 31, 2017: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-1956e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/31/2017); SJ 19


May 18, 2017: House Concurs with Senate Amendment 0878s (Rep. Christensen): MA VV 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 7


March 23, 2017: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-0878s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/23/2017; SJ 10


March 23, 2017: Committee Amendment # 2017-0878s, AA, VV; 03/23/2017; SJ 10


March 23, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0878s, 03/23/2017; SC 15


March 15, 2017: Hearing: 03/15/2017, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 14


Feb. 16, 2017: Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 7


Feb. 15, 2017: Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 19


Feb. 15, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/15/2017 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 11 P. 14


Jan. 31, 2017: Executive Session: 01/31/2017 LOB 305


Jan. 24, 2017: Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 02:00 PM LOB 305


Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 3 P. 15