Bill Text - HB1320 (2018)

Establishing a committee to study crop theft.


Revision: Nov. 7, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

HB 1320 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2469

08/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1320

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study crop theft.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. A. Turcotte, Merr. 22

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study crop theft.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2469

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study crop theft.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study agricultural crop theft in New Hampshire.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Four members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be members of the environment and agriculture committee and 2 of whom shall be members of the criminal justice and public safety committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

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

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall study agricultural crop theft in New Hampshire to determine if crop damage can be better addressed in state law to protect farmers' investment in their crops and property and to ensure adequate compensation to farmers when theft occurs.  The committee shall also make recommendations concerning changes it deems necessary to New Hampshire laws or departmental rules; law enforcement education, procedures, and training; and any other areas the committee deems appropriate.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation 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 on or before November 1, 2018.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

HB 1320 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2469

08/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1320

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study crop theft.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. A. Turcotte, Merr. 22

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study crop theft.

 

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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.

18-2469

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study crop theft.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study agricultural crop theft in New Hampshire.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Four members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be members of the environment and agriculture committee and 2 of whom shall be members of the criminal justice and public safety committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

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

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall study agricultural crop theft in New Hampshire to determine if crop damage can be better addressed in state law to protect farmers' investment in their crops and property and to ensure adequate compensation to farmers when theft occurs.  The committee shall also make recommendations concerning changes it deems necessary to New Hampshire laws or departmental rules; law enforcement education, procedures, and training; and any other areas the committee deems appropriate.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation 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 on or before November 1, 2018.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.