Bill Details - HB1438 (2018)

HB 1438 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2112

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1438

 

AN ACT relative to residential leases including provisions prohibiting tenants from possessing firearms, explosives, or ammunition within the premises.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows for rental and lease agreements for residential property to include a clause prohibiting tenants from possessing firearms, explosives, or ammunition within the premises.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2112

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to residential leases including provisions prohibiting tenants from possessing firearms, explosives, or ammunition within the premises.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Landlord and Tenant; Certain Acts Prohibited; Rental or Lease Provision on Firearms, Explosives, or Ammunition Possession.  Amend RSA 540-A:3 by inserting after paragraph VII the following new paragraph:

VIII.  Nothing in this chapter or any other statute prevents a residential rental or lease agreement between a landlord and tenant from prohibiting tenants from possessing firearms, explosives, or ammunition within the leased premises.  Such a prohibition may be imposed by including a clause in the rental or lease agreement.  Any premises to which such prohibition applies shall not be required to post signage concerning the prohibition from possessing firearms, explosives, or ammunition within the leased premises.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 10
Jan. 24, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/24/2018 10:00 AM LOB 208
Feb. 21, 2018 Executive Session: 02/21/2018 LOB 208
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 16-1; CC) HC 9 P. 26
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 16-1; CC)
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 47

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1438 Revision: 1875 Date: Nov. 3, 2017, 9:59 a.m.