Bill Details - HB1463 (2018)

HB 1463 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

21Mar2018... 1007h

2018 SESSION

18-2346

06/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1463

 

AN ACT relative to requirements for noise ordinances in towns.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Matthews, Rock. 3; Rep. Rouillard, Hills. 6; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill limits the authority of towns to enact bylaws regulating noise.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21Mar2018... 1007h 18-2346

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to requirements for noise ordinances in towns.

 

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

 

1  Powers of Towns; Bylaws; Noise Ordinances.  Amend RSA 31:39, I(n) to read as follows:

(n)  Regulating noise, provided that such bylaw requires a specified decibel level which may vary according to the time of day, that the decibel level be determined by a person qualified to use a decibel meter, and that any law enforcement action shall be taken only as the result of a complaint.

2  Shooting Ranges; Exemption.  Amend RSA 159-B:1 to read as follows:

159-B:1 Exemption.  Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 31:39, RSA 644:2, III(a) or any other law to the contrary, no person who owns, operates, or uses a shooting range in this state shall be subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution in any matter relating to noise or noise pollution, provided that the owners of the range are in compliance with any applicable noise control ordinances in existence at the time the range was established, was constructed, or began operations.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1 P. 11
Feb. 13, 2018 Public Hearing: 02/13/2018 02:30 PM LOB 301
Feb. 21, 2018 Executive Session: 02/21/2018 01:00 PM LOB 301
Feb. 11, 2018 Executive Session: 02/11/2018 01:00 PM LOB 301
March 6, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 11-7; RC) HC 9 P. 74
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 11-7; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 6, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125
Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49
March 15, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65; extending deadline for action to 3/22/2018 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 69
March 21, 2018 FLAM # 2018-1007h (Rep. J. Belanger): AA RC 202-131 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 31
March 21, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1007h: MF RC 138-194 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 33
March 21, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 35

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 13, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 11, 2018 House Exec Session
Feb. 21, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1463 Revision: 1939 Date: Nov. 3, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
HB1463 Revision: 3293 Date: March 21, 2018, 1:45 p.m.