HB1655 (2018) Detail

Relative to fines for violations of town or city code violations.


HB 1655-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2650

03/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1655-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to fines for violations of town or city code violations.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Hynes, Hills. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill limits the amount of a civil penalty that may be assessed for first offense planning and zoning violations on residential property.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2650

03/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to fines for violations of town or city code violations.

 

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

 

1  Planning and Zoning Enforcement; Fines and Penalties.  Amend RSA 676:17, I to read as follows:

I.  Any person who violates any of the provisions of this title, or any local ordinance, code, or regulation adopted under this title, or any provision or specification of any application, plat, or plan approved by, or any requirement or condition of a permit or decision issued by, any local administrator or land use board acting under the authority of this title shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if a natural person, or guilty of a felony if any other person; and shall be subject to a civil penalty of $275 for the first offense, and $550 for subsequent offenses, for each day that such violation is found to continue after the conviction date or after the date on which the violator receives written notice from the municipality that the violator is in violation, whichever is earlier, provided that the total fine for a first offense shall not exceed $1,000 if the violation occurred on residential property.  Each day that a violation continues shall be a separate offense, unless the violation occurs on residential property.

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

Links

HB1655 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 23, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1655 Revision: 2249 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1 P. 18
Jan. 23, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/23/2018 10:30 AM LOB 301
Jan. 23, 2018 Executive Session: 01/23/2018 11:00 AM LOB 301
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 14-0; CC)
Feb. 7, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07/2018 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 5 P. 14
Feb. 8, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 11