HB1676 (2018) Detail

Repealing the licensing requirement for open-air shows and repealing the laws related to the keeping of billiard tables.


HB 1676-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2574

05/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1676-FN

 

AN ACT repealing the licensing requirement for open-air shows and repealing the laws related to the keeping of billiard tables.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Phinney, Straf. 24

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill repeals the licensing requirement for open-air shows and repeals the laws related to the keeping of billiard tables.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2574

05/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT repealing the licensing requirement for open-air shows and repealing the laws related to the keeping of billiard tables.

 

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

 

1  Repeal.  The following are repealed:

I.  RSA 286:1, relative to the license requirement for showmen and similar performers.

II.  RSA 286:5, relative to the penalty for violation of certain requirements for open-air shows.

III.  RSA 286:6-11, relative to municipal licenses for billiard tables.

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

 

LBAO

18-2574

11/8/17

 

HB 1676-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT repealing the licensing requirement for open-air shows and repealing the laws related to the keeping of billiard tables.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill repeals the laws requiring local licensing of showmen and similar performers, billiard tables, pool tables and bowling alleys.  It also repeals associated penalties as well as the penalty for violations of certain requirements for open-air shows.  The New Hampshire Municipal Association states it appears that many municipalities either do not enforce the existing license requirements, charge only a nominal fee, or charge no fee.  The Association is unable to obtain exact numbers but states it appears the bill would lead to a small, but indeterminable decrease in revenue for some municipalities.  There should be no effect on municipal expenditures.

 

The Judicial Branch indicates there may be savings to the Branch due to less cases having to be brought to court involving the repeal of penalties involving unspecified misdemeanors for a natural person (RSA 286:5), felony for all other persons (RSA 286:1-4), and violations pursuant to RSA 286:10 for operating without a license.  Only 6 cases in the past 10 fiscal years (2008-2017) have been brought pursuant to the relevant statutes.  The Judicial Branch concludes that the bill will have a small but indeterminable fiscal impact.

 

The Judicial Council, Department of Corrections and New Hampshire Association of Counties indicate there is no fiscal impact.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

New Hampshire Municipal Association, Judicial Branch, Judicial Council, Department of Corrections, and New Hampshire Association of Counties

 

Links

HB1676 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 22, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 21, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 5, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1676 Revision: 2178 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 19
Jan. 23, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/23/2018 01:30 PM LOB 306
Jan. 30, 2018 Executive Session: 01/30/2018 LOB 306
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 12-7; RC)
Feb. 22, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/22/2018 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 7 P. 18
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 22, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA DV 193-132 02/22/2018 HJ 5 P. 33
March 8, 2018 Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 7
March 21, 2018 Hearing: 03/21/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 13
April 5, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/05/2018; SC 15
April 5, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 04/05/2018; SJ 11