HB 1676-FN - AS INTRODUCED
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
HB 1676-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
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.
New Hampshire Municipal Association, Judicial Branch, Judicial Council, Department of Corrections, and New Hampshire Association of Counties
|Jan. 23, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 30, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 22, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|March 21, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|April 5, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|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|