HB1810 (2018) Detail

Establishing a commission to study the effectiveness of the current statutes related to management of non-tidal public water ways and the construction or placement of structures within them.


CHAPTER 95

HB 1810 - FINAL VERSION

 

6Mar2018... 0340h

2018 SESSION

18-3027

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1810

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the effectiveness of the current statutes related to management of non-tidal public waterways and the construction or placement of structures within them.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Mullen, Straf. 1; Rep. McConkey, Carr. 3; Rep. Chandler, Carr. 1; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study the effectiveness of the current statutes related to management of non-tidal public waterways and the construction or placement of structures within them.

 

This bill is a request of the temporary seasonal dock study committee established in 2017, 161.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

6Mar2018... 0340h 18-3027

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the effectiveness of the current statutes related to management of non-tidal public waterways and the construction or placement of structures within them.

 

 

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

 

95:1  New Subdivision; Structures on Non-Tidal Public Waterways Commission.  Amend RSA 482-A by inserting after section 34 the following new subdivision:

Structures on Non-tidal Public Waterways Commission

482-A:35  Structures on Non-tidal Public Waterways Commission.

I.  There is established a commission to study the effectiveness of the current statutes related to management of non-tidal public waterways and the construction or placement of structures within them.

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  The commissioner of the department of environmental services, or designee.

(d)  The director of the division of state police, marine patrol unit, or designee.

(e)  A representative of the New Hampshire Lakes Association, appointed by such association.

(f)  Two members of the public who are waterfront property owners, one from a lake or pond greater than 1,000 acres in size, and one from a lake or pond less than 1,000 acres in size, appointed by the governor.

(g)  A representative of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors, appointed by the New Hampshire Association of Realtors.

(h)  A representative of a waterfront community, appointed by the New Hampshire Municipal Association.

(i)  A representative of the New Hampshire Rivers Council, appointed by the New Hampshire Rivers Council.

(j)  A representative of the business community, appointed by Business and Industry Association.

(k)  A member from the New Hampshire Marine Trades Association, appointed by the New Hampshire Marine Trades Association.

(l)  A representative of the tourism industry, appointed by the division of travel and tourism development.

(m)  A representative from the sport angling community, appointed by the New Hampshire fish and game commissioners.

(n)  A member of the public water access advisory board, established in RSA 233-A:2, appointed by such board.

(o)  A representative of the recreational boating community that is not a waterfront property owner, appointed by the Commander of Flotilla 2-8, station Portsmouth Harbor, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

(p)  A representative of the natural resource science community, appointed by the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists.

III.  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission shall:

(a)  Assess impacts around the state’s non-tidal public waters.

(b)  Explore and review the current interest groups that utilize the state’s non-tidal public waters, the ways in which they use those waters, and the extent to which those uses complement or compete with one another.

(c)  Review all current statutes and standards for the construction or placement of both permanent and temporary structures within non-tidal waters and all other applicable laws.

(d)  Review current structures and preexisting structure standards and make recommendations to revise and/or clarify these standards.

(e)  Explore funding options for the management and enforcement of statutes and rules pertaining to the use of non-tidal public water spaces and the construction or placement of structures within them.

(f)  Assess current definitions and size, type, and location standards pertaining to structures within public waters as outlined in all current statues, and make recommendations to revise and/or clarify these standards.

(g)  Recommend options, suggestions, or alternatives to the management and enforcement of laws on the use of non-tidal public water spaces and the construction or placement of structures within them and determine whether it should be merged or detached from other existing laws.

(h)  Review current structural shape, size, and setback requirements relative to the construction or placement of structures within non-tidal public waters and make recommendations to revise and/or clarify these requirements.

(i)  Review all current laws and rules to insure that individual property rights are maintained, that the environment is not harmed, and that safety, recreation, and economic interests of the public are maintained.

(j)  Review current permitting and enforcement provisions relevant to the construction or placement of structures and make recommendations to revise and/or clarify these provisions.

V.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson and secretary from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the by the first-named member of the house.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Subsequent meetings shall be at the call of the chair, or at the request of 3 or more commission members.  The commission shall make an interim report of its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the senate president, the speaker of the house of representatives, the governor, the commissioner of the department of environmental services, the senate clerk, the house clerk, and the state library on or before November 1, 2018.  The commission shall make a final report of its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the senate president, the speaker of the house of representatives, the governor, the commissioner of the department of environmental services, the senate clerk, the house clerk, and the state library on or before November 30, 2019.

95:2  Repeal.  RSA 482-A:35, relative to the structures on non-tidal public waterways commission, is repealed.

95:3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 30, 2019.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: May 25, 2018

Effective Date:

I. Section 2 shall take effect November 30, 2019

II. Remainder shall take effect May 25, 2018

Links

HB1810 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 10, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 19, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1810 Revision: 4006 Date: May 30, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
HB1810 Revision: 3473 Date: April 19, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
HB1810 Revision: 3206 Date: March 8, 2018, 12:13 p.m.
HB1810 Revision: 2459 Date: Dec. 14, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Docket


May 25, 2018: Signed by Governor Sununu 05/25/2018; Chapter 95; I. Sec. 2 eff. 11/30/2019; II. Rem. eff. 5/25/2018


April 26, 2018: Enrolled 04/26/2018


April 26, 2018: Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15


April 19, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/19/2018; SJ 13


April 19, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/19/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 17


April 10, 2018: Hearing: 04/10/2018, Room 103, SH, 09:50 am; SC 16


March 8, 2018: Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 7


March 6, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 0340h: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 54


March 6, 2018: Amendment # 2018-0340h: AA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 54


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0340h (Vote 15-0; CC)


March 6, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0340h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 9 P. 31


Feb. 13, 2018: Executive Session: 02/13/2018 LOB 305


Feb. 13, 2018: Full Committee Work Session: 02/13/2018 10:00 AM LOB 305


Jan. 23, 2018: Public Hearing: 01/23/2018 11:00 AM LOB 305


Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 1 P. 24