Bill Details - HB124 (2019)

HB 124 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0037

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 124

 

AN ACT repealing the law relative to the buffer zones to reproductive health care facilities.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Wuelper, Straf. 3; Rep. Prudhomme-O'Brien, Rock. 6; Rep. Warden, Hills. 15; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5; Rep. Love, Rock. 6; Rep. Horn, Merr. 2; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Comtois, Belk. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill repeals the law relative to the buffer zones to reproductive health care facilities.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0037

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT repealing the law relative to the buffer zones to reproductive health care facilities.

 

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

 

1  Statement of Findings and Purpose.

I.  The general court hereby finds that:

(a)  The exercise of a person’s right to free speech is a First Amendment activity, the protection of which is paramount.

(b)  RSA 132:37 through RSA 132:40 (2014, 81) would infringe on the free speech rights of innocent people.

(c)  RSA 132:37 through RSA 132:40 (2014, 81), if implemented would be subject to immediate constitutional challenge.

(d)  RSA 132:37 through RSA 132:40 (2014, 81) has served no public purpose.

II.  Therefore, the general court hereby repeals RSA 132:37 through RSA 132:40 because if left as law, this statute will cause the state of New Hampshire to expend considerable sums defending a law which the United States Supreme Court may find unconstitutional and which has served no public purpose.

2  Repeal.  RSA 132:37-132:40, relative to access to reproductive health care facilities, are repealed.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Judiciary HJ 2 P. 38
Jan. 9, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/09/2019 01:00 pm LOB208
Jan. 15, 2019 Executive Session: 01/15/2019 01:00 pm LOB208
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 14-4; RC)
Jan. 31, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/31/2019 (Vote 14-4; RC) HC 9 P. 7
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Jan. 31, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 228-141 01/31/2019 HJ 4 P. 13

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 15, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Jan. 31, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB124 Revision: 4342 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:19 p.m.