Bill Details - HB133 (2019)

HB 133-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0053

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 133-FN

 

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

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Seaworth, Merr. 20; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. Steven Smith, Sull. 11

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0053

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

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  The following are repealed: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

19-0053

10/24/18

 

HB 133-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               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   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 indicated in 2017 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 prior 10 fiscal years (2008-2017) have been brought pursuant to the relevant statutes.  The Judicial Branch concluded that the bill will have a small but indeterminable fiscal impact.

 

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 38
Jan. 9, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/09/2019 02:30 pm LOB306
March 13, 2019 Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:30 am LOB 306
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 14-4; RC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/19/2019 (Vote 14-4; RC) HC 16 P. 26
March 19, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/19/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2019 House Hearing
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB133 Revision: 4347 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:37 p.m.