Bill Details - HB137 (2019)

HB 137 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0065

08/01

 

HOUSE BILL 137

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to examine the effects of wake boats in the state of New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8; Rep. Wolf, Merr. 5; Rep. Tanner, Sull. 9; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to examine the effects of wake boats in the state of New Hampshire.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0065

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to examine the effects of wake boats in the state of New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Commission to Study Wake Boats.  Amend RSA 270 by inserting after section 132 the following new subdivision:

Commission to Study Wake Boats

270:133  Commission to Study Wake Boats.  There is established a commission to study the effects of wake boats in the state of New Hampshire.

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

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

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

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

(d)  The executive director of fish and game, or designee.

(e)  The captain of the marine patrol division, department of safety, or designee.

(f)  A representative of the New Hampshire Marine Trades Association, appointed by that association.

(g)  A shorefront property owner from a lake smaller than 1,000 acres, appointed by the governor.

(h)  A shorefront property owner from a lake 1,000 acres or larger, appointed by the governor.

(i)  A representative from NH LAKES, appointed by that organization.

(j)  A representative from a local lake association, appointed by the governor.

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

III.  The commission shall gather the appropriate data  and information on the positive and negative uses of wake boats, specifically regarding:

(a)  The spread of aquatic invasive species.

(b)  The relationship to shoreline erosion.

(c)  The impacts to private property.

(d)  The safety of swimmers and other boaters.

IV.  The commission may solicit input from any person or entity the commission deems relevant to its study.

V.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Five members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019.

2  Repeal.  RSA 270:133, relative to the commission to study wake boats, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2019.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 2 P. 39
Jan. 15, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/15/2019 02:20 pm LOB 305
Jan. 22, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/22/2019 02:30 pm LOB 104
March 6, 2019 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 03/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 305
March 6, 2019 ==CANCELLED== Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 305
March 8, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/08/2019 01:00 pm LOB 305
March 13, 2019 Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 305
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0931h (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0931h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 16 P. 10

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 15, 2019 House Hearing
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB137 Revision: 4353 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:44 p.m.