Bill Text - HB228 (2019)

Revision: Feb. 15, 2019, 11:59 a.m.

HB 228 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

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2019 SESSION

19-0349

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 228

 

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

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill extends the commission established in RSA 482-A:35 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.  The bill also removes a member of the commission and establishes a quorum.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT extending the commission to study 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:

 

1  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; Membership.  Amend RSA 482-A:35, II(o) and (p) to read as follows:

(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.

2  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; Quorum and Extension of Reporting Date.  Amend RSA 482-A:35, V to read as follows:

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.  Eight members of the commission shall constitute a quorum. 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] 2019.  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] 2020.

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