Bill Details - HB296 (2019)

HB 296-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0213

04/08

 

HOUSE BILL 296-FN

 

AN ACT relative to animal waste cleanup in state forests and state parks.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Harrington, Straf. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires any person bringing an animal into a state park or state forest to clean up or remove all solid waste produced by such animal.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0213

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to animal waste cleanup in state forests and state parks.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Expansion of State Park System; Removal of Solid Animal Waste.  Amend RSA 216-A by inserting after section 3-o the following new section:

216-A:3-p  Removal of Solid Animal Waste.  Any person who brings an animal into any parking, picnic, or camping area, or onto any road, walkway, or trail in a state park or state forest shall remove from such areas, roads, and trails all solid animal waste produced by such animal.  Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a $50 fine.  Appropriate signage may be posted as deemed necessary.  

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.  

 

LBAO

19-0213

12/18/18

 

HB 296-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to animal waste cleanup in state forests and state parks.

 

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

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

Indeterminable  Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - State Park Fund (RSA 216-A:3-i) or Forest Protection Fund (RSA 227-G:5)

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires any person who brings an animal into any state park or state forest property to remove all solid animal waste produced by such animal.  Persons who violate this provision are subject to a $50 fine.  Appropriate signage may be posted as deemed necessary.

 

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources assumes responsibility for enforcement of this law pursuant to RSA 12-A:1-d.  Any fee revenue would be credited to the State Park Fund pursuant to RSA 216-A:3-i or the Forest Protection Fund pursuant to RSA 227-G:5.  The Department states it cannot estimate how many individuals will violate this provision or how much fine revenue would be collected, therefore the associated fine amount is indeterminable.  The cost of creating, posting and maintaining such signage may be paid from the dedicated accounts, with a portion of the cost offset by collected fines.  The number of signs needed and cost of maintaining such signage is indeterminable at this time.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

 

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 2 P. 44
Feb. 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 210-211
Feb. 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 210-211
March 6, 2019 Executive Session: 03/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 305
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; CC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/19/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 16 P. 11
March 19, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 30

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2019 House Hearing
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB296 Revision: 4453 Date: Dec. 31, 2018, 8:53 a.m.