Bill Text - HB325 (2019)

Revision: Dec. 31, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

HB 325 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0554

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 325

 

AN ACT relative to control of marine pollution and aquatic growth.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Grassie, Straf. 11; Rep. Adjutant, Graf. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill enables public boat access facility owners to provide tools for cleaning boats at their access sites and requires boaters at such facilities to use such tools to clean their boats.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0554

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to control of marine pollution and aquatic growth.

 

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

 

1  New Hampshire Clean Lakes Program; Best Available Technology.  RSA 487:16-e is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

487:16-e  Use of Best Available Technology at Public Boat Access Sites.  

I.  Public boat access facility owners such as state agencies and municipalities, may provide various technologies including, but not limited to, garden hoses, cleaning tools or units, and decontamination units at their access sites for the purposes of cleaning, draining, drying, or decontaminating boats, trailers, and aquatic gear in order to prevent the spread of aquatic exotic invasive species.

II.  Prior to entering and after exiting the waterbody through a boat access facility, boaters using public boat access facilities shall use the clean, drain, dry, or decontamination technology made available at that site when such technology is available, without cost, and not otherwise restricting access to the public waterbody.

2  New Section; Penalties.  Amend RSA 487 by inserting after section 16-e the following new section:

487:16-f  Penalties.  Notwithstanding RSA 487:7, any person who violates RSA 487:16-c through 487:16-e shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine of $50 for a first offense, $100 for a second offense, and $250 for any subsequent offense.  The authority to enforce these sections shall extend to all peace officers in the state of New Hampshire.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.