HB394 (2019) Detail

Relative to crop theft.


CHAPTER 167

HB 394-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

19Mar2019... 0879h

2019 SESSION

19-0393

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 394-FN

 

AN ACT relative to crop theft.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Rep. Comtois, Belk. 7; Rep. Turcotte, Merr. 22; Rep. Aron, Sull. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Changes the criminal intent for the crime of crop theft.

 

II.  Expands the definition of crop theft.

 

III.  Raises the compensatory amount that must be paid to the victim.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Mar2019... 0879h 19-0393

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to crop theft.

 

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

 

167:1  Crop Theft; Agricultural Vandalism.  Amend RSA 539:9, I to read as follows:

I.  Whoever shall [knowingly] recklessly cut, fell, destroy, injure, damage, cause to be damaged, carry away, consume, tamper with, worry, or vandalize any legal crop or legal crop bearing tree or plant, Christmas tree, cropland, pasture or pasture land, livestock or other farm raised animals, as defined in RSA 21:34-a, and all farm buildings, enclosures, structures, or equipment used in the care and production of crops, livestock or other farm raised animals, or aid in such action without permission of the owner, shall forfeit to the person injured a minimum of $500 or up to 10 times the market value or repair cost, whichever amount is higher.

167:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

 

Approved: July 10, 2019

Effective Date: January 01, 2020

 

 

Links

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HB394 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 6, 2019 House Hearing
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 9, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 23, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 30, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB394 Revision: 6503 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 1:27 p.m.
HB394 Revision: 6125 Date: May 30, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
HB394 Revision: 5620 Date: March 27, 2019, 9:56 a.m.
HB394 Revision: 4611 Date: Jan. 7, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 3 P. 12
Jan. 29, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/29/2019 12:00 pm LOB 303
Feb. 5, 2019 Executive Session: 02/05/2019 12:45 pm LOB 303
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 19-0; CC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/14/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 11 P. 5
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 10
Feb. 14, 2019 Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 10
March 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/06/2019 01:30 pm LOB 204
March 13, 2019 Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 204
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0879h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 18-2; RC) HC 16 P. 24
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0879h (Vote 18-2; RC)
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0879h: AA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 99
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0879h: MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 99
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 12
April 9, 2019 Hearing: 04/09/2019, Room 100, SH, 09:00 am; SC 17
May 23, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/23/2019; SC 23
May 23, 2019 Special Order to the next session, Without Objection, MA; 05/23/2019; SJ 17
May 30, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/30/2019; SC 24
May 30, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/30/2019; SJ 18
June 13, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 06/13/2019); SJ 21
June 13, 2019 Enrolled 06/13/2019 HJ 19 P. 18
July 10, 2019 Signed by Governor Sununu 07/10/2019; Chapter 167; Eff: 01/01/2020