Bill Details - HB443 (2019)

HB 443 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

20Mar2019... 0397h

05/15/2019   1889s

2019 SESSION

19-0734

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 443

 

AN ACT relative to municipal watering restrictions.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McBeath, Rock. 26; Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill excludes certain types of turf from municipal restrictions on outdoor lawn watering.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20Mar2019... 0397h

05/15/2019   1889s 19-0734

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to municipal watering restrictions.

 

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

 

1  Selectmen; Restricting the Watering of Lawns.  Amend RSA 41:11-d, I to read as follows:

I.  The local governing body may establish regulations restricting the use of water from private wells or public water systems for [residential] outdoor lawn watering when administrative agencies of the state or federal government have designated the region as being under a declared state or condition of drought.  The grass playing turf of a recreational field, the grass playing surfaces of a golf course, and grass agricultural fields, including fields used for the production of sod, may be excluded from any restrictions pursuant to this paragraph.  Nothing in this paragraph shall limit any public water system's authority to require a reduction in demand or implementation of conservation measures in accordance with rules of the department of environmental services.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 14
Feb. 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/05/2019 11:00 am LOB 301
Feb. 26, 2019 ==TIME CHANGE== Executive Session: 02/26/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
March 19, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0397h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 16 P. 30
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0397h (Vote 11-8; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0698h
March 20, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0397h: AA VV 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 17
March 20, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0397h: MA DV 220-130 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 17
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 12
April 24, 2019 Hearing: 04/24/2019, Room 102, LOB, 11:15 am; SC 19
May 15, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1889s, 05/15/2019; SC 22
May 15, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-1889s, AA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1889s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/15/2019; SJ 16

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 26, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 24, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 15, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB443 Revision: 4665 Date: Jan. 8, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
HB443 Revision: 5636 Date: March 21, 2019, 1:25 p.m.
HB443 Revision: 5972 Date: May 15, 2019, 1:57 p.m.