HB561 (2019) Detail

Relative to zoning ordinances for formula businesses.


HB 561 - AS INTRODUCED

 

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2019 SESSION

19-0465

11/06

 

HOUSE BILL 561

 

AN ACT relative to zoning ordinances for formula businesses.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Vann, Hills. 24

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill grants authority to local legislative bodies to regulate formula businesses.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0465

11/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to zoning ordinances for formula businesses.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Restriction of Formula Businesses.  Amend RSA 674 by inserting after section 21-a the following new section:

674:21-b  Restriction of Formula Businesses.

I.  Any local legislative body may, pursuant to RSA 674:16 and in accordance with this subdivision, bar formula businesses from any municipality or district therein.  

II.  For purposes of this section, "formula business" means a type of retail sales establishment, restaurant, tavern, bar, or take-out food establishment which, along with 14 or more other establishments, maintains 2 or more of the following features:

(a)  A standardized menu or array of merchandise, with 50 percent or more of in-stock merchandise from a single distributor bearing uniform markings.

(b)  A trademark or service mark that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods from one party from those of others, on products or as part of store design.

(c)  A standardized interior decor including, but not limited to, style of furniture, wall-coverings, or permanent fixtures.

(d)  A standardized color scheme used throughout the interior or exterior of the establishment.

(e)  A standardized uniform, including but not limited to, aprons, pants, shirts, smocks or dresses, hats, or pins other than name tags.

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

Links

HB561 at GenCourtMobile
HB561 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 7, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB561 Revision: 4840 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 20
Feb. 7, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/07/2019 01:15 pm LOB 302
Feb. 13, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 302
Feb. 13, 2019 Executive Session: 02/13/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302
Feb. 27, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/27/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 13 P. 4
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)
Feb. 27, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 5