Bill Details - HB564 (2019)

HB 564 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

27Feb2019... 0532h

2019 SESSION

19-0487

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 564

 

AN ACT relative to possession of firearms in safe school zones.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Doherty, Merr. 20; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 18; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12; Rep. Eisner, Rock. 6; Rep. Rodd, Merr. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits carrying a firearm in a safe school zone.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

27Feb2019... 0532h 19-0487

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to possession of firearms in safe school zones.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Possession of Firearms in a Safe School Zone.  Amend RSA 159 by inserting after section 159:19-a the following new section:

159:19-b  Possession of a Firearm in a Safe School Zone.  

I.  No person shall knowingly carry a firearm, as defined in RSA 173-B:1, XI, in a safe school zone, as defined in RSA 193-D.  Any person who violates the provisions of this paragraph shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

II.  This section shall not apply to:

(a)  Any person picking up or dropping off a student, provided the firearm remains in a motor vehicle.

(b)  Any person authorized in writing by the school board or duly authorized designee to possess a firearm.  Such authorization shall specify the weapon or weapons that have been authorized, the purpose and scope of the authorization, and the time period for which the authorization applies.

(c)  Any duly appointed law enforcement officer, properly trained school resource officer, or member of the armed services of the United States or National Guard when on duty.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Education HJ 3 P. 20
Feb. 13, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 210-211
Feb. 19, 2019 Executive Session: 02/19/2019 10:00 am LOB 207
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0532h (Vote 11-8; RC)
Feb. 27, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0532h for 02/27/2019 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 13 P. 18
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 27, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0532h: AA VV 02/27/2019
Feb. 27, 2019 Lay on Table (Rep. Baldasaro): MF RC 148-206 02/27/2019
Feb. 27, 2019 Indefinitely Postpone (Rep. Spillane): MF RC 145-202 02/27/2019
Feb. 27, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0532h: MA RC 194-154 02/27/2019
Feb. 27, 2019 Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety 02/27/2019
March 26, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/26/2019 11:00 am LOB 204
March 27, 2019 Executive Session: 03/27/2019 10:00 am LOB 204

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 13, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 19, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 26, 2019 House Hearing
March 27, 2019 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB564 Revision: 4833 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
HB564 Revision: 5397 Date: Feb. 28, 2019, 11:58 a.m.