Bill Details - HB668 (2019)

CHAPTER 37

HB 668 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0723

11/01

 

HOUSE BILL 668

 

AN ACT relative to heating, agitating or other devices in public waters.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Huot, Belk. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits any heating, agitating, or other device from being placed in such a way so as to impede ingress or egress to the ice from any property other than the device owner.  The bill also requires all persons installing such a device to post signs that warn of the device's location.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0723

11/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to heating, agitating or other devices in public waters.

 

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

 

37:1  Navigation; Harbors, Coast Survey; Heating, Agitating or Other Devices in Public Waters, Safety Hazard.  Amend RSA 270:33 to read as follows:

270:33  Heating, Agitating, or Other Devices in Public Waters; Safety Hazard.  No person shall put, place, operate, or cause to be put, placed, or operated in the waters of this state any so-called heating, agitating, or other device which inhibits or prevents the natural freezing of water, or forming of ice, and thereby impedes either the ingress or egress to or from the ice [by means of any public access thereto] from any property other than that of the owner of the device. [If the heating, agitating or other device is placed anywhere else, nearby signs shall likewise be placed to warn of possible danger.] The person or persons responsible for the placement of the device shall ensure that warning signs are posted to warn of its location.  Said signs shall read DANGER, THIN ICE and shall be of sufficient size to be readable at a distance of not less than 150 feet, and shall be visible from all directions and shall be equipped with reflectors and color-coded in a pattern unique for this purpose only.  The department of safety is hereby authorized to establish said unique design and coloring and any homemade copies shall follow this design and coloring.  The provisions of this section shall be enforced by any law enforcement agency under the direction of the department of safety pursuant to RSA 106-A:14 and the department of fish and game pursuant to RSA 206:26.

37:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 15, 2019

Effective Date: July 14, 2019

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 3 P. 24
Feb. 12, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/12/2019 11:30 am LOB 305
March 6, 2019 Executive Session: 03/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 305
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/19/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 16 P. 13
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 35
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 12
April 11, 2019 Hearing: 04/11/2019, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; the committee will meet at 1:00 p.m. or 30 minutes following the end of session; SC 17A
April 18, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/18/2019; SC 18
April 18, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/18/2019; SJ 13
May 2, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 05/02/2019); SJ 16
May 2, 2019 Enrolled 05/02/2019
May 15, 2019 Signed by Governor Sununu 05/15/2019; Chapter 37; Eff: 07/14/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 12, 2019 House Hearing
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2019 Senate Hearing
April 18, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB668 Revision: 4947 Date: Jan. 16, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
HB668 Revision: 5746 Date: April 18, 2019, 10:44 a.m.
HB668 Revision: 6012 Date: May 16, 2019, 10:47 a.m.