SB76 (2019) Detail

Relative to the prohibition of offshore oil and natural gas exploration.


CHAPTER 343

SB 76 - FINAL VERSION

 

03/07/2019   0880s

2019 SESSION

19-0900

08/10

 

SENATE BILL 76

 

AN ACT relative to the prohibition of offshore oil and natural gas exploration.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Le, Rock. 31

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits offshore oil and natural gas exploration.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/07/2019   0880s 19-0900

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the prohibition of offshore oil and natural gas exploration.

 

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

 

343:1  New Section; Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Exploration Prohibited.  Amend RSA 146-A by inserting after section 2 the following new section:

146-A:2-a  Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Exploration Prohibited.

I.  In this section, "development" means any pipeline or other infrastructure that transports oil or natural gas from production facilities located in federal waters or other coastal state waters in the Atlantic Ocean through New Hampshire coastal state waters and any land-based support facilities for offshore oil or natural gas production facilities located in the Atlantic Ocean.

II.  Offshore oil or natural gas exploration, development, and production is prohibited in coastal state waters.

III.  No tidal or submerged lands in coastal state waters shall be leased for the purposes of oil or natural gas exploration, development, or production.

IV.  The department of environmental services shall not:

(a)  Issue any permit or other approval for any development associated with offshore drilling for oil and natural gas whether proposed for in coastal state waters or outside of coastal state waters.

(b)  Permit, approve or otherwise authorize any oil or natural gas exploration, development, or production in coastal state waters.

(c)  Develop, adopt, or endorse any plans for the exploration, development, or production of oil or natural gas in coastal state waters.

343:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: September 11, 2019

Effective Date: November 10, 2019

Links

SB76 at GenCourtMobile
SB76 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 12, 2019 Senate Hearing
Feb. 21, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 21, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 2, 2019 House Hearing
April 16, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB76 Revision: 6723 Date: Dec. 4, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
SB76 Revision: 5937 Date: May 9, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
SB76 Revision: 5504 Date: March 8, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
SB76 Revision: 5007 Date: Jan. 17, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Docket


Sept. 11, 2019: Signed by the Governor on 09/11/2019; Chapter 343; Effective 11/10/2019


May 30, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 05/30/2019); SJ 19


May 23, 2019: Enrolled 05/23/2019


May 30, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 05/30/2019); SJ 19


May 23, 2019: Enrolled 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 51


May 8, 2019: Referral Waived by Committee Chair per House Rule 46(f) 05/08/2019


May 2, 2019: Referred to Science, Technology and Energy 05/02/2019 HJ 14 P. 7


May 2, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/02/2019 HJ 14 P. 7


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 20-0; CC)


May 2, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/02/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 22 P. 6


April 16, 2019: Executive Session: 04/16/2019 11:00 am LOB 305


April 16, 2019: Full Committee Work Session: 04/16/2019 10:00 am LOB 305


April 2, 2019: Public Hearing: 04/02/2019 11:00 am LOB 305


March 20, 2019: Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 11 P. 69


March 7, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0880s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Sen. Giuda Floor Amendment # 2019-0880s, AA, VV; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Special Order to the end of the calendar, Without Objection, MA; 03/07/2019; SJ 7


March 7, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/07/2019; SC 12


Feb. 21, 2019: Sen. Feltes Moved to Special Order to the next session, Without Objection, MA; 02/21/2019; SJ 6


Feb. 21, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/21/2019; SC 11


Feb. 12, 2019: Hearing: 02/12/2019, Room 103, SH, 09:00 am; SC 10


Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4