HB1104 (2020) Detail

Relative to the acquisition, sale, or demolition of municipal land or buildings.


HB 1104 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2019

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1104

 

AN ACT relative to the acquisition, sale, or demolition of municipal land or buildings.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Abrami, Rock. 19

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes selectmen to demolish municipal buildings. This bill also provides for review of any proposed demolition by the heritage commission, if any.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2019

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the acquisition, sale, or demolition of municipal land or buildings.

 

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

 

1  Selectmen; Demolition of Buildings.  Amend the section heading of RSA 41:14-a, I to read as follows:

41:14-a  Acquisition or Sale of Land, Buildings, or Both; Demolition or Disposal of Buildings.

2  Selectmen; Demolition of Land or Buildings.  Amend RSA 41:14-a, I to read as follows:

I.  If adopted in accordance with RSA 41:14-c, the selectmen shall have the authority to acquire or sell land, buildings, or both[;], and to demolish or otherwise dispose of buildings, provided, however, they shall first submit any such proposed acquisition, [or] sale, demolition or disposal to the planning board, [and to] the conservation commission, and the heritage commission for review and recommendation by those bodies, where [a] such board or [commission or both,] commissions exist.  After the selectmen receive the recommendation of the planning board, [and] the conservation commission, and the heritage commission where such board or [commission or both] commissions exist, they shall hold 2 public hearings at least 10 but not more than 14 days apart on the proposed acquisition, [or] sale, demolition or disposal; provided, however, upon the written petition of 50 registered voters presented to the selectmen, prior to the selectmen's vote, according to the provisions of RSA 39:3, the proposed acquisition, [or] sale, demolition, or disposal shall be inserted as an article in the warrant for the town meeting.  The selectmen's vote shall take place no sooner then 7 days nor later than 14 days after the second public hearing which is held.

3  New Paragraph; Demolition or Disposal of Municipal Buildings.  Amend RSA 41:14-a by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to the demolition or disposal of, and the selectmen shall have no authority to demolish or dispose of, any real estate that has been given, devised, or bequeathed to the town for charitable or community purposes except as provided in RSA 498:4-a or RSA 547:3-d.

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

Links

HB1104 at GenCourtMobile
HB1104 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 4, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 18, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1104 Revision: 6743 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 9:24 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1 P. 9
Feb. 4, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/04/2020 10:30 am LOB 301
Feb. 18, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:30 pm LOB 301
March 3, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 301