HB1158 (2020) Detail

Relative to the adoption of bylaws and ordinances by municipalities.


HB 1158 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2193

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1158

 

AN ACT relative to the adoption of bylaws and ordinances by municipalities.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Yokela, Rock. 33; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires all bylaws and ordinances to state the enabling statute.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2193

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the adoption of bylaws and ordinances by municipalities.

 

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

 

1  Powers of Towns; Power to Make Bylaws  New Paragraph; Power to Make Bylaws.  Amend RSA 31:39 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV.  Every bylaw and ordinance shall state the RSA section that enables such bylaw or ordinance.

2  City Councils; Bylaws and Ordinances.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 47:17 to read as follows:

The city councils shall have power to make all such salutary and needful bylaws as towns and the police officers of towns and engineers or firewards by law have power to make and to annex penalties, not exceeding $1,000, for the breach thereof; and may make, establish, publish, alter, modify, amend and repeal ordinances, rules, regulations, and bylaws for the purposes stated in this section.  Every bylaw and ordinance shall state the RSA section that enables such bylaw or ordinance.

Provisions in this section granting authority to establish and collect fines for certain violations shall not be interpreted to limit the authority hereunder to establish and collect fines for any other violations:

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

Links

HB1158 at GenCourtMobile
HB1158 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 29, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1158 Revision: 6791 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 10:39 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Municipal and County Government
Jan. 21, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 01:30 pm LOB 301-303
Jan. 29, 2020 Executive Session: 01/29/2020 01:30 pm LOB 301
Feb. 19, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 17-2; RC) HC 7 P. 34
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 17-2; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass