HB1285 (2020) Detail

Relative to possession of firearms on school property.


HB 1285 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2060

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1285

 

AN ACT relative to possession of firearms on school property.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 18; Rep. Doherty, Merr. 20; Rep. Eisner, Rock. 6; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12; Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45; Rep. Berch, Ches. 1; Rep. Levesque, Straf. 4; Rep. Towne, Straf. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits carrying a firearm on school property.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2060

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to possession of firearms on school property.

 

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

 

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

159:19-b  Possession of a Firearm on School Property.  

I.  No person shall knowingly carry a firearm on public school property, including buildings, grounds, school buses, and vans.  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 or persons picking up or dropping off a student, provided the firearm remains in a motor vehicle.

(b)  Any person authorized by name and in writing by the school board or duly authorized designee to possess a firearm.  Such authorization shall not be subject to RSA 91-A and 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.  Prior to adopting such authorization the school board shall hold at least one public hearing, noticed in the usual manner, which shall also include written notice designed to reach the general student population for the purpose of soliciting their input and participation.

(c)  Any law enforcement officer, when on duty or serving as a 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.

Links

HB1285 at GenCourtMobile
HB1285 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 26, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1285 Revision: 6882 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 1:54 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 16
Feb. 5, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/05/2020 01:00 pm LOB 205-207
Feb. 12, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/12/2020 11:00 am LOB 207
Feb. 26, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/26/2020 10:00 am LOB 207