HB 1285 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1285
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
12Mar2020... 0601h 20-2060
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
159:19-b Possession of a Firearm on School Property.
I. No person shall knowingly possess 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 specifically authorized by name and in writing by the school board to possess a firearm on school property. Any school board considering granting such authorization shall first hold at least one public hearing, noticed in the usual manner. At the hearing, the board shall consider whether any persons should be authorized to possess firearms on school property. Following the public hearing, the school board may decide, in a nonpublic session, to authorize specific persons to possess firearms on school property. Any specific authorizations adopted shall specify the weapon that has been authorized, the purpose and scope of the authorization, and the time period for which the authorization applies. Such authorization shall not be subject to RSA 91-A.
(c) Any law enforcement officer, when on or off duty or serving as a school resource officer.
|Feb. 5, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 12, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 26, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|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|
|March 11, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0601h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 10 P. 46|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0601h (Vote 12-8; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|March 12, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0601h: AA VV 03/12/2020 HJ 8 P. 19|
|March 12, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0601h: MA RC 182-141 03/12/2020 HJ 8 P. 19|
|June 16, 2020||Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8|
|June 16, 2020||No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8|