HB1381 (2020) Detail

Relative to animals in motor vehicles.


HB 1381 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2034

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1381

 

AN ACT relative to animals in motor vehicles.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Maes, Graf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows a person to rescue a confined child or animal endangered by extreme temperatures under certain conditions.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2034

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to animals in motor vehicles.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Liability Limited; Children and Animals in Motor Vehicles.  Amend RSA 508 by inserting after section 12-d the following new section:

508:12-e  Liability Limited; Children and Animals in Motor Vehicles.

I.  Any person may take action necessary to rescue a child or confined animal endangered by extreme temperatures if:

(a)  Law enforcement has been contacted;

(b)  A witness is present; and

(c)  The individual reasonably believes at the time that assistance will not arrive in time to prevent the serious injury or death of the confined child or animal.

II.  No person taking action under this section or under RSA 644:8-aa shall be liable for damage reasonably necessary to rescue the confined child or animal.

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

Links

HB1381 at GenCourtMobile
HB1381 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 House Hearing
March 4, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1381 Revision: 7008 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Judiciary HJ 1 P. 20
Jan. 28, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/28/2020 01:00 pm LOB 208
March 4, 2020 Executive Session: 03/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 208