Bill Text - HB1414 (2020)

(New Title) relative to penalties for improper timber harvesting.


Revision: March 11, 2020, 3:04 p.m.

HB 1414 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0429h

2020 SESSION

20-2250

05/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1414

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for improper timber harvesting.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Wells, Merr. 1; Rep. Weston, Graf. 8; Rep. Karrick, Merr. 25; Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 21; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that any person who negligently or recklessly causes timber to be cut on the land of another shall be guilty of trespass under RSA 227-J, relative to timber harvesting.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0429h 20-2250

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for improper timber harvesting.

 

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

 

1  Timber Harvesting; Trespass; Civil Penalty.  Amend RSA 227-J:8, I to read as follows:

I.  No person shall negligently cut, fell, destroy, injure, or carry away, or cause to be cut, felled, destroyed, injured, or carried away, any tree, timber, log, wood, pole, underwood, or bark which is on the land of another person, or aid in such actions without the permission of that person or the person's agent.

2  Timber Harvesting; Trespass; Criminal Penalty.  Amend RSA 227-J:8-a, I to read as follows:

I.  No person shall recklessly cut, fell, destroy, injure, or carry away, or cause to be cut, felled, destroyed, injured, or carried away, any tree, timber, log, wood, pole, underwood, or bark which is on the land of another person, or aid in such actions without the permission of that person or the person's agent.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.

HB 1414 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0429h

2020 SESSION

20-2250

05/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1414

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for improper timber harvesting.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Wells, Merr. 1; Rep. Weston, Graf. 8; Rep. Karrick, Merr. 25; Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 21; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that any person who negligently or recklessly causes timber to be cut on the land of another shall be guilty of trespass under RSA 227-J, relative to timber harvesting.

 

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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.

11Mar2020... 0429h 20-2250

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for improper timber harvesting.

 

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

 

1  Timber Harvesting; Trespass; Civil Penalty.  Amend RSA 227-J:8, I to read as follows:

I.  No person shall negligently cut, fell, destroy, injure, or carry away, or cause to be cut, felled, destroyed, injured, or carried away, any tree, timber, log, wood, pole, underwood, or bark which is on the land of another person, or aid in such actions without the permission of that person or the person's agent.

2  Timber Harvesting; Trespass; Criminal Penalty.  Amend RSA 227-J:8-a, I to read as follows:

I.  No person shall recklessly cut, fell, destroy, injure, or carry away, or cause to be cut, felled, destroyed, injured, or carried away, any tree, timber, log, wood, pole, underwood, or bark which is on the land of another person, or aid in such actions without the permission of that person or the person's agent.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.