HB 1420 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1420
SPONSORS: Rep. Graham, Hills. 7; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2
COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs
This bill clarifies the use of force at New Hampshire national guard facilities.
This bill is a request of the Adjutant General.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
I. All armories, arsenals, camps, ranges, bases, airports, and other facilities owned, leased, licensed, or maintained by the state or by the United States for the use of the New Hampshire national guard and all activities conducted therein shall be under the general charge, control of, and regulated by the adjutant general and no political subdivision of the state shall interfere with or regulate such activities. The adjutant general may use the means necessary and required, including the arming of trained personnel, to protect, guard, secure and defend and maintain all such facilities. [Use of force by any member of the New Hampshire national guard in duty status, shall be in accordance with the applicable Department of Defense, United States Army, and United States Air Force directives and instructions on rules of engagement and use of force. If mission specific rules of engagement are issued, the specific rules shall be followed, to the degree they deviate from the existing rules, for as long as military members are carrying out duties related to the mission for which the specific rules were issued.]
110-B:28-a Rules for the Use of Force. Use of force by personnel, to include state employees and contractor personnel while conducting security functions at National Guard Facilities; and any employee and member of the New Hampshire National Guard, in a duty status, shall be in accordance with adjutant general issued guidance and procedures, which, except for mission specific rules for the use of force, shall be consistent with applicable Department of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Army, or United States Air Force unclassified directives and instructions on the standing rules for use of force.
II. The adjutant general or commanding officer of any armory, arsenal, camp, range, base, or other facility of the New Hampshire national guard, or any place where any unit is performing military duty, has the authority to limit access and activities in that place. This includes the authority to take action necessary to protect, guard, secure, and defend the armory, arsenal, camp, range, base, or other facility in accordance with RSA 110-B:28 and RSA 110-B:28-a.
|Jan. 15, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 29, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 19, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs HJ 1 P. 21|
|Jan. 15, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/15/2020 10:30 am LOB 206|
|Jan. 29, 2020||Executive Session: 01/29/2020 02:45 pm LOB 206|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0091h (Vote 14-0; CC)|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0091h for 02/19/2020 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 7 P. 14|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0091h: AA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 23|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0091h: MA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 23|
|March 11, 2020||Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 7|
|June 16, 2020||Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020 SJ 8|
|June 16, 2020||No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8|