HB 1468 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1468
SPONSORS: Rep. Welch, Rock. 13; Rep. Shurtleff, Merr. 11; Rep. Wall, Straf. 6; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Morse, Dist 22
COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
This bill inserts a definition of public property into the criminal mischief statute.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 0873h 20-2500
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. A person is guilty of criminal mischief who, having no right to do so nor any reasonable basis for belief of having such a right, purposely or recklessly damages the property of another, or who causes permanent or temporary damage to public property including vandalism, defacement, destruction, covering, tampering with, or any other unauthorized alteration to public property.
2 New Paragraph; Destruction of Property; Criminal Mischief. Amend RSA 634:2 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:
IV-a. As used in this section, "public property" means any property that is not privately owned, including state or municipal property, or statues, monuments, or natural geological formations, sites, or rock surfaces located on public property that have been designated by the state or one of its political subdivisions or the federal government as a natural area or landmark.
VI. Any person who is found guilty of criminal mischief under paragraph III of this section because he or she has vandalized, defaced, [or] destroyed [any part of state or municipal property, or any natural geological formation, site, or rock surface located on public property that has been designated by the state or any of its political subdivisions or the federal government as a natural area or landmark], covered, tampered with, or made any other unauthorized alteration, whether permanent or temporary, on public property, shall be guilty of a [class A misdemeanor] violation and shall also make restitution for any damage he or she has caused.
|Feb. 12, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 18, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 25, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 4, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 1 P. 23|
|Feb. 12, 2020||==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 02/12/2020 01:30 pm LOB 204|
|Feb. 18, 2020||Public Hearing: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|Feb. 25, 2020||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/25/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|March 3, 2020||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204|
|March 4, 2020||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 204 (if necessary)|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0873h (Vote 19-0; CC)|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0873h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 10 P. 9|
|March 11, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0873h: AA VV 03/11/2020|
|March 11, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0873h: MA VV 03/11/2020|