HB1514 (2020) Detail

(New Title) relative to the presence of a fire department at a display fireworks display


HB 1514 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0711h

2020 SESSION

20-2417

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1514

 

AN ACT relative to the presence of a fire department at a display fireworks display.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. St. Clair, Belk. 9; Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Walsh, Merr. 24; Rep. Huot, Belk. 3; Rep. Howard, Belk. 8; Sen. French, Dist 7

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits municipalities that issue permits to display fireworks to have local fire department personnel inspect display sites and provide a presence at displays of fireworks.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 0711h 20-2417

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the presence of a fire department at a display fireworks display.

 

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

 

1  Public Safety; Fireworks; Local Option.  Amend RSA 160-B:10 to read as follows:

160-B:10  Local Option.

I.  Any municipality in the state, by action of its local legislative body or local governing body, may vote to allow or to prohibit, within that municipality, the issuance of permits or licenses to the extent authorized under RSA 160-B:6 and 160-B:7.  If the municipality has voted to prohibit the issuance of permits or the display of fireworks prior to March 1, 1992, such decision shall remain in effect unless subsequent action is taken under this section.

II.  In any municipality that votes to allow, within that municipality, the issuance of permits for display fireworks, the local fire department may inspect the site of the display.  The local fire chief shall determine whether to have the presence of fire department personnel and extinguishing equipment at the display and if so, how long the presence shall last.

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

Links

HB1514 at GenCourtMobile
HB1514 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 12, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 18, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 25, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1514 Revision: 8308 Date: March 11, 2020, 4:56 p.m.
HB1514 Revision: 7133 Date: Dec. 13, 2019, 11:38 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 1 P. 25
Feb. 12, 2020 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 02/12/2020 10:30 am LOB 204
Feb. 18, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/18/2020 10:00 am LOB 204
Feb. 25, 2020 Executive Session: 02/25/2020 01:00 pm LOB 204
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0711h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 9
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0711h (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0711h (NT): AA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 14
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0711h (NT): MA VV 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 14
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