HB 1553-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1553-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Love, Rock. 6; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13
COMMITTEE: Public Works and Highways
This bill prohibits state agencies from posting state property as a no trespassing or no hunting area unless the property is used for equipment storage or a safety issue exists. The executive director of fish and game would be responsible for safety determinations.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
206:16-a Access to State Lands; Posting of No Trespassing and No Hunting Areas Prohibited. No state agency shall post as a no trespassing or no hunting area any state property, unless the property is used for equipment storage or access is restricted for safety reasons. Posting of an equipment storage area shall be limited to the storage area only. Safety determinations shall be made by the executive director, following an investigation of the site.
HB 1553-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Fish and Game Fund
This bill prohibits state agencies from posting state property as a no trespassing or no hunting area unless the property is used for equipment storage or a safety issue exists. The Executive Director of Fish and Game would be responsible for safety determinations.
The Fish and Game Department indicates it does not have complete information on all property owned by the State. Without such information, the Department cannot estimate the number of staff required to enforce the provisions of the bill including assessment of sites to identify safety issues. However, the Department states, if the a safety evaluation is only required when a state agency seeks to post a specific site, the cost to the Department would be much lower.
The Department of Administrative Services indicates this bill would have no fiscal impact as it would not require the Department to perform any additional duties or purchase any additional equipment or supplies.
It is assumed this bill will not take effect until FY 2021.
Departments of Fish and Game and Administrative Services
|Jan. 28, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 19, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Public Works and Highways HJ 1 P. 26|
|Jan. 28, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/28/2020 01:00 pm LOB 201|
|Feb. 5, 2020||Executive Session: 02/05/2020 11:00 am LOB 201|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-0; CC)|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 7 P. 13|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 20|