HB1553 (2020) Detail

Prohibiting the posting of certain state properties as no trespassing areas.


HB 1553-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2170

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1553-FN

 

AN ACT prohibiting the posting of certain state properties as no trespassing areas.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Love, Rock. 6; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Public Works and Highways

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2170

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT prohibiting the posting of certain state properties as no trespassing areas.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Fish and Game Commission; Access to State Lands.  Amend RSA 206 by inserting after section 16 the following new section:

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.

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

 

LBAO

20-2170

11/19/19

 

HB 1553-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT prohibiting the posting as of certain state properties as no trespassing areas.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Fish and Game Fund

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Departments of Fish and Game and Administrative Services

 

Links

HB1553 at GenCourtMobile
HB1553 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1553 Revision: 7206 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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