HB 1585 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1585
SPONSORS: Rep. Egan, Graf. 2; Rep. King, Hills. 33; Rep. Dontonville, Graf. 10
COMMITTEE: Fish and Game and Marine Resources
This bill doubles the maximum fine that may be imposed by the executive director of the fish and game commission for hunting and fishing violations.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
IV. The executive director of the fish and game department, after notice and hearing pursuant to RSA 541-A, may impose an administrative fine not to exceed [$2,000] $4,000 for each offense upon any person who violates any provision of this title, any rule adopted under this title, or the terms or conditions of any permit or contract entered into under the authority of this title. Rehearings and appeals from a decision of the executive director under this paragraph shall be in accordance with RSA 541. Any administrative fine imposed under this section shall not preclude the imposition of further penalties under this title. The proceeds of administrative fines levied pursuant to this paragraph shall be deposited into the fish and game reserve fund. The executive director shall adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, relative to:
211:1-a Fin Fish. A person who violates any provision of the rules and regulations promulgated by the executive director relative to either fresh water or salt water fin fish shall be guilty of a violation and guilty of an additional violation for each such fish taken, possessed, bought or sold in violation of such rules and regulations; provided, however, if all violations for which said person is convicted are the result of the actions of said person on a single complaint, the maximum total fine for all violations resulting from such actions shall, notwithstanding RSA title LXII, be [$100] $200 plus [$10] $20 for each fish taken in violation of this section.
211:17 Penalties. A person who violates the provisions of this title relative to fishing shall be guilty of a violation unless a greater penalty is specified, and in addition shall be guilty of a violation for each fish taken in violation of this title; provided, however, that if all violations on a single complaint, the maximum total fine for all the violations resulting from such actions shall, notwithstanding RSA title LXII, be [$100] $200 plus [$10] $20 for each fish taken in violation of this title.
|Jan. 21, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 28, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Fish and Game and Marine Resources HJ 1 P. 27|
|Jan. 21, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 01:00 pm LOB 307|
|Jan. 28, 2020||Executive Session: 01/28/2020 10:00 am LOB 307|
|Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 17-0; CC)|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 02/19/2020 (Vote 17-0; CC) HC 7 P. 10|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 02/19/2020|