HB1585 (2020) Detail

Relative to fines imposed by the fish and game commission.


HB 1585 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2478

04/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1585

 

AN ACT relative to fines imposed by the fish and game commission.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Egan, Graf. 2; Rep. King, Hills. 33; Rep. Dontonville, Graf. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Fish and Game and Marine Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2478

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to fines imposed by the fish and game commission.

 

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

 

1  Fish and Game Commission; Powers and Duties.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 206:10, IV to read as follows:

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:

2  Method and Manner of Taking Fish; Fin Fish.  Amend RSA 211:1-a to read as follows:

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.

3  Method and Manner of Taking Fish; Penalties.  Amend RSA 211:17 to read as follows:

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.

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

Links

HB1585 at GenCourtMobile
HB1585 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 28, 2020 House Exec Session
Sept. 17, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1585 Revision: 7244 Date: Dec. 4, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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 HJ 4 P. 14
Sept. 17, 2020 Full Committee Work Session: 09/17/2020 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using this link: : https://www.zoom.us/j/93058607283 - Executive Session to Follow