HB193 (2021) Detail

Relative to penalties for improper timber harvesting.


HB 193 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

24Feb2021... 0157h

2021 SESSION

21-0302

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 193

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for improper timber harvesting.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8; Rep. Weston, Graf. 8; Rep. Gordon, Graf. 9; Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that any person who negligently or recklessly causes timber to be cut on the land of another shall be guilty of trespass under RSA 227-J, relative to timber harvesting.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24Feb2021... 0157h 21-0302

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to penalties for improper timber harvesting.

 

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

 

1  Timber Harvesting; Trespass; Civil Penalty.  Amend RSA 227-J:8, I to read as follows:

I.  No person shall negligently cut, fell, destroy, injure, [or] carry away, or cause to be cut, felled, destroyed, injured, or carried away, any tree, timber, log, wood, pole, underwood, or bark which is on the land of another person, or aid in such actions without the permission of that person or the person's agent.

2  Timber Harvesting; Trespass; Criminal Penalty.  Amend RSA 227-J:8-a, I to read as follows:

I.  No person shall recklessly cut, fell, destroy, injure, [or] carry away, or cause to be cut, felled, destroyed, injured, or carried away, any tree, timber, log, wood, pole, underwood, or bark which is on the land of another person, or aid in such actions without the permission of that person or the person's agent.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.

Links

HB193 at GenCourtMobile
HB193 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 27, 2021 House Hearing
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB193 Revision: 32138 Date: Feb. 26, 2021, 10:44 a.m.
HB193 Revision: 31470 Date: Jan. 4, 2021, 2:55 p.m.

Docket


Feb. 24, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0157h: MA VV 02/24/2021


Feb. 24, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0157h: AA VV 02/24/2021


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0157h (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 12 P. 11


Jan. 27, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/27/2021 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99531020872 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 2 P. 38


Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development