HB1276 (2024) Detail

Relative to repealing the prohibition on the possession or sale of blackjacks, slung shots, and metallic knuckles except by or to minors.


HB 1276-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2091

09/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1276-FN

 

AN ACT relative to repealing the prohibition on the possession or sale of blackjacks, slung shots, and metallic knuckles except by or to minors.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Moffett, Merr. 4; Rep. Popovici-Muller, Rock. 17; Rep. Hoell, Merr. 27; Rep. Harrington, Straf. 18; Rep. Ulery, Hills. 13; Rep. Notter, Hills. 12; Rep. Aures, Merr. 13; Sen. Pearl, Dist 17; Sen. Lang, Dist 2

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the prohibition against carrying or selling a blackjack, slung shot, or metallic knuckles to prohibit sale to or possession of the said items by those under 18 years of age.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2091

09/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to repealing the prohibition on the possession or sale of blackjacks, slung shots, and metallic knuckles except by or to minors.

 

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

 

1  Carrying or Selling Weapons. RSA 159:16 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

159.16  Carrying or Selling Weapons.  

I.  Any person under the age of 18 who carries on his or her person any blackjack, slung shot, or metallic knuckles shall be guilty of a violation; and such weapon or articles so carried by such a person shall be forfeited to the state.

II.  Any person who sells, delivers, or otherwise transfers any blackjack, slung shot, or metallic knuckles to a person under the age of 18 shall be guilty of a violation.

2  Repeal.  RSA 159:17, relative to exceptions to the prohibition against carrying or selling weapons, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2025.

 

LBA

24-2091

11/8/23

 

HB 1276-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to repealing the prohibition on the possession or sale of blackjacks, slung shots, and metallic knuckles except by or to minors.

 

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

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

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FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

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Revenue Fund

 

Expenditures

Indeterminable

Funding Source

General Fund

Appropriations

$0

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$0

$0

Funding Source

None

 

 

Estimated Political Subdivision Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

County Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

County Expenditures

Indeterminable

Local Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Local Expenditures

Indeterminable

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill adds, deletes, or modifies a criminal penalty, or changes statute to which there is a penalty for violation. Therefore, this bill may have an impact on the judicial and correctional systems, which could affect prosecution, incarceration, probation, and parole costs, for the state, as well as county and local governments. A summary of such costs can be found at: https://gencourt.state.nh.us/lba/Budget/FiscalNotes/JudicialCorrectionalCosts.pdf.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Judicial Branch, Judicial Council, Department of Justice, Department of Corrections, New Hampshire Association of Counties, and New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 26, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 23, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 23, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 2, 2024 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB1276 Revision: 39793 Date: Dec. 6, 2023, 12:35 p.m.

Docket


March 27, 2024: Hearing: 04/02/2024, Room 100, SH, 01:45 pm; SC 13


March 26, 2024: Introduced 03/21/2024 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 8


March 14, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA RC 198-175 03/14/2024 HJ 8


Feb. 29, 2024: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


Feb. 29, 2024: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass 02/23/2024 (Vote 13-7; RC)


Feb. 14, 2024: Executive Session: 02/23/2024 09:30 am LOB 202-204


Feb. 14, 2024: Public Hearing: 02/21/2024 10:30 am LOB 202-204


Jan. 9, 2024: ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 01/26/2024 10:30 am LOB 202-204


Dec. 6, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 1