SB544 (2024) Detail

Replacing the deer seal system with a confirmation number system.


SB 544-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

23May2024... 1819h

2024 SESSION

24-3078

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 544-FN

 

AN ACT replacing the deer seal system with a confirmation number system.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Pearl, Dist 17; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Lang, Dist 2; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Innis, Dist 7; Sen. Murphy, Dist 16; Rep. Goley, Hills. 21; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill replaces the deer seal system with a confirmation number system.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23May2024... 1819h 24-3078

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT replacing the deer seal system with a confirmation number system.

 

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

 

1  Purchase, Possession, or Sale of Deer or Moose.  Amend RSA 208:9, I to read as follows:

I. No person shall possess the carcass or any part of the carcass of wild deer or moose without a registration confirmation number or without the deer or moose tag [or registration seal] attached to it [or] except by special permission of the executive director or the executive director's agent.

2  Transportation of Deer.  Amend RSA 208:12 to read as follows:

208:12 Transportation by Residents.

A resident of the state may transport within the state, during the open season and for 10 days thereafter, a deer legally taken by the resident, when accompanied by such resident, and to which the deer tag has been attached as provided in RSA 208:16 and [to] for which the resident has received a registration [seal has been attached] confirmation number. If the deer or carcass is placed in the custody of a licensed common carrier it shall, in addition to the attached deer tag and the registration [seal] confirmation number, have attached a tag, plainly marked, with the name of the consignor, the name of the consignee, the point of shipment, and the destination.

3  Transportation of Deer; Transportation by Nonresidents.  Amend RSA 208:13 to read as follows:

208:13  Transportation by Nonresidents.

The holder of a nonresident hunting license may transport within the state or from a point within the state to a point outside the state, a deer legally taken by the nonresident, when accompanied by such nonresident and to which the deer tag has been attached as provided in RSA 208:16 and also [to] for which the nonresident has received a registration [seal has been attached] confirmation number. If the deer or carcass is placed in the custody of a licensed common carrier, it shall, in addition to the attached deer tag and the registration [seal] confirmation number, have attached another tag plainly marked with the name of the consignor, the name of the consignee, the point of shipment, and the destination. The agent of the common carrier shall see that the deer tag attached to the deer or carcass bears the same number as written on the license by the issuing license agent.

4  Transportation of Deer; Registration and Fees.  Amend RSA 208:15-a and 15-b to read as follows:

208:15-a Deer Registration Stations.

The executive director shall cause to be established such number of deer registration stations as the executive director may deem necessary for the purpose of registering deer killed in the state. Each such station shall be in charge of an agent designated by the executive director. [Once each year] Annually a list of such agents and the location of registration stations shall be published in [one or more newspapers in the state] the New Hampshire Hunting and Trapping Digest.

208:15-b Registration and Fees.

The registration agent shall register each deer legally presented for registration and shall [attach] provide a registration [seal to] confirmation number for each deer in the manner prescribed by the executive director. The executive director shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A relative to registration agent fees.

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

 

LBA

24-3078

11/29/23

 

SB 544-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT replacing the deer seal system with a confirmation number system.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as introduced, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2024 through 2027.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Fish and Game Department

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
May 9, 2024 2024-1819h

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2024 Senate Hearing
Jan. 18, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
May 7, 2024 House Hearing
May 7, 2024 House Exec Session
May 7, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB544 Revision: 42299 Date: May 23, 2024, 11:44 a.m.
SB544 Revision: 41970 Date: May 9, 2024, 4:18 p.m.
SB544 Revision: 40341 Date: Dec. 14, 2023, 8:38 a.m.

Docket


May 23, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-1819h: MA VV 05/23/2024 HJ 14


May 23, 2024: Amendment # 2024-1819h: AA VV 05/23/2024 HJ 14


May 10, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-1819h 05/07/2024 (Vote 16-0; CC) HC 20 P. 11


April 17, 2024: Executive Session: 05/07/2024 11:45 am LOB 307


April 17, 2024: Public Hearing: 05/07/2024 10:20 am LOB 307


March 2, 2024: Introduced (in recess of) 02/22/2024 and referred to Fish and Game and Marine Resources


Jan. 18, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 01/18/2024; SJ 2


Jan. 9, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/18/2024; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 3


Dec. 22, 2023: Hearing: 01/09/2024, Room 103, SH, 09:30 am; SC 1


Dec. 14, 2023: To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 1