Bill Text: NH HB1115 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to the discharge of a firearm in the compact part of a city or town.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-03-12 - Inexpedient to Legislate: Motion Adopted Regular Calendar 282-6 03/12/2020 House Journal 8 P. 167 [HB1115 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-HB1115-Introduced.html

HB 1115 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2062

04/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1115

 

AN ACT relative to the discharge of a firearm in the compact part of a city or town.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Doherty, Merr. 20; Rep. Schuett, Merr. 20; Rep. St. John, Hills. 27; Rep. McGhee, Hills. 40; Rep. Andrew Bouldin, Hills. 12; Rep. Coursin, Rock. 1; Rep. K. Murray, Rock. 24

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the definition of the compact part of a city or town in which a firearm may be discharged.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2062

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the discharge of a firearm in the compact part of a city or town.

 

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

 

1  Unauthorized Use of Firearms; Definition of Compact Part.  Amend RSA 644:13, II(b) to read as follows:

(b)  "Compact part" means the territory within a town or city comprised of the following:

(1)  Any nonresidential, commercial building, including, but not limited to, industrial, educational, or medical buildings, plus a perimeter [300] 900 feet wide around all such buildings without permission of the owner.

(2)  Any park, playground, [or other] outdoor public gathering place, or other property designated by the legislative body of the city or town for public recreational use.

(3)  Any contiguous area containing 6 or more buildings which are used as either part-time or permanent dwellings and the spaces between them where each such building is within 300 feet of at least one of the others, plus a perimeter 300 feet wide around all the buildings in such area.

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

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