Bill Text: NH HB124 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Repealing the law relative to the buffer zones to reproductive health care facilities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 9-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - Inexpedient to Legislate: Motion Adopted Regular Calendar 228-141 01/31/2019 [HB124 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-HB124-Introduced.html

HB 124 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0037

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 124

 

AN ACT repealing the law relative to the buffer zones to reproductive health care facilities.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Wuelper, Straf. 3; Rep. Prudhomme-O'Brien, Rock. 6; Rep. Warden, Hills. 15; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5; Rep. Love, Rock. 6; Rep. Horn, Merr. 2; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Comtois, Belk. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill repeals the law relative to the buffer zones to reproductive health care facilities.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0037

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT repealing the law relative to the buffer zones to reproductive health care facilities.

 

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

 

1  Statement of Findings and Purpose.

I.  The general court hereby finds that:

(a)  The exercise of a person’s right to free speech is a First Amendment activity, the protection of which is paramount.

(b)  RSA 132:37 through RSA 132:40 (2014, 81) would infringe on the free speech rights of innocent people.

(c)  RSA 132:37 through RSA 132:40 (2014, 81), if implemented would be subject to immediate constitutional challenge.

(d)  RSA 132:37 through RSA 132:40 (2014, 81) has served no public purpose.

II.  Therefore, the general court hereby repeals RSA 132:37 through RSA 132:40 because if left as law, this statute will cause the state of New Hampshire to expend considerable sums defending a law which the United States Supreme Court may find unconstitutional and which has served no public purpose.

2  Repeal.  RSA 132:37-132:40, relative to access to reproductive health care facilities, are repealed.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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