Bill Text: NH HB1378 | 2022 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to inspection of public lodging houses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-03-15 - Refer for Interim Study: Motion Adopted Voice Vote 03/15/2022 [HB1378 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2022-HB1378-Introduced.html

HB 1378  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2525

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1378

 

AN ACT relative to inspection of public lodging houses.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ulery, Hills. 37; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Nunez, Hills. 37; Rep. Greene, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a sheriff or police officer to present a warrant before inspecting the register of a public lodging house.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2525

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to inspection of public lodging houses.

 

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

 

1  Register; Open to Inspection.  Amend RSA 353:3 to read as follows:

353:3 Register, Open to Inspection.  All hotel keepers and all persons keeping public lodging houses, tourist camps, or cabins shall keep a book or card system and cause each guest to sign therein his own legal name or name by which he is commonly known. Said book or card system shall at all times be open to the inspection of the sheriff or his deputies and to any police officer upon presentation of a warrant to which probable cause has been attested. The term "public lodging house" as here used shall mean a lodging house where more than 2 rooms are habitually let for less than a week at a time for the accommodation of transients. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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

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