Bill Text: NH HB1593 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requiring visible flags on kayaks.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-12-04 - Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development [HB1593 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-HB1593-Introduced.html

HB 1593-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2311

11/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1593-FN

 

AN ACT requiring visible flags on kayaks.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Vincent, Straf. 17; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that kayaks display visible reflective flags while on public waters.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2311

11/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring visible flags on kayaks.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Boating and Water Safety on New Hampshire Public Waters; Kayaks; Reflective Flag Required.  Amend RSA 270-D by inserting after section 7-a the following new section:

270-D:7-b  Kayaks; Reflective Flag Required.  No person shall operate a kayak without attaching to such kayak a flag pole that extends at least 4 feet in height from the deck of the kayak and affixing to such pole a reflective flag.  Any person who violates this section shall be given a warning for a first offense, and shall be guilty of a violation and fined $50 for any subsequent offense.

2  Boating and Water Safety on New Hampshire Public Waters; Penalties.  Amend RSA 270-D:9 to read as follows:

270-D:9  Penalties.  Any person who violates any provisions of this chapter or any rule adopted under RSA 270-D:8 shall be guilty of a violation, except that any person who violates RSA 270-D:7-b shall be subject to the penalties in that section.

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

 

LBAO

20-2311

12/3/19

 

HB 1593-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT requiring visible flags on kayaks.

 

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 2020 through 2023.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety and New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

 

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