Bill Text: NH HB402 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to takings of property in a declared emergency.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-10 - Executive Session: 03/10/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link:To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95164452682 [HB402 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2021-HB402-Introduced.html

HB 402  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0483

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 402

 

AN ACT relative to takings of property in a declared emergency.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a two-thirds vote of the legislature for the taking of property in a declared emergency under RSA 4:46.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0483

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to takings of property in a declared emergency.

 

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

 

1  Taking of Private Property; Compensation and Use; Assent of the Legislature.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 4:46, I to read as follows:

I.  Whenever a state of emergency is declared or invoked and the taking of real or personal property is required, the governor with the advice and consent of the executive council, and with the assent of two-thirds of the senate and two-thirds of the house of representatives, may, by warrant specifying the particular real property and the personal property by specification of the types, quantities, and general location, together with the names of the owners, when known, authorize the commissioner of safety, by his or her agents, to:

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

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