HB 1528  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2206

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1528

 

AN ACT establishing a public boat access donation program for operators of non-motorized boats and requiring the fish and game department to prepare a report relating to such program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Goley, Hills. 8; Rep. Harvey, Ches. 1; Rep. Dontonville, Graf. 10; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a public boat access donation program for operators of non-motorized boats and requiring the fish and game department to prepare a report relating to such program.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2206

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT establishing a public boat access donation program for operators of non-motorized boats and requiring the fish and game department to prepare a report relating to such program.

 

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

 

1  Fish and Game Commission; Report Required.  Within 2 years of the effective date of rules adopted pursuant to RSA 233-A:15, the fish and game department shall submit a report to the house fish and game and marine resources committee that describes how the donation program has been implemented and its success in raising revenue for public boat access.

2  New Section; Public Boat Access Program; Donations by Operators of Non-Motorized Boats.  Amend RSA 233-A by inserting after section 14 the following new section:

233-A:15  Donations by Operators of Non-Motorized Boats.  The executive director shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A to permit operators of non-motorized boats and others that use public boat access areas to make donations to support the development and maintenance of such areas.  The program may include various methods of advertising the program, such as posted signs at access areas, and recognizing those who have contributed, such as with a sticker, card, or letter of thanks.  All funds collected pursuant to this paragraph shall be deposited into the statewide public boat access fund established in RSA 233-A:13.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 30 days after its passage