CHAPTER 346

HB 1286 - FINAL VERSION

 

6Mar2018... 0576h

23May2018... 1979-CofC

23May2018... 2123-EBA

2018 SESSION

18-2087

04/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1286

 

AN ACT relative to fishing and hunting licenses for permanently disabled veterans.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Verville, Rock. 2; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. French, Dist 7

 

COMMITTEE: Fish and Game and Marine Resources

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits the executive director of fish and game to issue a lifetime license to a permanently disabled veteran who is at least 80 percent permanently disabled for one-half the cost of a lifetime license.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

6Mar2018... 0576h

23May2018... 1979-CofC

23May2018... 2123-EBA 18-2087

04/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to fishing and hunting licenses for permanently disabled veterans.

 

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

 

346:1  Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping; Permanently Disabled Veterans.  Amend RSA 214:13 to read as follows:

214:13  [Veterans, Totally and Permanently Disabled] Permanently Disabled Veterans.

I.  If the applicant for a fishing, hunting, or bow and arrow license is a resident of the state, has received a discharge other than dishonorable from service in [any war or police action in which the United States has been engaged] the armed forces of the United States as defined in RSA 21:50, II and is totally and permanently disabled from such service-connected disability, the executive director shall issue a special veteran's license to said applicant.  Said license shall be perpetual.  The executive director shall retain the records for such licenses for a period not less than 7 years.  Loss or destruction of the license after 7 years shall obligate the licensee to re-establish eligibility.  A $10 administrative fee shall be charged once, upon application to the executive director for such license.

II.  If the applicant for a fishing and hunting license is a resident of the state, has received a discharge other than dishonorable from service in the armed forces of the United States as defined in RSA 21:50, II and is at least 80 percent but not 100 percent permanently disabled from such service-connected disability, the executive director shall issue a lifetime license to such applicant at 50 percent of the cost of a lifetime license under RSA 214:9-c calculated pursuant to RSA 214:9-c, II.

346:2  New Subparagraph; Lifetime Licenses; Permanently Disabled Veterans.  Amend RSA 214:9-c, I(b) by inserting after subparagraph (3) the following new subparagraph:

(4)  The executive director, upon application, may issue a discounted lifetime license to a resident who is a permanently disabled veteran and complies with the provisions of RSA 214:13, II.  The discounted amount of a permanently disabled veteran's lifetime license shall be 50 percent of the cost of a lifetime license calculated pursuant to paragraph II of this section.

346:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

 

Approved: July 02, 2018

Effective Date: January 01, 2019