HB 252 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

22Feb2023... 0186h

2023 SESSION

23-0358

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 252

 

AN ACT exempting agricultural operations from certain municipal noise ordinances.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Comtois, Belk. 7; Rep. Bixby, Straf. 13; Rep. Aron, Sull. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts farming and agricultural operations from municipal noise ordinances.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22Feb2023... 0186h 23-0358

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three

 

AN ACT exempting agricultural operations from certain municipal noise ordinances.

 

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

 

1  Purpose and Powers of Towns; Noise Ordinances; Agricultural Activities Exempt.  Amend RSA 31:39, I(n) to read as follows:

(n) Regulating noise, except that no "quiet hours" ordinance or bylaw that attempts to regulate noise from activities related to farms, agriculture, and farming as defined in RSA 21:34-a shall be enforceable within a town.

2  New Paragraph: Powers of City Councils; Bylaws and Ordinances; Agricultural Activities Exempt.  Amend RSA 47:17 by inserting after paragraph XIX the following new paragraph:

XX.  No "quiet hours" ordinance or bylaw that attempts to regulate noise from activities related to farms, agriculture, and farming as defined in RSA 21:34-a shall be enforceable within a city.

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