CHAPTER 210

HB 1636 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2350

04/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1636

 

AN ACT relative to prohibitions on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Burt, Hills. 39; Rep. Stapleton, Sull. 5; Rep. Hopper, Hills. 2; Rep. Silber, Belk. 2; Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Nunez, Hills. 37; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. Kelsey, Hills. 7; Rep. Folsom, Graf. 11; Rep. Kofalt, Hills. 4; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Avard, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill creates an exception to the prohibition on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile for any person carrying a pistol or revolver who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm by a New Hampshire statute.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2350

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to prohibitions on carrying a loaded firearm on an OHRV or snowmobile.

 

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

 

210:1  Off Highway Recreational Vehicles; Loaded Firearms Prohibited.  Amend RSA 215-A:20 to read as follows:

215-A:20  Loaded Firearms Forbidden.  No person shall carry on an OHRV, or a trailer towed by same, any firearms unless said firearm is unloaded.  This section shall not apply to law enforcement officers carrying firearms in the course of duty or to pistols or revolvers carried [under a permit issued pursuant to the authority of RSA 159] by any person who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm by a New Hampshire statute.

210:2  Snowmobiles; Loaded Firearms Forbidden.  Amend RSA 215-C:35 to read as follows:

215-C:35  Loaded Firearms Forbidden.  No person shall carry on a snowmobile, or a trailer towed by same, any firearms unless said firearm is unloaded.  This section shall not apply to law enforcement officers carrying firearms in the course of duty or to pistols or revolvers carried [under a permit issued pursuant to the authority of RSA 159] by any person who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm by a New Hampshire statute.

210:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 17, 2022

Effective Date: June 17, 2022