Bill Text: NH SB608 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to animals in motor vehicles.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-06-16 - Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote; 06/16/2020 Senate Journal 8 [SB608 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-SB608-Introduced.html

SB 608  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3027

08/01

 

SENATE BILL 608

 

AN ACT relative to animals in motor vehicles.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Rep. Le, Rock. 31; Rep. Leishman, Hills. 24; Rep. K. Murray, Rock. 24; Rep. Grote, Rock. 24

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows a person to rescue a confined animal endangered by extreme temperatures under certain circumstances.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3027

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to animals in motor vehicles.

 

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

 

1  Animals in Motor Vehicles.  Amend RSA 644:8-aa, IV to read as follows:

IV.  Any person who is not a law enforcement officer or agent of a licensed humane organization may take action necessary to rescue a confined animal endangered by extreme temperatures if:

(a)  Law enforcement has been contacted;

(b)  A witness is present; and

(c)  The individual reasonably believes at the time that assistance will not arrive in time to prevent the serious injury or death of the confined animal.

V.  No officer or agent taking action under paragraph III or IV shall be liable for damage reasonably necessary to rescue the confined animal.

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

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