HB1373 (2010)

Establishing a committee to study the effects of current state and federal laws on illegal drugs and the possession and use of such drugs.


Status: SIGNED BY GOVERNOR (Details)
Length: 299 words.

Revisions of this bill in our system:

 HouseSenate
Public hearing:2010-01-07 11:30:00 LOB 2042010-04-28 00:00:00
Executive session:2010-02-02 10:00:00(unscheduled)
Floor vote:2010-02-17 00:00:002010-05-12 00:00:00

CHAPTER 228

HB 1373 – FINAL VERSION

05/12/10 1889s

2010 SESSION

10-2440

04/10

HOUSE BILL 1373

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the effects of current state and federal laws on illegal drugs and the possession and use of such drugs.

SPONSORS: Rep. Winters, Hills 17; Rep. Ingbretson, Graf 5

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study the effects of current state and federal laws on illegal drugs and the possession and use of such drugs.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/12/10 1889s

10-2440

04/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the effects of current state and federal laws on illegal drugs and the possession and use of such drugs.

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

228:1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study the effects of current state and federal laws on illegal drugs and the possession and use of such drugs.

228:2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The committee shall consist of 5 members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II. The committee may consult with and receive input from any person with information or expertise which the committee deems relevant.

III. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

228:3 Duties. The committee shall:

I. Study the effects of current state and federal laws on illegal drugs and the possession and use of such drugs.

II. Study the effects of current state and federal drug laws from a financial and social perspective including the effects on state, county, and local communities, the costs of incarceration, the cost of welfare, and the cost of law enforcement.

III. Study any other issues which the committee deems relevant to its objective.

228:4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

228:5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2010.

228:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: June 28, 2010

Effective Date: June 28, 2010