Category: Economy, Budget and Taxes

HB 459 (2019)

House/Senate Bill: NH House

Description: Legalizes hemp, and establishes a committee to study the federal guidelines on growing hemp. The Senate amended the bill to also include several changes to state animal cruelty laws. These include setting a 14-day deadline for courts to hold hearings in animal cruelty cases; allowing courts to require someone appealing an animal cruelty conviction to post a bond up to $2,000 to pay for animal care; banning those convicted of felony animal cruelty from owning animals for at least five years; and requiring that a health certificate with proof of vaccination accompany any dog, cat or ferret being transferred from one owner to another.

Bill Sponsor: Peter Bixby

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Tue, 04/23/2019

Next Voting Date: Thu, 06/27/2019

Bill Status

Signed by Governor
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: Yes
Passed Senate: Yes
Signed by Governor: Yes

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