Category: Crime and Public Safety, Recreation and Transportation

SB 500 (2018) amending references to firearms terminology.

House/Senate Bill: NH Senate

Description: Removes the prohibition of carrying a loaded rifle or shotgun in or on a stationary motor vehicle, OHRV, snowmobile, or aircraft. This bill also changes some legal references to firearms, and allows licensed bow hunters to carry firearms. Lastly, this bill removes the ability to deny or revoke a hunting license if a person "is not a suitable person to carry firearms." The Senate amended the bill to also allow carrying a loaded firearm on a moving vehicle if the person is protecting livestock or crops. The Senate amendment also allows hunting with an air rifle.

Bill Sponsor: Kevin Avard

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

Next Hearing Date: Tue, 03/20/2018

Next Voting Date: Wed, 05/02/2018

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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