Current Legislation

The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation has testified on the following bills:

2018 Legislative Session

SB 560-FN
An act relative to updating the state trails plan and making an appropriate therefor.
SB 560-FN (1/23/18)
HB 1696
An act relative to the Hampton Beach capital improvement fund.
HB 1696 Testimony (1/11/18)

2017 Legislative Session

SB 383
Final report of the Commission to Study and Recommend Improvements to the New Hampshire Hiking Trails Network.
SB 383 Final Report (11/1/17)
HB 488
An act establishing a state parks advisory council.
HB 488-SPAC Testimony (3/15/17)
SB 217-FN
Requiring admission without charge to state parks for children.
SB 217-FN Testimony (2/14/17) 
HB 608  An act relative to requiring the state park system to use competitive bidding for the acquisition and resale of firewood.
HB 608 Testimony (1/31/17) 
HB 302 
An act relative to the leasing of Hampton Beach State Park.
HB 302 Testimony (1/25/17)

2016 Legislative Session

HB 1396
An act relative to OHRV operation on certain highways in Grafton County.
HB 1396 Testimony (4/19/16)
HB 1396 Testimony (3/1/16)  
HB 1569-FN An act relative to volunteers under the Department of Resources and Economic Development
HB 1569-FN Testimony (3/31/16)   
HB 1569-FN Testimony (2/3/16) 
SB 510-FN An act relative to parking at state park parking meters
SB 510_FN Testimony (4/26/16) 
SB 510-FN Testimony (4/5/16)
SB 510-FN Testimony (2/2/16) 
HB 1172
 An act relative to corrective action implementation of audit findings concerning Cannon Mountain.
HB 1172 Testimony (4/5/16)
HB 1172 Testimony (1/26/16) 
SB 441 An act relative to discounts and admission without charge at state parks.
SB 441 Testimony (4/21/16)       SB 441 Parks Value of Complimentary Entry
SB 441 Testimony (3/22/16)
      Fiscal 2015 Cannon Fee Approval
SB 441 Testimony (1/19/16)
      Fiscal 2012 Parks Fee Approval
HB 1170 An act relative to special permits for OHRV operation in Jericho Mountain State Park.
HB 1170 Testimony (4/19/16)
HB 1170 Testimony (1/19/16)

2015 Legislative Session

HB 290 An act relative to the acceptance of risk in outdoor recreational activities.
HB 290 Testimony (4/28/15) 
SB 173 An act relative to establishing a committee to study the feasibility of a club assistance program for off highway recreational vehicles.
SB 173 Testimony (3/18/15) 
HB 467-FN An act relative to the 14-month registration of off highway recreational vehicle.
HB 467-FN Testimony (3/17/15) 
HB 290 An Act relative to the acceptance of risk in outdoor recreational activities.
HB 290 Testimony (1/28/15) 

2014 Legislative Session

SB 231-FN
An Act relative to the definition of tractors and utility vehicles.
SB 231-FN Testimony (4/15/14)
SB 311
An act authorizing the executive director of the fish and game department to execute an agreement allowing reciprocal snowmobile riding privileges with the states of Vermont and Maine.
SB 311 Testimony (4/1/14)
HB 1248 An act relative to the acceptance of risk in outdoor recreational activities.
HB 1248 Testimony (2/4/14)    HB 1248 Testimony (4/22/14) 
SB 251 An act relative to horse access on state land.
SB 251 Testimony (1/29/14)   SB 251 Testimony (1/29/14) Follow-up
SB 251 Testimony (1/29/14) Horse Rules
SB 240-FN An act relative to a reduced fee on OHRV registrations for persons who are members of an OHRV club.
SB 240-FN Testimony (1/28/14)    SB 240-FN Testimony (4/15/14) 
SB 248 An act relative to establishing a committee to study policies and procedures for the development and maintenance of state-owned abandoned rail corridors.
SB 248 Testimony (1/14/14)     SB 248 Testimony (4/15/14) 
SB 232 An act relative to speed limits for off highway recreational vehicles and snowmobiles.
SB 232 Testimony (1/14/14)    SB 232 Testimony (4/22/14) 
SB 230 An act relative to the definition of utility terrain vehicles.
SB 230 Testimony (1/14/14)    SB 230 Testimony (4/22/14) 

2013 Legislative Session

SB 190
Relative to admission fees for certain persons at state parks and historical sites.
SB 190 Testimony (2/12/13)     SB 190 Testimony (4/9/13)
SB 190 Testimony (4/19/13)
HB 574 Increasing the size limitations for OHRVs operating on state-owned trails.
HB 574 Testimony (2/19/13) 
HB 349 Relative to OHRV operation of certain 4-wheel drive vehicles on trails within Jericho Mountain state park.
HB 349 Testimony (2/19/13) 
HB 304

Relative to OHRV registration transfer fees, removing the penalty of completion of a training program for certain OHRV and snowmobile violations, and deleting OHRV and snowmobile vanity plates or decals.
HB 304 Testimony (1/31/13)        HB 304 Testimony (3/14/13)        
HB 256 Relative to funding for the fish and game search and rescue fund.
HB 256 Testimony (1/31/13) 
SB 46 Relative to air quality violations for outdoor fires.
SB 46 Testimony (1/30/13) 
SB 67 Establishing a committee to examine the issue of statutory authority for ATVs, OHRVs, and low speed UTVs to access public highways for food, fuel, and lodging.
SB 67 Testimony (1/29/13) 
HB 273 Authorizing the commissioner of the department of resources and economic development to enter into contracts for provision of free Wifi Internet access at Hampton Beach state park.
HB 273 Testimony (1/29/13) 
HB 191 Relative to conformity of governmental land uses to land use regulations.
HB 191 Testimony (1/18/13) 
SB 14
Relative to the rule-making authority of and administrative fine authority for the department of resources and economic development.
SB 14 Testimony (1/16/13)         SB 14 Testimony (4/16/13) 

2012 Legislative Session

HB 1140
An act relative to the care of war memorials in Franconia Notch state park.
HB 1140 Testimony (1/10/12)    HB 1140 Testimony (4/26/12) 
HB 1436
An act establishing a committee to oversee the management of natural resources by the department of resources and economic development.
HB 1436 Testimony (1/24/12)    |  HB 1436 Testimony (3/12/12) 
HB 1544
Adding state and local government part-time and public employees to employees eligible to participate in the state group insurance coverage.
HB 1544 Testomony 
SB 237-FN
Relative to field purchases and transfers of funds for the state park system and the bureau of trails, and the use of gifts and donations to the division of parks and recreation.
SB 237-FN Testimony (1/12/12)    |  SB 237-FN Testimony (3/12/12) 
SB 250
An act relative to operation of AWs and trail bikes on state lands.
SB 250 Testimony 
SB 298
Naming the lifeguard tower at Hampton Beach Seashell Facility for James W. Donahue, Jr.
SB 298  Testimony 
SB 330
Requiring an independent financial opinion prior to the leasing of any state park property to a private entity.
SB 330 Testimony (1/26/12)    |  SB 330 Testimony (3/20/12) 
SB 344
An act allowing the department of resources and economic development to cut vegetation in shoreland areas where public safety is of concern.
SB 344 Testimony 
SB 358
An act expanding eligibility for free admission to the state park system to certain members and their families and retired members of the armed forces.
SB 358 Testimony (1/19/12)    |  SB 358 Testimony (3/12/12) 
SB 366-FN
An act relative to use of certain OHRV's on snowmobile trails.
SB 366-FN Testimony 
SB 217-FN
Relative to management of Cannon Mountain by the Department of Resources and Economic Development.
SB 217-FN Testimony (2/9/12)    |  SB 217 Testimony (5/3/12)  
SB 396
Declaring the Temple Mountain ski area a historic site.
SB 396 Testimony 
SB 324
Relative to the use of funds generated by the Hampton Beach parking facilities.
SB 324 Testimony (3/20/12)    |  SB 324 Testimony (5/2/12)