Feb 11, 2019 – School Board Meeting

There is a good chance that Nashua State Rep Schmidt will attend the Feb 11, 2019 school board meeting to ask the school board to support HB101. This bill would for the first time give local school boards the authority to infringe upon the rights of citizens by adopting a ban on self-defense on school grounds.

The main calendar site for the school board currently shows that the board meeting will be from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM@ Nashua High School North – Lecture Hall – B166.

 

HOUSE BILL 101
AN ACT relative to regulating possession of firearms in a school district.
SPONSORS: Rep. Cali-Pitts, Rock. 30; Rep. Vincent, Straf. 17; Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27; Rep. McBeath, Rock. 26; Rep. McConnell, Rock. 11; Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21
ANALYSIS
This bill allows a school district, school administrative unit, or chartered public school to adopt and enforce a policy regulating firearms, firearms components, ammunition, firearms supplies, or knives within its jurisdiction.
1 New Paragraph; Pistols and Revolvers; Authority of the State. Amend RSA 159:26 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:
III. This section shall not apply to any policy regulating the use, possession, or transportation of firearms, firearms components, ammunition, firearms supplies, or knives adopted by any school district, school administrative unit, or chartered public school in this state.
2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Existing Law that would be modified by the above bill.
159:26 Firearms, Ammunition, and Knives; Authority of the State. –
I. To the extent consistent with federal law, the state of New Hampshire shall have authority and jurisdiction over the sale, purchase, ownership, use, possession, transportation, licensing, permitting, taxation, or other matter pertaining to firearms, firearms components, ammunition, firearms supplies, or knives in the state. Except as otherwise specifically provided by statute, no ordinance or regulation of a political subdivision may regulate the sale, purchase, ownership, use, possession, transportation, licensing, permitting, taxation, or other matter pertaining to firearms, firearms components, ammunition, or firearms supplies in the state. Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting a political subdivision’s right to adopt zoning ordinances for the purpose of regulating firearms or knives businesses in the same manner as other businesses or to take any action allowed under RSA 207:59.
II. Upon the effective date of this section, all municipal ordinances and regulations not authorized under paragraph I relative to the sale, purchase, ownership, use, possession, transportation, licensing, permitting, taxation, or other matter pertaining to firearms, firearm components, ammunition, firearms supplies, or knives shall be null and void.