SB 154  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-1079

04/08

 

SENATE BILL 154

 

AN ACT prohibiting the state from enforcing a Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. Osborne, Rock. 4; Rep. Rice, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits any person acting under color of state law from taking any action, expending any funds, or exercising any power of the state of New Hampshire to enforce any Executive Order of the President of the United States issued after January 20, 2021, which has the purpose or effect of restricting or regulating the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-1079

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT prohibiting the state from enforcing a Presidential Executive Order that restricts or regulates the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

 

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

 

1  New Chapter; Presidential Executive Orders Relating to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 159-D the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 159-E

PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS

RELATING TO THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS

159-E:1  Presidential Executive Orders Relating to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Pursuant to the general court   s authority under Part II, Article 5 of the New Hampshire constitution, no person acting under color of state law shall take any action, expend any funds, or exercise any power of the state of New Hampshire to enforce any Executive Order of the President of the United States issued after January 20, 2021, which has the purpose or effect of restricting or regulating the right of the people to keep and bear arms pursuant to the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Part I, Art. 2-a of the New Hampshire constitution. This provision expressly extends protection to firearms, ammunition, accessories, and any other item commonly used or capable of being used in conjunction with firearms.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.