HB118 (2005) Detail

Relative to bicycle helmet use by certain minors.


CHAPTER 100

HB 118 – FINAL VERSION

2005 SESSION

05-0230

06/09

HOUSE BILL 118

AN ACT relative to bicycle helmet use by certain minors.

SPONSORS: Rep. Scanlon, Hills 18; Rep. Price, Hills 26; Rep. Casey, Rock 11; Rep. Boyce, Belk 5; Rep. Dalrymple, Rock 4; Sen. Flanders, Dist 7; Sen. Martel, Dist 18; Sen. Kenney, Dist 3; Sen. Gottesman, Dist 12; Sen. Roberge, Dist 9

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

This bill requires bicycle helmet use by persons 16 years of age or less when riding on public ways.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0230

06/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to bicycle helmet use by certain minors.

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

100:1 New Paragraph; Commissioner of Health and Human Services; Rules; Protective Headgear. Amend RSA 126-A:5 by inserting after paragraph XII the following new paragraph:

XIII. The commissioner shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A relative to approved headgear required by RSA 265:144, X.

100:2 New Paragraph; Riding on Bicycles; Helmet Required. Amend RSA 265:144 by inserting after paragraph IX the following new paragraph:

X. No person less than 16 years of age may operate or ride upon a bicycle on a public way unless he or she wears protective headgear of a type approved by the commissioner of health and human services.

100:3 Penalty; Failure to Use a Bicycle Helmet. Amend RSA 265:153 to read as follows:

265:153 Penalty.

I. Any person violating the provisions of this subdivision or of any ordinance, bylaw or rule made under the provisions of this subdivision shall be guilty of a violation.

II. The maximum fine for a violation of RSA 265:144, X shall be $35 for each occurrence.

100:4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2006.

(Approved: June 15, 2005)

(Effective Date: January 1, 2006)

Links

HB118 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB118 Revision: 8612 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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