HB326 (2005) Detail

(New Title) relative to motorcycle noise levels and mufflers.


CHAPTER 266

HB 326 – FINAL VERSION

23Mar2005… 0577h

06/09/05 1785s

29Jun2005… 2049cofc

2005 SESSION

05-0095

03/09

HOUSE BILL 326

AN ACT relative to motorcycle noise levels and mufflers.

SPONSORS: Rep. M. Blanchard, Rock 16; Rep. Pantelakos, Rock 16; Rep. Bicknell, Rock 1; Rep. Weare, Rock 14; Rep. Langley, Rock 18; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 24; Sen. Green, Dist 6

COMMITTEE: Transportation

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill clarifies that a person may not operate a motor vehicle with a straight pipe exhaust system. This bill also establishes fines for operating a motor vehicle with a straight pipe exhaust system and for exceeding permissible motorcycle noise levels.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23Mar2005… 0577h

06/09/05 1785s

29Jun2005… 2049cofc

05-0095

03/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to motorcycle noise levels and mufflers.

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

266:1 New Paragraph; Equipment of Vehicles; Prevention of Noise; Exhaust Modifications. Amend RSA 266:59 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV. No person shall operate a motor vehicle with a straight pipe exhaust system; “straight pipe exhaust system” means any straight-through exhaust system that does not contain baffles or otherwise does not meet the definition of muffler in RSA 259:66. Any person who violates the provisions of this paragraph shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined not less than $100 for a first offense, not less than $250 for a second offense in a calendar year, and not less than $500 for a third or subsequent offense in a calendar year.

266:2 Motorcycle Noise Levels; Fines. Amend RSA 266:59-a, III to read as follows:

III. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $300.

266:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 30 days after its passage.

(Approved: July 22, 2005)

(Effective Date: August 21, 2005)

Links

HB326 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB326 Revision: 8789 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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