HB550 (2005) Detail

Requiring placards in vehicles operated by persons learning to drive.


HB 550-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0062

03/09

HOUSE BILL 550-FN

AN ACT requiring placards in vehicles operated by persons learning to drive.

SPONSORS: Rep. Morris, Rock 14; Rep. Hammond, Graf 11

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

This bill requires the display of special placards in vehicles operated by persons learning to drive.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0062

03/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT requiring placards in vehicles operated by persons learning to drive.

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

1 Exception for Persons Learning to Drive; Placards. Amend RSA 263:25, I to read as follows:

I. Except as provided in paragraph II, a person who does not possess a driver’s license may drive a motor vehicle while being taught to drive, when accompanied by a person holding a driver’s license of the appropriate class and type for the vehicle being driven, who is occupying the seat beside, or, in the case of a bus, immediately adjacent to, the person who is being taught to drive. This exception shall not apply to persons whose driving privileges or driver’s licenses have been suspended or revoked for cause, persons less than 15½ years of age, and persons learning to drive commercial motor vehicles unless they meet the requirements of paragraph II. For all unlicensed drivers the person accompanying them shall be a certified driving instructor, parent, legal guardian, or responsible adult who is 25 years of age or older and who is a licensed driver. The person accompanying the unlicensed driver shall be liable for the violation of any provision of this title or rules adopted hereunder committed by such unlicensed driver. A person who is learning to drive pursuant to the provisions of this section shall have in his or her possession proof of the fact he or she meets the age requirement. No person shall drive a motor vehicle pursuant to this paragraph unless a removable windshield placard is displayed in such a manner that it may be viewed from the front and rear of the vehicle by hanging it from the front windshield rearview mirror of the vehicle. The department shall furnish the required placard without charge. The placard shall be a 2-sided, hanger-style placard which is triangular in shape and which has a red letter “s” centered on a white background.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2006.

LBAO

05-0062

1/28/05

HB 550-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT requiring placards in vehicles operated by persons learning to drive.

FISCAL IMPACT:

      The Department of Safety indicates state expenditures will increase by $21,897 in FY 2006 and by $43,793 each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on state, county and local revenue or county and local expenditures.

METHODOLOGY:

    The Department states this legislation requires the display of special placards in vehicles operated by persons learning to drive. The Department estimated that there are approximately 9,000 learners per year times the $3.00 cost of each placard, which will result in $27,000 in expenditures. In addition there will be a cost in managing the issuance of the placards. Part time employees at $15.00 per hour x 20 hours per week x 52 weeks = $15,600 x 1.0765 (7.65% FICA) $16,793 plus $27,000 (cost of placards) = Total estimated cost to be $43,793.40 per year. Cost of FY 2006 (1/2 year) = $21,897.

Links

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Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB550 Revision: 8990 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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