Bill Text - HB1295 (2006)

(2nd New Title) AN ACT relative to notice brake shift interlock and key positions by automobile dealers to consumers.


Revision: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

CHAPTER 201

HB 1295 – FINAL VERSION

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HOUSE BILL 1295

AN ACT relative to notice brake shift interlock and key positions by automobile dealers to consumers.

SPONSORS: Rep. W. P. Campbell, Straf 3; Rep. Easson, Straf 3

COMMITTEE: Commerce

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill requires motor vehicle dealers to post a notice regarding the operation of brake shift interlock systems and key positions.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT relative to notice brake shift interlock and key positions by automobile dealers to consumers.

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

201:1 New Section; Equipment on Vehicles; Notification of Brake Shift Interlock and Key Positions. Amend RSA 266 by inserting after section 27-a the following new section:

266:27-b Notification of Brake Shift Interlock and Key Position by Automobile Dealers.

I. All motor vehicle dealers shall post the following notice in a prominent location at their place of business:

Important Safety Factors Regarding Automatic Transmissions and Key Positions

1. Most newer model motor vehicles with automatic transmissions are engineered with a “brake shift interlock” system as a safety mechanism, which prevents movement from the “park” position unless the service brake is applied.

2. Some vehicles are engineered whereby the vehicle may be shifted from “park” to “neutral” in a “key” position before the engine has been started without applying the service brake, which may cause the vehicle to roll. Your vehicle may not contain roll prevention safety in all key positions.

3. Consumers should become familiar with the specific characteristics of their vehicles in all “key” positions.

4. It is strongly recommended that the “parking” brake be engaged when the vehicle is parked on a grade.

II. Nothing in this section imposes any liability on a motor vehicle dealer or creates a cause of action by a consumer against a dealer.

201:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2007.

Approved: May 31, 2006

Effective: January 1, 2007

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