Bill Text - HB1162 (2010)

Relative to the wearing of motorcycle protective headgear.


Revision: Dec. 10, 2009, midnight

HB 1162 – AS INTRODUCED

2010 SESSION

10-2318

03/04

HOUSE BILL 1162

AN ACT relative to the wearing of motorcycle protective headgear.

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Day, Rock 13

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

This bill requires motorcycle operators to wear protective headgear.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

10-2318

03/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT relative to the wearing of motorcycle protective headgear.

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

1 Protective Headgear. Amend RSA 265:122 to read as follows:

265:122 Protective Headgear.

I. No person [less than 18 years of age may] shall drive or ride upon a motorcycle unless he or she wears protective headgear of a type approved by the director. Such headgear shall be equipped with either a neck or chin strap.

II. The director [is hereby authorized and empowered to] shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA¬†260:5 covering the types of protective headgear and the specifications therefor and to establish and maintain a list of approved headgear which meet [his] the director’s established specifications.

III. [If federal law is altered so that the mandatory wearing of protective headgear on motorcycles by persons less than 18 years of age is not required as a condition to the receipt by the state of any federal funds, paragraphs I and II shall be void.

IV.] Any motorcycle operator who transports a person [under the age of 18 years], when such person is in violation of paragraph I, shall be guilty of a violation.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2011.

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