Bill Text - HB1171 (2012)

Updating certain references in motor vehicle statutes.


Revision: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

HB 1171 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2160

03/09

HOUSE BILL 1171

AN ACT updating certain references in motor vehicle statutes.

SPONSORS: Rep. Packard, Rock 3; Sen. Rausch, Dist 19

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

This bill updates certain references relating to the United States Department of Transportation in motor vehicle statutes.

This bill was requested by the department of safety.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2160

03/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT updating certain references in motor vehicle statutes.

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

1 Safety; Rulemaking. Amend RSA 21-P:17, I(a) to read as follows:

(a) Adopting as rules, under RSA 541-A, the current version of the regulations promulgated by the [Materials Transportation Bureau of the] United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration contained in parts [170-189] 100-185 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the current version of the regulations promulgated by the [Bureau of] Federal Motor Carrier Safety[, Federal Highway] Administration of the United States Department of Transportation contained in parts 390-397 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and the current version of the regulations promulgated by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and contained in parts 71 and 73 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 541-A, any amendments or additions by the respective federal agencies or their successor agencies shall also amend or supplement the rules adopted by the commissioner of safety without further action on [his] the commissioner’s part, and these rules shall not expire without specific action by the general court for the commissioner.

2 Motor Carriers; Rules. Amend RSA 266:72-a, I to read as follows:

I. The commissioner may adopt as rules, under RSA 541-A, the current version of the federal motor carrier safety regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and Federal [Highway Administration, Bureau of] Motor Carrier Safety Administration, contained in 49 C.F.R. parts 107, 382, and 385-397. Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 541-A, any amendments or additions by the respective federal agencies or their successor agencies shall also amend or supplement the rules adopted by the commissioner of safety without further action on the part of the commissioner. The commissioner shall be authorized to exempt vehicles and drivers operating exclusively in intrastate commerce from such rules which the commissioner determines impose an unnecessary regulatory burden without providing a corresponding safety benefit.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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