Bill Text - HB105 (2013)

Relative to the release of motor vehicle registration information.


Revision: Dec. 31, 2013, midnight

HB 105 – AS INTRODUCED

2013 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 105

AN ACT relative to the release of motor vehicle registration information.

SPONSORS: Rep. Luther, Belk 3

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

This bill authorizes law enforcement officers to disclose to hospital personnel the name of the registered owner of a vehicle parked on hospital property.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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03/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT relative to the release of motor vehicle registration information.

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

1 Number Plate Checks by Law Enforcement; Vehicles Parked at Hospitals. Amend RSA?261:75-a to read as follows:

261:75-a Number Plate Checks by Law Enforcement. A duly sworn state, county, or local law enforcement officer in the performance of his or her duties may obtain, through electronic query from the department of safety, the registration information on a particular number plate and plate type or number plate validation decal for any official purpose, whether the inquiry relates to a particular offense or is for general crime detection and prevention purposes, provided a record is kept regarding such inquiry. The information so obtained shall only be used for valid law enforcement purposes and shall not be disclosed to any unauthorized person for any purpose. The commissioner of safety may further limit the release of such information at his or her discretion. Upon request, a law enforcement officer may disclose to hospital security personnel, by a return telephone call to a security office or in person to a uniformed security officer, the name of the registered owner of a vehicle parked on hospital property, and such disclosure shall be an official and valid law enforcement purpose and such personnel shall be authorized persons for purposes of this section.

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

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