Bill Text - HB1104 (2014)

Relative to railroad motorcars.


Revision: June 15, 2014, midnight

CHAPTER 39

HB 1104-FN – FINAL VERSION

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2014 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 1104-FN

AN ACT relative to railroad motorcars.

SPONSORS: Rep. Coffey, Hills 25

COMMITTEE: Fish and Game and Marine Resources

ANALYSIS

This bill includes railroad motorcars as off highway recreational vehicles.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

AN ACT relative to railroad motorcars.

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

39:1 New Paragraph; Off Highway Recreational Vehicles; Definition; Railroad Motorcar. Amend RSA 215-A:1 by inserting after paragraph XXII the following new paragraph:

XXIII. “Railroad motorcar,” also known as section car, track car, and putt putt, means any vehicle propelled by mechanical power with flanged wheels that is designed and specifically manufactured for use on standard railroad tracks, and that does not exceed 70 inches in width and 1950 pounds.

39:2 New Paragraph; OHRV Operation and License; Railroad Motorcars. Amend RSA 215-A:29 by inserting after paragraph XIX the following new paragraph:

XX.(a) No person shall operate a railroad motorcar on railroad tracks for recreational purposes that has not been approved by the department of resources and economic development, bureau of trails, and the department of transportation, bureau of rail and transit.

(b) No person shall operate a railroad motorcar under subparagraph (a) at a speed in excess of 10 miles per hour.

(c) Notwithstanding RSA 215-A:21, II, no registration shall be required for a railroad motorcar that is operated on railroad tracks which are privately owned or which are under an exclusive lease agreement with the state of New Hampshire where the lease holder is the only authorized user of the track and the railroad motorcar operator has the track owner’s or track lessee’s permission.

39:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.

Approved: May 27, 2014

Effective Date: July 1, 2014

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