HB103 (2015) Detail

Limiting the capabilities of wireless communication devices in motor vehicles.


HB 103 – AS INTRODUCED

2015 SESSION

15-0032

05/10

HOUSE BILL 103

AN ACT limiting the capabilities of wireless communication devices in motor vehicles.

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Belanger, Hills 27

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

ANALYSIS

This bill requires the email and texting capabilities of a wireless communication device to be disabled if the device is moving more than 5 miles per hour. The restriction shall not take effect unless 2 New England states adopt similar legislation.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15-0032

05/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT limiting the capabilities of wireless communication devices in motor vehicles.

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

1 New Chapter; Wireless Communication Devices in Motor Vehicles. Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 357-G the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 357-H

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES IN MOTOR VEHICLES

357-H:1 Capabilities of Wireless Communication Devices in Motor Vehicles.

I. Any wireless communication device equipped with GPS capabilities that is sold or supplied for use in New Hampshire shall have the email and texting features of the device disabled if the device is moving more than 5 miles per hour.

II. Any business that sells or supplies a device in violation of paragraph I shall be subject to a fine of $100 for each device sold or supplied in New Hampshire.

2 Contingency. If any 2 New England states adopt similar legislation restricting the capabilities of wireless communication devices in motor vehicles, section 1 of this act shall take effect upon certification of the attorney general to the secretary of state and the office of legislative services that such states have enacted the legislation.

3 Effective Date.

I. Section 1 of this act shall take effect as provided in section 2 of this act.

II. The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB103 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB103 Revision: 27563 Date: March 27, 2015, midnight

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