HB1324 (2018) Detail

Relative to driver education programming.


HB 1324 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2594

03/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1324

 

AN ACT relative to driver education programming.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. D. Sullivan, Hills. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires driver education to include the dangers of leaving animals, babies, and elderly persons in vehicles in extreme temperatures.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2594

03/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to driver education programming.

 

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

 

1  Driver Education.  Amend RSA 263:19, I to read as follows:

I.  A driver's license may be issued subject to the provisions of this chapter to a person under the age of 18 years who has attained his or her sixteenth birthday, if such person shall present a certificate of successful completion of a driver education course given by a public or nonpublic secondary school and approved by the department of education in cooperation with the department of safety or given by a motor vehicle drivers' school licensed under the provisions of this chapter.  An approved driver education course licensed under this chapter, shall consist of not less than 30 hours of classroom instruction, not less than 10 hours of behind the wheel driver training and not less than 6 hours of observation, in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to RSA 541-A, published by the commissioner of safety, such standards to be not less than those presently required.  The classroom instruction shall include 45 minutes of a nationally-recognized motorcycle safety education course approved by the director, [and] 45 minutes of a nationally-recognized tractor-trailer safety education and awareness course approved by the director, and one hour of instruction on the dangers of leaving animals, babies, and elderly persons in vehicles in extreme temperatures.  The department of safety, by the nature of its function, shall be held ultimately responsible for setting and maintaining the quality standards for driver education in the state.  This authority shall apply uniformly over both secondary school courses and private motor vehicle drivers' school courses.

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

Links

HB1324 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1324 Revision: 2034 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 9:27 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 7
Feb. 6, 2018 Public Hearing: 02/06/2018 11:30 AM LOB 203
Feb. 13, 2018 Executive Session: 02/13/2018 LOB 203
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-0; CC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 9 P. 32
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 55