HB 1364 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 1364
SPONSORS: Rep. Steven Smith, Sull. 11; Rep. Soucy, Merr. 16; Rep. John J. O'Connor, Sull. 4; Rep. Rollins, Sull. 6; Rep. O'Brien, Hills. 36; Rep. Cleaver, Hills. 35; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7; Sen. Ward, Dist 8
This bill eliminates the authorization to use amber emergency lights when towing or transporting a vehicle.
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
266:78-i Use of Amber Lights. Vehicles authorized to use amber colored warning lights authorized by RSA 266:78-h may only illuminate the warning lights when their duties require them to be stopped or parked on or immediately adjacent to a way at a road, water, or sewer line construction or maintenance site in a manner that may impede or cause a hazard to traffic, when actively engaged in the delivery of United States mail, or when actively engaged in snow removal or ice treatment or when entering or leaving a way during plowing operations, or during repair or placement of official traffic control devices, pavement marking, or escorting an oversize load or slow moving vehicle, or in the case of wreckers and emergency road service vehicles when maneuvering through congested traffic to reach a disabled vehicle, providing roadside service, or loading or unloading a vehicle[, or when transporting a disabled vehicle].
(a) Said amber colored lights shall be illuminated [at all times when a vehicle is in tow or] when the roadside service being rendered to another vehicle presents an actual or potential hazard to the public or to the occupants of the disabled vehicle.
Approved: May 25, 2018
Effective Date: July 24, 2018
|Jan. 10, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 10, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 7, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|March 13, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|March 29, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 5, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 8|
|Jan. 10, 2018||Public Hearing: 01/10/2018 01:00 PM LOB 203|
|Jan. 10, 2018||Executive Session: 01/10/2018 LOB 203|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 16-0; CC)|
|Feb. 7, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/07/2018 (Vote 16-0; CC) HC 5 P. 16|
|Feb. 8, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 15|
|Feb. 15, 2018||Introduced 02/15/2018 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 5|
|March 13, 2018||==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/13/2018, Room 103, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 11|
|April 5, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/05/2018; SC 15|
|March 29, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/29/2018; SC 14|
|April 5, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/05/2018; SJ 11|
|April 12, 2018||Enrolled (In recess 04/12/2018); SJ 13|
|April 19, 2018||Enrolled 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 2|
|May 25, 2018||Signed by Governor Sununu 05/25/2018; Chapter 66; Eff. 7/24/2018|