HB1364 (2018) Detail

Relative to use of amber lights on vehicles.


CHAPTER 66

HB 1364 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2487

03/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1364

 

AN ACT relative to use of amber lights on vehicles.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2487

03/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to use of amber lights on vehicles.

 

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

 

66:1  Use of Amber Lights.  Amend RSA 266:78-i to read as follows:

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].

66:2  Flashing Amber Emergency Lamps.  Amend RSA 266:109, II(a) to read as follows:

(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.

66:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 25, 2018

Effective Date: July 24, 2018

Links

HB1364 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 10, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 13, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 29, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 5, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1364 Revision: 3985 Date: May 29, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
HB1364 Revision: 3388 Date: April 5, 2018, 1:04 p.m.
HB1364 Revision: 2040 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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