HB492 (2018) Detail

(New Title) relative to electric personal assistive mobility devices.


CHAPTER 20

HB 492 - FINAL VERSION

 

3Jan2018... 2430h

2018 SESSION

17-0378

05/06

 

HOUSE BILL 492

 

AN ACT relative to electric personal assistive mobility devices.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. L'Heureux, Hills. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill redefines electric personal assistive mobility devices or EPAMDs, repeals provisions regarding speed and local regulation, and establishes progressive fines.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

3Jan2018... 2430h 17-0378

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to electric personal assistive mobility devices.

 

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

 

20:1  Definition of Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device.  Amend RSA 269:1 to read as follows:

269:1  Definition.  In this chapter, "electric personal assistive mobility device'' or "EPAMD'' shall mean a [self-balancing, 2 non-tandem-wheeled] self-propelled device, regardless of the number of wheels, designed to transport only one person, solely powered by an electric propulsion system, with a maximum speed of less than 20 miles per hour.

20:2  Operation Permitted on Sidewalks and Roadways.  Amend RSA 269:4 to read as follows:

269:4  Operation Permitted on Sidewalks and Roadways.

I. An operator of an EPAMD shall have the rights and duties of pedestrians prescribed in RSA 265:34-40.  

II.  When propelling an EPAMD upon a way at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at that time and place, the operator of an EPAMD shall remain on the right portion of the way as far as practicable except when it is unsafe to do so or when necessary to avoid hazardous conditions, including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, broken pavement, glass, sand, puddles, ice, or opening doors of parked vehicles.

20:3  Violation; Fines and Penalties.  RSA 269:9 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

269:9  Fines and Penalties.  Any person found in violation of this chapter shall be subject to a written warning for a first offense, a $5 fine for a second offense, and a $10 fine for a third and any subsequent offense.

20:4  Repeal.  The following are repealed.

I.  RSA 269:5, II, relative to the maximum speed of an EPAMD.

II.  RSA 269:8, relative to local regulation of EPAMDs.

20:5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

 

Approved: May 15, 2018

Effective Date: January 01, 2019

Links

HB492 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 22, 2017 House Hearing
March 1, 2017 House Exec Session
Oct. 18, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 29, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 5, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 20, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 5, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB492 Revision: 3877 Date: May 25, 2018, 11:17 a.m.
HB492 Revision: 3386 Date: April 5, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
HB492 Revision: 2846 Date: Jan. 4, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
HB492 Revision: 2497 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Transportation HJ 3 P. 15
Feb. 22, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/22/2017 10:30 AM LOB 203
March 1, 2017 Executive Session: 03/01/2017 LOB 203
Retained in Committee
May 17, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 05/17/2017 10:00 AM LOB 203
Aug. 24, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 08/24/2017 11:00 AM LOB 203
Sept. 14, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 09/14/2017 02:00 PM LOB 203
Sept. 27, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 09/27/2017 01:00 PM LOB 203
Oct. 18, 2017 Executive Session: 10/18/2017 10:00 AM LOB 203
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-2430h (NT) for 01/03/2018 (Vote 15-0; CC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Amendment # 2017-2430h: AA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 45
Jan. 3, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2430h: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 45
Feb. 1, 2018 Introduced 02/01/2018 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 4
March 29, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/29/2018; SC 14
April 5, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/05/2018; SC 15
March 20, 2018 Hearing: 03/20/2018, Room 103, LOB, 01:00 pm; SC 13
April 5, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/05/2018; SC 15
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 15, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 05/15/2018; Chapter 20; Eff. 1/1/2019