Bill Details - HB198 (2019)

HB 198 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

14Mar2019... 0412h

2019 SESSION

19-0190

11/01

 

HOUSE BILL 198

 

AN ACT clarifying the prohibition against the use of mobile electronic devices while driving.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. J. Osborne, Rock. 4; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Bershtein, Rock. 2; Rep. Horn, Merr. 2; Rep. S. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Belanger, Hills. 27

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the prohibition against using mobile electronic devices while driving and increases the penalties imposed for violations of such prohibition.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14Mar2019... 0412h 19-0190

11/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT clarifying the prohibition against the use of mobile electronic devices while driving.

 

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

 

1  Motor Vehicles; Words and Phrases Defined; Serious Traffic Violation.  Amend RSA 259:98-a, X to read as follows:

X.  Driving a commercial motor vehicle in violation of RSA [265:105-a] 265:79-c.

2  Motor Vehicles; Rules of the Road; Use of Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving; Prohibition.  Amend RSA 265:79-c, III to read as follows:

III.  Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined [$100 plus penalty assessment] not less than $250 nor more than $1000 for a first or second offense, [$250 plus penalty assessment for a second offense,] and not less than $500 [plus penalty assessment] for any subsequent offense [within a 24-month period]. In addition, the director may suspend the person's license to drive for up to 10 days for a second offense, and shall suspend the person's license to drive for not less than 10 days for any subsequent offense.

3  Repeal.  RSA 265:105-a, relative to prohibited text messages and device usage while operating a motor vehicle, is repealed.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Transportation HJ 2 P. 41
Feb. 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/05/2019 10:30 am LOB 203
Feb. 12, 2019 Executive Session: 02/12/2019 02:00 pm LOB 203
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0412h (NT) for 03/07/2019 (Vote 15-3; RC) HC 14 P. 20
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0412h (NT) (Vote 15-3; RC)
Special Order to 03/14/2019 Without Objection
March 14, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0412h (NT): AA VV 03/14/2019
March 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0412h (NT): MA DV 252-73 03/14/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 14, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB198 Revision: 4431 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
HB198 Revision: 5546 Date: March 14, 2019, 5:36 p.m.