Bill Details - HB307 (2019)

CHAPTER 9

HB 307 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0451

11/06

 

HOUSE BILL 307

 

AN ACT relative to driver's license photographs.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Steven Smith, Sull. 11; Rep. Sykes, Graf. 13; Rep. Soucy, Merr. 16

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes the requirement that drivers' license photographs be in color.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0451

11/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to driver's license photographs.

 

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

 

9:1  Drivers' Licenses; Form of License.  Amend RSA 263:40, I to read as follows:

I.  The commissioner shall, upon payment of the required fee, issue to every applicant a driver's license subject to such conditions as the commissioner may deem expedient and in such form as the commissioner may prescribe.  Licenses issued to persons under the age of 21 shall be designed so that their horizontal and vertical axes are opposite the horizontal and vertical axes of licenses issued to other persons, and said licenses shall prominently display the date on which the licensee shall attain the age of 21 years.  Consistent with RSA 263:14, the youth operator license shall expire on the 21st anniversary of the applicant's date of birth, at which time the applicant shall be issued a traditional license.  The license shall bear thereon a distinguishing number assigned to the licensee and an instant full-face [color] photograph, image, or likeness of the licensee.  There shall also be provided a space wherein the licensee may indicate his or her honorable veteran's status for purposes of identification for receiving benefits and services under New Hampshire law if the licensee so desires.  The license shall bear a special designation or symbol indicating honorable veteran's status for licensees who indicate such veteran status.  The driver's license card shall bear an approved security marking indicating that it was not issued in compliance with Public Law 109-13 and is therefore not acceptable for federal identification purposes.

9:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: May 10, 2019

Effective Date: May 10, 2019

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Transportation HJ 2 P. 45
Jan. 15, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/15/2019 01:00 pm LOB 203
Jan. 22, 2019 Executive Session: 01/22/2019 01:00 pm LOB 203
Jan. 31, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 01/31/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 9 P. 5
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)
Jan. 31, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 01/31/2019 HJ 4 P. 6
March 7, 2019 Introduced 03/07/2019 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 8
March 19, 2019 Hearing: 03/19/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:45 pm; SC 14
Committee Report: Ought to Pass; Vote 5-0; CC SC 16
Committee Report: Ought to Pass; Vote 5-0; CC
April 11, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/11/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 17
April 11, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/11/2019; SJ 12
April 25, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 04/25/2019); SJ 15
April 11, 2019 Enrolled 04/11/2019
May 10, 2019 Signed by Governor Sununu 05/10/2019; Chapter 9; Eff: 05/10/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 15, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 22, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Jan. 31, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 Senate Hearing
Senate Floor Vote
April 11, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB307 Revision: 4420 Date: Dec. 31, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
HB307 Revision: 5724 Date: April 11, 2019, 10:27 a.m.
HB307 Revision: 5946 Date: May 13, 2019, 11:24 a.m.