Bill Details - HB368 (2019)

HB 368-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

19Mar2019... 0731h

2019 SESSION

19-0194

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 368-FN

 

AN ACT relative to medically recognized disorders identified on drivers' licenses.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Rep. Katsakiores, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes autism spectrum disorder to be indicated as a medically recognized disorder on drivers' licenses and nondrivers' identification cards and modifies the rulemaking authority relative to printing medically recognized disorders on drivers' licenses and nondrivers' identification cards.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Mar2019... 0731h 19-0194

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to medically recognized disorders identified on drivers' licenses.

 

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

 

1  Drivers' Licenses; Form of License; Medically Recognized Disorder Indication.  Amend RSA 263:41-b, III to read as follows:

III.  For the purpose of this section, [the director shall adopt rules under RSA 541-A defining medically recognized disorder and listing the disorders and their representations that may be shown on driver's licenses or nondriver's picture identification cards] autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or its abbreviation is authorized to be printed on the driver's license or nondriver's picture identification card.

IV.  If the name of medically recognized disorder exceeds 25 characters in length, only its abbreviation shall be printed on the driver's license or nondriver's picture identification card.

V.  The director shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A relative to the administration of this section.  

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

 

LBAO

19-0194

12/28/18

 

HB 368-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT defining the list of medically recognized disorders identified on drivers' licenses.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$25,000

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - *Restricted Cost of Collections

*Pursuant to Part II, article 6-a of the New Hampshire constitution, any costs associated with the collection and administration of Highway Funds by the Department of Safety shall be deducted by the Department before such funds are credited to the Highway Fund as unrestricted revenue.

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill adds Asperger's syndrome and autism to the list of medically recognized disorders identified on a drivers’ license or a non-driver identification card in addition to any other medically recognized disorder authorized under administrative rules.  The Department of Safety estimates this bill will impact FY 2020 expenditures by $25,000.  The estimated increase in expenses is due to the required modification to the Department’s card creation system and computer software (VISION), plus the costs associated with creating a new form.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Transportation HJ 3 P. 11
Feb. 19, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/19/2019 10:30 am LOB 203
Feb. 26, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/26/2019 02:00 pm LOB 203
March 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 09:15 am LOB 203
March 11, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/11/2019 10:00 am LOB 203
March 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 09:15 am LOB 203
March 11, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/11/2019 10:00 am LOB 203
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0731h (NT) (Vote 17-0; CC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0731h (NT) for 03/19/2019 (Vote 17-0; CC) HC 16 P. 14
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0731h (NT): AA VV 03/19/2019
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0731h (NT): MA VV 03/19/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 26, 2019 House Exec Session
March 11, 2019 House Exec Session
March 11, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB368 Revision: 4614 Date: Jan. 7, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
HB368 Revision: 5577 Date: March 19, 2019, 11:37 a.m.