Bill Details - HB372 (2019)

CHAPTER 11

HB 372-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0227

11/10

 

HOUSE BILL 372-FN

 

AN ACT relative to motorist duties when approaching highway emergencies.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Flanagan, Hills. 26

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that motorists give a wide berth to all vehicles, rather than stationary vehicles, that are displaying blue, red, or amber emergency or warning lights.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0227

11/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to motorist duties when approaching highway emergencies.

 

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

 

11:1  Motor Vehicles; Rules of the Road; Motorist Duties When Approaching Highway Emergencies.  Amend RSA 265:37-a, I(d) to read as follows:

(d)  Give a wide berth, without endangering oncoming traffic, to public safety personnel, any persons in the roadway, and [stationary] vehicles displaying blue, red, or amber emergency or warning lights.

11:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 10, 2019

Effective Date: July 09, 2019

 

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Transportation HJ 3 P. 12
Jan. 22, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/22/2019 10:30 am LOB 203
Jan. 29, 2019 Executive Session: 01/29/2019 02:00 pm LOB 203
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/14/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 11 P. 11
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 22
March 7, 2019 Introduced 03/07/2019 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 8
March 26, 2019 Hearing: 03/26/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:30 pm; SC 15
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 11; Eff: 07/09/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 29, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 26, 2019 Senate Hearing
Senate Floor Vote
April 11, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB372 Revision: 4577 Date: Jan. 7, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
HB372 Revision: 5726 Date: April 11, 2019, 10:27 a.m.
HB372 Revision: 5947 Date: May 13, 2019, 11:29 a.m.