Bill Details - HB571 (2019)

HB 571 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0559

11/08

 

HOUSE BILL 571

 

AN ACT relative to confidentiality for reporting possibly medically unfit drivers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. McBride, Rock. 8; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that the identity of a person reporting that a driver may not be fit to drive shall remain confidential unless the division of motor vehicles deems such report malicious.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0559

11/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to confidentiality for reporting possibly medically unfit drivers.

 

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

 

1  Drivers' Licenses; Reporting Possibly Medically Unfit Driver.  Amend RSA 263:6-d to read as follows:

263:6-d  Reporting Medically Unfit Person; Immunity.

I.  Any licensed health care provider who reasonably and in good faith believes a person cannot safely operate a motor vehicle based on clinical evaluation appropriate to his or her practice and who reports such to the division of motor vehicles shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise result from making the report.  All reports made and medical records reviewed and maintained by the division of motor vehicles pursuant to this section shall be considered motor vehicle records under RSA 260:14.

II.  Except pursuant to the provisions of paragraph III, the identity shall be kept confidential of a person who reports in a signed written statement to the division his or her observations of a driver who does not appear to be capable of driving safely.  The division may research the driving ability of the reported driver, including, but not limited to, accident reports, police records, and retesting interviews.  The division maintains it authority to determine the competence of the reported driver and any subsequent actions.  The reported driver maintains the confidentiality guaranteed to all citizens' division records.

III.  The reporting person's identity shall not remain confidential in any instance where the division deems the complaint malicious.  In such cases the reported driver has the right to know the identity of the reporting person.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Transportation HJ 3 P. 20
March 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 11:30 am LOB 203
March 6, 2019 Executive Session: 03/06/2019 02:00 pm LOB 201-203
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/19/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 16 P. 14
March 19, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 36

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 House Exec Session
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB571 Revision: 4853 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 2:25 p.m.