HB1401 (2020) Detail

Prohibiting smoking and e-cigarettes in motor vehicles when a passenger is under 16 years of age.


HB 1401 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

12Mar2020... 0379h

2020 SESSION

20-2152

01/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1401

 

AN ACT prohibiting smoking and e-cigarettes in motor vehicles when a passenger is under 16 years of age.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19; Rep. Cleaver, Hills. 35; Rep. Levesque, Straf. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits smoking and e-cigarettes in motor vehicles when a passenger under the age of 16 is in the vehicle.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12Mar2020... 0379h 20-2152

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT prohibiting smoking and e-cigarettes in motor vehicles when a passenger is under 16 years of age.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Special Rules of the Road; Smoking Prohibited.  Amend RSA 265 by inserting after section 107-a the following new section:

265:107-b  Smoking Prohibited.

I.  No person shall smoke tobacco products or e-cigarettes in a motor vehicle at any time when a child under the age of 16 is in the vehicle.

II.  The fine for a violation of this section shall be $100, provided that a police officer may enforce the provisions of this section only as a secondary action when the police officer detains a driver of a motor vehicle for a suspected violation of another provision of Title XXI.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 120 days after its passage.

Links

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HB1401 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 12, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 26, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1401 Revision: 8428 Date: March 30, 2020, 11:01 a.m.
HB1401 Revision: 7034 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 20
Jan. 22, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/22/2020 02:00 pm LOB 203
Feb. 4, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Feb. 12, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/12/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Feb. 26, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/26/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0379h (Vote 10-9; RC)
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0379h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 10-9; RC) HC 10 P. 75
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 12, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0379h: AA VV 03/12/2020
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0379h: MA RC 174-109 03/12/2020