HB1409 (2020) Detail

Relative to the use of special license plates.


HB 1409 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2197

11/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1409

 

AN ACT relative to the use of special license plates.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. S. Pearson, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies that there is no restriction on the number of vehicles to which official cover plates may be attached, provided that such attachment is otherwise legal.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2197

11/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the use of special license plates.

 

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

 

1  Certificates of Title and Registration of Vehicles; Official Cover Plates.  Amend RSA 261:90 to read as follows:

261:90  Official Cover Plates.  Upon payment of a fee, the director may issue and shall designate official cover plates with the reproduction of the state seal thereon to be affixed to a vehicle of United States senators from this state, representatives to congress from this state, the governor, members of the governor's council, the president of the senate, members of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, members of the house of representatives, the attorney general, the secretary of state, the state treasurer, the President of the United States and members of his or her executive staff, any ambassador or member of the foreign diplomatic corps, and members of the Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority.  The fee for official cover plates shall be $1 in addition to any other number plate manufacturing fee otherwise required.  The official cover plates, exclusive of the seal, shall be white with green lettering, which shall alternate with red lettering every other biennium.  Official cover plates shall have the title of the person requesting the plates, except for members of the governor's council whose plates shall have their council district numbers embossed on them, and members of the general court, whose plates shall have their house seat numbers or their senate district numbers embossed on them unless the president of the senate, for members of the senate, or the speaker of the house of representatives, for members of the house of representatives, shall designate a title for their plates.  The president of the senate, or a designee, and the speaker of the house of representatives, or a designee, shall provide the director with input as needed on the cover plate design for members of the general court.  The director shall not issue more than 2 sets of official cover plates to any person.  Official cover plates may be attached only to vehicles registered in the name of the person issued the plates or the name of the spouse of a member of the general court, or any vehicle being operated by a member of the general court.  The director shall not limit the number of vehicles to which official cover plates may be attached, provided such attachment is otherwise in accordance with this section.  Nothing herein shall be construed as affecting the issuance of regular motor vehicle plates and the payment of the registration fee therefor.  Official cover plates shall be manufactured at the state prison and the prison shall provide the plates to the department at the prison's cost.

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

Links

HB1409 at GenCourtMobile
HB1409 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote
March 24, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB1409 Revision: 7061 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 8:40 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 21
Jan. 22, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/22/2020 11:00 am LOB 203
Feb. 4, 2020 Executive Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Feb. 19, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/19/2020 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 7 P. 15
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)
Feb. 19, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 24
March 11, 2020 Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 7
March 24, 2020 ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/24/2020, Room 103, LOB, 01:40 pm; SC 11
June 16, 2020 Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020 SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8