HB1506 (2020) Detail

Establishing a commission to study ways to reduce texting while driving.


HB 1506 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0911h

2020 SESSION

20-2700

11/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1506

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study ways to reduce texting while driving.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8; Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Rep. Marzullo, Hills. 2; Rep. Piemonte, Rock. 4; Rep. St. Clair, Belk. 9; Rep. Prudhomme-O'Brien, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study ways to reduce texting while driving.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0911h 20-2700

11/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study ways to reduce texting while driving.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Commission to Study Ways to Reduce Texting While Driving.  Amend RSA 265 by inserting after section 161 the following new subdivision:

Commission to Study Ways to Reduce Texting While Driving

265:162  Commission to Study Ways to Reduce Texting While Driving.

I.  There is established a commission to study ways to reduce texting while driving.

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c)  The commissioner to the department of transportation, or designee.

(d)  A representative of the telecommunications industry, appointed by the governor.

(e)  The commissioner of the department of safety, or designee.

III.  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission shall study ways to reduce texting while driving.

V.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Five members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.

2  Repeal.  RSA 265:162, relative to the commission to study ways to reduce texting while driving, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2020.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB1506 at GenCourtMobile
HB1506 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 25, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 27, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1506 Revision: 8310 Date: March 11, 2020, 4:31 p.m.
HB1506 Revision: 7159 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 24
Feb. 25, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/25/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Feb. 27, 2020 Executive Session: 02/27/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
March 3, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 203 (if necessary)
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0911h (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0911h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 31
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0911h: AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0911h: MA VV 03/11/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8