HB1583 (2020) Detail

Relative to the identification of law enforcement vehicles.


HB 1583-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2593

08/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1583-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the identification of law enforcement vehicles.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Warden, Hills. 15; Rep. Keans, Straf. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that law enforcement vehicles have identifiable markings.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2593

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the identification of law enforcement vehicles.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Emergency Vehicles; Markings.  Amend RSA 266 by inserting after section 73 the following new section:

266:73-a  Emergency Vehicles; Markings.

I.  Emergency vehicles used by law enforcement shall:

(a)  Have distinctive, contrasting markings and identification on both sides of such vehicles rendering such vehicles clearly distinguishable from non-emergency vehicles; and

(b)  Have a license plate that indicates the vehicle is in use as a law enforcement vehicle.

II.  An emergency vehicle used by law enforcement in an undercover operation is exempt from paragraph I and shall be prohibited from enforcing motor vehicle laws except in the case of an emergency.  

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

 

LBAO

20-2593

11/25/19

 

HB 1583-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the identification of law enforcement vehicles.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$193,921

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [ X ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Turnpike Fund

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

$0

$0

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires certain law enforcement vehicles have distinctive identifiable markings and license plates.  The Department of Safety has 91 “unmarked” vehicles and estimates the cost to paint and decal them would be an estimated $2,131 per vehicle, for a total cost of $193,921 (91 vehicles X $2,131).  The Fish and Game Department indicated it currently has no “unmarked” vehicles.

 

In addition to state agencies, this bill would apply to county and local law enforcement agencies, however information relative to “unmarked” vehicles across the state is unknown, therefore this bill’s impact on county and local expenditures cannot be estimated.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety, Fish and Game Department, New Hampshire Association of Counties, and New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

Links

HB1583 at GenCourtMobile
HB1583 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 28, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 6, 2020 House Floor Vote
Feb. 13, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1583 Revision: 7211 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 27
Jan. 16, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 11:00 am LOB 203
Jan. 28, 2020 Executive Session: 01/28/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Feb. 13, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/13/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 5 P. 4
Feb. 6, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/06/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 5 P. 4
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-0; CC)
Feb. 13, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 5