HB1605 (2020) Detail

Requiring children under the age of 2 years be restrained in a motor vehicle.


HB 1605-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2017

11/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1605-FN

 

AN ACT requiring children under the age of 2 years be restrained in a motor vehicle.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Fenton, Ches. 8; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Wilhelm, Hills. 42; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires children under the age of 2 years old to be restrained in a rear facing child restraint in a motor 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2017

11/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring children under the age of 2 years be restrained in a motor vehicle.

 

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

 

1  Rules of the Road; Child Passenger Restraints Required.  Amend RSA 265:107-a, I-b to read as follows:

I-b.  No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any way while carrying as a passenger a person less than 7 years of age and more than 2 years of age unless such passenger is properly fastened and secured by a child restraint system which is in accordance with the safety standards approved by the United States Department of Transportation in 49 C.F.R. section 571.213.  If the passenger is 57 inches or more in height, the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply.

I-c.  No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any way while carrying as a passenger a person less than 2 years of age unless such passenger is properly fastened and secured by a rear facing child restraint system which is in accordance with the safety standards approved by the United States Department of Transportation in 49 C.F.R. section 571.213.  If the passenger is 40 inches or more in height and weighs 40 pounds or more, the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply.

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

 

LBAO

20-2017

12/5/19

 

HB 1605-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT requiring children under the age of 2 years be restrained in a motor vehicle.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires passengers less than two years of age be in a rear facing child restraint system, of which noncompliance would result in a violation level offense.  There is no method to determine how many charges, if any, would be brought as a result of bill to determine the fiscal impact on expenditures, however the Judicial Branch estimates average cost of violation level cases to be $52 in FY 2021 and $54 in FY 2022.  It should be noted that average case cost estimates for FY 2021 and FY 2022 are based on data that is more than ten years old and does not reflect changes to the courts over that same period of time or the impact these changes may have on processing the various case types.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Judicial Branch and Department of Safety

 

Links

HB1605 at GenCourtMobile
HB1605 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

HB1605 Revision: 7265 Date: Dec. 6, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 28
Jan. 16, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 10:30 am LOB 203
Jan. 28, 2020 Executive Session: 01/28/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 10-9; RC)
Feb. 6, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/06/2020 (Vote 10-9; RC) HC 5 P. 7
Feb. 13, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/13/2020 (Vote 10-9; RC) HC 5 P. 7
Minority Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study
Feb. 13, 2020 Lay on Table (Rep. True): MF DV 134-175 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 24
Feb. 13, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA DV 184-128 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 24
March 11, 2020 Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 7