HB 1612-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1612-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. McWilliams, Merr. 27; Rep. Turcotte, Merr. 22; Rep. Klein-Knight, Hills. 11; Rep. Sanborn, Hills. 41; Rep. Howard, Belk. 8
This bill allows utility terrain vehicles to be registered for operation on roadways where the posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour or less.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
259:121-a Utility Terrain Vehicle. "Utility terrain vehicle" means any mechanically propelled vehicle which is designed or adapted for travel over surfaces other than maintained roads with one or more tires or tracks equipped with a rollover protection system and/or safety belts, having capacity for passengers or other payloads, not in excess of 2,000 pounds unladen dry weight, and not to exceed 65 inches in overall width, excluding side mirrors. For purposes of this title, "utility terrain vehicle" shall include but not be limited to side-by-side, ROV, gator, buggy, and OHV and abbreviated as UTV. A utility terrain vehicle registered to operate on a way shall comply with equipment requirements of RSA 266 and shall be subject to registration fees as provided in RSA 261:141, III(g).
266:27-a Parking Brakes Required. Every motor vehicle and combination of vehicles except motorcycles, farm tractors, utility terrain vehicles, and mopeds, shall have a parking brake system adequate to hold the vehicle or combination of vehicles on any grade on which it is driven under all conditions of loading on a surface free from snow, ice or loose material, and which shall comply with performance standards issued by the director by rule adopted pursuant to RSA 260:5.
Special Rules For Utility Terrain Vehicles
265:162 Special Rules For Utility Terrain Vehicles. No person shall operate a utility terrain vehicle as defined in RSA 259:121-a except on a way where the posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour or less. This section shall not prohibit a person from operating a utility terrain vehicle across an intersection with a way that has a posted speed limit of more than 45 miles per hour.
HB 1612-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Restricted Cost of Collections* and Reflectorized Plate Fund
This bill allows individuals to register utility terrain vehicles for operation on roadways with a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour or less. The Department of Safety is unable to estimate how many registrations there may be and therefore cannot estimate this bill’s impact on state revenue, or state expenditures and local revenue relative to highway block grants (pursuant to RSA 235:35, “Apportionment A”, 12 percent of total road toll revenue and motor vehicle fees are distributed from the state highway fund to cities and towns pursuant to the specified formula in the following year).
The Department of Safety states this bill would require a new plate type be created, which would require an estimated $280,000 in system reprogramming costs. In addition, new sheeting would need to be designed for the new plate type with an estimated cost of $1,000 for the first roll (approximately 2,200 plates).
The Fish and Game Deaprtment states this bill will not have an impact on the Department.
Department of Safety and Fish and Game Department
|Jan. 22, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 30, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 19, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 28|
|Jan. 22, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/22/2020 10:00 am LOB 203|
|Jan. 30, 2020||Executive Session: 01/30/2020 10:00 am LOB 203|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-0; CC)|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 7 P. 16|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 25|