HB317 (2020) Detail

Relative to tinted windows on motor vehicles.


HB 317 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

9Jan2020... 2772h

2019 SESSION

19-0523

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 317

 

AN ACT relative to tinted windows on motor vehicles.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Yokela, Rock. 33; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 20; Rep. Burt, Hills. 39

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows for after market tinting of side windows.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

9Jan2020... 2772h 19-0523

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to tinted windows on motor vehicles.

 

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

 

1  Rules of the Road; Special Rules; Tinted Windows.  Amend RSA 265:95, III(a) to read as follows:

(a)  Except as permitted by subparagraph (b), no person shall drive upon any way any vehicle with any sign, poster, sticker, or other nontransparent material upon or adjacent to the front windshield, side wings, or side or rear windows of such vehicle which shall obstruct the driver's clear view of the way or any intersecting way, unless authorized by the director so to do.  No person shall drive upon any way any vehicle with after market tinting on the windshield [or on the windows to the left and right of the driver], as prohibited under RSA 266:58-a.

2  Equipment of Vehicles; Tinted Glass.  Amend RSA 266:58-a, I-III-a to read as follows:

I.  It shall be unlawful to sell or inspect any motor vehicle in this state which has after market tinting on the windshield [or on the windows to the left and right of the driver].

II.  It shall be unlawful to install after market tinting on the windshield [or on the windows to the left and right of the driver] on any motor vehicle which is registered in this state.

III.  It shall be unlawful to drive on any way any motor vehicle registered in this state which has after market tinting on the windshield [or on the windows to the left and right of the driver].  Where after market tinting is applied to windows to the rear of the driver, outside rear view mirrors shall be required on both the left and right side of the vehicle for the use of the driver and a front seat passenger.  The light transmittance of after-market tinted windows to the left and right of the driver where they are allowed shall not be less than 70 percent, and the light transmittance of after-market tinted rear windows where they are allowed shall not be less than 35 percent, except that the light transmittance of after market tinted rear windows of multipurpose passenger vehicles, as defined in 49 C.F.R. section 571.3 and pickup trucks may be such percentage as is allowed by 49 C.F.R. section 571.205 with respect to pre-market tinted rear windows.

III-a.  Persons who require for medical reasons after market tinting on the windshield [or on the windows to the left and right of the driver] may apply for a special permit pursuant to RSA 266:61-a, IX.

3  Equipment of Vehicles; Equipment Waiver for Disabled.  Amend RSA 266:61-a, IX to read as follows:

IX.  The commissioner may waive the requirements of RSA 266:58-a and issue a special permit to a person who for bona fide medical reasons requires after market tinting on the windshield [or on the windows to the left and right of the driver] and who applies for such permit.  Such waiver shall be granted in accordance with this section and shall only authorize the use of after market tinted windows with a light transmittance of not less than 35 percent.  In reviewing the application for a permit under this paragraph, the commissioner may seek the advice and recommendation of a medical review board designated by him or her for such purpose.

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

Links

HB317 at GenCourtMobile
HB317 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2019 House Hearing
March 11, 2019 House Exec Session
Oct. 22, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB317 Revision: 7930 Date: Jan. 9, 2020, 4:09 p.m.
HB317 Revision: 7447 Date: Dec. 31, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Transportation HJ 2 P. 45
Feb. 5, 2019 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 02/05/2019 11:30 am LOB 203
Feb. 12, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/12/2019 01:30 pm LOB 203
March 11, 2019 Executive Session: 03/11/2019 10:00 am LOB 203
Retained in Committee
Oct. 1, 2019 Full Committee Work Session: 10/01/2019 10:00 am LOB 203
Oct. 8, 2019 Full Committee Work Session: 10/08/2019 10:00 am LOB 203
Oct. 22, 2019 Executive Session: 10/22/2019 10:00 am LOB 203
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2772h (Vote 13-4; RC) HC 50 P. 31
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Jan. 9, 2020 Amendment # 2019-2772h: AA VV 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 53
Jan. 9, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2772h: MA VV 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 53
March 11, 2020 Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 7
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