SB723 (2020) Detail

Relative to winter highway maintenance exemptions.


SB 723-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2878

06/08

 

SENATE BILL 723-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to winter highway maintenance exemptions.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts intrastate drivers from maximum driving time requirements while engaged in emergency winter highway maintenance for the state or a political subdivision.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2878

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to winter highway maintenance exemptions.

 

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

 

1  Equipment of Vehicles; Exception for Winter Highway Maintenance.  Amend RSA 266:21 to read as follows:

266:21  Exception for Winter Highway Maintenance.

I.  Any construction equipment and motor vehicles used for the winter maintenance of ways that are owned, leased, or rented by the state or any political subdivision of the state are exempt from the limitations in RSA 266:18, RSA 266:11, and RSA 266:12.

II.  Any intrastate driver engaged in emergency winter highway maintenance for the state or a political subdivision, shall be exempted from 49 C.F.R. 395.3, adopted under RSA 266:72-a, only while engaged in emergency winter highway maintenance for the state or a political subdivision.  Any such driver shall be subject to the requirements of 49 C.F.R. 395.3, adopted by RSA 266:72-a, when he or she returns to duty for any motor carrier.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2878

1/7/20

 

SB 723-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to winter highway maintenance exemptions.

 

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:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Federal Funds

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill exempts intrastate drivers from the maximum driving time requirements while engaged in emergency winter highway maintenance for the State or a political subdivision, which may put the State out of compliance with federal regulations.  While the bill does not result in any programmatic changes or any fees or fines to the State, the Department of Safety states the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advises non-compliance could result in a loss of federal revenue to the State.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety and Department of Transportation

 

Links

SB723 at GenCourtMobile
SB723 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 18, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB723 Revision: 8037 Date: Jan. 16, 2020, 9:11 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 2
Feb. 18, 2020 Hearing: 02/18/2020, Room 103, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 4