HB224 (2021) Detail

(New Title) relative to tinted windows on motor vehicles, relative to civil liability for damage to highways, and relative to employer access to motor vehicle records.


CHAPTER 185

HB 224 - FINAL VERSION

 

9Apr2021... 0446h

05/27/2021   1782s

24Jun2021... 1990CofC

24Jun2021... 2067EBA

 

2021 SESSION

21-0230

11/05

 

HOUSE BILL 224

 

AN ACT relative to tinted windows on motor vehicles, relative to civil liability for damage to highways, and relative to employer access to motor vehicle records.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Yokela, Rock. 33; Rep. Yakubovich, Merr. 24; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 37; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. O'Hara, Belk. 9; Rep. Belanger, Rock. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows for after market tinting of side windows and clarifies civil liability applicable to obstruction or injury to highways.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

9Apr2021... 0446h

05/27/2021   1782s

24Jun2021... 1990CofC

24Jun2021... 2067EBA 21-0230

11/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to tinted windows on motor vehicles, relative to civil liability for damage to highways, and relative to employer access to motor vehicle records.

 

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

 

185:1  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.  

185:2  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.

185:3  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.

185:4  New Paragraph; Liability for Obstruction or Injury to Highway; Civil Liability.  Amend RSA 236:39 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III.  This section applies to all pending claims, including but not limited to claims incurred before or after the effective date of this section, and future causes of action for liability and damages under this section.

185:5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: August 10, 2021

Effective Date: October 09, 2021

Links

HB224 at GenCourtMobile
HB224 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2021 House Hearing
Feb. 19, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 20, 2021 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2021 Senate Hearing
May 27, 2021 Senate Floor Vote
June 24, 2021 Senate Floor Vote
June 24, 2021 Senate Floor Vote
June 24, 2021 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB224 Revision: 32891 Date: Aug. 12, 2021, 2:28 p.m.
HB224 Revision: 32750 Date: July 15, 2021, 8:27 a.m.
HB224 Revision: 32560 Date: May 28, 2021, 10:17 a.m.
HB224 Revision: 32365 Date: April 9, 2021, 2:20 p.m.
HB224 Revision: 31510 Date: Jan. 4, 2021, 3:27 p.m.

Docket


Aug. 10, 2021: Signed by Governor Sununu 08/10/2021; Chapter 185; Eff: 10/09/2021


June 24, 2021: Enrolled (in recess of) 06/24/2021


June 24, 2021: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 06/24/2021); SJ 20


: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2021-2067EBA: AA VV (in recess of) 06-24-2021 HJ 11


June 24, 2021: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2021-2067e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 06/24/2021); SJ 20


June 24, 2021: Conference Committee Report 2021-1990c: Adopted, VV 06/24/2021


June 24, 2021: Conference Committee Report # 2021-1990c, Adopted, VV; 06/24/2021; SJ 20


June 24, 2021: Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2021-1990c; 06/24/2021


June 15, 2021: Conference Committee Meeting: 06/15/2021 01:00 pm LOB 201-203


June 10, 2021: President Appoints: Senators Birdsell, Ricciardi, Watters; 06/10/2021; SJ 19


June 10, 2021: Sen. Birdsell Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 06/10/2021; SJ 19


June 4, 2021: House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 2021-1782s and Requests CofC (Reps. Walsh, Gagne, Hill, Pickering): MA VV 06/04/2021 HJ 9 P. 52


May 27, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-1782s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/27/2021; SJ 17


May 27, 2021: Sen. Carson Floor Amendment # 2021-1782s, AA, VV; 05/27/2021; SJ 17


May 27, 2021: Sen. Carson Moved to Remove HB 224 from the Consent Calendar; 05/27/2021; SJ 17


May 27, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/27/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 25A


April 20, 2021: Remote Hearing: 04/20/2021, 01:45 pm; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 20


April 20, 2021: Remote Hearing: 04/20/2021, 01:45 pm; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 20


April 8, 2021: Introduced 04/08/2021 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 12


April 9, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0446h: MA RC 200-167 04/09/2021 HJ 7 P. 52


: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0446h MA RC 200-167


April 9, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0446h: AA VV 04/09/2021 HJ 7 P. 52


: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0446h (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 18 P. 60


Feb. 19, 2021: Executive Session: 02/19/2021 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98257633759


Feb. 5, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/05/2021 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92807074926 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Transportation HJ 2 P. 39