HB 260-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 260-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Prout, Hills. 37; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. J. Osborne, Rock. 4; Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Rep. Warden, Hills. 15; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37
This bill provides that certain vehicles shall only be required to display one number plate on the rear of the 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
9Apr2021... 0208h 21-0169
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
II. Every vehicle driven in or on any way in this state, if required to be registered hereunder, shall have displayed conspicuously thereon a number plate or plates to be furnished by the department, together with any current validation sticker issued by the department and which has a changeable designation of their effective period. The director may make special rules relative to the number of plates, the location of said plate or plates on the vehicle, and the material and design thereof, provided, however, that number plates for passenger vehicles shall have the state motto "Live Free or Die" written thereon, and further provided that an antique vehicle, as defined in RSA 259:4, a custom vehicle, as defined in RSA 259:17-a, or a street rod, as defined in RSA 259:106-a, shall only be required to display one number plate on the rear of the vehicle. The plate shall be kept clean.
HB 260-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Reflectorized Plate Fund
This bill eliminates the requirement for passenger vehicles to display a number plate on the front of the vehicle (requiring only a plate on the rear). It is assumed that the Division of Motor Vehicles would continue the current process of manufacturing two number plates per set as this bill only refers to passenger vehicles. The plate fee is $4.00 and to the extent individuals choose to purchase and only display one plate, there would be a loss in revenue to the state reflectorized plate fund. The Department of Safety cannot estimate how many individuals will choose to only display one plate. Furthermore, the Department states there would be an indeterminable one-time programming cost to make this change in its registration system.
Department of Safety
|Jan. 29, 2021||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2021||House||Exec Session|
|April 20, 2021||Senate||Hearing|
|May 6, 2021||Senate||Floor Vote|
May 6, 2021: Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 20Y-3N, MA === BILL KILLED ===; 05/06/2021; SJ 14
May 6, 2021: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 05/06/2021; SC 22
April 20, 2021: Remote Hearing: 04/20/2021, 01:30 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 2021-0208h: MA RC 210-163 04/09/2021
: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0208h MA RC 210-163
April 9, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0208h: AA VV 04/09/2021
: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0208h (Vote 10-9; RC) HC 18 P. 61
Feb. 5, 2021: Executive Session: 02/05/2021 02:15 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92807074926
Jan. 29, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/29/2021 03:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99305477189 / 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. 41