HB 612-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 612-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Telerski, Hills. 35; Rep. Dontonville, Graf. 10; Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. Vail, Hills. 30; Rep. Pickering, Hills. 3; Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8
COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
This bill updates the penalties imposed for illegally overtaking or passing a school bus.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 One
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I-b. Except as provided in paragraph IV, a person who violates the provisions of paragraph I shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined [$150] $250 plus penalty assessment for a first offense, and shall be fined [not less than $250 nor more than $1,000] $500 plus penalty assessment for a subsequent offense. In addition, the director [may] shall suspend the person's license to drive or nonresident driving privilege for a period of 30 days for a second or subsequent offense.
HB 612-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ X ] Highway [ X ] Other - Restricted - Costs of Collections/Administration, Victims' Assistance Fund, Judicial Branch IT Fund
This bill, effective, January 1, 2022, increases the fine amounts and subsequent license suspension penalties for persons who illegally pass school buses, as well as a mandatory 30-day license suspension for second and subsequent offenses. Any additional fine revenue collected, which is indeterminable as the number of offenses cannot be estimated, if any, would be credited to the highway fund, while additional penalty assessment revenue would be credited to the general fund (66.66%), victims’ assistance fund (16.67%), and judicial branch information technology fund (16.67%).
The Department of Safety states this bill will result in one-time expenditures of $155,000 for system reprogramming changes ($152,000) and updates to the uniform fine schedule ($3,000). These costs would likely be incurred in FY 2022.
The Judicial Branch states any additional workload created by this bill would be absorbed without any cost.
Department of Safety and Judicial Branch
|March 10, 2021||House||Hearing|
: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 12-9; RC) HC 18 P. 68
March 10, 2021: Public Hearing: 03/10/2021 09:45 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92387218591 / 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 Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 2 P. 56