SB389 (2022) Detail

Defining mobile service garages and relative to state vehicle inspections.


SB 389-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2997

12/08

 

SENATE BILL 389-FN

 

AN ACT defining mobile service garages and relative to state vehicle inspections.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Rep. Hunt, Ches. 11; Rep. Sykes, Graf. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill defines mobile service garages and allows the director of the division of motor vehicles to authorize certain mobile service garages as inspection stations.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2997

12/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT defining mobile service garages and relative to state vehicle inspections.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Motor Vehicles; Definitions; Mobile Service Garage.  Amend RSA 259 by inserting after section 56 the following new section:

259:56-a Mobile Service Garage. "Mobile service garage" shall mean a vehicle, whether motorized or non-motorized, designed specifically for the purpose of servicing motor vehicles and that:

I. Contains an automotive lift, rated for at least 9,000 pounds, as an integral part of the vehicle.

II. Meets all applicable hazardous waste permitting requirements of the New Hampshire department of environmental services and the New Hampshire department of transportation.

III. Is equipped with a functioning GPS tracking device.

IV. When in operation, has Internet connectivity.

V. When in operation, has a minimal overall width of 12 feet and a minimal overall length of 25 feet.

VI. When in operation, has an enclosed, unobstructed work area at least 15 feet wide and at least 20 feet long.

VII. Is covered by an active commercial automotive insurance policy with a liability limit of at least $1,000,000.

VIII. Is operated by a business that:

(a) Is registered and in good standing with the New Hampshire secretary of state.

(b) Has an active general liability insurance policy with limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence and at least $2,000,000 general aggregate.

(c) Has an office, staffed at regular, posted hours that provides access to state inspection records and that maintains a schedule for the following 7 calendar days of times and locations for each mobile service garage under its operation that performs state inspections.

2  Motor Vehicles; Inspection Authorized.  Amend RSA 266:1, VI-VII to read as follows:

VI.  Except as provided in paragraph XII, each inspection station shall conspicuously post on its premises a notice, in a form and size approved by the director, indicating that the station is an authorized inspection station.

VII.  Except as provided in paragraph XII, each inspection station shall conspicuously post on the outside of the building a sign showing the inspection fee charged and the additional fee charged for OBD II testing under RSA 266:59-b.  No inspection station shall include of the cost of OBD II testing or reporting in the inspection fee charged for a vehicle not subject to the OBD II requirements under RSA 266:59-b.

3  New Paragraph; Equipment of Vehicles; Inspection Authorized.  Amend RSA 266:1 by inserting after paragraph XI the following new paragraph:

XII.  The director may authorize as an inspection station a mobile service garage that is contracted with employers, provided:

(a)  Inspections may only be performed while the mobile service garage is on an employer's premises.

(b)  While the mobile service garage is on an employer's premises, inspections are performed solely on vehicles registered to employees of the contracted employer or registered to the employer.

(c)  Each inspection station authorized pursuant to this section shall conspicuously post, in a form and size approved by the director, on its vehicle or trailer indicating that it is an authorized inspection station.

(d)  Each inspection station authorized pursuant to this paragraph shall conspicuously post on the outside of its vehicle or trailer a sign showing the inspection fee charged and the additional fee charged for OBD II testing under RSA 266:59-b.  No inspection station authorized pursuant to this paragraph shall include the cost of OBD II testing or reporting in the inspection fee charged for a vehicle not subject to the OBD II requirements under RSA 266:59-b.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 270 days after its passage.

 

LBA

22-2997

12/21/21

 

SB 389-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT defining mobile service garages and relative to state vehicle inspections.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as introduced, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2022 through 2025.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

Links

SB389 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2022 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB389 Revision: 34500 Date: Dec. 23, 2021, 12:45 p.m.

Docket


Dec. 29, 2021: Hearing: 01/18/2022, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 1


Dec. 23, 2021: To Be Introduced 01/05/2022 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 1