SB187 (2023) Detail

Relative to driver's licenses for certain visa holders.


SB 187-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2023 SESSION

23-0821

02/05

 

SENATE BILL 187-FN

 

AN ACT relative to driver's licenses for certain visa holders.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Fenton, Dist 10; Sen. Pearl, Dist 17; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Innis, Dist 7; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Rep. Sykes, Graf. 14

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits a nonresident employed in New Hampshire through the federal H-2A temporary agricultural worker program from operating a motor vehicle unless they possess a license issued by another U.S. jurisdiction or meet other listed requirements

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23-0821

02/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three

 

AN ACT relative to driver's licenses for certain visa holders.

 

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

 

1  New Section; International Driver's License Reciprocity for H-2A Workers.  Amend RSA 263 by inserting after section 35 the following new section:

263:35-a  International Driver's License Reciprocity for H-2A Workers.  Notwithstanding RSA 263:35, or any other law to the contrary, a nonresident employed in New Hampshire through the federal H-2A temporary agricultural worker program shall not operate a motor vehicle in New Hampshire unless:

I.  He or she holds a valid driver's license or permit to operate a motor vehicle issued by another U.S. jurisdiction; or

II.  He or she holds a valid driver's license or permit to operate a motor vehicle from a jurisdiction outside the United States and:

(a)  Is at least 18 years of age;

(b)  Is lawfully present in the United States;

(c)  Has been present in the United States for less than one year; and

(d)  He or she possesses an international driving permit if their license issued from a jurisdiction outside the United States is not written in English.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBA

23-0821

Revised 1/23/23

 

SB 187-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to driver's licenses for certain visa holders.

 

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 2023 through 2026.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2023 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB187 Revision: 37704 Date: Jan. 24, 2023, 10:28 a.m.

Docket


Jan. 24, 2023: Hearing: 01/31/2023, Room 101, LOB, 02:15 pm; SC 8


Jan. 20, 2023: Introduced 01/19/2023 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 5