HB 628-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0237

11/06

 

HOUSE BILL 628-FN

 

AN ACT relative to maximum vehicle speed limitations.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Yokela, Rock. 33

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill raises the maximum speed limit on certain ways.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0237

11/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to maximum vehicle speed limitations.

 

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

 

1  Speed Limitations; Basic Rule and Maximum Limits.  Amend RSA 265:60, II(d)-(e) to read as follows:

(d) [55] 60 miles per hour in other locations, except as provided in (e);

(e) [65] 70 miles an hour on the interstate system, the central New Hampshire turnpike and the eastern New Hampshire turnpike in locations where said highways are 4-lane divided highways or other divided highways of 4 or more lanes, except that the speed limit on the portion of I-93 from mile marker 45 to the Vermont border shall be [70] 75 miles per hour.

2  Maximum Speed Limits; Toll Collection Area.  Amend RSA 265:60, II(h) to read as follows:

(h) In the toll collection area of an open road tolling lane, at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent for the conditions and actual and potential hazards existing at the time or greater than a per se maximum speed of [65] 70 miles per hour, whichever is less.

3  Maximum Speed Limits; Fines.  Amend RSA 265:60, VI to read as follows:

VI. The fines for violations of subparagraph II(e) shall be as follows:

Miles above the [65] 70 mph limit:

1-5 $65

6-10 100

11-15 150

16-20 250

21+ 350

Miles above the [70] 75 mph limit:

1-5 $65

6-10 100

11-15 200

16-20 300

21+ 400

The fines listed in this paragraph shall be plus penalty assessment.

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

 

LBA

21-0237

1/13/21

 

HB 628-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to maximum vehicle speed limitations.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:          [ X ] State                          [      ] County                            [      ] Local                          [      ] None

 

 

 

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  [      ] General                      [      ] Education                      [ X ] Highway                    [ X ] Other - Turnpike Fund