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HB 1360 - Prohibits the Use of Hand Held Electronic Devices While Driving - New Hampshire Key Vote

Candace Bouchard voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Issues Related to HB 1360

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits the Use of Hand Held Electronic Devices While Driving

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (192-133) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits the Use of Hand Held Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the usage of hand held mobile electronic devices while driving, effective July 1, 2015.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual using any hand held mobile electronic device, while driving a motor vehicle or temporarily halted in traffic, from engaging in certain activities including, but not limited to, the following activities (Sec. 1):
    • The reading, composing, viewing, or posting of any electronic message;
    • The initiating, receiving, or conducting of a conversation; and
    • The inputting of information into a global positioning or navigating device.
  • Authorizes an individual to use a hand held mobile electronic device while driving a motor vehicle or temporarily halted in traffic under the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • To report an emergency to 911 or law enforcement;
    • To transmit or receive messages on a non-cellular 2-way radio; and
    • To use a Bluetooth enabled hand held mobile electronic device or other hands-free electronic devices.
  • Prohibits the use of a mobile electronic device, whether hand held or not, during the operation of a motor vehicle by any individual under the age of 18, except to report an emergency to 911 o other safety agency (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not apply in the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
    • When an individual pulls his or her motor vehicle to the side of the road or off the road at a legal location; and
    • When a motor vehicle is stationary.
  • Establishes the following fines for violations of the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1):
    • A fine of $100 plus a penalty assessment for the first offense;
    • A fine of $250 plus a penalty assessment for the second offense; and
    • A fine of $500 plus a penalty assessment for any subsequent offense within a 24 month period. 
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits the Use of Hand Held Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Delmar D. Burridge (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. Theberge (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
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