Bill Text: NH HB1262 | 2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to online driver education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2018-04-26 - Refer to Interim Study, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote; 04/26/2018; Senate Journal 14 [HB1262 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2018-HB1262-Introduced.html

HB 1262-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2325

03/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1262-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to online driver education.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Porter, Hills. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows the classroom instruction requirements for a drivers license to be fulfilled by completion of certain online driver education courses.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2325

03/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to online driver education.

 

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

 

1  New Subparagraph; Online Driver Education.  Amend RSA 21-P:14, I by inserting after subparagraph (g) the following new subparagraph:

(h)  Standards and procedures for the department’s approval of online driver education courses.

2  Driver Education.  Amend RSA 263:19, I to read as follows:

I.  A driver's license may be issued subject to the provisions of this chapter to a person under the age of 18 years who has attained his or her sixteenth birthday, if such person shall present a certificate of successful completion of a driver education course given by a public or nonpublic secondary school and approved by the department of education in cooperation with the department of safety or given by a motor vehicle drivers' school licensed under the provisions of this chapter.  An approved driver education course licensed under this chapter, shall consist of not less than 30 hours of classroom instruction, not less than [10] 12 hours of behind the wheel driver training and not less than 6 hours of observation, in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to RSA 541-A, published by the commissioner of safety, such standards to be not less than those presently required.  The classroom instruction shall include 45 minutes of a nationally-recognized motorcycle safety education course approved by the director and 45 minutes of a nationally-recognized tractor-trailer safety education and awareness course approved by the director.  The department of safety, by the nature of its function, shall be held ultimately responsible for setting and maintaining the quality standards for driver education in the state.  This authority shall apply uniformly over both secondary school courses and private motor vehicle drivers' school courses.  The classroom instruction requirements established in this section may be fulfilled by the successful completion of an online driver education course approved by the department of safety.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

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