Bill Text: NH HB228 | 2017 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to transportation of alcoholic beverages by a minor.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-18 - Speaker Appoints: Reps. Chandley, Gagne, Welch, Gargasz 05/18/2017 [HB228 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2017-HB228-Introduced.html

HB 228 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0342

03/08

 

HOUSE BILL 228

 

AN ACT relative to transportation of alcoholic beverages by a minor.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. R. Smith, Merr. 3; Sen. French, Dist 7

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows minors to transport alcoholic beverages in a vehicle or boat when accompanied by certain family members.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0342

03/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to transportation of alcoholic beverages by a minor.

 

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

 

1  Transportation of Alcoholic Beverages by a Minor.  Amend RSA 265-A:45, I-II to read as follows:

I.  Notwithstanding RSA 265-A:44, II, no driver under the age of 21 shall, except when accompanied by a parent, stepparent, legal guardian, grandparent, or legal age spouse or sibling, transport any liquor or beverage in any part of a vehicle.  A driver violating this section may have his or her license or privilege to drive suspended for 60 days.

II.  No person operating a boat while under the age of 21 shall, except when accompanied by a parent, stepparent, legal guardian, grandparent, or legal age spouse or sibling, transport any liquor or beverage in any part of a boat with an intent to consume such liquor or beverage.  Anyone violating this paragraph may, following a hearing, have his or her privilege to operate a boat on the waters of the state suspended for 90 days and may additionally have his or her license or privilege to drive suspended for 90 days.

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

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