Bill Text: NH HB639 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to speed limits in cities and towns.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-27 - Inexpedient to Legislate: Motion Adopted Voice Vote 02/27/2019 House Journal 6 P. 24 [HB639 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-HB639-Introduced.html

HB 639 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0747

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 639

 

AN ACT relative to speed limits in cities and towns.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cali-Pitts, Rock. 30

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that the speed limit in the compact part of a city or town shall not be less than 20 miles per hour.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0747

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to speed limits in cities and towns.

 

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

 

1  Establishment of State Speed Zones; Minimum Speed Limit.  Amend RSA 265:62, IV(a) to read as follows:

IV.(a)  The commissioner of transportation, upon the petition of the governing body of a municipality, shall determine if any prima facie speed limit hereinbefore set forth should be reduced to provide reasonable and safe conditions upon any part of the state highway system within the compact part of cities or towns; provided, however, the resulting speed limit shall not be less than [25] 20 miles per hour.

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

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