NH Senate Passes Bill Cracking Down on Unlicensed Drivers

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/15 2014 01:22PM

Updated 05/15 2014 01:23PM

FOX44 & ABC22 News
CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill cracking down on unlicensed drivers.

A press release says the bill allows police to charge someone who drives a motor vehicle without ever having a driver's license with a class B misdemeanor. Under current law that person would be issued a traffic violation. The bill also allows law enforcement to remove a driver from the road to protect the public.

“It’s clear a significant amount of misinformation made its way into the conversation about this bill over the last few weeks,” said Sen. Nancy Stiles (R-Hampton) said. “I’m happy we were able to set the record straight and come together to unanimously pass this legislation to strengthen our unlicensed driver laws and better protect all those who use our state’s roadways.”

House Bill 1135 passed the Senate on a vote of 24-0.

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