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Old 11-16-2007, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For those of you that may be interested, the last session of the NH Legislature updated OHRV & Snowmobile fines for the upcoming season. Sorry, the fines did not go down. And hey, please don't shoot the meesenger!

Anyway, here is a list with some of the more popular violations and the corresponding fine:

SNOWMOBILE VIOLATIONS

15. 215-C:4 Speed Limit, Back Lake $ 72.00

16. 215-C:7 Skimming $240.00

17. 215-C:8, I Operate without lights $120.00

18. 215-C:8, III Snowmobile, unreasonable speed

1-20 mph over prima facie speed limit $ 72.00

21-30 mph over prima facie speed limit $120.00

31 mph and greater over prima facie speed limit $240.00

19. 215-C:8, IV Endanger person/damage property $120.00

20. 215-C:8, XI Operate snowmobile on traveled portion $120.00

21. 215-C:10, I Snowmobile on state way, sidewalk, or snowbank $ 72.00

22. 215-C:28, II Sound level $120.00

23. 215-C:30, I Required equipment $ 72.00

24. 215-C:30, II Sled/trailer requirements $ 72.00

25. 215-C:36, I Identification to landowner $120.00

26. 215-C:36, II Operate unregistered snowmobile $120.00

27. 215-C:36, V Operate without registration decals in place $ 60.00

28. 215-C:36, XI Non-resident register at resident rate $120.00

29. 215-C:49, I Operate without driver’s license or safety training $ 72.00

30. 215-C:49, XIII Operate on land of another without landowner

permission $ 72.00

31. 215-C:49, XXI Operate with suspended/revoked license $180.00

54:3 Repeal. RSA 206:34, II, relative to recommendations for a fish and game uniform fine schedule, is repealed.

54:4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2007.

Approved: May 22, 2007

Effective: July 1, 2007
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Where can I find a complete list of the fine schedule. I like to show it to my students for my OHRV safety course... Thanks.
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I found the following at New Hampshire.gov
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CHAPTER 54

HB 309 – FINAL VERSION

27Mar2007… 0871h

2007 SESSION

07-0906

10/03

HOUSE BILL 309

AN ACT relative to the uniform fine schedule for the fish and game department.

SPONSORS: Rep. Tholl, Coos 2

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

ANALYSIS

This bill authorizes changes to the violations listed on the fish and game department uniform fine schedule for OHRV and snowmobile offenses.

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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.

27Mar2007… 0871h

07-0906

10/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

AN ACT relative to the uniform fine schedule for the fish and game department.

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

54:1 Pleas By Mail; Uniform Fine Schedules. Amend RSA 502-A:19-b, I to read as follows:

I. Such defendant shall receive, in addition to his or her summons, a uniform fine schedule [entitled “Notice of Fine, New Hampshire District and Municipal Courts”] which shall contain:

(a) The usual fines for violations of the provisions of RSA 270, 270-A, and 270-E, excluding any offense which is a misdemeanor or felony;

(b) The usual fines for violations of the provisions of title XVIII on fish and game laws, excluding any offense which is a misdemeanor or felony; [and]

© The usual fines for violations of title XXI on motor vehicle laws, excluding any offense which is a misdemeanor or felony or is excluded under RSA 262:44; or

(d) The usual fines for violations of the provisions of title XIX-A on forestry laws, excluding any offense which is a misdemeanor or felony.

I-a. The defendant shall be given a notice of fine indicating the amount of the fine plus penalty assessment at the time the summons is issued; except, if, for cause, the summoning authority wishes the defendant to appear personally. Defendants summoned to appear personally must do so on the arraignment date specified in the summons, unless otherwise ordered by the court. Defendants who are issued a summons and notice of fine and who wish to plead guilty or nolo contendere shall enter their plea on the summons and return it with payment of the fine plus penalty assessment to the division of motor vehicles within 30 days of the date of summons. Defendants in violation of the provisions of title XVIII shall be subject to the provisions of RSA 207:18 and RSA 214:19.

54:2 Uniform Fine Schedule Changes; Certain Fish and Game Violations. Pursuant to RSA 502-A:19-b, V, the portion of the title XVIII uniform fine schedule for OHRV and snowmobile offenses shall be as follows:

OHRV VIOLATIONS

1. 215-A:6, I Operate without lights $120.00

2. 215-A:6 II Operate on public way $120.00

3. 215-A:6, III OHRV unreasonable speed

1-20 mph over prima facie speed limit $ 72.00

21-30 mph over prima facie speed limit $120.00

31 mph and greater over prima facie speed limit $240.00

4. 215-A:6, IV Endanger person/damage property $120.00

5. 215-A:10, I OHRV on state way, sidewalks $ 72.00

6. 215-A:14, I(a)-(e) Required equipment $ 72.00

7. 215-A:14, II Sled/trailer requirements $ 72.00

8. 215-A:21,I Identification to landowner $120.00

9. 215-A:21, II Operate Unregistered OHRV $120.00

10. 215-A:21, VI Operate without registration decals in place $ 60.00

11. 215-A:21, VIII Non-resident register at resident rate $120.00

12. 215-A:29, I Operate without driver’s license or safety training $ 72.00

13. 215-A:29, XI Operate on land without written landowner

permission $ 72.00

14. 215-A:29, XIX(a) Operate with suspended/revoked license $180.00

SNOWMOBILE VIOLATIONS

15. 215-C:4 Speed Limit, Back Lake $ 72.00

16. 215-C:7 Skimming $240.00

17. 215-C:8, I Operate without lights $120.00

18. 215-C:8, III Snowmobile, unreasonable speed

1-20 mph over prima facie speed limit $ 72.00

21-30 mph over prima facie speed limit $120.00

31 mph and greater over prima facie speed limit $240.00

19. 215-C:8, IV Endanger person/damage property $120.00

20. 215-C:8, XI Operate snowmobile on traveled portion $120.00

21. 215-C:10, I Snowmobile on state way, sidewalk, or snowbank $ 72.00

22. 215-C:28, II Sound level $120.00

23. 215-C:30, I Required equipment $ 72.00

24. 215-C:30, II Sled/trailer requirements $ 72.00

25. 215-C:36, I Identification to landowner $120.00

26. 215-C:36, II Operate unregistered snowmobile $120.00

27. 215-C:36, V Operate without registration decals in place $ 60.00

28. 215-C:36, XI Non-resident register at resident rate $120.00

29. 215-C:49, I Operate without driver’s license or safety training $ 72.00

30. 215-C:49, XIII Operate on land of another without landowner

permission $ 72.00

31. 215-C:49, XXI Operate with suspended/revoked license $180.00

54:3 Repeal. RSA 206:34, II, relative to recommendations for a fish and game uniform fine schedule, is repealed.

54:4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2007.

Approved: May 22, 2007

Effective: July 1, 2007
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Anyone got a ticket for operating without lights? I have a mod sled for trail use that does not have lights...I have seen people before without lights on there mod sleds...I dont ride at night so I didnt want to do the pain in the ass part of wiring them up.
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Anyone got a ticket for operating without lights? I have a mod sled for trail use that does not have lights...I have seen people before without lights on there mod sleds...I dont ride at night so I didnt want to do the pain in the ass part of wiring them up.[/b]
Lights are only required at night:

215-C:8 Operation of Snowmobiles. –
I. It is unlawful to operate any snowmobile during the period from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise without displaying at least one lighted headlight and one lighted taillight.

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All the fines stayed the same with the exception of:

Speed limit - Back Lake

Skimming

Sound level

Those are the 3 newest laws added to to the existing schedule....
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what exactly is the law about sound level? is it a certain decibel level or if theres any modifications to the exhaust?
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what exactly is the law about sound level? is it a certain decibel level or if theres any modifications to the exhaust?[/b]
It is based on decibel level assigned by year of manufacture. You can modify or replace your exhaust system as long as you stay within the decibel requirements for that particular model year and your modification does not increase SPL (sound pressure level) over the stock installed system.

Here is the particular RSA with pertinent passages highlighted in red:



215-C:28 Manufacturing Specification Requirements. –
I. No person shall sell, offer to sell, or operate in this state, a snowmobile manufactured after July 1, 1981, unless it meets the minimum safety standards for snowmobile product certification of the Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee in effect at the time of its manufacture, including the standards covering seats, controls, brake systems, fuel systems, shields and guards, electrical systems and lighting, reflectors, handgrips, and general hazard requirements. Proof of compliance with the requirements of this section shall be in the form of certification by a qualified independent testing company which is not affiliated with the manufacturer and is approved by the executive director.
II. No person shall sell, offer to sell, or operate in this state a snowmobile manufactured after January 1, 1973, which produces a sound level:
(a) If manufactured between January 2, 1973, and June 30, 1978, inclusive, of 82 decibels or more on the ""A'' scale when measured in accordance with the provisions of the Society of Automotive Engineers Recommended Practice, J192a, ""Exterior Sound Level for Snowmobiles'';
(b) If manufactured on or after July 1, 1978, of 73 decibels or more on the ""A'' scale when measured in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers Recommended Practice, J1161, ""Operational Sound Level Measurement Procedure for Snow Vehicles.''
III. No person shall operate in this state any snowmobile which is designed, constructed, and sold solely for closed-course competition and is without a headlight and a taillight. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to snowmobiles operated at approved snowmobile competitions, or when the exhaust system is modified to comply with the provisions of paragraph IV and RSA 227-L:20.
IV. No person shall modify the manufacturer's specified exhaust system of any snowmobile in any manner which will increase or amplify the noise emitted above that emitted by the original muffler.
Source. 2005, 210:1, eff. July 1, 200
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That is a grey area,,fused could you quote me something on kids riding???
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