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Jessica's Law (NH)

Reviewed 11/02/2020

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Introduction

We were asked to find the law in New Hampshire that requires motorists to remove snow and ice from their vehicles. That law is RSA 265:79-b: Negligent Driving, sometimes called "Jessica's Law." As we describe in our blog, this proved to be much more difficult than we expected and provides several lessons about legal research.

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House and Senate committee files (see below) can be very helpful sources of information when you're trying to learn about a law. Committee files are being digitized and posted online at the General Court's website. To find them, search for a bill or chapter law and click on the Bill History link in the search results.  

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New Hampshire Statutes

New Hampshire Court Orders

New Hampshire Regulations

A conviction for violating RSA 265:79-B has other consequences beside a fine. A few are below. Note: the easiest way to find the specific section is to hit Ctrl F and search on 79-b. That will take you straight to the regulation.

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Please remember that this guide is for information purposes only and is not comprehensive.  It is intended as a starting point for research, to illustrate the various sources of the law, and to provide guidance in their use. NH Law About ... is not a substitute for the services of an attorney.