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Jessica's Law (NH) (RSA 265:79-b)

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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.


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.  


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. 
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