Removal of Abandoned Vehicles by State Police

Section 106-B:34

    106-B:34 Compliance Action; Disciplinary Enforcement. – Participation in the state police tow list is a privilege, not a right. The director of state police is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the towing, storage, roadside emergency service, and recovery of vehicles at the direction or request of the division of state police is accomplished consistent with state law and administrative rules and in a manner that maintains the confidence and respect of the motoring public. To accomplish this, the director may take appropriate action to uphold the integrity and efficiency of the tow list and the duties and responsibilities of businesses participating in the list and their owners, managers, and employees. The director may take appropriate action including removal of a tow business or a tow business employee from participating in the tow list, and which may include upon satisfactory evidence of violations or deliberate noncompliance, a verbal or written warning, suspending the business or employee or both from the list for a period of one to 120 days, or removal from the list and ineligibility for restoration for up to 2 years, depending on the seriousness of the offense, any prior history of violations, and any resulting harm. Causes for such action shall include violations of the equipment and other requirements set forth in RSA 106-B:28, and the provisions of RSA 106-B:29 through 106-B:33. Disciplinary actions may be appealed to the department of safety bureau of hearings and to the superior court as provided in RSA 106-B:31, XIV.

Source. 2021, 204:2, Pt. II, Sec. 2, eff. Oct. 9, 2021.