12May2022... 1991EBA







AN ACT relative to motorcycle learner's permits.


SPONSORS: Rep. Yakubovich, Merr. 24; Rep. Walsh, Merr. 24; Rep. Belanger, Rock. 9


COMMITTEE: Transportation






This bill requires the department of safety to issue a 45-day extension to the expiration of a motorcycle learner's permit, upon application of the permit holder.


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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12May2022... 1991EBA 22-2460





In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two


AN ACT relative to motorcycle learner's permits.


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


139:1  Motorcycle Learner's Permit; Renewal.  Amend RSA 263:32, III to read as follows:

III. The permit shall be valid for 45 days from the date of issuance, expiration of the renewal period, or until the holder of the permit obtains a special license to drive motorcycles, whichever is sooner.  Upon application, the department shall issue a one-time renewal of a motorcycle learner's permit which shall be valid for an additional 45 days from the date of issuance.

139:2  Additional Registration, License, and Permit Fees.  Amend RSA 263:34-i, II to read as follows:

II.  In addition to any other permit or license or endorsement fee for a motorcycle learner's permit or motorcycle license or endorsement, and for each license or learner's permit renewal, an additional fee of $5 shall be assessed and collected by the department.

139:3  Driver's License Fees.  Amend RSA 263:42, I to read as follows:

I.  For each original driver's license and examination or driver's license renewal, other than for a commercial vehicle or motorcycle-$60 for a Real ID Act compliant license under RSA 263:14-b or $50 for each other license; for each license issued under RSA 263:5-f-$10; for each youth operator's license and examination-$10 per year, not to exceed $50; for each license issued to a nonresident alien for less than 5 years-$10 per year or portion thereof; for each original commercial driver license and examination or commercial driver license renewal-$60; for each commercial driver license reexamination in a one-year period-$20; for each commercial vehicle endorsement, renewal of an endorsement, or removal of a restriction-$10; for each special motorcycle original license and examination or special motorcycle license renewal-$50; for each original motorcycle endorsement-$25; for each 3-wheeled motorcycle endorsement-$25; for each motorcycle endorsement and 3-wheeled motorcycle endorsement renewal-no charge; for each motorcycle learner's permit renewal-$25.  For each original driver's license issued, $5 shall be credited to the driver training fund established by RSA 263:52.  Except as provided in RSA 263:5-f, I, RSA 263:14, and RSA 263:39-a, III, every license shall expire on the licensee's birthdate in the fifth year following the issuance of such license.  No fee collected under this paragraph shall be refunded once an examination has been taken or a license issued, except as provided in RSA 263:43.

139:4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.


Approved: June 07, 2022

Effective Date: August 06, 2022