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3/1/22 — the House Transportation Committee wisely voted Inexpedient to Legislate (ITL or kill) HB1426, the bill to repeal the annual vehicle safety inspection program for all non-commercial vehicles. By an overwhelming vote of 18-0, all committee members acknowledged the importance of the program to roadway safety in NH.

The ITL motion was put forward by Representative Ted Gorski (R-Bedford) and also had vocal support from Committee minority leader George Sykes (D-Lebanon) and Committee chairman Tom Walsh (R-Hooksett).

The bill will now move to a vote by the full House of Representatives in the next few weeks. The bill will be placed on the consent calendar and if not removed it will be voted on once and lumped with a host of other bills in adherence with the committee's recommendation.

We would like to thank all members that took action and made their voices heard with their elected officials as well as those who came to Concord and testified.

Members who testified include:

1426-DickDick Horan, NHAEF Director and Founder of Precision Imports

1426-Alisha  Alisha Brinson, Nucar New Hampshire

1426-BillBill Gurney, Owner of Gurney's Automotive Repair, Inc.

Several NHADA members who were constituents of the committee used our online tool to email their legislators. Thank you.

Stay tuned for more information as the full house vote nears.

For more information regarding HB 1426, please visit our online fact sheet, here.

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