TITLE XXI
MOTOR VEHICLES

CHAPTER 259
WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED

Section 259:60

    259:60 Motor Vehicle. –
" Motor vehicle " shall mean:
I. Except where otherwise specified in this title, any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively on stationary tracks, including ski area vehicles;
II. As used in RSA 261:148 relative to municipal permits for registration, includes all trailers and semi-trailers as defined herein and travel trailers as determined by the commissioner of revenue administration; however, snowmobiles as defined herein, mobile homes, house trailers, electric bicycles, and mopeds shall not be so included;
III. For purposes of the financial responsibility statutes, any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon stationary tracks, except farm tractors, crawler-type tractors, electric bicycles, and mopeds;
IV. For purposes of the road toll statutes, all vehicles, engines, machines, or mechanical contrivances, except electric bicycles and electric personal assistive mobility devices as defined in RSA 269:1, which are propelled on the public highways by internal combustion engines, electric motors, steam engines, or other alternate sources of energy except human or animal power.
V. As used in RSA 260:14, relative to motor vehicle records, vehicles described in paragraph I and vessel as defined by RSA 270-E:2, XII.

Source. 1905, 86:1. 1911, 133:1. 1913, 81:1. 1915, 129:1. 1917, 229:1. 1919, 161:1. 1921, 119:1. 1923, 75:1. 1925, 25:1; 68:1. PL 99:1. 1927, 52:1; 54:1. 1929, 43:1. 1935, 73:2, 3. 1937, 161:1. 1939, 47:1; 130:1; 189:1, 2, 3, 5; 190:1. 1941, 98:1; 111:1; 142:2; 198:4. RL 115:1; 122:1. 1943, 65:1; 189:1. 1947, 147:1; 177:1. 1949, 188:1; 189:1, 2; 197:1; 212:2; 233:1; 286:4. 1953, 252:3. RSA 259:1, XVII; 260:1-a; 260:23; 265:2, I; 267-A:2, III; 268:1, IX. 1961, 41:2. 1963, 62:1. 1965, 372:1. 1969, 488:4. 1973, 544:8. 1974, 45:1. 1976, 4:7, 8, 11. 1979, 389:1. 1981, 538:9; 146:1; 321:17. 2002, 4:2. 2006, 90:11, eff. July 1, 2006 at 12:01 a.m. 2015, 242:7, eff. Sept. 11, 2015. 2019, 93:5, eff. Aug. 18, 2019.