CHAPTER Saf-C 3000† HARDSHIP REGISTRATION

 

Statutory Authority: RSA 261:180, IV

 

PART Saf-C 3001† PURPOSE AND SCOPE

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3001.01† Purpose.

 

††††††††† (a)† The purpose of these rules is to set forth the administrative requirements to implement the provisions of RSA 261:180, IV, providing hardship registrations for vehicles registered to a person whose license has been suspended or revoked.

 

††††††††† (b)† The purpose of a hardship registration is to allow a vehicle to be operated by a spouse or other person with a valid license, when, without such a registration, a hardship would be placed upon a spouse or other person.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3001.02† Scope.† Any person whose motor vehicle registration has been suspended or revoked pursuant to RSA 261:180, III shall be eligible to apply for a hardship registration.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

PART Saf-C 3002† DEFINITIONS

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.01† "Complaint" means a written statement submitted by a person, association, partnership, corporation, state agency, or other legal entity that sets forth specific allegations and requests administrative action by the department.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.02† "Conviction" means "conviction" as defined in RSA 259:14, and includes a finding, as determined by a court, of guilty, guilty continued for sentencing or placed on file with a finding.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.03† "Department" means "department" as defined in RSA 259:19.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.04† "Division" means "division" as defined in RSA 259:22.

 

Source.† #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.05† "Habitual offender" means "habitual offender" as defined in RSA 259:39.

 

Source.† #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.06† "Hardship registration" means a registration issued for a motor vehicle when the owner's privilege to register said motor vehicle has been suspended or revoked pursuant to RSA 261:180, III.

 

Source. †#6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.07† "License" means "license" as defined in RSA 259:48.

 

Source.† #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.08† "Motor vehicle" means "motor vehicle" as defined in RSA 259:60.

 

Source.† #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.09† "Owner" means "owner" as defined in RSA 259:72.

 

Source.† #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.10† "Revocation" means "revocation" as defined in RSA 259:90.

 

Source.† #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.11† "Suspension" means "suspension" as defined in RSA 259:107.

 

Source.† #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3002.12† "Vehicle" means "vehicle" as defined in RSA 259:122.

 

Source.† #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

PART Saf-C 3003† GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.01† Persons Qualified for A Hardship Registration.† In order to qualify for a hardship registration, a person shall have been:

 

††††††††† (a)† Certified as a habitual offender;

 

††††††††† (b)† Convicted of negligent homicide involving the use of a motor vehicle;

 

††††††††† (c)† Convicted of manslaughter involving the use of a motor vehicle;

 

††††††††† (d)† Convicted of a subsequent offense of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any controlled drug pursuant to RSA 265-A:2; or

 

††††††††† (e)† Convicted of aggravated driving while intoxicated pursuant to RSA 265-A:3.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.02† Hardship Registration Notice.

 

††††††††† (a)† Upon receipt of an abstract of conviction of an offense set forth in Saf-C 3003.01(b) - (e) or a habitual offender certification order, the supervisor of financial responsibility shall issue a notice to the person whose license is under suspension or revocation.

 

††††††††† (b)† The notice shall include the following information:

 

(1)† A statement that all registrations issued in the person's name shall be suspended in 30 days;

 

(2)† A statement that all registrations and plates shall be forwarded to the department at the

conclusion of the 30-day period, unless a hardship registration has been obtained within the 30-day period;

 

(3)† The procedure for obtaining a hardship registration; and

 

(4)† A statement that the person shall be required to present the registration suspension notice to the department, if a hardship registration shall be requested, in order to prove that the person is qualified, pursuant to RSA 261:180 III, to obtain a hardship registration.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.03† Procedure to Obtain A Hardship Registration.†

 

††††††††† (a) A person whose privilege to register any motor vehicle has been suspended or revoked pursuant to RSA 261:180, III may obtain a hardship registration by mailing or by providing in person at the registration section of the department the following:

 

(1)† The motor vehicle registration form(s) for the vehicle(s) that are subject to suspension;

 

(2)† The notice or a copy thereof, sent by the department, indicating that the person's registration privileges are scheduled to be revoked and that a hardship registration is available; and

 

(3) †The $10 fee, pursuant to RSA 261:180, IV, for each registration converted to a hardship registration.

 

††††††††† (b)† Upon receipt of the information set forth in (a) above, the department shall issue a hardship registration to the person.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04; ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.04 †Renewal of A Hardship Registration.

 

††††††††† (a)† Each hardship registration shall be renewed by the vehicle owner during his or her birth month.

 

††††††††† (b) †Prior to renewing a hardship registration, the vehicle owner shall obtain the registration renewal from his or her town or city clerk, upon payment of the appropriate fees.

 

††††††††† (c) †Each hardship registration shall be renewed by mailing the information, or by appearing in person at the registration section of the department.

 

††††††††† (d) †The requirements set forth in Saf-C 3003.03 shall be followed for registration renewal.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.05); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.05† Failure to Renew A Hardship Registration.† Any person who does not renew a hardship registration shall surrender the registration and plates to the department within 30 days of the date of expiration.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.06); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.06† Restoration of Registration Privileges.†

 

††††††††† (a) †Each hardship registration shall be converted to a regular registration in the event the vehicle owner submits the following to the registration section of the department:

 

(1)† A letter from the director of motor vehicles demonstrating that the person's driver license† and privilege to register any motor vehicle has been restored;

 

(2)† A receipt indicating that all restoration fees have been paid; and

 

(3)† The hardship registration certificate.

 

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.07); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.07† Revocation of A Hardship Registration.

 

††††††††† (a)† Upon receipt of evidence indicating that a person who has obtained a hardship registration for the vehicle has operated said vehicle, the bureau of hearings shall provide an opportunity for a hearing for the person to appear in order to show cause why the hardship registration shall not be revoked.

 

††††††††† (b) After the opportunity for a hearing, a hearings examiner shall revoke the person's hardship registration if it is determined that the person operated the vehicle.

 

††††††††† (c)† In the event a person's hardship registration is revoked, the person shall not be able to obtain another hardship registration during the remaining period of time that the personís license and registration privileges have been suspended or revoked for the offenses set forth in RSA 261:180, III.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.09); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.08† Obtaining a Hardship Registration After Registration Plates Have Been Returned to the Department.†

 

††††††††† (a) Any person who qualifies for a hardship registration and requests it after the personís registration plates have been returned to the department shall:

 

(1)† Comply with the requirements set forth in Saf-C 3003.03; and

 

(2)† Pay the appropriate registration plate fee.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.10); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.09† Registrations Subject to Suspension or Revocation. In the event a person's registration privileges are suspended or revoked pursuant to RSA 261:180, III, all registrations on which the person's name appears shall be suspended or revoked.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.11); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.10† Leased Vehicles.

 

††††††††† (a)† Any person with a leased vehicle may request a hardship registration.

 

††††††††† (b)† The hardship registration shall be issued in the name of the leasing company and in the name of the person whose registration privileges have been suspended or revoked pursuant to RSA 261:180, III.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.12); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.11† Hardship Registration and Title.† The issuance of a hardship registration shall have no effect on the status of the title of the vehicle.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.13); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.12† Sale of Vehicle with A Hardship Registration.

 

††††††††† (a) A hardship registration shall be terminated in the event the vehicle is sold and the owner does not purchase another vehicle.

 

††††††††† (b)† Upon receipt of a written request from the owner, the department shall transfer a hardship registration from one vehicle to another in the event the owner sells or trades in the vehicle and immediately purchases a different vehicle.

 

††††††††† (c)† A hardship registration shall not prohibit the registrant from selling his or her vehicle.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.14); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.13† Hardship Registration Obtained in Bad Faith.

 

††††††††† (a)† Any hardship registration obtained in a manner contrary to the provisions of RSA 264:24-b shall be revoked.

 

††††††††† (b)† The administrative hearing provisions set forth in Saf-C 3003.07 shall apply to the revocation.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.15); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 

††††††††† Saf-C 3003.14† Limitation.

 

††††††††† (a)† A person who qualifies for a hardship registration shall be able to obtain a hardship registration for the total number of vehicles on which the personís name appears on the registration form, if the person requests.

 

††††††††† (b)† The owner of a vehicle whose license and registration privileges have been suspended or revoked shall not be authorized to operate the vehicle, despite the fact that a hardship registration has been obtained, until his or her license and registration privileges have been restored.

 

Source.† #5027, eff 12-19-90; ss by #6296, eff 7-23-96, EXPIRED: 7-23-04

 

New.† #8181, eff 9-25-04 (from Saf-C 3003.16); ss by #10085, eff 1-31-12; ss by #13279, eff 10-19-21

 


APPENDIX

 

RULE

STATUTE IMPLEMENTED

Saf-C 3001.01-3002.01

RSA 541-A:7

Saf-C 3002.02

RSA 259:14; RSA 541-A:7

Saf-C 3002.03

RSA 259:19

Saf-C 3002.04

RSA 259:22

Saf-C 3002.05†

RSA 259:39

Saf-C 3002.06

RSA 541-A:7

Saf-C 3002.07

RSA 259:48

Saf-C 3002.08

RSA 259:60

Saf-C 3002.09

RSA 259:72

Saf-C 3002.10

RSA 259:90

Saf-C 3002.11

RSA 259:107

Saf-C 3002.12

RSA 259:122

Saf-C 3003.01-3003.14

RSA 261:180, IV