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Full text of New Hampshire law protecting driver's licenses:Source: With ID swipe, Big Brother bellies up to the bar (Star-Ledger (NJ), 11/21/2006)
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Two
AN ACT relative to information on drivers' licenses and relative to motor vehicle records.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
242:1 New Paragraph; Drivers' Licenses; Prohibitions; Unauthorized Use of Personal Information. Amend RSA 263:12 by inserting after paragraph IX the following new paragraph:
X. Knowingly scan, record, retain, or store, in any electronic form or format, personal information, as defined in RSA 260:14, obtained from any license, unless authorized by the department. Nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit a person from transferring, in non-electronic form or format, personal information contained on the face of a license to another person, provided that the consent of the license holder is obtained if the transfer is not to a law enforcement agency. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person selling alcohol or tobacco who uses due diligence in checking identification to prevent unauthorized sales and purchases of alcohol and tobacco shall not be held responsible for the acceptance of fraudulent identification. Where due diligence is exercised on the part of the seller, the unauthorized purchaser shall be liable for any penalty or fine resulting from the unauthorized sale.
242:2 New Subparagraph; Motor Vehicle Records and Certification; Legitimate Business Defined. Amend RSA 260:14, I by inserting after subparagraph (c) the following new subparagraph:
(d) "Legitimate business" means a business which is registered in New Hampshire and which receives compensation in connection with matters of motor vehicle or driver safety or theft, motor vehicle emissions, and motor vehicle market research activities, including survey research.
242:3 Motor Vehicle Records and Certification; Legitimate Business Use. Amend RSA 260:14, V(a)(1) to read as follows:
(1) For use by a legitimate business in connection with matters of motor vehicle or driver safety and theft; motor vehicle emissions; motor vehicle product alterations, recalls, or advisories; performance monitoring of motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts and dealers; motor vehicle market research activities, including survey research, so long as the name and address of the individual is not disclosed by the department; and removal of non-owner records from the original owner records of motor vehicle manufacturers.
242:4 Motor Vehicle Records and Certification; Legitimate Business Use. Amend RSA 260:14, V(a)(4) to read as follows:
(4) For use by a legitimate business in research activities, and for use by a legitimate business in statistical reports, so long as personal information is not disclosed by the department.
242:5 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2003.
(Approved: May 17, 2002)
(Effective Date: January 1, 2003)