New Hampshire law targets users of fake documents

| 7/15/2005

A New Hampshire bill signed into law by Gov. John Lynch is intended to close a legal loophole in order to deny a driver’s license to anyone who uses false papers to get one.

The new law, previously HB242, takes effect Jan. 1, 2006.

Under previous state law, suspension or revocation of a driver’s license was allowed if someone lied on the license application.

The new rule makes suspension or revocation mandatory. It applies to anyone who used “fraudulent documents” to try to get a license.

The person would later need permission from the state before he or she could even apply for a license.