The law, passed last month and effective immediately, requires “transportation network companies” – defined by the new law as companies that use technology like smartphone apps to arrange ride services – to register with the state Department of Safety and removes authority from municipalities. Individual drivers do not need to register with the state under the new law, only the companies for which they work.
However, the law does not include provisions for how companies can actually register with the state. Department of Safety Assistant Commissioner Richard Bailey Jr., said the Division of Motor Vehicles will need to create a registration process by going through the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. He said that should last well into the fall. Until then, companies like Uber are free to operate as they have been in New Hampshire.