HB322 (2005) Detail

Relative to the registration fees and requirements for snow traveling vehicles.


HB 322-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0794

10/03

HOUSE BILL 322-FN

AN ACT relative to the registration fees and requirements for snow traveling vehicles.

SPONSORS: Rep. R. Cooney, Rock 4

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

ANALYSIS

This bill removes the differential OHRV registration fee for members of an organized nonprofit snowmobile club and establishes one fee amount.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0794

10/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to the registration fees and requirements for snow traveling vehicles.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Off Highway Recreational Vehicles; Resident Registration Fees; Snow Traveling Vehicles. Amend RSA 215-A:23, I to read as follows:

I. Individual resident registration- $42 for each 2-wheeled trail bike registration, [$75] $55 for each snow traveling vehicle registration, or $51 for each other OHRV registration upon presentation of a valid driver’s license issued to a New Hampshire resident 18 years of age or older. [An individual resident registering a snow traveling vehicle who provides proof, at the time of registration, that the individual is a member of an organized New Hampshire nonprofit snowmobile club which is a member of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association shall pay $45 for each snow traveling vehicle.]

(a) The first $7 of each 2-wheeled trail bike registration, [$55] $35 for each snow traveling vehicle registration [registered by an individual who does not, at the time of registration, provide proof of membership in an organized New Hampshire nonprofit snowmobile club, $25 of each snow traveling vehicle registration registered by an individual who provides proof of membership in a snowmobile club as provided for in paragraph I of this section,] or $16 of each other OHRV registration shall be appropriated to the department of resources and economic development for the bureau’s grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VI.

(b) From the balance, $10.30 from each snow traveling vehicle registration or $15.30 from each 2-wheeled trail bike or other OHRV registration shall be appropriated to the department of resources and economic development for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VII, and $9.70 from each snow traveling vehicle registration or $19.70 from each 2-wheeled trail bike or other OHRV registration shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII.

2 Off Highway Recreational Vehicles; Nonresident Registration Fees; Snow Traveling Vehicles. Amend RSA 215-A:23, III to read as follows:

III. Individual nonresident registration- $61 for each 2-wheeled trail bike registration, [$90$70 for each snow traveling vehicle registration, or $70 for each other OHRV registration. [An individual nonresident registering a snow traveling vehicle who provides proof, at the time of registration, that the individual is a member of an organized New Hampshire nonprofit snowmobile club which is a member of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association, shall pay $60 for each snow traveling vehicle.]

(a) The first $13 of each 2-wheeled trail bike registration, [$66] $46 of each snow traveling vehicle registration [registered by an individual who does not, at the time of registration, provide proof of membership in an organized New Hampshire nonprofit snowmobile club, $36 of each snow traveling vehicle registration registered by an individual who provides proof, at the time of registration, of membership as provided for in paragraph III of this section,] or $22 of each other OHRV registration shall be appropriated to the department of resources and economic development for the bureau’s grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VI.

(b) From the balance, $12.10 from each snow traveling vehicle registration or $17.10 from each 2-wheeled trail bike or other OHRV registration shall be appropriated to the department of resources and economic development for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VII, and $11.90 from each snow traveling vehicle registration or $30.90 from each 2-wheeled trail bike or other OHRV registration shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.

LBAO

05-0794.0

1/18/05

HB 322-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT relative to the registration fees and requirements for snow traveling vehicles.

FISCAL IMPACT:

      The Department of Resources and Economic Development states this bill will increase state restricted revenue by approximately $423,280 for FY 2006 and thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on county and local revenue or state, county and local expenditures.

METHODOLOGY:

    This bill eliminates the $30 discount on snow vehicle registration fees available to members of organized New Hampshire nonprofit snowmobile clubs and reduces the general snow vehicle registration fees by $20 for residents and non-residents.* Snow vehicle registration revenues are apportioned between the Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) Bureau’s Grant-In-Aid Program (e.g. projects that benefit the ridership and trail grooming and trail maintenance), DRED Administration, and Fish & Game Department. This bill effects only the apportionment to the DRED Bureau’s Grant-In-Aid Program. The amounts assigned to DRED Administration and the Fish & Game Department are not changed by this bill.

    Most snow vehicle registrants have been from members of snowmobile clubs, thus with the elimination of the discount concurrent with the decrease in the general snow vehicle registration results in an increase in overall registration revenues. For example, in FY 2004 the Department of Fish & Game reports there were 54,310 club member snow vehicle registrations and 5,991 non-club member snow vehicle registrations; total registrations of 60,301. Using the FY 2004 actual registrations as the base for FY 2006 and thereafter, the effect of this bill is an increase of $423,280 to the DRED Grant-in-Aid Program revenues.

    Elimination of discounts to snow vehicle club members ($30 X 54,310): $1,629,300

    Decrease in general snow vehicle registration fee (-$20 X 60,301): (1,206,020)

    Increase in snow vehicle registration fees/Grant In-Aid Program: $ 423,280

    * Presently Per Bill

    In-State Club Member Snow Vehicle Registration Fee $45 $55

    In-State Non-Club Member Snow Vehicle Registration Fee $75 $55

    Out-State Club Member Snow Vehicle Registration Fee $90 $70

    Out-State Non-Club Member Snow Vehicle Registration Fee $60 $70

Links

HB322 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB322 Revision: 8786 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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