HB93 (2005) Detail

Relative to farm plates for motor vehicles.


2005 SESSION

05-0077

03/09

HOUSE BILL 93-FN

AN ACT relative to farm plates for motor vehicles.

SPONSORS: Rep. Drisko, Hills 5; Rep. Gargasz, Hills 5

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

This bill makes vans eligible for farm plates for motor vehicles and permits vehicles with farm plates to haul farm workers.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0077

03/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to farm plates for motor vehicles.

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

1 Number Plates; Farm Plates. Amend RSA 261:84, I to read as follows:

I. A truck, tractor-truck, [or] semi-trailer, or van shall qualify for farm registration rates and number plates and shall be driven with such registration only if such vehicle is used solely for the transportation of agricultural products produced on and meant to be used in connection with the operation of a farm or farms owned, operated, or occupied by the registrant. Additionally, any vehicle which qualifies for farm plates may haul farm workers in connection with the registrant’s farming operation or transport or tow an implement of husbandry. A vehicle which qualifies for farm registration and number plates shall not be used for the transportation of wood and lumber for sale other than from such farms on which the production of wood and lumber is incidental to other farm operations, nor shall such trucks be used for the retail delivery of milk.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

LBAO

05-0077

12/15/04

HB 93-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT relative to farm plates for motor vehicles.

FISCAL IMPACT:

      The Department of Safety states this bill will decrease state and local revenue by an indeterminable amount in FY 2006 and each year thereafter, and decrease state expenditures by an indeterminable amount in FY 2007 and each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on county and local expenditures, or county revenues.

METHODOLOGY:

    The Department states this bill adds vans to the category of vehicles that will qualify for farm registration rates and plates if the vehicle is used solely for the transportation of farm products or workers and used in connection with the operation of farms. The amount of Highway Fund revenue that would be lost for each van would be $45.60, which is the average registration fee of $49.20 for a van of approximately 5,200 pounds, less the fee for an agriculture vehicle of $3.60. The Department cannot determine how many vans would qualify under this law change. The Department also cannot determine the overall revenue loss to local governments, but they will lose the difference between their $5.00 flat fee for an agricultural vehicle and what the mill rate would otherwise be on each van registered. In addition, pursuant to RSA 235:23, I (Apportionment A), 12% of total road toll revenue and motor vehicle fees collected in the previous fiscal year must be allocated to local governments based on a formula contained in the section. A decrease in state highway fund revenue will result in a decrease in state highway fund expenditures the following fiscal year, and a corresponding decrease in local revenue.

Links

HB93 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB93 Revision: 9134 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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