SB25 (2005) Detail

Relative to the allocation of a portion of unrefunded road tolls to the dam maintenance fund.


SB 25-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-1002

04/03

SENATE BILL 25-FN

AN ACT relative to the allocation of a portion of unrefunded road tolls to the dam maintenance fund.

SPONSORS: Sen. Johnson, Dist 2; Rep. Spang, Straf 7; Rep. M. Blanchard, Rock 16

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

ANALYSIS

This bill provides that a portion of unrefunded road tolls shall be deposited into the dam maintenance fund.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-1002

04/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to the allocation of a portion of unrefunded road tolls to the dam maintenance fund.

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

1 Road Tolls; Exception. Amend RSA 260:60 to read as follows:

260:60 Exception. Notwithstanding all other laws and rules to the contrary, annually, on or before June 1, the road toll administrator shall compare the number of gallons on which refunds have been made for the preceding calendar year for motor fuel used in the propulsion of boats on inland public waters of the state, with the number of gallons of such motor fuel sold and delivered directly into the fuel tanks, or supplementary fuel tanks, of boats or outboard motors upon the inland public waters for use in such boats or outboards, based on the number of boats registered in the state at 100 gallons usage per boat, and if there is any balance of unrefunded tolls so collected, the administrator shall report the same to the state treasurer who shall, on July 1, next following, credit 1/2 of said balance to the [general] dam maintenance fund established in RSA 482:55 and credit 1/2 of said balance to the fish and game department. The funds credited to the fish and game department shall be used by said department to carry out its program and be accounted for as the fish and game fund is accounted for. Any funds credited to the department of environmental services and the fish and game department as above provided shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year. The department shall pay monthly to the state treasurer all revenue from the aircraft landing area toll.

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

LBAO

05-1002

1/14/05

SB 25-FN – FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT relative to the allocation of a portion of unrefunded road tolls to the dam maintenance fund.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Departments of Safety and Environmental Services indicate this bill will increase state restricted revenue and decrease state unrestricted revenue by $826,000 in FY 2005 and each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on state, county and local expenditures or county and local revenue.

METHODOLOGY:

The Departments of Safety and Environmental Services state that RSA 260:60 presently allocates the unrefunded balance on motor fuel; one-half to the general fund and one-half to the fish and game fund. This bill provides that the general fund portion of the unrefunded road tolls, will in the future, be deposited in the dam maintenance fund, a restricted fund. The Departments analyzed unrefunded road toll totals over the past five years and determined a yearly average of $1,652,009. Using this yearly average, the Departments determined that one-half, $826,000, will increase the restricted revenue in the dam maintenance fund and reduce the unrestricted revenue deposited in the general fund.

The Fish and Game Department states this bill will not have a fiscal impact on the Department.

Links

SB25 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

SB25 Revision: 9279 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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