SB227 (2007) Detail

Authorizing land and community heritage investment program donations accompanying motor vehicle registrations.


SB 227-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2007 SESSION

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03/05

SENATE BILL 227-FN

AN ACT authorizing land and community heritage investment program donations accompanying motor vehicle registrations.

SPONSORS: Sen. Kenney, Dist 3; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 24; Rep. Crane, Hills 21; Rep. Knox, Carr 4

COMMITTEE: Transportation and Interstate Cooperation

ANALYSIS

This bill authorizes land and community heritage investment program donations accompanying motor vehicle registrations.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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03/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

AN ACT authorizing land and community heritage investment program donations accompanying motor vehicle registrations.

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

1 New Section; Motor Vehicle Registration; Land and Community Heritage Investment Program Donations. Amend RSA 261 by inserting after section 52-a the following new section:

261:52-b Land and Community Heritage Investment Program Donations. The department shall include on all forms for vehicle registrations and vehicle registration renewals an option for registrants to donate $3 to the New Hampshire land and community heritage investment program. The option shall instruct registrants that the $3 donation must be included with the vehicle registration or renewal and shall be in addition to the applicable registration or renewal fees. All donations to the New Hampshire land and community heritage investment program received under this section shall be deposited in the trust fund for the New Hampshire land and community heritage investment trust program under RSA 227-M:7.

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

LBAO

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02/05/07

SB 227-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT authorizing land and community heritage investment program donations accompanying motor vehicle registrations.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Department of Safety and the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) state this bill may increase state revenue and state and local expenditures by an indeterminable amount in fiscal year 2008 and each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on county and local revenue or county expenditures.

METHODOLOGY:

The Department of Safety states this bill gives motor vehicle registrants the option of donating $3 to LCHIP. The Department is unable to determine the fiscal impact on revenue because it can not reasonably estimate how many registrants may choose to donate. The Department states it is also unable to determine the increase in highway fund expenditures, such as the cost of changing the registration forms to accommodate the donation option and additional costs to process the donation payments to LCHIP. Some additional costs the Department is able to estimate are the cost of an additional cash terminal operator I at labor grade 11 with benefits calculated at 48.3%. Implementing the provisions of this bill will also require 250 hours of computer programming at $150 per hour so that the donations can be collected and disbursed to the state treasurer. Additional costs are calculated as follows:

FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011

Cash Terminal Operator I

Salary $22,445 $23,303 $24,200 $25,233

Benefits 10,841 11,255 11,689 12,188

Current Expense 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000

Equipment 300 300 300 300

Total $35,586 $36,858 $38,189 $39,721

Programming Costs $37,500 $0 $0 $0

The Department further states that this bill does not authorize or fund any new positions.

LBAO

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The Department also states local government expenditures would increase because there are approximately 200 municipal agents in cities and towns around the state that would be required to collect this donation. The municipal agents using vendor software will be required to obtain updated software to accommodate entry at the town end of MAAP transactions. This will most likely represent a significant expense, however, the fiscal impact on local expenditures can not be determined.

LCHIP states this bill may result in increased revenue to the Program but can not determine the amount as there is no way to estimate how many registrants may choose to donate. The Program also states any increased revenue would directly impact its ability to make matching grants, which will increase expenditures.

Links

SB227 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

SB227 Revision: 11207 Date: Jan. 11, 2010, midnight

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