HB121 (2008) Detail

Expanding eligibility for special number plates for veterans to family members of soldiers killed in action.


HB 121-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2007 SESSION

07-0274

03/04

HOUSE BILL 121-FN

AN ACT expanding eligibility for special number plates for veterans to family members of soldiers killed in action.

SPONSORS: Rep. D. Russell, Belk 6; Rep. J. Allen, Belk 5; Rep. J. Thomas, Belk 5; Rep. C. Christensen, Hills 19; Rep. Merrow, Carr 3; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Sen. Sgambati, Dist 4

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

Thus bill expands eligibility for special number plates for veterans to family members of soldiers killed in action.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

07-0274

03/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

AN ACT expanding eligibility for special number plates for veterans to family members of soldiers killed in action.

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

1 Special Number Plates for Veterans. Amend RSA 261:87-b, I to read as follows:

I. The director is hereby authorized to issue special number plates to be used on motor vehicles owned by veterans of the United States armed services, in lieu of other number plates. The design of these special plates shall be determined by the commissioner, and shall be distinct from the design or designs of those plates issued under RSA 261:86. Such plates shall be issued only to veterans as defined in RSA 21:50, I(a) upon application, proof of veteran status in a form authorized by RSA 21:50, I(b), and payment of a one time $25 fee to recover production and administrative costs that shall be in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee and any other number plate fees otherwise required. The director shall also issue such plates to any person providing proof of honorable discharge from the armed services of any nation allied with the United States during World War II and proof of such person’s service during World War II. Renewals of such special number plates shall be charged the fee assessed for standard motor vehicles as prescribed under RSA 261:141. The plates furnished pursuant to this section are non-transferable and shall expire upon the death of the veteran. If a soldier is killed in action, that person’s spouse, parent, or child shall be eligible for such special number plates upon application and submission of a report of casualty; special number plates issued to a spouse, parent, or child are non-transferable and shall expire upon the death of the parent, spouse, or child.

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

LBAO

07-0274

12/27/06

HB 121-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT expanding eligibility for special number plates for veterans to family members of soldiers killed in action.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Department of Safety has determined this bill will increase state highway fund revenue and expenditures and local revenue by an indeterminable amount in FY 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on county and local expenditures or county revenue.

METHODOLOGY:

The Department states this bill allows the spouse, parent, or child of a soldier who is killed in action the option to purchase special number plates for veterans. The Department cannot estimate how much state revenue and expenditures may increase because it does not know the number of people that are or will become eligible to purchase the plates and, of that group, how many would choose to purchase the plates. The Department also states that pursuant to RSA 235:23, any increase in highway fund revenue will increase state expenditures and local revenue by 12% of the revenue increase for local highway aid.

Links

HB121 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB121 Revision: 11413 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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