HB1596 (2008) Detail

(2nd New Title) relative to fees charged by the motor vehicle division.



18Mar2008… 0841h

05/08/08 1579s

04Jun2008… 1962eba





AN ACT relative to fees charged by the motor vehicle division.

SPONSORS: Rep. R. Williams, Merr 11

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means


This bill changes certain motor vehicle fees and permits the commissioner of safety to waive the fee for certified copies of registrations, licenses, and driving records under certain circumstances.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18Mar2008… 0841h

05/08/08 1579s

04Jun2008… 1962eba




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT relative to fees charged by the motor vehicle division.

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

366:1 Additional Fees Charged by Agents. Amend RSA 261:74-d to read as follows:

261:74-d Additional Fees Charged by Agents. Each registration agent may charge an applicant not more than [$2.50] $3, $.50 of which is to recover local production and administrative costs, that shall be in addition to the fees otherwise required to issue, renew, or transfer a motor vehicle registration. The remaining $2.50 of this fee shall be retained either by the municipality if the registration agent receiving the fee is on salary to the municipality, or by the agent [himself] if [he] the agent is not on salary to the municipality but is paid on a fee basis.

366:2 Number Plates for Mopeds. Amend RSA 261:80 to read as follows:

261:80 Number Plates for Mopeds. The department shall furnish [without charge] for the fee set forth in RSA 261:75, I, to each person whose moped is registered a number plate of a suitable design which design shall be different from the design of motorcycle number plates.

366:3 Walking Disability Plates. Amend RSA 261:88, III to read as follows:

III. An applicant for such special plates shall furnish the director with satisfactory proof, as the director may require, that the applicant meets the requirements of paragraph II. Such proof must be submitted every 5 years except in the case of a veteran who has been evaluated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled from service-connected disability. Such proof shall only have to be made upon initial application. Satisfactory proof of a walking disability, at a minimum, shall consist of the certification of a licensed physician, podiatrist, or advanced registered nurse practitioner that the applicant has a walking disability, as defined in paragraph I. Upon request and for [a] the fee [of $1.50 per plate] set forth in RSA 261:75, I, the director shall exchange special plates for regular plates currently issued to an applicant who qualifies for special plates.

366:4 Driver’s License Fees; Certified Copies. Amend RSA 263:42, II to read as follows:

II. For every certified copy of a registration, license, or driving record, $10, except that the commissioner shall waive the fee for local, state, and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies requesting such information for investigative purposes and may, for good cause, waive the fee in cases involving other government agencies or the public defender if the commissioner determines that such a waiver is in the public interest.

366:5 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: July 11, 2008

Effective Date: September 9, 2008


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HB1596 Revision: 11786 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight