Bill Text - HB1487 (2012)

(New Title) relative to low carbon fuel standards programs.


Revision: May 4, 2012, midnight

HB 1487 – AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

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HOUSE BILL 1487

AN ACT relative to low carbon fuel standards programs and relative to fees for vital records.

SPONSORS: Rep. Holden, Hills 4; Rep. Bettencourt, Rock 4; Rep. O'Brien, Hills 4

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill prohibits the state from participating in any low carbon fuel standards program requiring quotas, caps, or mandates on fuels used for transportation, industrial purposes, or home heating without prior legislative approval.

This bill also increases the portion of vital record fees retained by the town clerk and removes the requirement that a portion of the fees be deposited in the general 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2012… 0920h

05/02/12 1903s

05/02/12 1956s

12-2796

06/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to low carbon fuel standards programs and relative to fees for vital records.

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

1 New Subdivision; Participation in Low Carbon Fuel Standards Programs. Amend RSA 21-O by inserting after section 22 the following new subdivision:

Participation in Low Carbon Fuel Standards Programs

21-O:23 Low Carbon Fuel Standards Programs; State Participation.

I. The state of New Hampshire shall not join, implement, or participate in any state, regional, or national low carbon fuel standards program or any similar program that requires quotas, caps, or mandates on any fuels used for transportation, industrial purposes, or home heating without seeking and receiving prior legislative approval.

II. The department of environmental services may engage in regional and national discussions of such programs.

III. The department of environmental services shall report all expenses resulting from its discussions to the fiscal committee of the general court on a semi-annual basis.

21-O:24 Applicability. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to affect or modify the provisions of RSA 125-J or RSA 125-O.

2 Fees for Copies, Verifications, and Amendments to Vital Records. Amend RSA 5-C:10, II to read as follows:

II. The town clerk shall forward $8 of each search fee collected by the clerk under this section to the department of state for deposit in the vital records improvement fund established under RSA 5-C:15[, and $3 to the state treasurer for deposit in the general fund,] and shall retain the remaining [$4] $7 as the clerk’s fee for issuing such a copy. For subsequent copies issued at the same time, the town clerk shall forward $5 of the fee collected for each subsequent copy under this section to the department for deposit in the vital records improvement fund established under RSA¬†5-C:15 [and $2 to the state treasurer for deposit in the general fund,] and shall retain the remaining [$3] $5 as the clerk’s fee for issuing such a copy. The town clerk shall retain the $25 fee for a delayed birth certificate as the clerk’s fee for examining documents and issuing the delayed birth certificate. Fees collected by the registrar shall be forwarded to the state treasurer for deposit into the vital records improvement fund established under RSA 5-C:15.

3 Effective Date.

I. Section 2 of this act shall take effect July 1, 2013.

II. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

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