HB 1701-FN – FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 1701-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Manuse, Rock 5; Rep. Sapareto, Rock 5; Rep. Cohn, Merr 6; Rep. Bowers, Sull 3; Rep. Infantine, Hills 13; Rep. Sorg, Graf 3; Rep. Lambert, Hills 27; Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Sen. White, Dist 9
This bill prohibits New Hampshire from entering into or enforcing reciprocal agreements with other states to deny rights and privileges for nonpayment of taxes owed to another state. Certain reciprocal agreements are excepted from this prohibition.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve
AN ACT prohibiting New Hampshire from entering into or enforcing reciprocal agreements with other states to deny rights and privileges for nonpayment of taxes owed to another state.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
268:1 New Chapter; Prohibition on Certain Reciprocity Agreements With Other States. Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 12-M the following new chapter:
PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS
WITH OTHER STATES
12-N:1 Prohibition on Certain Reciprocity Agreements With Other States. The state of New Hampshire is prohibited from entering into or enforcing reciprocal agreements with other states to deny rights and privileges for nonpayment of taxes owed to another state; provided, that this prohibition shall not apply to the following multi-jurisdictional reciprocal agreements and related taxes and fees:
I. The international fuel tax agreement authorized pursuant to RSA 260:65-b.
II. The international registration plan authorized pursuant to RSA 260:73.
III. The Uniform Carrier Registration System as authorized by section 4305 of the federal Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, 49 U.S.C. section 14504a, as amended pursuant to RSA 21-P:4, XIV.
IV. The toll violation enforcement reciprocity agreement, adopted by memorandum of agreement between New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, and other agreements related to collection of toll revenue or related fees between New Hampshire and other states.
268:2 New Paragraph; Division of Motor Vehicles. Amend RSA 263:56-a by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:
II-a. Under no circumstances shall the director suspend, revoke, or fail to renew a driver’s license for failure to pay taxes to a state other than New Hampshire. The director, upon receipt of request by a driver, accompanied by substantial evidence that a New Hampshire driver license suspension is the result of an out-of-state conviction for failure to pay taxes or an offense not pursuant to New Hampshire state law shall either restore the driver’s New Hampshire driving privilege or forward the request to the bureau of hearings for a hearing to evaluate the evidence.
268:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2013.
Approved: June 18, 2012
Effective Date: January 1, 2013