Bill Text - HB635 (2013)

(New Title) establishing a committee to study state rest areas and relative to the solicitation of requests for proposals for the naming rights to rest areas.


Revision: May 24, 2013, midnight

HB 635 – AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

20Mar2013… 0787h

05/23/13 1524s

2013 SESSION

13-0026

06/03

HOUSE BILL 635

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the staffing of currently closed rest areas and to develop a process for soliciting requests for proposals to sponsor or purchase naming rights to New Hampshire rest areas.

SPONSORS: Rep. Patten, Merr 17; Rep. Burns, Merr 2

COMMITTEE: Public Works and Highways

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study the staffing of currently closed state rest areas and to develop a process for soliciting requests for proposals to sponsor or purchase naming rights to New Hampshire rest areas.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20Mar2013… 0787h

05/23/13 1524s

13-0026

06/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the staffing of currently closed rest areas and to develop a process for soliciting requests for proposals to sponsor or purchase naming rights to New Hampshire rest areas.

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

1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study the staffing of currently closed rest areas and to develop a process for soliciting requests for proposals to sponsor or purchase naming rights to New Hampshire rest areas.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be 5 members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3 Duties. The committee shall:

I. Study state rest areas that are currently closed to determine whether they could be opened and staffed by volunteers and civic organizations.

II. Develop a process for soliciting requests for proposals to sponsor or purchase naming rights to any New Hampshire rest area.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2013.

6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

LBAO

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Amended 04/24/13

HB 635 FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT establishing a committee to study state rest areas and relative to the solicitation of requests for proposals for the naming rights to rest areas.

FISCAL IMPACT:

    The Department of Transportation and the Department of Resources and Economic Development state this bill, as amended by the House (Amendment #2013-787h), may increase state restricted revenues by an indeterminable amount in FY 2014 and each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on county and local revenues, or state, county, and local expenditures.

METHODOLOGY:

    The Department of Transportation and the Department of Resources and Economic Development state the proposed legislation authorizes the Departments to solicit proposals, subject to the approval of the long range capital planning and utilization committee, for sponsorship of; or the purchase of naming rights to any state rest area. The proposed legislation specifies any resulting revenues be utilized to support the operations of the rest area(s). The Departments are unable to estimate to what extent the sale of sponsorships or naming rights to state rest areas will increase state restricted revenues. The Departments note the marketability and revenue potential of sponsorships and naming rights would vary dependent upon each rest area’s location and level of exposure.

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