Bill Text - HB460 (2015)

(2nd New Title) establishing a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for electric-powered and hybrid vehicles for the funding of improvements to the state’s highways and bridges.


Revision: Dec. 16, 2015, midnight

CHAPTER 261

HB 460 – FINAL VERSION

11Mar2015… 0575h

05/07/2015 1478s

24June2015… 2145CofC

24June2015… 2357EBA

2015 SESSION

15-0316

06/05

HOUSE BILL 460

AN ACT establishing a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for electric-powered and hybrid vehicles for the funding of improvements to the state’s highways and bridges.

SPONSORS: Rep. Cloutier, Sull 10; Rep. F. Tilton, Belk 3; Rep. Ebel, Merr 5; Rep. Almy, Graf 13; Rep. Ley, Ches 9; Rep. Sprague, Straf 18; Sen. Pierce, Dist 5

COMMITTEE: Public Works and Highways

ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for the funding of the state’s highways and bridges.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2015… 0575h

05/07/2015 1478s

24June2015… 2145CofC

24June2015… 2357EBA

15-0316

06/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT establishing a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for electric-powered and hybrid vehicles for the funding of improvements to the state’s highways and bridges.

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

261:1 New Subdivision; Commission to Study Revenue Alternatives to the Road Toll. Amend RSA?21-J by inserting after section 47 the following new subdivision:

Commission to Study Revenue Alternatives to the Road Toll

21-J:48 Commission to Study Revenue Alternatives to the Road Toll.

I. There is established a commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll for electric-powered and hybrid vehicles for the funding of improvements to the state’s highways and bridges.

II.(a) The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(1) Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, 3 of whom shall be members of the public works and highways committee and one of whom shall be a member of the house ways and means committee.

(2) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(3) The commissioner of the department of revenue administration, or designee.

(4) The commissioner of the department of safety, or designee.

(5) The commissioner of the department of environmental services, or designee.

(6) The commissioner of the department of transportation, or designee.

(b) Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

III. The commission shall study alternatives to the road toll for electric-powered, hybrid, and fuel-efficient vehicles, and may study other emerging vehicle fuels and technologies, for funding improvements to the state’s highways and bridges, ensuring that all motor vehicles contribute proportionally to their impact on New Hampshire’s highway infrastructure. The commission shall consider the interim report of the commission on the taxation of alternative fuel and electric-powered motor vehicles of November 1, 2012, and the final report of the commission to study future sustainable revenue sources for funding improvements to state and municipal highways and bridges, dated November 1, 2010. The commission shall also track current road toll revenues and, as it deems appropriate, analyze related programs developed in other states and recommend legislation.

IV. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

V. The commission shall submit a report of 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, 2015.

261:2 Repeal. RSA 21-J:48, relative to commission to study revenue alternatives to the road toll, is repealed.

261:3 Effective Date.

I. Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2015.

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

Approved: July 20, 2015

Effective Date: I. Section 2 shall take effect November 1, 2015

II. Remainder shall take effect July 20, 2015

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