HB359 (2017) Detail

Relative to returning a percentage of the LCHIP fee to the municipality where the real estate transfer from which the fee originates is located.


HB 359-FN-A-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0385

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 359-FN-A-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to returning a percentage of the LCHIP fee to the municipality where the real estate transfer from which the fee originates is located.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Chirichiello, Rock. 6; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37; Rep. Webb, Rock. 6; Rep. Bove, Rock. 5; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19

 

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill returns a percentage of the LCHIP fee to the municipality where the real estate transfer from which the fee originates is located.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0385

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to returning a percentage of the LCHIP fee to the municipality where the real estate transfer from which the fee originates is located.

 

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

 

1  Recording Fees and Surcharge.  Amend RSA 478:17-g, II(b) to read as follows:

(b)  The collection of the assessment provided for by this section shall be administered by the commissioner of the department of revenue administration, and all powers and duties available to the commissioner to enforce and administer laws under RSA 21-J and RSA 78-B shall apply to the administration and enforcement of this paragraph.  The commissioner may adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to the administration of this paragraph.  Each register of deeds shall retain 4 percent of the total additional charges collected as payment for the service of collecting the additional charges, which shall be deducted prior to remitting the revenue collected and an additional 30 percent of the total additional charges collected which shall be used for conservation efforts within the collecting town or city.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.

 

LBAO

17-0385

1/3/17

 

HB 359-FN-A-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

As introduced

 

AN ACT relative to returning a percentage of the LCHIP fee to the municipality where the real estate transfer from which the fee originates is located.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] LCHIP Trust Fund

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the register of deeds to retain 30 percent of all LCHIP fees collected to be used for conservation efforts within the town or city in which the fee originated. Based on $4,045,825 in fees collected in FY 2016, LCHIP funds remitted by the registers of deeds to the Department of Revenue Administration totaled $3,883,992 pursuant to 478:17-g. Had the proposed legislation been in place during FY 2016, it would have resulted in $1,213,748 (30 percent of $4,045,825) being retained for conservation efforts within the collecting town or city. Without knowing the amount of fees that will be collected in future years, this bill would result in an indeterminable decrease to LCHIP funds and an indeterminable increase to local revenue and expenditures.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, Department of Revenue Administration, New Hampshire Municipal Association, and New Hampshire Association of Counties

 

 

Links

HB359 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 19, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 26, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 9, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB359 Revision: 843 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 9:49 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Ways and Means HJ 3 P. 10
Jan. 19, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/19/2017 02:15 PM LOB 202
Jan. 26, 2017 Executive Session: 01/26/2017 11:20 PM LOB 202
Feb. 9, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/09/2017 (Vote 21-0; CC) HC 10 P. 8
Feb. 9, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/09/2017 HJ 6 P. 7