HB 530-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 530-FN-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
This bill provides that registers of deeds shall not charge more than $1 per page for copies of documents. The bill also requires the records to be available online, to the greatest extent practicable.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
III. For copying any document or providing any other service, the charge shall be established and posted by the register of deeds; provided that the fee for copying a document shall not exceed $1 per page.
IV. The records of each registry of deeds, including its grantor and grantee indices and all recorded documents of any kind, shall be made available online to the greatest extent practicable. Records available online shall be accessible by the public without charge.
HB 530-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ ] State [ X ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
This bill provides that the fee charged by Registers of Deeds for copying a document shall not exceed $1 per page. It also requires that the records of each Registry of Deeds shall be made available online to the greatest extent practicable and accessible by the public without charge. Using the fees charged for document copies, plan copies, certifications, facsimile copies, subscription services plus copy fees by Registers of Deeds and increasing these fees by 1% per year, the Association estimates county revenue will decrease by $739,000 in FY 2018, $746,000 in FY 2019, $754,000 in FY 2020 and $761,000 in FY 2021. The Association states the fees charged by the counties are currently listed on their respective websites for public view. Revenue from the Registry of Deeds is used to offset county tax rates by reducing the county budget.
New Hampshire Association of Counties
|Feb. 8, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 14, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|March 8, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 5, 2017||Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 17|
|Feb. 8, 2017||Public Hearing: 02/08/2017 11:20 AM LOB 301|
|Feb. 14, 2017||Executive Session: 02/14/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301|
|March 8, 2017||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC)|
|March 8, 2017||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 42|