HB 1419-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1419-FN
AN ACT relative to biennial motorcycle inspections.
SPONSORS: Rep. Horn, Merr. 2; Rep. L. Turcotte, Straf. 4; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Prout, Hills. 37
This bill changes the vehicle inspection requirement for motorcycles from annual to biennial.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
III. If the owner of the vehicle is a company or corporation or other than a natural person, the annual inspection shall be made during the month designated by the director as the registration month for such legal entity. Vehicles registered as antique motor vehicles and antique motorcycles and which are 40 years old and over shall be inspected biennially. Antique motor vehicles and custom vehicles shall be inspected in the month of April. Without regard to the owner's birth date or registration month, [motorcycles,] autocycles, and recreational vehicles shall be inspected annually by July 1; motorcycles shall be inspected biennially by July 1.
HB 1419-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ X ] Highway [ X ] Other - Reflectorized Plate Fund and Restricted Cost of Collections*
*Pursuant to Part II, article 6-a of the New Hampshire constitution, any costs associated with the collection and administration of Highway Funds by the Department of Safety shall be deducted by the Department before such funds are credited to the Highway Fund as unrestricted revenue.
This bill changes the motorcycle inspection frequency requirement under RSA 266:1 from annually to biennially. Current motorcycle inspection revenue generated is approximately $257,000 per year. Assuming 80% of this revenue (20% of revenue unaffected as it relates to newly registered and inspected motorcycles) will no longer be received in every other year under biennial inspections, there would be a loss of state revenue of $205,600 in FY 2020, FY 2022, and each even numbered fiscal year thereafter. Also, pursuant to RSA 235:23, not less than 12 percent of the total motor vehicle fee revenue collected in the previous year is distributed to municipalities as highway block grants. Therefore, this bill would result in a decrease in state highway fund expenditures and local revenue of $24,672 ($205,600 X 12%) every other year beginning in FY 2021. Lastly, vendor inspection sticker purchases, made by the state, would also decrease in each even numbered fiscal year by approximately $6,000 (reflectorized plate fund).
Department of Safety
|Jan. 30, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 27, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|March 6, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 10|
|Jan. 30, 2018||Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 10:00 AM LOB 203|
|Feb. 27, 2018||Executive Session: 02/27/2018 LOB 203|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-4; RC)|
|March 6, 2018||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 15-4; RC) HC 9 P. 49|
|March 6, 2018||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 115|