HB1419 (2018) Detail

Relative to biennial motorcycle inspections.


HB 1419-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2177

03/10

 

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

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2177

03/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to biennial motorcycle inspections.

 

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

 

1  Inspection of Vehicles; Motorcycles.  Amend RSA 266:1, III to read as follows:

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.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

18-2177

10/27/17

 

HB 1419-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to biennial motorcycle inspections.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$(205,600)

$0

$(205,600)

   Expenditures

$0

$(6,000)

$(24,672)

$(6,000)

Funding Source:

  [    ] 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.

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$(24,672)

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

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).

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

Links

HB1419 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 27, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1419 Revision: 2043 Date: Nov. 3, 2017, 12:18 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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