HB1507 (2018) Detail

Relative to state inspection of new motor vehicles.


HB 1507-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2088

03/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1507-FN

 

AN ACT relative to state inspection of new motor vehicles.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Seaworth, Merr. 20; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. French, Dist 7

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that a new motor vehicle shall not be required to be reinspected during the 3 years following the manufacturer's model year.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2088

03/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to state inspection of new motor vehicles.

 

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

 

1  Inspections; Expiration.  Amend RSA 266:1, II to read as follows:

II.  Any vehicle registered under this title, except an OHRV, snowmobile, moped, or other exempt vehicle, shall be inspected once a year, during the month in which the birth date of the owner is observed, if the owner is a natural person, provided that a new motor vehicle shall not be required to be reinspected during the 3 years following the manufacturer's model year.  An inspection sticker shall be valid for the same duration as the vehicle's registration, which shall not exceed 16 months.  If the month in which the anniversary of the owner's birth occurs will be one of the next 4 months, an inspection sticker may be issued, with an expiration date of the birth month in the following year, of the first person named on the title application.  An inspection sticker for a new motor vehicle shall have an expiration date during the year that is 3 years after the manufacturer's model year.  Nothing in this paragraph shall require any person who has registered and had inspected a vehicle with temporary plates to have the vehicle reinspected upon receipt of permanent motor vehicle plates.  An inspection sticker shall not expire when a vehicle is transferred to a licensed dealer.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

 

LBAO

18-2088

11/2/17

 

HB 1507-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to state inspection of new motor vehicles.

 

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

$(329,443)

$(658,866)

$(658,866)

$(658,866)

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [ X ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Restricted - Cost of Collections* and motor vehicle air pollution abatement fund

*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

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$(33,451)

$(66,902)

$(66,902)

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill provides that a new motor vehicle shall not be required to be re-inspected during the three (3) years following the manufacturer’s model year, allowing owners to inspect vehicles upon purchase and then again during the third year after the model year.  Based on the average of the last three model year vehicles (2015-2017), it is estimated 67,578 inspections per year would qualify for the new vehicle three-year inspection this bill authorizes.  Based on the current fee amount of $3.25, of which $0.25 goes to the state general fund, $0.25 goes to the motor vehicle air pollution abatement fund, and the remainder ultimately is credited as restricted cost of collections* revenue to the Department of Safety, the impact of this bill on revenues is as follows:

 

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

Estimated # of Inspections
(
67,578 Vehicles x 3 Years)

202,734

202,734

202,734

202,734

Inspection Sticker Fee

$3.25

$3.25

$3.25

$3.25

Total Revenue

($658,886)

($658,886)

($658,886)

($658,886)

Effective Date (1/1/19) Adjustment

$329,443

$0

$0

$0

Total Revenue Decrease

($329,443)

($658,886)

($658,886)

($658,886)

 

 

 

 

 

General Fund

($25,342)

($50,684)

($50,684)

($50,684)

MV Air Pollution Abatement Fund

($25,342)

($50,684)

($50,684)

($50,684)

Cost of Collections Revenue*

($278,759)

($557,519)

($557,519)

($557,519)

Total Revenue Decrease

($329,443)

($658,886)

($658,886)

($658,886)

 

This bill may result in an indeterminable net impact to state “cost of collections” expenditures as there would be an increase relative to required vehicle inspection system reprogramming changes and a decrease to the extent fewer inspection stickers will need to be produced.  In addition, 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 $33,451 ($278,759 X 12%) in FY 2020 and $66,902 ($557,519 X 12%) in FY 2021 and each year thereafter.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

Links

HB1507 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
March 15, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1507 Revision: 2029 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 7:46 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 13
Jan. 30, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/30/2018 10:30 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. 77
March 6, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125
Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49
March 15, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65; extending deadline for action to 3/22/2018 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 69
March 21, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 47