HB 1541-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1541-FN
AN ACT relative to registration and road toll fees for hybrid and electric vehicles.
SPONSORS: Rep. J. Graham, Hills. 7; Rep. McConkey, Carr. 3; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5; Rep. Sprague, Straf. 18; Rep. Chandler, Carr. 1; Sen. Watters, Dist 4
COMMITTEE: Public Works and Highways
This bill creates a registration fee for hybrid and electric vehicles.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
21Mar2018... 0483h 18-2030
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:
(ee) For a vehicle with a propulsion system that operates using both electricity obtained from the electric grid and petrochemical fuels, at each registration renewal a fee of $75. For each $.01 increase in the road toll after the effective date of this subparagraph, the fee shall increase by $2.50.
(ff) For an electric vehicle, at each registration renewal, a fee of $125. For each $.01 increase in the road toll after the effective date of this subparagraph, the fee shall increase by $5. For purposes of this subparagraph, "electric vehicle" means a motor vehicle with a propulsion system that operates solely on electricity obtained from the electrical grid.
HB 1541-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ X ] Highway [ X ] Other - 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 establishes a special annual registration fee for hybrid and electric vehicles of $100 and $200, respectively. While it is not known how many hybrid and electric vehicles may registered in FY 2019 and beyond, the following illustrates this bill’s impact on current registration data:
# Currently Registered
Proposed Special Registration Fee
Highway Block Grant to Municipalities**
**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 an indeterminable increase in state highway fund expenditures and local revenue of beginning in FY 2020. Based on the current registration data above, the state highway fund expenditure and local revenue for highway block grants would be $129,360.
This bill will also result in programming changes to both state and municipal registration software, which will increase state and local expenditures by an indeterminable amount.
Department of Safety
|Jan. 11, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 6, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|March 6, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|March 15, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Public Works and Highways HJ 1 P. 14|
|Jan. 11, 2018||Public Hearing: 01/11/2018 10:00 AM LOB 201|
|Feb. 6, 2018||Full Committee Work Session: 02/06/2018 10:00 AM LOB 201|
|Feb. 6, 2018||Executive Session: 02/06/2018 LOB 201|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0483h (Vote 19-2; RC)|
|March 6, 2018||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0483h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-2; RC) HC 9 P. 74|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|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||Amendment # 2018-0483h: AA VV 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 36|
|March 21, 2018||Ought to Pass with Amendment 0483h: MF RC 158-178 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 37|
|March 21, 2018||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 39|