HB1541 (2018) Detail

Relative to registration and road toll fees for hybrid and electric vehicles.


HB 1541-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

21Mar2018... 0483h

2018 SESSION

18-2030

08/03

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

08/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to registration and road toll fees for hybrid and electric vehicles.

 

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

 

1  New Subparagraphs; Special Registration Fees.  Amend RSA 261:141, III by inserting after subparagraph (dd) the following new subparagraphs:

(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.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.

 

LBAO

18-2030

10/27/17

 

HB 1541-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to registration and road toll fees for hybrid and electric 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

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] 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.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

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

Total

Revenue

Highway Block Grant to Municipalities**

Hybrid Vehicles

                   8,354

$100

$835,400

Electric Vehicles

                   1,213

$200

$242,600

TOTAL

$1,078,000

$129,360

**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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

 

Links

HB1541 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1541 Revision: 3294 Date: March 21, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
HB1541 Revision: 1955 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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