Bill Text - HB1614 (2018)

(New Title) relative to the international registration plan and relative to registration of semi-trailers.

Revision: Nov. 13, 2017, 7:38 a.m.










AN ACT relative to the international registration plan.


SPONSORS: Rep. Steven Smith, Sull. 11; Rep. Soucy, Merr. 16; Rep. John J. O'Connor, Sull. 4; Rep. Rollins, Sull. 6; Rep. O'Brien, Hills. 36; Rep. Cleaver, Hills. 35; Rep. Grenier, Sull. 7


COMMITTEE: Transportation






This bill repeals statutory provisions of the international registration plan and authorizes the department of safety to implement the plan through rules that are exempt from RSA 541-A.


This bill was requested by the department of safety.


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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen


AN ACT relative to the international registration plan.


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


1  References Changed.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 260:63, I and RSA 260:63, I(a) to read as follows:

I.  Where any road toll or other fees or charges imposed under this subdivision or any fees or charges imposed under the fuel tax agreement authorized by RSA 260:65-b or any fees or charges imposed under the international registration plan authorized in RSA [260:75] 260:73 are not paid and are due as prescribed by this subdivision or by RSA 260:65-b or under the authority in RSA [260:75] 260:73, the amount including interest, together with the costs that may accrue in addition thereto, shall become a lien in favor of the state of New Hampshire upon all property and rights to property, whether real or personal, including vehicles belonging to any person upon whom said tolls, fees, or charges are imposed, as follows:

(a)  The lien shall arise at the time the tolls, fees, or charges are due pursuant to this subdivision or RSA 260:65-b or RSA [260:75] 260:73 and shall continue until the liability for the sum, together with interest and costs, is satisfied or becomes unenforceable.

2  International Registration Plan Authorized.  Amend RSA 260:73 to read as follows:

260:73  International Registration Plan Authorized.  The commissioner is hereby authorized to execute all documents and perform all other acts necessary to enter into and carry out the provisions of a multi-jurisdictional commercial vehicle registration proration agreement, to be known as the international registration plan (IRP).  The commissioner may adopt[, pursuant to RSA 541-A,] such rules as are necessary to enforce the provisions of the agreement, which shall be exempt from the provisions of RSA 541-A and shall have the effect of law, and which shall provide for each of the member states to collect registration fees and perform audits on behalf of the other member states.

3  New Subparagraph; Administrative Procedure Act; Exceptions.  Amend RSA 541-A:21, I by inserting after subparagraph (ii) the following new subparagraph:

(jj)  RSA 260:73, relative to the international registration plan.

4  Repeal.  RSA 260:74 and 260:75, relative to the international registration plan, are repealed.

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