HB1658 (2018) Detail

Relative to notice of driver's license suspension or revocation.


HB 1658-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2675

03/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1658-FN

 

AN ACT relative to notice of driver's license suspension or revocation.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Hynes, Hills. 21; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Zaricki, Hills. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that notice of a driver's license suspension or revocation be given in hand or by certified mail.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2675

03/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to notice of driver's license suspension or revocation.

 

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

 

1  New Section; License Suspension and Revocation; Notice.  Amend RSA 263 by inserting after section 56-g the following new section:

263:56-h  Notice of Revocation or Suspension.  Whenever the director revokes or suspends a person’s driver’s license, the director shall cause notice of the revocation or suspension to be delivered in hand by a law enforcement officer or delivered by certified mail to the person's last known address.

2  Driving After Revocation or Suspension; Notice.  Amend RSA 263:64, II to read as follows:

II.  A person who drives a motor vehicle in this state while such person's license or driving privilege is suspended or revoked shall be guilty of violating this section regardless of whether such person has a license on the effective date of such suspension or revocation.  Evidence that the person signed the certified mail receipt for the notice of suspension or revocation [was sent to the person's last known address as shown on the records of the division] shall be prima facie evidence that the person was notified of the suspension or revocation.

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

 

LBAO

18-2675

10/31/17

 

HB 1658-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to notice of driver's license suspension or revocation.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$428,080

$428,680

$432,980

$439,480

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] 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.

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the notice of a driver’s license suspension or revocation be given in hand or by certified mail.  To meet this requirement, it is assumed the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to send all notices through certified mail.  Currently, DMV, through first class mail ($0.49/letter), sends an average of 4,250 suspension notices per month, or 51,000 per year.  Since certified mail ($6.77/letter, or $6.28/letter more than first class mail) requires manual preparation of every letter, as well as a maintained log to accompany letters to the post office for mailing, it is expected the Department of Safety would need two dedicated full-time counter clerk positions in DMV and one part-time mail clerk in its warehouse under this bill.  Estimated increased personnel and postage costs are as follows:

 

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

Certified Mail Cost
(51,000 X $6.28)

$320,280

$320,280

$320,280

$320,280

DMV Counter Clerks (2)
(Full-Time Labor Grade 5)

$96,000

$96,000

$100,000

$106,000

Warehouse Mail Clerk
(Part-Time)

$11,800

$12,400

$12,700

$13,200

TOTAL

$428,080

$428,680

$432,980

$439,480

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

Links

HB1658 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1658 Revision: 2291 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 12:53 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 19
Jan. 23, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/23/2018 01:30 PM LOB 203
Jan. 30, 2018 Executive Session: 01/30/2018 LOB 203
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-0; CC)
Feb. 7, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07/2018 (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 5 P. 17
Feb. 8, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 16