HB 526-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 526-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Marple, Merr. 24; Rep. Howard, Belk. 8; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17
This bill eliminates the bureau of certificate of title.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Statement of Intent. The general court finds that the practice of taking the certificate of origin for automobiles is an unnecessary and costly duplication of process and is in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America.
I. RSA 260:24, establishing the bureau of certificate of title.
II. RSA 260:25, relative to staff of bureau.
HB 526-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] 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.
This bill eliminates the Bureau of Certificate of Title within the Division of Motor Vehicles and allows employees of the Bureau of Certificate of Title to be transferred. However, this bill does not eliminate the responsibilities of the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue vehicle titles as defined in RSA 261:1 through RSA 261:31(a). To implement this bill, the Department of Safety anticipates shifting responsibilities within the Department. However, many variables cannot be anticipated or predicted to determine if the elimination of the Bureau and the 25 corresponding positions with an average salary and benefit cost of $64,000 would impact State expenditures. Potential factors that may impact State expenditures include:
Department of Safety
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Transportation HJ 3 P. 18|
|Jan. 29, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/29/2019 01:00 pm LOB 203|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Executive Session: 02/05/2019 01:00 pm LOB 203|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)|
|Feb. 14, 2019||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/14/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 11 P. 11|
|Feb. 14, 2019||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 22|
|Jan. 29, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 14, 2019||House||Floor Vote|