Bill Details - HB549 (2019)

HB 549-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

20Mar2019... 0839h

05/15/2019   1857s

 

2019 SESSION

19-0419

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 549-FN

 

AN ACT establishing gold star family decals for motor vehicles.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1; Rep. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. Leishman, Hills. 24; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. Major, Rock. 14; Rep. Morrison, Rock. 9; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the New Hampshire office of veterans services to issue gold star family decals for motor vehicles owned by certain family members of persons killed while on duty in United States armed services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20Mar2019... 0839h

05/15/2019   1857s 19-0419

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing gold star family decals for motor vehicles.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Gold Star Family Decals.  Amend RSA 261-C by inserting after section 3 the following new section:

261-C:3-a  Gold Star Family Decals; Eligibility.  

I.  In this section, "family member" means spouse, grandfather, grandmother, father, stepfather, adoptive mother, adoptive father, son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, adoptive son, adoptive daughter, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, stepbrother, or stepsister.

II.  A family member of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces shall qualify for a gold star family decal in accordance with RSA 261-B:3-c and RSA 261-C:2, III.  These gold star family decals shall be issued upon payment of the regular registration fees and a $15 decal plate fee.  

III.  For purposes of this section, a motor vehicle is owned by a family member of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces if the family member of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces is the motor vehicle's owner under RSA 259:72, I, or if the legal ownership of the motor vehicle is held by a trust established by the family member of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces and the family member of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces has use of the motor vehicle or the motor vehicle is used for the transportation of the family member of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces.  The office of veterans services shall establish the documentation required for a motor vehicle held in trust to be eligible for decals under this section.  The office shall not issue more than one set of decals under this section to any trust.  A trustee of the trust or the administrator of the estate may be fined up to $500 for failing to return within 60 days of the death of the family member of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces any decals issued under this section for a motor vehicle held in trust.

IV.  A stepfather, stepson, or stepdaughter of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces shall only be eligible for gold star family decals if, in the case of a stepfather, his marriage license is dated prior to the member's fifteenth birthday and the stepfather provides a copy of the marriage license to the director, or in the case of a stepson or stepdaughter, if the member's marriage license is dated prior to the stepson's or stepdaughter's fifteenth birthday and the stepson or stepdaughter provides a copy of the marriage license to the office.  The stepfather shall also be required to provide a DD Form 1300 to the director of the office.  A stepfather shall not receive decals under this section if another stepfather of the person killed while on duty holds gold star family decals furnished under this section.

V.  Pursuant to RSA 261-C:2, the state office of veterans services may issue gold star family decals to eligible family members and shall collect a fee of $10 for the set of decals.  Revenue collected under this paragraph shall be restricted revenue to the office of veterans services and shall not lapse.

2  New Section; Gold Star Family Decals.  Amend RSA 261-B by inserting after section 3-b the following new section:

261-B:3-c Gold Star Family Decals.  A family member of a person killed while on duty in the United States armed forces shall qualify for a gold star family decal as outlined in RSA 261-C:3-a.

3  Multi-Use Veterans Decals Plates; Decals.  Amend RSA 261-C:2, III to read as follows:

III.  The state office of veterans services may issue decals to eligible veterans who qualify under this chapter and to gold star family members pursuant to RSA 261-C:3-a, and shall collect a fee of $10 for the set of decals.  Revenue collected under this paragraph shall be restricted revenue to the office of veterans services and shall not lapse.

4  New Subparagraph; Multi-Use Veterans Decal Plates; Authorized Decals.  Amend RSA 261-C:4, I by inserting after subparagraph (a) the following new subparagraph:

(b)  Gold star family member decals pursuant to RSA 261-C:3-a and RSA 261-B:3-c, if such individual meets the definition of a veteran as outlined in RSA 261:87-b.

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

 

LBAO

19-0419

Amended 5/16/19

 

HB 549-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2019-1857s)

 

AN ACT establishing gold star family decals for motor vehicles.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  

The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as amended, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2020 through 2023.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Office of Veteran Services and Department of Safety

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Transportation HJ 3 P. 19
March 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 203
March 6, 2019 Executive Session: 03/06/2019 02:00 pm LOB 201-203
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0839h (NT) (Vote 20-0; RC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0839h (NT) for 03/19/2019 (Vote 20-0; RC) HC 16 P. 37
March 20, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0839h (NT): AA VV 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 60
March 20, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0839h (NT): MA VV 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 60
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 12
April 9, 2019 Hearing: 04/09/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:45 pm; SC 17
May 15, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1857s, 05/15/2019; SC 22
May 15, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-1857s, AA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1857s, RC 21Y-3N, MA; OT3rdg; 05/15/2019; SJ 16

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 House Hearing
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 9, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 15, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB549 Revision: 4826 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
HB549 Revision: 5646 Date: April 8, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
HB549 Revision: 5984 Date: May 16, 2019, 3:10 p.m.