Bill Details - SB187 (2019)

SB 187  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-1077

04/06

 

SENATE BILL 187

 

AN ACT relative to OHRV dealer and rental agency registration fees and relative to snowmobile registration fees.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Starr, Dist 1; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Rep. Fields, Belk. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Changes the registration fees for OHRV dealers and rental agencies, and for snowmobiles.

 

II.  Provides that snowmobile trail grooming equipment shall be purchased through the grant-in-aid program.

 

III.  Amends the definition of antique snowmobile and provides that residents registering an antique snowmobile shall pay a one-time registration fee.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-1077

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to OHRV dealer and rental agency registration fees and relative to snowmobile registration fees.

 

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

 

1  Fish and Game Agents; Agent's Accounting.  Amend RSA 214-A:4, II to read as follows:

II.  The agent shall collect from the applicant a fee of [$3] $4 for each OHRV and snowmobile registration issued and shall account to the executive director for the full face value of the registration decals.  He or she shall pay to the executive director no later than the fourteenth of each month the full face value of all registrations sold up to the first of the same month and shall report the names and addresses of all persons to whom registration decals have been sold and such other information as may be requested on blanks to be furnished by the executive director.  All registrations sold at the department headquarters or any subagency thereof shall charge the same fee as outlined in this paragraph, and shall be credited to the fish and game fund.

2  Off Highway Recreational Vehicles and Trails; Registration Fees.  Amend RSA 215-A:23, IV and IV-a to read as follows:

IV.  Dealer registration- [$45.50] $93 for each plate.

(a)  The first [$20.80] $43 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau's grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VI.

(b)  From the balance, [$12.09] $25 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VII, and [$12.61] $25 shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII.

IV-a.  Rental agency registration- [$75.40] $243 for each set of decals.

(a)  The first [$45.50] $143 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau's grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VI.

(b)  From the balance, [$14.43] $50 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VII, and [$15.47] $50 shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII.

3  Snowmobiles; Definitions.  Amend RSA 215-C:1, II to read as follows:

II.  "Antique snowmobile" means a snowmobile owned by a resident of this state which is any of the following:

(a)  A snowmobile manufactured prior to the year [1969] 1995; or

(b)  [A snowmobile 25 or more years old; or

(c)]  An antique motor vehicle converted to travel over snow, manufactured prior to 1940.

4  Snowmobiles; Registration Fees.  Amend RSA 215-C:39, I-VIII to read as follows:

I.  Individual resident registration-[$90] $143 for each snowmobile registration upon presentation of a valid driver's license issued to a New Hampshire resident 18 years of age or older.  An individual resident registering a snowmobile who provides proof, at the time of registration, that the individual is a member of an organized New Hampshire nonprofit snowmobile club which is a member of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association shall pay [$60] $113 for each snowmobile.

(a)  The first [$63.30] $103.30 for each snowmobile registration registered by an individual who does not, at the time of registration, provide proof of membership in an organized New Hampshire nonprofit snowmobile club, or [$33.30] $73.30 of each snowmobile registration registered by an individual who provides proof of membership in a snowmobile club as provided for in paragraph I of this section, shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for the bureau's grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VII.

(b)  From the balance, [$13.70] $21.70 from each snowmobile registration shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII, and [$13] $18 from each snowmobile registration shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph IX.

II.  [Resident] Antique snowmobile permanent registration-[$46.50] $143 for each registration upon presentation of a valid [New Hampshire] driver's license issued to a person 18 years of age or older.  From each fee collected pursuant to this paragraph:

(a)  The first [$26.50] $93 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau's grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VII.

(b)  From the balance, [$10] $25 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII, and [$10] $25 shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph IX.

(c)  Residents registering an antique snowmobile shall pay a one-time registration fee pursuant to this paragraph.

III.  Individual nonresident registration-[$110] $153 for each snowmobile registration.  An individual nonresident registering a snowmobile who provides proof, at the time of registration, that the individual is a member of an organized New Hampshire nonprofit snowmobile club which is a member of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association, shall pay [$80] $123 for each snowmobile.

(a)  The first [$78.20] $108.20 of each snowmobile registration registered by an individual who does not, at the time of registration, provide proof of membership in an organized New Hampshire nonprofit snowmobile club, or [$48.20] $78.20 of each snowmobile registration registered by an individual who provides proof, at the time of registration, of membership as provided for in paragraph III of this section shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for the bureau's grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VII.

(b)  From the balance, [$16] $24 from each snowmobile registration shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII, and [$15.80] $20.80 from each snowmobile registration shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph IX.

IV.  Dealer registration-[$45.50] $93 for each plate.

(a)  The first [$20.80] $43 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau's grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VII.

(b)  From the balance, [$12.09] $25 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII, and [$12.61] $25 shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph IX.

V.  Rental agency registration-[$75.40] $243 for each set of decals.

(a)  The first [$45.50] $143 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau's grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VII.

(b)  From the balance, [$14.43] $50 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII, and [$15.47] $50 shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph IX.

VI.  Registration after transfer as provided in RSA 215-C:37-$17.50.

(a)  The first $10.50 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau's grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VII.

(b)  From the balance, $3.50 shall be appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII, and $3.50 shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph IX.

VII.(a)  Any funds appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for the bureau's grant-in-aid program shall be kept in a separate account and shall not be used for any other purpose.  The corresponding registration fee moneys allocated to the bureau's grant-in-aid program under paragraphs I and III shall be deposited in the account.  Moneys in the account may only be used for grant-in-aid projects that benefit the ridership of snowmobiles.  Any unexpended balance in said account shall not lapse, but shall be carried forward to the next fiscal year.  [From each registration fee collected under this section, $6.70 shall be used for the sole purpose of purchasing trail grooming equipment.] All [remaining] funds shall be used for trail maintenance, construction, and the purchase of grant-in-aid equipment.

(b)  Grants-in-aid shall be granted to snowmobile clubs and political subdivisions for the purchase of equipment and the construction and maintenance of public use snowmobile trails and facilities.  The bureau shall make grants on such terms as it deems necessary and shall determine what trails and facilities shall be eligible.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this subparagraph, a landowner who grants permission for a grant-in-aid trail to be located on his or her property shall retain the right to establish the inclusive dates during which snowmobile operation shall be permitted.  Use of trails on private land shall extend only to the specific type of snowmobile and OHRV permitted by the landowner.

(c)  All revenue appropriated in this paragraph shall be in addition to any other funds appropriated to the grant-in-aid program of the bureau of trails.  Such revenue is hereby continually appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for the purposes of this paragraph.

VIII.  Funds appropriated to the department of natural and cultural resources for administration of the bureau shall be used for the following purposes:

(a)  Publications.

(b)  Trail maintenance and acquisition.

(c)  Land purchases, easements, rights-of-way, and new construction of trails.

(d)  Snowmobile facilities.

(e)  [From the amount collected from each individual registration fee, $4 shall be used by the bureau for the purposes of purchasing trail maintenance equipment or paying trail maintenance expenses.  These funds shall be kept in a separate account and shall be used and appropriated solely for these purposes.

(f)]  Such other purposes as may be budgeted within the limits of the funds available.  Any unexpended balance in said accounts shall not lapse, but shall be carried forward to the next fiscal year.

5  Rulemaking.  The commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources shall, not more than 90 days after the effective date of this act, propose rules pursuant to RSA 541-A to implement the provisions of sections 1-4 of this act.  The proposed rules shall also address the subjects of grooming equipment purchases through the grant-in-aid program and reimbursement rates for snowmobile clubs.  

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 4
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 4
March 5, 2019 Hearing: 03/05/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:00 pm; SC 11
March 5, 2019 ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/05/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:00 pm; SC 11
March 12, 2019 ==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/12/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:00 pm; SC 12
March 19, 2019 ==RESCHEDULED== Hearing: 03/19/2019, Room 103, LOB, 01:00 pm; SC 13

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 12, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 19, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB187 Revision: 5165 Date: Jan. 22, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
SB187 Revision: 5212 Date: Jan. 23, 2019, 3:15 p.m.