HB1408 (2020) Detail

Relative to license plate covers.


HB 1408 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

5Mar2020... 0619h

2020 SESSION

20-2196

11/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1408

 

AN ACT relative to license plate covers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. S. Pearson, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits persons from attaching or permitting to be attached to a license plate any coverings that are colored, smoked, or tinted.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

5Mar2020... 0619h 20-2196

11/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to license plate covers.

 

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

 

1  Certificates of Title and Registration of Vehicles; Misuse or Failure to Display Plates.  Amend RSA 261:176, II to read as follows:

II.  Any person who applies or permits to be applied any covering to a license plate that is colored, smoked, or tinted shall be guilty of a violation.

III.  The fine for a violation of this section shall be $150.

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

 

LBAO

20-2196

Amended 3/6/20

 

HB 1408- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0619h)

 

AN ACT relative to license plate covers.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [ X ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a violation level offense for applying, or permitting to be applied, any covering on a license plate that is colored, smoked, or tinted.  There is no method to estimate how many occurrences of this violation, if any, may occur.  Therefore, this bill’s impact on state revenue is indeterminable.  The Judicial Branch estimates average cost of violation level cases to be $52 in FY 2021 and $54 in FY 2022.  It should be noted that average case cost estimates for FY 2021 and FY 2022 are based on data that is more than ten years old and does not reflect changes to the courts over that same period of time or the impact these changes may have on processing the various case types.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Judicial Branch

 

Links

HB1408 at GenCourtMobile
HB1408 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 12, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote
Feb. 20, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1408 Revision: 8244 Date: March 9, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
HB1408 Revision: 7060 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 8:39 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 21
Jan. 22, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/22/2020 11:30 am LOB 203
Feb. 4, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Feb. 12, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/12/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Feb. 19, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0619h for 02/19/2020 (Vote 13-6; RC) HC 7 P. 37
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0619h (Vote 13-6; RC)
Feb. 20, 2020 Special Order to regular place in next calendar (Rep. Ley): MA VV 02/20/2020
March 5, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0619h: AA VV 03/05/2020
March 5, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0619h: MA VV 03/05/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8