HB1476 (2020) Detail

Prohibiting motor vehicle dealers from requiring the purchase of automobile insurance from the dealer as part of the sales contract.


HB 1476-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2605

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1476-FN

 

AN ACT prohibiting motor vehicle dealers from requiring the purchase of automobile insurance from the dealer as part of the sales contract.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gagne, Hills. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits motor vehicle dealers from requiring the purchase of automobile insurance from the dealer as part of the sales contract.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2605

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT prohibiting motor vehicle dealers from requiring the purchase of automobile insurance from the dealer as part of the sales contract.

 

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

 

1  New Subparagraph; Retail Installment Sales of Motor Vehicles; Requirements and Prohibitions as to Retail Installment Contracts.  Amend RSA 361-A:7, IX by inserting after subparagraph (d) the following new subparagraph:

(e)  Any provision that requires the purchaser of an automobile from a motor vehicle dealer to purchase new insurance coverage when such purchaser has existing coverage in place at the time the vehicle is purchased.

2  Retail Installment Sales of Motor Vehicles; Penalties.  Amend RSA 361-A:11, III to read as follows:

III.  Any person violating the provisions of RSA 361-A:7 or RSA 361-A:8 or engaging in the business of a sales finance company without a license if a license is required under this chapter shall be barred from recovering any finance charge, delinquency, or collection charge on the contract.  Where no finance charge is payable under the terms of the contract, a person engaging in the business of a sales finance company without a license shall be barred from recovering any amount in excess of the wholesale market value of the vehicle, if the vehicle was purchased by the seller at a wholesale auction or other wholesale outlet, or the trade-in value of the vehicle if the seller acquired the vehicle in trade.  Such value shall be that quoted for New Hampshire or the New England region in a value quotation publication generally recognized by the motor vehicle industry and as specified by the commissioner in rules adopted pursuant to RSA 541-A.  In addition, any person violating the provisions of RSA 361-A:7, IX(e) shall be fined $100 per occurrence.

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

 

LBAO

20-2605

11/13/19

 

HB 1476-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT prohibiting motor vehicle dealers from requiring the purchase of automobile insurance from the dealer as part of the sales contract.

 

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 Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Banking Department Restricted Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill prohibits motor vehicle dealers from requiring the purchase of automobile insurance from the dealer as part of the sales contract.  The Banking Department indicates the new law may require additional time from Department employees to enforce in the context of examinations or enforcement proceedings.  The Department states it is not able to determine at this time if the bill would result in a need for more Department personnel.  Because the Banking Department is self-funded, any costs for additional personnel would be borne by licensed entities through the examination per diem, fees, fines, and the annual assessment.  Any additional money collected as a result of the new penalty would reduce dollar for dollar, the annual assessment imposed in accordance with RSA 383:11,11.

 

It is assumed this bill will not be implemented until FY 2021.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Banking Department

 

Links

HB1476 at GenCourtMobile
HB1476 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 18, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1476 Revision: 7180 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Jan. 28, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/28/2020 11:15 am LOB 302
Feb. 14, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/14/2020 09:30 am LOB 302
Feb. 18, 2020 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 302
Feb. 24, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/24/2020 02:00 pm LOB 302
March 3, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:30 am LOB 302