HB1517 (2020) Detail

Relative to roadable aircraft.


HB 1517-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0903h

2020 SESSION

20-2437

11/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1517-FN

 

AN ACT relative to roadable aircraft.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Steven Smith, Sull. 11; Rep. Costable, Rock. 3; Rep. J. Osborne, Rock. 4; Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Ward, Dist 8

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill defines and establishes inspection and registration requirements for roadable aircraft.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0903h 20-2437

11/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to roadable aircraft.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Motor Vehicles; Definitions; Roadable Aircraft.  Amend RSA 259 by inserting after section 91 the following new section:

259:91-a  Roadable Aircraft.  "Roadable aircraft" shall mean any aircraft capable of taking off and landing from a suitable airfield which is also designed to be driven on public roadways as a conveyance.

2  New Subparagraph; Certificates of Title; Exempted Vehicles.  Amend RSA 261:3, I by inserting after subparagraph (k) the following new subparagraph:

(l)  A roadable aircraft as defined in RSA 259:91-a.

3  New Section; Motor Vehicles; Registration; Roadable Aircraft.  Amend RSA 261 by inserting after section 41-b the following new section:

261:41-c  Roadable Aircraft; Registration.

I.  Upon receipt of an application for registration of a roadable aircraft and payment of applicable state and municipal registration permit fees, the department shall issue a certificate of registration to the owner of such aircraft, provided that the application is accompanied by the following:

(a)  Proof of valid and unexpired aircraft registration issued by the New Hampshire department of transportation.

(b)  A copy of an annual aircraft inspection completed within the 12 calendar months immediately preceding the date of application.

II.  For purposes of this section, roadable aircraft shall be identified by the registration number assigned to such aircraft by the New Hampshire department of transportation.

III.  The expiration date of a certificate issued pursuant to this section shall match the expiration of the aircraft registration issued by the New Hampshire department of transportation.

IV.  The fees for registration of roadable aircraft shall be comprised of the fee prescribed by RSA 261:141, III(g), payable to the department, plus a municipal registration permit fee of $2,000, payable to the city or town in which the owner of such roadable aircraft resides.

4  New Section; Certificates of Title and Registration of Vehicles; Number Plates; Roadable Aircraft.  Amend RSA 261 by inserting after section 89-d the following new section:

261:89-e  Identification of Roadable Aircraft.  Roadable aircraft as defined in RSA 259:91-a shall be identified using the federally issued tail number and shall not be required to display an additional license plate or decal.

5  Motor Vehicle Inspections; Roadable Aircraft.  Amend RSA 266:1, I-II to read as follows:

I.  The director may require the inspection of any vehicle, except an OHRV, snowmobile, moped, roadable aircraft, or any other vehicle exempted under this chapter, to determine whether it is fit to be driven.  Such inspection shall be made at such times and in such manner as the director may specify, subject to the requirements set forth in this section.

II.  Any vehicle registered under this title, except an OHRV, snowmobile, moped, roadable aircraft, or other exempt vehicle, shall be inspected once a year, during the month in which the birth date of the owner is observed, if the owner is a natural person.  An inspection sticker shall be valid for the same duration as the vehicle's registration, which shall not exceed 16 months.  If the month in which the anniversary of the owner's birth occurs will be one of the next 4 months, an inspection sticker may be issued, with an expiration date of the birth month in the following year, of the first person named on the title application.  Nothing in this paragraph shall require any person who has registered and had inspected a vehicle with temporary plates to have the vehicle reinspected upon receipt of permanent motor vehicle plates.  An inspection sticker shall not expire when a vehicle is transferred to a licensed dealer.

6  Motor Vehicle Inspections; Roadable Aircraft.  Amend RSA 266:1, IV to read as follows:

IV.  Notwithstanding paragraphs II and III, newly registered vehicles, other than vehicles transferred to a licensed dealer, OHRVs, snowmobiles, [and] mopeds, roadable aircraft, and vehicles, other than vehicles transferred to a licensed dealer, OHRVs, snowmobiles, [and] mopeds, and roadable aircraft, the ownership of which has been transferred, shall be inspected not later than 10 days after the registration or transfer of ownership of said vehicle.  However, if a new vehicle is purchased at retail from a licensed dealer, as defined in RSA 259:18, the vehicle shall be inspected not later than 20 days after the date of transfer.  A used vehicle for which a dealer has issued a 20-day plate pursuant to RSA 261:109 shall be inspected by the dealer or an authorized inspection station on behalf of the dealer at the time of the attachment of the plate unless a valid inspection sticker issued by the dealer is in place, in which case the vehicle shall be inspected within 20 days or before the sticker expires, whichever occurs first.  All other expired motor vehicle inspections shall be subject to the 10-day grace period in RSA 266:5.

7  Motor Vehicle Inspections; Roadable Aircraft.  Amend RSA 266:1, X to read as follows:

X.  The director may authorize properly qualified persons to inspect any motor vehicle, except an OHRV, snowmobile, moped, roadable aircraft, or any other vehicle exempted under this chapter, which has been involved in a fatal accident or an accident involving serious bodily injury as defined in RSA 625:11, VI, to determine whether the vehicle was in compliance with state inspection requirements.

8  New Paragraph; Aeronautics; Definitions; Roadable Aircraft.  Amend RSA 422:3 by inserting after paragraph XXIV the following new paragraph:

XXIV-a.  "Roadable aircraft" means any aircraft capable of taking off and landing from a suitable airfield which is also designed to be driven on public roadways as a conveyance.

9  New Section; Aeronautics; Prohibitions and Penalties; Roadable Aircraft in Operation on Public Roadways.  Amend RSA 422 by inserting after section 27 the following new section:

422:27-a  Roadable Aircraft in Operation on Public Roadways.

I.  All roadable aircraft shall be considered motor vehicles while in operation on the roadways of the state and shall comply with the provisions of RSA 265.

II.  The operation of roadable aircraft shall be subject to restrictions placed upon the use of public roadways by rules adopted by the department of safety.

III.  All roadable aircraft shall be required to take off and land from a suitable airstrip and shall be prohibited from taking off and landing from any public roadway, unless under conditions of an emergency.

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

 

LBAO

20-2437

11/4/19

 

HB 1517-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to roadable aircraft.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

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

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Departments of Transportation and Safety

 

 

Links

HB1517 at GenCourtMobile
HB1517 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 25, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 27, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1517 Revision: 8309 Date: March 11, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
HB1517 Revision: 7155 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 25
Feb. 25, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/25/2020 01:00 pm LOB 203
Feb. 27, 2020 Executive Session: 02/27/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
March 3, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 203 (if necessary)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0903h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 10 P. 31
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0903h (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0903h: AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0903h: MA VV 03/11/2020
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