HB1556 (2020) Detail

Relative to requirements for commercial motor vehicles.


HB 1556-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2390

11/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1556-FN

 

AN ACT relative to requirements for commercial motor vehicles.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Bean, Belk. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill amends the definition of "commercial motor vehicle."

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2390

11/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to requirements for commercial motor vehicles.

 

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

 

1 Motor Vehicles; Words and Phrases Defined; Commercial Motor Vehicle.  Amend RSA 259:12-e, I(b) to read as follows:

(b)  The vehicle has a gross combination weight rating or actual weight of 26,001 or more pounds, inclusive of any towed unit with gross vehicle weight rating or actual weight of more than [10,000] 11,000 pounds;

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

 

LBAO

20-2390

11/19/19

 

HB 1556-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to requirements for commercial motor vehicles.

 

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

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$48,700

$0

$0

Funding Source:

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

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill changes the definition of gross vehicle rating or actual weight of a towed unit from 10,000 lbs. to 11,000 lbs.  The Department of Safety states this would affect the commercial licensing credential of the State of New Hampshire and as a result would be out of compliance with federal regulations.  The Department states as a result of the non-compliance the state would realize a 5% decrease in federal funding received from the US Department of Transportation, as well as a loss of Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) funds, totaling approximately $11 million.  In addition, the Department states it would incur an estimated $48,700 in one-time costs related to manual and system updates needed to implement this bill.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

Links

HB1556 at GenCourtMobile
HB1556 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 28, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 6, 2020 House Floor Vote
Feb. 13, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1556 Revision: 7212 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 26
Jan. 16, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 01:00 pm LOB 203
Jan. 28, 2020 Executive Session: 01/28/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Feb. 13, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/13/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 5 P. 4
Feb. 6, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/06/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 5 P. 4
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-0; CC)
Feb. 13, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 5