HB1575 (2020) Detail

(New Title) relative to official cover plates for justices of New Hampshire circuit, superior, and supreme courts.


HB 1575-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0646h

2020 SESSION

20-2356

11/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1575-FN

 

AN ACT relative to official cover plates for justices of New Hampshire circuit, superior, and supreme courts.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. O'Hearne, Sull. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes justices of the supreme and superior courts from special number plate program and permits the director of the division of motor vehicles to issue official cover plates to justices of New Hampshire circuit, superior, and supreme courts.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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... 0646h 20-2356

11/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to official cover plates for justices of New Hampshire circuit, superior, and supreme courts.

 

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

 

1  Official Cover Plates.  Amend RSA 260:90 to read as follows:

261:90  Official Cover Plates.  Upon payment of a fee, the director may issue and shall designate official cover plates with the reproduction of the state seal thereon to be affixed to a vehicle of United States senators from this state, representatives to congress from this state, the governor, members of the governor's council, the president of the senate, members of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, members of the house of representatives, the attorney general, the secretary of state, the state treasurer, the President of the United States and members of his or her executive staff, [and] any ambassador or member of the foreign diplomatic corps, and justices of New Hampshire circuit, superior, and supreme courts.  The fee for official cover plates shall be $1 in addition to any other number plate manufacturing fee otherwise required.  The official cover plates, exclusive of the seal, shall be white with green lettering, which shall alternate with red lettering every other biennium.  Official cover plates shall have the title of the person requesting the plates, except for members of the governor's council whose plates shall have their council district numbers embossed on them, and members of the general court, whose plates shall have their house seat numbers or their senate district numbers embossed on them unless the president of the senate, for members of the senate, or the speaker of the house of representatives, for members of the house of representatives, shall designate a title for their plates.  The president of the senate, or a designee, and the speaker of the house of representatives, or a designee, shall provide the director with input as needed on the cover plate design for members of the general court.  The director shall not issue more than 2 sets of official cover plates to any person.  Official cover plates may be attached only to vehicles registered in the name of the person issued the plates or the name of the spouse of a member of the general court, or any vehicle being operated by a member of the general court.  Nothing herein shall be construed as affecting the issuance of regular motor vehicle plates and the payment of the registration fee therefor.  Official cover plates shall be manufactured at the state prison and the prison shall provide the plates to the department at the prison's cost.

2  Special Number Plates.  Amend RSA 261:91 to read as follows:

261:91  Special Number Plates.  Upon payment of the motor vehicle registration fee, if any, the director shall issue and shall designate a special plate, to be affixed to the vehicle of the county sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, members or retired members of the national guard of any state, active duty members of the armed forces, [justices of the supreme and superior courts,] and vehicles of state police and motor vehicle divisions and municipal police departments.  The special plates shall have the state motto, "Live Free or Die," written on them and shall be issued with no number plate fee being charged to the state other than for those plates furnished to the state police and motor vehicle divisions.  Special number plates issued to members or retired members of the national guard of any state, active duty members of the armed forces, and justices of the supreme and superior courts may be attached only to vehicles registered in the name of the person issued the plates.  Special plates for active duty members of the armed forces shall be distinct from special number plates for veterans.

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

 

LBAO

20-2356

Amended 5/22/20

 

HB 1575-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0646h)

 

AN ACT relative to official cover plates for justices of New Hampshire circuit, superior, and supreme courts.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      

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

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

Links

HB1575 at GenCourtMobile
HB1575 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 26, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1575 Revision: 8327 Date: May 22, 2020, 1:56 p.m.
HB1575 Revision: 7213 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 11:46 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 27
Jan. 16, 2020 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 12:00 pm LOB 203
Feb. 5, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/05/2020 03:15 pm LOB 203
Feb. 26, 2020 Executive Session: 02/26/2020 10:00 am LOB 203
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0646h (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0646h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 10 P. 31
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0646h (NT): AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0646h (NT): 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