HB 1620-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1620-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Cleaver, Hills. 35; Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. Telerski, Hills. 35; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Vail, Hills. 30; Rep. Amanda Bouldin, Hills. 12
This bill establishes a fine for parking a motor vehicle other than a plug-in-hybrid vehicle or battery electric vehicle in a parking space that has a public electric vehicle charging station.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
IV. Any person who violates the parking restrictions in paragraph I shall be guilty of a violation and fined a minimum of $100 of which 20 percent is payable to the town or city where the violation occurred.
(n) In any space equipped with an electric vehicle charging station on a public way, unless such person is operating a plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle as defined in RSA 236:132, V or battery electric vehicle as defined in RSA 236:132, I. Any person who violates the provisions of this subparagraph shall be fined a minimum of $100 of which 20 percent is payable to the town or city where the violation occurred.
HB 1620-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0192h)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ X ] Highway [ X ] Other - Restricted - Cost of Collections*
*Pursuant to Part II, article 6-a of the New Hampshire constitution, any costs associated with the collection and administration of Highway Funds by the Department of Safety shall be deducted by the Department before such funds are credited to the Highway Fund as unrestricted revenue.
This bill establishes a violation level offense and a minimum of $100 fine (of which 20% shall be payable to municipality where violation occurred) for improperly parking in spaces designated for electric vehicles. There is no method to determine how many charges, if any, would be brought as a result of bill to determine the fiscal impact on state and local revenues.
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. Additionally, the Department of Safety expects it would incur minimal (under $10,000) in costs in FY 2021 relative to system and uniform fine schedule changes needed to implement this bill.
Judicial Branch, Department of Safety, and New Hampshire Municipal Association
|Jan. 14, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 15, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 28, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 4, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 19, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|March 4, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Transportation HJ 1 P. 29|
|Jan. 14, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/14/2020 11:00 am LOB 203|
|Jan. 15, 2020||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/15/2020 10:00 am LOB 203|
|Jan. 28, 2020||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/28/2020 10:00 am LOB 203|
|Feb. 4, 2020||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 203|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0192h for 02/19/2020 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 7 P. 26|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0192h (Vote 11-8; RC)|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0192h: AA VV 02/19/2020|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0192h: MA DV 197-122 02/19/2020|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Referred to Ways and Means 02/19/2020|
|March 4, 2020||Public Hearing: 03/04/2020 03:15 pm LOB 202|
|March 5, 2020||==TIME CHANGE== Full Committee Work Session: 03/05/2020 11:00 am LOB 202|