HB1620 (2020) Detail

Relative to electric vehicle parking spaces.


HB 1620-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

19Feb2020... 0192h

2020 SESSION

20-2665

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1620-FN

 

AN ACT relative to electric vehicle parking spaces.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Feb2020... 0192h

20-2665

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to electric vehicle parking spaces.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Electric Vehicle Charging Stations; Prohibitions and Restrictions.  Amend RSA 236:134 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

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.

2  New Subparagraph; Stopping, Standing, or Parking Prohibited in Specified Places.  Amend RSA 265:69 by inserting after subparagraph I(m) the following new subparagraph:

(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.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 30 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2665

Amended 2/24/20

 

HB 1620-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0192h)

 

AN ACT relative to electric vehicle parking spaces.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] 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

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [ 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.

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.   

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Judicial Branch, Department of Safety, and New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

Links

HB1620 at GenCourtMobile
HB1620 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 15, 2020 House Exec Session
Jan. 28, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote
March 4, 2020 House Hearing
March 17, 2020 House Exec Session
May 12, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1620 Revision: 8188 Date: Feb. 26, 2020, 8:57 a.m.
HB1620 Revision: 7263 Date: Dec. 6, 2019, 12:35 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0192h (Vote 11-8; RC)
Feb. 19, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0192h for 02/19/2020 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 7 P. 26
Feb. 19, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0192h: AA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 91
Feb. 19, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0192h: MA DV 197-122 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 91
Feb. 19, 2020 Referred to Ways and Means 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 91
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
March 9, 2020 Full Committee Work Session: 03/09/2020 10:00 am LOB 202
March 16, 2020 ==CANCELLED== Full Committee Work Session: 03/16/2020 10:00 am LOB 202
March 17, 2020 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 03/17/2020 01:30 pm LOB 202
May 12, 2020 Executive Session: 05/12/2020 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/91719044913
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 23 P. 5