HB496 (2020) Detail

Relative to the definition of antique snowmobiles, relative to water quality rules, and relative to the disposition of administrative fines for asbestos management violations.


HB 496 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

14Mar2019... 0497h

01/08/2020   2875s

 

2019 SESSION

19-0001

06/10

 

HOUSE BILL 496

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of antique snowmobiles, relative to water quality rules, and relative to the disposition of administrative fines for asbestos management violations.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cali-Pitts, Rock. 30; Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes technical changes concerning the definition of antique snowmobile, water quality rules, and asbestos management fines.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14Mar2019... 0497h

01/08/2020   2875s 19-0001

06/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of antique snowmobiles, relative to water quality rules, and relative to the disposition of administrative fines for asbestos management violations.

 

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

 

1  Snowmobiles; Definitions; Antique Snowmobiles.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 215-C:1, II to read as follows:

II.  "Antique snowmobile" means a snowmobile [owned by a resident of this state] which is any of the following:

2  Water Pollution; Rulemaking.  Amend RSA 485-A:6, XIV to read as follows:

XIV.  Dissolved oxygen [concentration] water quality standards under RSA 485-A:8, II and II-a.

3  Administrative Fines; Asbestos Management.  Amend RSA 141-E:16, I(a) to read as follows:

I.(a)  The commissioner, after notice and hearing pursuant to RSA 541-A, may impose an administrative fine not to exceed $4,000 for each offense upon any person who violates any provision of RSA 141-E:3 or any rule adopted by the commissioner under this chapter; or upon any person who makes or certifies a material false statement relative to any document or information which is required to be submitted to the department pursuant to this chapter or any rule adopted pursuant to this chapter.  Rehearings and appeals from a decision of the commissioner under this paragraph shall be in accordance with RSA 541.  Any administrative fine imposed under this paragraph shall not preclude the imposition of further penalties under this chapter.  The proceeds of administrative fines levied pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the [general] fund established by RSA 141-E:12, II.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0001

Amended 1/27/20

 

HB 496- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2019-2875s)

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of antique snowmobiles, relative to water quality rules, and relative to the disposition of administrative fines for asbestos management violations.

 

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

($26,914)

($26,914)

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Snowmobile Registration and Asbestos Program Fees

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill makes technical changes concerning the definition of antique snowmobile, water quality rules, and asbestos management fines.  

 

The Department of Environmental Services indicates, prior to January 1, 2020, administrative fines for asbestos violations were deposited in the asbestos fund established in RSA 141-E:12, II.  Chapter 263, Laws of 2019, (HB 614) amended RSA 141-E:16, I(a) and required the administrative fines for asbestos violations to be deposited in the general fund.  The Department understands this change in Chapter 263 was not intended and this bill would return deposit of the administrative fines to the asbestos fund instead of the general fund.  There would be no impact on expenditures.  There will be no change in amount of State revenue, only in the disposition of the fine revenue.  There would be no fiscal impact on county or local revenues and expenditures.  

 

The bill also changes the definition of "Antique snowmobile" to include those owned by non-residents for the purpose of registration.  The Fish and Game Department indicates, in 2019 there were 206 non-resident snowmobile registrations issued for machines older than 1994 which  generated $26,914 in revenue.  If registered as antiques, these machines would have generated slightly less revenue ($26,574).  However, because the antique registration is onetime registration, there would be reduction in annual revenue of $26,914 after the initial year.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Departments of Environmental Services and Fish and Game

 

Links

HB496 at GenCourtMobile
HB496 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 13, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 19, 2019 House Exec Session
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 2, 2019 Senate Hearing
Nov. 20, 2019 Senate Hearing
Jan. 8, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB496 Revision: 7880 Date: Jan. 28, 2020, 11:22 a.m.
HB496 Revision: 7429 Date: March 14, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
HB496 Revision: 7430 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 9:41 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 3 P. 17
Feb. 13, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/13/2019 02:00 pm LOB 304
Feb. 19, 2019 Executive Session: 02/19/2019 02:00 pm LOB 304
March 7, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0497h (NT) for 03/07/2019 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 14 P. 19
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Special Order to 03/14/2019 Without Objection HJ 8 P. 60
March 14, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0497h (NT): AA VV 03/14/2019 HJ 9 P. 36
March 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0497h (NT): MA DV 196-137 03/14/2019 HJ 9 P. 36
March 21, 2019 Introduced 03/21/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 10
April 2, 2019 Hearing: 04/02/2019, Room 103, SH, 11:00 am; SC 16
May 23, 2019 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 05/23/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 23
May 23, 2019 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/23/2019; SJ 17
Nov. 20, 2019 Hearing: 11/20/2019, Room 103, SH, 01:00 pm, on proposed amendment # 2019-2863s; SC 43
Jan. 8, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2875s, 01/08/2020; SC 47
Jan. 8, 2020 Special Order to the end of the Regular Calendar, Without Objection, MA; 01/08/2020; SJ 1
Jan. 8, 2020 Committee Amendment # 2019-2875s, AA, VV; 01/08/2020; SJ 1
Jan. 8, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2875s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 01/08/2020; SJ 1