SB425 (2020) Detail

Prohibiting registers of deeds from charging fees to municipalities for copies of documents used for tax purposes.


SB 425-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2943

10/01

 

SENATE BILL 425-LOCAL

 

AN ACT prohibiting registers of deeds from charging fees to municipalities for copies of documents used for tax purposes.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Rep. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Renzullo, Hills. 37; Rep. Greene, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that copies of all deeds, mortgages, and other conveyances of real estate be accessible by towns and cities for tax purposes at no charge or fee.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2943

10/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT prohibiting registers of deeds from charging fees to municipalities for copies of documents used for tax purposes.

 

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

 

1  Registers of Deeds; Copies to Towns and Cities.  Amend RSA 478:14 to read as follows:

478:14  Copies of Conveyances for Tax Purposes.

I.  Every register shall, upon request and at no charge or fee to a town or city, in an acceptable media, send copies of all deeds, mortgages, and other conveyances of real estate which have been recorded in the registry during the preceding 3 months to the selectmen of each town and to the assessors of each city in his or her county quarterly, each year, between January 1 and January 5, April 1 and April 5, July 1 and July 5, and October 1 and October 5.  The register shall send, between April 1 and April 5, in an acceptable media and at no charge or fee to a town or city, copies of all deeds, mortgages, and other conveyances of real estate which have been recorded in the registry during the preceding tax year to every town and city in the county which did not request the quarterly copies.

II.  Every register shall provide access, at no charge or fee to a town or city, to selectmen or assessors of each town or city in his or her county to search and print all deeds, mortgages, and other conveyances of real estate which have been recorded in the registry and which are necessary to maintain the town or city property records.

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

Links

SB425 at GenCourtMobile
SB425 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB425 Revision: 7642 Date: Dec. 19, 2019, 9:58 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 1
Jan. 29, 2020 Hearing: 01/29/2020, Room 102, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 4
June 16, 2020 Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020 SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8