SB626 (2020) Detail

(New Title) decreasing the fee to file a petition for a declaratory ruling with the site evaluation committee.


SB 626-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/12/2020   1031s

2020 SESSION

20-2900

06/10

 

SENATE BILL 626-FN

 

AN ACT decreasing the fee to file a petition for a declaratory ruling with the site evaluation committee.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Rep. Vose, Rock. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill decreases the filing fee for petitions for a declaratory ruling in energy facility siting administrative proceedings.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/12/2020   1031s 20-2900

06/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT decreasing the fee to file a petition for a declaratory ruling with the site evaluation committee.

 

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

 

1  Site Evaluation Committee; Filing Fees.  Amend RSA 162-H:8-a, II(d) to read as follows:

(d)  Filing fees for administrative proceedings:

(1)  Petition for committee jurisdiction:  $10,500.

(2)  Petition for declaratory ruling:  [$10,500, or $3,000 if heard by a 3-member subcommittee] $250.

(3)  Certificate transfer of ownership:  $10,500, or $3,000 if heard by a 3-member subcommittee.

(4)  Request for exemption:  $10,500, or $3,000 if heard by a 3-member subcommittee.

(5)  Request to modify a certificate:  $10,500, or $3,000 if heard by a 3-member subcommittee.

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

 

LBAO

20-2900

Amended 3/23/20

 

SB 626-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2020-1031s)

 

AN ACT decreasing the fee to file a petition for a declaratory ruling with the site evaluation committee.

 

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

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Application and Filing Fees

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill decreases the filing fee for petitions for a declaratory ruling in energy facility siting administrative proceedings.  The proposed fee is $250 and the current fee is $10,500 or $3,000 if the petition is heard by a 3-member subcommittee.  The Site Evaluation Committee indicates the filing fees, enacted in July 2015, are used to compensate the public members of the Committee; to pay certain legal and administrative costs of the proceeding; and to reimburse the State agencies represented on the Committee and the Department of Justice.  Expenses eligible for reimbursement include time spent in hearings and  meetings, and preparation and travel related to the petitions filed.  The Committee states these costs would still be incurred if no filing fees were collected.  The Committee indicates the fiscal impact of the bill cannot be determined because there is no way to estimate the number of petitions that will be filed in the future.  The Committee reports since the filing fees were enacted three petitions for declaratory rulings have been filed with the Committee.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Site Evaluation Committee

 

Links

SB626 at GenCourtMobile
SB626 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 12, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB626 Revision: 8352 Date: March 24, 2020, 7:19 a.m.
SB626 Revision: 7956 Date: Jan. 14, 2020, 12:38 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 2
Jan. 28, 2020 Hearing: 01/28/2020, Room 103, SH, 09:15 am; SC 4
March 12, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1031s, 03/12/2020; SC 10
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1031s, 03/11/2020; SC 10
March 12, 2020 Special Order to 03/12/2020, Without Objection, MA; 03/11/2020 SJ 6
March 12, 2020 Committee Amendment # 2020-1031s, AA, VV; 03/12/2020; SJ 7
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1031s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/12/2020; SJ 7