HB260 (2021) Detail

Relative to number plates for motor vehicles.


HB 260-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

9Apr2021... 0208h

2021 SESSION

21-0169

11/04

 

HOUSE BILL 260-FN

 

AN ACT relative to number plates for motor vehicles.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Prout, Hills. 37; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. J. Osborne, Rock. 4; Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Rep. Warden, Hills. 15; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Transportation

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that certain vehicles shall only be required to display one number plate on the rear of the vehicle.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

9Apr2021... 0208h 21-0169

11/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to number plates for motor vehicles.

 

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

 

1  Number Plates.  Amend RSA 261:75, II to read as follows:

II.  Every vehicle driven in or on any way in this state, if required to be registered hereunder, shall have displayed conspicuously thereon a number plate or plates to be furnished by the department, together with any current validation sticker issued by the department and which has a changeable designation of their effective period.  The director may make special rules relative to the number of plates, the location of said plate or plates on the vehicle, and the material and design thereof, provided, however, that number plates for passenger vehicles shall have the state motto "Live Free or Die" written thereon, and further provided that an antique vehicle, as defined in RSA 259:4, a custom vehicle, as defined in RSA 259:17-a, or a street rod, as defined in RSA 259:106-a, shall only be required to display one number plate on the rear of the vehicle.  The plate shall be kept clean.

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

 

LBA

21-0169

12/30/20

 

HB 260-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to number plates for motor vehicles.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

Indeterminable Decrease

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Reflectorized Plate Fund

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill eliminates the requirement for passenger vehicles to display a number plate on the front of the vehicle (requiring only a plate on the rear).  It is assumed that the Division of Motor Vehicles would continue the current process of manufacturing two number plates per set as this bill only refers to passenger vehicles.  The plate fee is $4.00 and to the extent individuals choose to purchase and only display one plate, there would be a loss in revenue to the state reflectorized plate fund.  The Department of Safety cannot estimate how many individuals will choose to only display one plate.  Furthermore, the Department states there would be an indeterminable one-time programming cost to make this change in its registration system.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

Links

HB260 at GenCourtMobile
HB260 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2021 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 20, 2021 Senate Hearing
May 6, 2021 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB260 Revision: 32367 Date: April 9, 2021, 3:31 p.m.
HB260 Revision: 31599 Date: Jan. 9, 2021, 4:29 p.m.

Docket


May 6, 2021: Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 20Y-3N, MA === BILL KILLED ===; 05/06/2021; SJ 14


May 6, 2021: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 05/06/2021; SC 22


April 20, 2021: Remote Hearing: 04/20/2021, 01:30 pm; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 20


April 8, 2021: Introduced 04/08/2021 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 12


April 9, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0208h: MA RC 210-163 04/09/2021


: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0208h MA RC 210-163


April 9, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0208h: AA VV 04/09/2021


: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0208h (Vote 10-9; RC) HC 18 P. 61


Feb. 5, 2021: Executive Session: 02/05/2021 02:15 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92807074926


Jan. 29, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/29/2021 03:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99305477189 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Transportation HJ 2 P. 41