HB410 (2021) Detail

Establishing a committee to study the requirements of reporting by utility companies of information required for valuation of certain utility property for purposes of RSA 72.


Rep. Merner, Coos 7

October 26, 2021

2021-2216h

10/11

 

 

Amendment to HB 410

 

Amend the title of the bill by replacing it with the following:

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the assessing of power generation and utility transmission

 

Amend the bill by replacing all after the enacting clause with the following:

 

1  New Section; Study Commission; Assessing of Power Generation and Utility Transmission.  Amend RSA 72 by inserting after section 8-e the following new section:

72:8-f  Study Commission on the Assessing of Power Generation and Utility Transmission.  There is established a commission to study the assessing of power generation and utility transmission.

I.  The commission shall:

(a)  Determine the most accurate methodology for assessing power generation assets and utility transmission.

(b)  Compare the efficacy of the department of revenue administration approach to assessing the assets of the 59 power generation facilities with the approaches utilized by the municipalities.

(c)  Understand how other states handle the assessing of power generation facilities and utility transmission for property tax purposes.

(d)  Recommend a unified approach to be utilized by both the department of revenue administration and municipalities, which should include confidential data reporting requirements by the power generation companies for the methodology chosen.

II.  The commission shall consist of the following members:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be from the science, technology and energy committee, one from the ways and means committee, and one member from the minority party who shall be from either of the committees, to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  One member of the senate appointed by the senate president.

(c)  The chairperson of the assessing standards board, or designee.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of revenue administration, or designee.

(e)  One member appointed by the New Hampshire Municipal Association.

(f)  One member appointed by the New England Power Generators Association (NEPGA).

(g)  One member appointed by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials (NHAAO).

(h)  One member appointed by the Granite State Hydropower Association (GSHA).

III.  The members of the study commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  A majority of the appointed members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

IV.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2022.

2  Prospective Repeal.  RSA 72:8-f, relative to the commission to study the assessing of power generation and utility transmission, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2022.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

2021-2216h

AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study the assessing of power generation and utility transmission.

Links

HB410 at GenCourtMobile
HB410 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 1, 2021 House Hearing
Oct. 26, 2021 House Exec Session
Oct. 15, 2021 House Floor Vote
Feb. 1, 2021 House Hearing
Oct. 15, 2021 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB410 Revision: 33410 Date: Nov. 1, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
HB410 Revision: 31741 Date: Jan. 10, 2021, 10:12 a.m.

Docket


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-2216h 10/15/2021 (Vote 19-2; RC)


Nov. 16, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-2216h 10/26/2021 (Vote 19-2; RC)


Oct. 26, 2021: Executive Session: 10/26/2021 10:00 a.m. LOB302-304


Sept. 15, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/15/2021 10:00 am LOB 302-304


Sept. 7, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/15/2021 10:00 am LOB 302-304


: Retained in Committee


March 23, 2021: Retained in Committee


Feb. 1, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/01/2021 11:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92752912485 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 21, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/01/2021 11:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92752912485 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 10, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 2 P. 46


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 2 P. 46