Amendment 2024-0681h to HB1254 (2024)

Relative to an optional local public safety assessment on certain room occupancies.

Revision: Feb. 21, 2024, 3:40 p.m.

Rep. Almy, Graf. 17

Rep. Buco, Carr. 1

February 13, 2024





Amendment to HB 1254-LOCAL


Amend RSA 353:11, I as inserted by section 1 of the bill by replacing it with the following:


I.  The legislative body of a municipality may vote to collect a public safety assessment on each occupancy, as defined in RSA 78-A:3, XI, of each hotel, as defined in RSA 78-A:3, VII, for the purpose of establishing funding for municipal services as described in paragraph II.  No occupant shall be charged for more than 30 days during a single visit.  Under this section:

(a)  "Hotel" means inns, motels, lodging homes, rooming houses, boarding houses, and hostels; and

(b)  "Occupant" means the same as defined under RSA 78-A:3, XII.


Amend RSA 353:11 as inserted by section 1 of the bill by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:


IV.  As authorized by the legislative body vote, the fee may be collected as a daily charge of up to $2 per occupancy per 24-hour period, or as a percentage of the price of the occupancy, provided that the rate shall not exceed $2 per occupancy per 24-hour period.  If the average daily price of the occupancy does not exceed $40, the occupancy fee shall not be collected.  The vote by the legislative body shall specify the number of consecutive days to which the occupancy fee applies, provided that the maximum number of consecutive days for which the fee may be collected for each occupancy shall not exceed 30 days.  Enforcement powers for nonpayment shall be the same as those provided under RSA 31:39-c, RSA 31:39-d, and RSA 47:17-B, relative to enforcement of ordinances.