HB1542 (2024) Detail

Relative to possession and presentation of safe boater education certificates.


HB 1542-FN - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

28Mar2024... 0745h

2024 SESSION

24-2501

11/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1542-FN

 

AN ACT relative to possession and presentation of safe boater education certificates.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Coker, Belk. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows electronic copies of safe boater education certificates for possession and presentation to marine patrol.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

28Mar2024... 0745h 24-2501

11/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to possession and presentation of safe boater education certificates.

 

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

 

1  Safe Boater Education; Possession of Certificate; Electronic Copy.  Amend RSA 270-D:11, I to read as follows:

I. Any person required to have a safe boater education certificate shall:

(a) Possess the certificate when operating a motorized vessel with any type of power motor in excess of 25 horsepower on the public waters of the state.  The certificate shall be a physical original or copy, or an electronic copy, or a photograph of the certificate on an electronic device.  Any electronic copy or photograph of the certificate shall contain the front and back of the physical original.

(b)  Present the certificate or the copy upon the demand of a marine patrol officer. 2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBA

24-2501

Amended 4/8/24

 

HB 1542-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2024-0745h)

 

AN ACT relative to possession and presentation of safe boater education certificates.

 

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

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

(Indeterminable Decrease -

Likely Not to Exceed $30,000 Per Year)

Revenue Fund(s)

Navigation Safety Fund

Expenditures

$0

(Indeterminable Decrease -

 Likely Not to Exceed $10,638 per Year)

Funding Source(s)

Navigation Safety Fund

Appropriations

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source(s)

None

Does this bill provide sufficient funding to cover estimated expenditures? [X] N/A

Does this bill authorize new positions to implement this bill? [X] N/A

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill allows for alternative forms of safe boater education certificates for possession and presentation to Marine Patrol. The Department of Safety states this may result in fewer individuals seeking replacement cards, since electronic, or other copies, may be used. The Department states, on average, there are approximately 3,000 replacement cards issued annually at a cost of $10 each, for a total of $30,000 per year in revenue. The Department’s cost for replacement cards (after the first 300 which are at no cost from the vendor) is $3.94 per card. Therefore, to create 3,000 replacement cards it costs the state $10,638 (2,700 cards X $3.94). It is anticipated this bill, beginning in FY 2025, would reduce state revenue yearly by no more than $30,000 and state expenditures yearly by no more than $10,638. All revenue and expenditures would be to the Navigation Safety Fund.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Safety

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
March 19, 2024 2024-0745h

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 21, 2024 House Hearing
March 13, 2024 House Exec Session
March 13, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 16, 2024 Senate Hearing
May 2, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
May 2, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
May 16, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
May 2, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
May 15, 2024 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1542 Revision: 42132 Date: May 16, 2024, 1:49 p.m.
HB1542 Revision: 41469 Date: April 8, 2024, 1:30 p.m.
HB1542 Revision: 41261 Date: March 19, 2024, 1:14 p.m.
HB1542 Revision: 40060 Date: Dec. 11, 2023, 10 a.m.

Docket


May 15, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/15/2024; SJ 12


May 15, 2024: Special Order to Beginning of Calendar, Without Objection, MA; 05/15/2024; SJ 12


May 2, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/16/2024, Vote 5-0; SC 19


May 2, 2024: Sen. Ricciardi Moved to Remove HB 1542-FN from the Consent Calendar; 05/02/2024; SJ 11


May 2, 2024: Special Order to 05/16/2024, Without Objection, MA; 05/02/2024 SJ 11


May 2, 2024: Sen. Ricciardi Moved to Remove HB 1542-FN from the Consent Calendar; 05/02/2024; SJ 11


May 2, 2024: Special Order to 05/16/2024, Without Objection, MA; 05/02/2024 SJ 11


April 17, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/02/2024; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 17


April 10, 2024: Hearing: 04/16/2024, Room 101, LOB, 01:20 pm; SC 15


April 2, 2024: Introduced 03/21/2024 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 8


March 28, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0745h: MA VV 03/28/2024 HJ 10


March 28, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0745h: AA VV 03/28/2024 HJ 10


March 19, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0745h 03/13/2024 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 12 P. 18


March 6, 2024: Executive Session: 03/13/2024 10:30 am LOB 305


Feb. 14, 2024: Public Hearing: 02/21/2024 02:00 pm LOB 305


Dec. 11, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 1