SB366 (2012) – 2012-02-16 revision

(New Title) relative to use of certain OHRVs on snowmobile trails, and relative to authorization for snowmobiles and OHRVs registered in Vermont and Maine to operate in this state.


Status: HOUSE: CONFERENCE COMMITTEE (Details)
Length: 238 words.

Revisions of this bill in our system:

 HouseSenate
Public hearing:2012-03-27 10:30:00 LOB 2032012-02-02 00:00:00
Executive session:2012-05-10 09:00:00(unscheduled)
Floor vote:2012-05-15 00:00:002012-02-15 00:00:00

SB 366-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2961

10/01

SENATE BILL 366-FN

AN ACT relative to use of certain OHRVs on snowmobile trails.

SPONSORS: Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Rappaport, Coos 1; Rep. Theberge, Coos 4; Rep. M. Tremblay, Coos 4

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

This bill provides for a snowmobile endorsement for OHRVs which use tracks, cleats or skis.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2961

10/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to use of certain OHRVs on snowmobile trails.

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

1 New Paragraph; Snowmobiles. Amend RSA 215-C:36 by inserting after paragraph XI the following new paragraph:

XII. A properly registered OHRV under RSA 215-A:21 at the fees provided in RSA 215-A:23, that has had the wheels or tires removed and replaced with tracks, cleats, skis, or a combination thereof, and complies with the restrictions set forth in RSA 215-C:1, XV, and has procured and affixed a snowmobile endorsement sticker as provided in RSA 215-C:39, I-a, shall be authorized to operate as a snowmobile as prescribed in this chapter.

2 New Paragraph; Snowmobile Endorsement Fee. Amend RSA 215-C:39 by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a. Snowmobile endorsement -- $16.00 for each OHRV in compliance with RSA 215-C:36, XII upon presentation of a valid driver's license issued to a person 18 years of age or older. The endorsement shall not be transferable. From each fee collected pursuant to this paragraph:

(a) The first $9.12 shall be appropriated to the department of resources and economic development for administration of the bureau's grant-in-aid program pursuant to paragraph VII.

(b) From the balance, $3.44 shall be appropriated to the department of resources and economic development for administration of the bureau for the purposes listed in paragraph VIII, and $3.44 shall be appropriated to the department of fish and game for the purposes listed in paragraph IX.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.

LBAO

12-2961

12/01/11

SB 366-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT relative to use of certain OHRVs on snowmobile trails.

FISCAL IMPACT:

      The Department of Resources and Economic Development and Department of Fish and Game state this bill may increase state restricted revenue by an indeterminable amount in FY 2013 and each year thereafter. There is no fiscal impact on county and local revenue, or state, county, and local expenditures.

METHODOLOGY:

    The Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) states this bill provides a snowmobile endorsement for OHRVs which use tracks, cleats or skis. This endorsement is a $16.00 fee of which $12.56 shall be appropriated to the Department and $3.44 shall be appropriated to the Department of Fish and Game. DRED states it does not have accurate numbers to calculate the increase to restricted revenue as there is no registration category for all-terrain vehicles with tracks. However DRED assumes there are 18,000 all-terrain vehicles in NH with approximately two percent having track conversion kits. This would result in 360 vehicles subject to the $16.00 fee, increasing restricted revenue to DRED by approximately $4,522 (360 vehicles * $12.56 portion appropriated to DRED).

    The Department of Fish and Game has no information to determine how many vehicles will be converted to tracked vehicles to estimate any increase in revenue. The Department states the fee is expected to cover the cost of the endorsement sticker.