HB 1554-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2615

04/11

 

HOUSE BILL 1554-FN

 

AN ACT relative to online payment of fees and fines relating to the operation of off highway recreational vehicles and snowmobiles.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Egan, Graf. 2; Rep. Thompson, Coos 1; Rep. Merner, Coos 7; Rep. Dontonville, Graf. 10; Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the executive director of fish and game to establish procedures for enabling online payment of fines and registration fees.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2615

04/11

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to online payment of fees and fines relating to the operation of off highway recreational vehicles and snowmobiles.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Off Highway Recreational Vehicles; Online Payment.  Amend RSA 215-A by inserting after section 44 the following new section:

215-A:45  Online Payment of Fines and Fees.  The executive director shall establish any procedures that may be necessary to enable the online payment of any fines or registration fees required or imposed under this chapter.

2  New Section; Snowmobiles; Online Payment.  Amend RSA 215-C by inserting after section 58 the following new section:

215-C:59  Online Payment of Fines and Fees.  The executive director shall establish any procedures that may be necessary to enable the online payment of any fines or registration fees required or imposed under this chapter.

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

 

LBA

22-2615

11/17/21

 

HB 1554-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to online payment of fees and fines relating to the operation of off highway recreational vehicles and snowmobiles.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

FY 2025

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Restricted - OHRV/Snowmobile Registration Fees

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the Fish and Game Department to establish an online platform for collecting fines and registering OHRV and snowmobiles. Currently, the Department does not collect fines, and the registration of OHRV and snowmobiles is done at a registration agent. The establishment of both programs would require new programing for the Department’s existing online license sales system and personnel to keep the new systems operating. At this time, the Department is unable to estimate costs associated with implementing such systems and is unable to predict what impact, if any, the online platforms would have on registration or fine revenue streams.

 

Currently, OHRV and snowmobile fine revenue is paid to district courts. The Judicial Branch assumes there would still be fines collected through the courts and therefore it would incur no fiscal impact because of this bill.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Fish and Game Department and Judicial Branch