CHAPTER 206

HB 1554-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

10Mar2022... 0548h

03/31/2022   1195s

2022 SESSION

22-2615

04/11

 

HOUSE BILL 1554-FN

 

AN ACT relative to online payment of fees relating to the operation of off highway recreational vehicles and snowmobiles, and relative to grants administered by the bureau of trails for OHRV trail development and maintenance.

 

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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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the executive director of fish and game to establish procedures for enabling online payment of registration fees.  The bill also specifies percentages for the bureau of trails grant-in-aid program for the biennium ending June 30, 2023.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

10Mar2022... 0548h

03/31/2022   1195s 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 relating to the operation of off highway recreational vehicles and snowmobiles, and relative to grants administered by the bureau of trails for OHRV trail development and maintenance.

 

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

 

206:1  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 Fees.  The executive director shall, no later than September 1, 2025, establish any procedures that may be necessary to enable the online payment of registration fees required or imposed under this chapter.

206:2  New Section; Snowmobiles; Online Payment.  Amend RSA 215-C by inserting after section 58 the following new section:

215-C:59  Online Payment of Fees.  The executive director shall, no later than September 1, 2025, establish any procedures that may be necessary to enable the online payment of registration fees required or imposed under this chapter.

206:3  Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; Division of Parks and Recreation; Bureau of Trails; Grant-in-Aid.  For the biennium ending June 30, 2023, and notwithstanding any provision of law or administrative rule to the contrary, the limitations on percentages of grant-in-aid administered by the department of natural and cultural resources, division of parks and recreation, bureau of trails, for the development and maintenance of OHRV trails on private, municipal, state, or federal lands shall be as follows:

I.  For the grant period of June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022:

(a)  Ninety percent of the cost of renting equipment required to complete a project.

(b)  Ninety percent of the cost of purchasing trail grooming equipment.

(c)  Ninety percent of the cost of reconditioning trail grooming equipment.

(d)  Ninety percent of the cost of operations for summer trail grading.

II.  For the grant period of June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023:

(a)  Eighty percent of the cost of renting equipment required to complete a project.

(b)  Sixty percent of the cost of purchasing trail grooming equipment.

(c)  Eighty percent of the cost of reconditioning trail grooming equipment.

(d)  Eighty percent of the cost of operations for summer trail grading.

206:4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 17, 2022

Effective Date: August 16, 2022