The New Hampshire House Municipal and County Government Committee is expected to amend a bill intended to clarify the taxation of recreational vehicles. The Laconia Daily Sun reported that the amendment will be be proposed when the committee meets to make its recommendation on the bill to the full House.
Senate Bill 333, as introduced by Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith), would exempt from property taxation recreational vehicles remaining in any one city, town or unincorporated place for fewer than 45 days as well as recreational vehicles stored or placed on a rented campsite at a recreational campground or camping park no matter for how long.
The bill carried the Senate by a unanimous vote of 24-0 in January, but soon met with opposition from city officials. Last week, Laconia City Manager Scott Myers and Mayor Ed Engler told the House Municipal and County Government Committee that there are 423 recreational vehicles parked at a dozen campgrounds year around that the city has taxed for years, but would become exempt from property tax if the bill were enacted as written.
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