HB135 (2005) Detail

Establishing a committee to study funding sources for the state laboratories and extending the appropriation to the department of corrections for the prison automation system.


CHAPTER 1

HB 135-FN-A – FINAL VERSION

26Jan2005… 0024h

2005 SESSION

05-0206

05/10

HOUSE BILL 135-FN-A

AN ACT establishing a committee to study funding sources for the state laboratories and extending the appropriation to the department of corrections for the prison automation system.

SPONSORS: Rep. Weyler, Rock 8; Rep. Dodge, Rock 9; Rep. Graham, Hills 18; Rep. M. Smith, Straf 7; Rep. Welch, Rock 8; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Clegg, Dist 14

COMMITTEE: Public Works and Highways

ANALYSIS

This bill:

I. Establishes a study committee to consider implementing a facility fee to fund the maintenance and renovation of the state laboratories.

II. Prevents the lapse of a prior capital appropriation to the department of corrections for a prison automation system, and introduces additional reporting requirements relative to the prison automation project.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

26Jan2005… 0024h

05-0206

05/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT establishing a committee to study funding sources for the state laboratories and extending the appropriation to the department of corrections for the prison automation system.

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

1:1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study funding sources for renovation and maintenance of the state laboratories.

1:2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be a member of the ways and means committee, 2 of whom shall be members of the finance committee, and one of whom shall be a member of the public works and highways committee.

(b) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate, one of whom shall be a member of the ways and means committee and one of whom shall be a member of the finance committee.

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

1:3 Duties. The committee shall study the feasibility of implementing a facility fee for laboratory services to pay for maintenance and debt service on the renovation and expansion of the state laboratories.

1:4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

1:5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2005.

1:6 Capital Appropriation; Department of Corrections; Lapse Date Extended. The $750,000 appropriation to the department of corrections in 1997, 349:1, III, D, for the prison automation system, is hereby extended to June 30, 2006.

1:7 Oversight and Reporting Required. The department of corrections shall provide a report every 90 days to the legislative capital budget overview committee on the progress of the prison automation project beginning September 30, 2005, until the funds appropriated and extended for such purpose in section 6 of this act are fully expended. The reports shall include the current total project cost, funds encumbered, actual expenditures, and the estimated completion date for the project.

1:8 Office of Information Technology; Oversight and Reporting Required. The office of information technology shall provide a report every 30 days to the fiscal committee of the general court and to the house and senate ways and means committees on the progress of the prison automation project beginning September 30, 2005, until the funds appropriated and extended for such purpose in section 6 of this act are fully expended. The reports shall include the current total project cost, funds encumbered, actual expenditures, and the estimated completion date for the project.

1:9 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

(Approved: February 22, 2005)

(Effective Date: February 22, 2005)

Links

HB135 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB135 Revision: 8628 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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