SB114 (2005) Detail

Relative to licensing and certification responsibilities under the lead paint poisoning prevention and control program.


SB 114-FN – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0977

08/09

SENATE BILL 114-FN

AN ACT relative to licensing and certification responsibilities under the lead paint poisoning prevention and control program.

SPONSORS: Sen. Clegg, Dist 14

COMMITTEE: Environment and Wildlife

ANALYSIS

This bill transfers licensing and certification responsibilities under the lead paint poisoning prevention and control program to the department of health and human services.

This bill was requested by the department of environmental services.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0977 08/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to licensing and certification responsibilities under the lead paint poisoning prevention and control program.

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

1 Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention Program; Licensing and Certification. Amend 2004, 257:18, III to read as follows:

III. The duties and responsibilities of the department of health and human services under RSA 130-A, relative to lead paint poisoning prevention and control, [except for licensure and certification duties and responsibilities under RSA 130-A:12,] shall be exempt from the transfers made in paragraphs I and II.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.

LBAO

05-0977

Revised 2/22/05

SB 114 FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT relative to licensing and certification responsibilities under the lead paint poisoning prevention and control program.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Department of Health and Human Services indicates this bill will increase state expenditures by $35,250 in FY 2006, $27,446 in FY 2007, $28,625 in FY 2008 and $29,861 in FY 2009. There will be no fiscal impact on state, county, and local revenue or county and local expenditures. The Department of Environmental Services states this bill will have no impact on state, county and local revenue or expenditures.

METHODOLOGY:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) indicated this bill transfers licensing and certification responsibilities relative to lead poisoning prevention and control from the Department of Environmental Services (DES) to DHHS, which also administers the remaining Childhood Lead Prevention Program.

Chapter 257, Laws of 2004 (SB 534) transferred the responsibilities for lead licensing and certification and asbestos licensing and certification from DHHS to DES. The transfer included one full-time employee along with the associated appropriation, consisting of 50% state general funds and 50% federal asbestos program funds.

The Department of Health and Human Services states this bill transfers the responsibilities for lead licensing and certification back to DHHS, without the associated position or general fund appropriation. The Department assumed an additional full-time employee will be hired and equipment will be purchased, since the two licensing functions will be separated in different departments. Existing federal funds are available to cover 50% of the costs. The additional cost to the state will be as follows:

FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009

Program Specialist II, LG23

1/2 salary $17,258 $18,018 $18,837 $19,695

Benefits @ 44% 7,594 7,928 8,288 8,666

Current Expense 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500

Equipment:

Computer 1,300 0 0 0

Workstation and Chair 1,881 0 0 0

Scanner & Data Image

Card Machine 5,422 0 0 0

5 drawer file cabinet 295 0 0 0

Total $35,250 $27,446 $28,625 $29,861

The Department of Environmental Services stated the duties and responsibilities of the state under RSA 130-A were transferred from the DHHS to the DES by Chapter 257:18,III , Laws of 2004, and this bill transfers those duties and responsibilities back to DHHS. The Department assumed the lead licensing fees collected and deposited in the Lead Licensing Prevention Fund within the DHHS supports the cost of this program. The Department of Environmental Services states this bill does not change the program, therefor, there will be no net cost to the state.

Links

SB114 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

SB114 Revision: 9174 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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