HB1167 (2006) Detail

(2nd New Title) relative to the department of transportation pilot program for effective investment of state highway mitigation funds and making an appropriation to the land and community heritage \ninvestment program.


CHAPTER 279

HB 1167-FN-A – FINAL VERSION

22Mar2006… 1207h

05/03/06 2012s

05/03/06 2169s

24May2006… 2328eba

2006 SESSION

06-2165

06/03

HOUSE BILL 1167-FN-A

AN ACT relative to the department of transportation pilot program for effective investment of state highway mitigation funds and making an appropriation to the land and community heritage investment program.

SPONSORS: Rep. Hess, Merr 9; Rep. Hager, Merr 12; Rep. Dickinson, Carr 1; Rep. Pratt, Ches 2; Sen. Johnson, Dist 2; Sen. Larsen, Dist 15; Sen. Martel, Dist 18

COMMITTEE: Finance

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill:

I. Authorizes the department of transportation to include organizations engaged in the acquisition or stewardship of lands and natural, cultural, and historical resources in the pilot program for the effective investment of state highway funds.

II. Makes an appropriation to the land and community heritage investment program for fiscal years 2006 and 2007.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22Mar2006… 1207h

05/03/06 2012s

05/03/06 2169s

24May2006… 2328eba

06-2165

06/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT relative to the department of transportation pilot program for effective investment of state highway mitigation funds and making an appropriation to the land and community heritage investment program.

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

279:1 Pilot Program; Authority Expanded. Amend 2005, 177:61 to read as follows:

177:61 Pilot Program; Department of Transportation and Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.

I. The general court hereby establishes a 2-year pilot program to ensure the most cost effective investment of state highway mitigation funds for purposes of natural, cultural, and historical resource conservation, consistent with the [land and community investment program under RSA 227-M] permanent protection of these resources and their long-term stewardship.

II. A committee is established to advise on the establishment of [a partnership] partnerships between the department of transportation and [the land and community heritage investment program board] organizations engaged in the acquisition or stewardship of lands, and natural, cultural, and historical resources, or interests therein, of local, regional, and statewide significance, for the administration of the pilot program. The committee shall consist of the commissioner of transportation, the executive director of the land and community heritage investment authority, 2 senators appointed by the senate president, and 2 house members, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

III. Duties of the committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) Recommending a process by which funding decisions shall be made jointly by the commissioner of transportation and the [land and community heritage investment program board] partner organizations.

(b) Making recommendations on the establishment of a permanent program for the investment of state mitigation funds using a joint partnership between the department of transportation and the [land and community heritage investment program board] partner organizations.

IV. The first meeting of the committee shall be convened within 45 days of the effective date of this act. The first meeting shall be called by the executive director of the land and community investment [program] authority board.

V. The committee shall report its recommendations to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the governor on or before November 1, 2006.

VI. The commissioner of transportation [and the land and community heritage investment program board] shall, for the biennium ending June 30, 2007, use $3,500,000 of funds for mitigating highway construction impacts currently available to the department of transportation for purposes of this pilot program, consistent with federal regulations.

279:2 Appropriation; Land and Community Heritage Investment Program; Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2006. The sum of $250,000 is hereby appropriated to the land and community heritage investment program for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006. This appropriation is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the land and community heritage investment program. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

279:3 Appropriation; Land and Community Heritage Investment Program; Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2007. The sum of $250,000 is hereby appropriated to the land and community heritage investment program for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. This appropriation is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the land and community heritage investment program. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

279:4 Effective Date.

I. Sections 1 and 2 of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

II. The remainder of this act shall take effect July 1, 2006.

Approved: June 15, 2006

Effective: I. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect June 15, 2006

II. Remainder shall take effect July 1, 2006

Links

HB1167 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1167 Revision: 9446 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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