HB1343 (2006) Detail

(2nd New Title) AN ACT relative to the duties of the council on resources and development, and making bonded appropriations to the department of environmental services and the New Hampshire veterans’ home.


CHAPTER 307

HB 1343 – FINAL VERSION

08mar06… 1173h

05/03/06 1870s

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2006 SESSION

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05/09

HOUSE BILL 1343

AN ACT relative to the duties of the council on resources and development, and making bonded appropriations to the department of environmental services and the New Hampshire veterans’ home.

SPONSORS: Rep. Chandler, Carr 1; Rep. Rausch, Rock 5; Rep. Cloutier, Sull 4; Sen. D’Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Clegg, Dist 14; Sen. Flanders, Dist 7; Sen. Boyce, Dist 4

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill:

I. Requires the council on resources and development to give advice, rather than approval, prior to the disposal of state-owned lands.

II. Removes the binding effect of the council’s recommendations relative to coordination of member agencies.

III. Requires the council to provide the legislature and governor and council with copies of the council’s meeting minutes.

IV. Requires the New Hampshire housing finance authority to obtain the approval of the long-range capital planning and utilization committee, with advice from the council on resources and development, and final approval by the governor and council, prior to the transfer of lands under the surplus lands housing program.

V. Makes an appropriation to the department of environmental services for completing the e-permitting database from certain dedicated funds.

VI. Amends the capital appropriation to the New Hampshire veterans’ home for repairs and renovations.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

08mar06… 1173h

05/03/06 1870s

24May2006… 2307cofc

24May2006… 2396eba

06-2366

05/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT relative to the duties of the council on resources and development, and making bonded appropriations to the department of environmental services and the New Hampshire veterans’ home.

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

307:1 Disposal of State-Owned Real Estate; Role of the Council on Resources and Development. Amend RSA 4:40, I to read as follows:

I. Except as provided in RSA 4:39-c, RSA 228:31-b, and RSA 204-D, upon recommendation of the head of any state department having jurisdiction over the same [and with the approval of the council on resources and development], all requests for the disposal or leasing of state-owned properties shall be reviewed and approved by the long range capital planning and utilization committee, with advice from the council on resources and development, prior to submission to the governor and council for approval. Upon determination that the property is no longer needed by the state, the governor and council shall first offer it to the town, city, or county in which the property is located. If the town, city, or county refuses the offer, the governor and council may sell, convey, transfer, or lease the real property.

307:2 Council on Resources and Development; Responsibilities. Amend RSA 162-C:2, IV to read as follows:

IV. Make studies and recommendations concerning changes to effectively coordinate the work of the agencies which have membership in the council[. Recommendations adopted by a majority vote of the council shall be binding on the affected agencies which have membership in the council, unless the recommendations are in conflict with existing laws or rules];

307:3 Council on Resources and Development; Meeting Minutes. Amend RSA 162-C:4 to read as follows:

162-C:4 Meetings. The council shall meet at least once every 3 months, but may meet more often as it shall determine. The chairman shall prepare and deliver an agenda to all members at least 7 days in advance of each meeting. The council shall provide a copy of the minutes from each meeting to the senate president, the speaker of the house of representatives, the long range capital planning and utilization committee, and the governor and council.

307:4 Council on Resources and Development; Land Conservation Investment Program; Management. Amend RSA 162-C:9, I to read as follows:

I. Each assignment of land under this subdivision to a state agency or a municipality shall be subject to review and reassignment if the council deems it advisable.

307:5 Surplus Lands Housing Program; Sale of Land by New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. Amend RSA 204-D:4, V to read as follows:

V. The authority may sell or otherwise transfer land transferred to the authority pursuant to this chapter upon which affordable housing has been constructed only if the authority has established controls to ensure that the housing shall remain affordable to persons of low or moderate income for a period of at least 30 years after such sale or transfer. The authority may sell or otherwise transfer undeveloped land transferred to the authority under this chapter only after receiving approval from the long range capital planning and utilization committee, with advice from the council on resources and development established in RSA 162-C and final approval by the governor and council. The authority may lease land which is transferred to the authority under this chapter.

307:6 Leasing Railroad Properties. Amend RSA 228:57-a, II to read as follows:

II. The provisions of RSA 4:40, requiring first offering the land for lease to political subdivisions, shall not apply to this section. However, leases shall continue to be approved by [the council on resources and development and] the long range capital planning and utilization committee, with advice from the council on resources and development, before final approval by the governor and council.

307:7 Department of Environmental Services; Appropriation for E-Permitting Database. For the purpose of completing the department of environmental services e-permitting database, the following sums are appropriated from the identified funds to the department of environmental services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007:

I. $510,000 from the oil discharge and disposal cleanup fund established in RSA 146-D:3.

II. $100,000 from the air resources fund established in RSA 125-C:12.

307:8 Veterans Home; Capital Appropriations. The following sums are appropriated to the New Hampshire veterans’ home for the following purposes:

I. Recreation room storm repairs $ 36,000

Less federal -27,000

Net state appropriation $ 9,000

II. Recreation room renovation $ 257,100

Less federal -167,115

Net state appropriation $ 89,985

307:9 Bonds Authorized. To provide funds for the appropriations made in section 8 of this act, the state treasurer is hereby authorized to borrow upon the credit of the state not exceeding the sum of $98,985 and for said purpose may issue bonds and notes in the name of and on behalf of the state of New Hampshire in accordance with RSA 6-A. Payments of principal and interest on the bonds and notes shall be made from the general fund of the state.

307:10 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2006.

Approved: June 19, 2006

Effective: July 1, 2006

Links

HB1343 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1343 Revision: 9619 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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