HB1626 (2006) Detail

(2nd New Title) AN ACT relative to appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state and establishing a quality early learning opportunity initiative and making an appropriation therefor.


CHAPTER 258

HB 1626-FN-A – FINAL VERSION

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2006 SESSION

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03/01

HOUSE BILL 1626-FN-A

AN ACT relative to appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state and establishing a quality early learning opportunity initiative and making an appropriation therefor.

SPONSORS: Rep. DeJoie, Merr 11; Rep. Craig, Hills 9; Rep. Foster, Hills 4; Rep. Rowe, Hills 6; Sen. Clegg, Dist 14; Sen. Larsen, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 24

COMMITTEE: Finance

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill modifies certain prior appropriations and makes additional appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state.

This bill also establishes a one-year quality early learning opportunity initiative in the department of health and human services and makes an appropriation from the general fund for such initiative.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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06-2106

03/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT relative to appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state and establishing a quality early learning opportunity initiative and making an appropriation therefor.

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

258:1 Repeal. 2005, 298:5, relative to an appropriation to the office of energy and planning for the fuel assistance program, is repealed.

258:2 Adjutant General; Supplemental Appropriation; Energy Expense Shortfalls. The sum of $360,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 is hereby appropriated to the adjutant general for anticipated energy expense shortfalls in state-owned buildings. This appropriation is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the adjutant general. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:3 Department of Administrative Services; Supplemental Appropriation; Energy Expense Shortfalls. The sum of $1,669,525 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 is hereby appropriated to the department of administrative services for anticipated energy expense shortfalls in state-owned buildings. This appropriation is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the department of administrative services. The appropriation shall be a charge against the appropriate funds as follows:

General Federal Highway Other

$252,134 $190,789 $373,124 $853,478

The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of the appropriate fund.

258:4 Department of Safety; Supplemental Appropriation; Energy Expense Shortfalls. The sum of $340,587 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 is hereby appropriated to the department of safety for anticipated energy expense shortfalls in state-owned buildings. This appropriation shall be a charge against the highway fund and is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the department of safety.

258:5 Department of Resources and Economic Development; Supplemental Appropriation; Energy Expense Shortfalls. The sum of $16,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 is hereby appropriated to the department of resources and economic development for anticipated energy expense shortfalls in state-owned buildings. This appropriation is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the department of resources and economic development. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:6 Department of Environmental Services; Supplemental Appropriation; Energy Expense Shortfalls. The sum of $33,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 is hereby appropriated to the department of environmental services for anticipated energy expense shortfalls in state-owned buildings. This appropriation is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the department of environmental services. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:7 Department of Corrections; Supplemental Appropriation; Energy Expense Shortfalls. The sum of $950,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 is hereby appropriated to the department of corrections for anticipated energy expense shortfalls in state-owned buildings. This appropriation is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the department of corrections. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:8 Regional Community Technical College System; Supplemental Appropriation; Energy Expense Shortfalls. The sum of $700,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 is hereby appropriated to the regional community-technical college system for anticipated energy expense shortfalls in state-owned buildings. This appropriation is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the regional community-technical college system. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:9 Liquor Commission; Supplemental Appropriation; Energy Expense Shortfalls. The sum of $105,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 is hereby appropriated to the liquor commission for anticipated energy expense shortfalls in state-owned buildings. This appropriation is in addition to any other funds appropriated to the liquor commission. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:10 Department of Administrative Services; Supplemental Appropriation; New Positions to Administer; State Retiree Health Benefits. The sum of $163,618 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 is hereby appropriated to the department of administrative services, for the hiring of 3 program specialist II positions with associated costs to administer state retiree benefits. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:11 Appropriation; Adjutant General; Exhibits. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $15,000 to the adjutant general for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 for the purpose of creating permanent photographic exhibits, documenting the New Hampshire national guard’s support and deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The exhibits shall be displayed in each of the New Hampshire national guard armories. This appropriation shall be nonlapsing. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:12 General Fund Appropriation Reductions; Administrative Services. Amend 2005, 176:10 to read as follows:

176:10 General Fund Appropriation Reductions. The department of administrative services shall reduce state general fund appropriations by $500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006[, and by $500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007]. The department shall provide a report of reductions made under this section to the fiscal committee of the general court, the house and senate finance committees, and the governor and council.

258:13 Supplemental Appropriation; Office of Cost Containment.

I. In addition to any other sums appropriated to PAU 01-04-01-04, the sums of $17,687 for class 50 and $1,353 for class 60 are hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 to the department of administrative services, office of cost containment. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

II. In addition to any other sums appropriated to PAU 01-04-01-04, the sums of $27,535 for class 50 and $2,106 for class 60 are hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 to the department of administrative services, office of cost containment. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:14 Supplemental Appropriation; Sheriff Custody Reimbursement. In addition to any other sums appropriated to PAU 01-04-07, class 93, the sums of $64,745 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, $55,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, and $73,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 are hereby appropriated to the department of administrative services for sheriff custody reimbursement. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:15 Supplemental Appropriation; Medicare Retiree Prescription Drug Subsidy Program. The sums of $100,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 and $200,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 are hereby appropriated to the department of administrative services for administrative costs related to the Medicare Retiree Prescription Drug Subsidy Program. These appropriations are in addition to any other funds appropriated to the department of administrative services. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:16 Supplemental Appropriation; Enterprise Resource Planning System.

I. The sum of $1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006 is hereby appropriated to the department of administrative services for quality assurance evaluation, monitoring, and reporting related to the implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning System.

II. To provide funds for the appropriation made in paragraph I of this section, the state treasurer is hereby authorized to borrow upon the credit of the state not exceeding the sum of $1,500,000 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.

258:17 Statement of Purpose. The general court finds that high quality early learning experiences are important to the well-being of children and the state. Children who attend child care programs that provide high quality learning environments are more likely to succeed in school and to become productive, independent adults. The general court recognizes that many low-income working parents are unable to afford the cost of quality, licensed child care. Sections 17-19 of this act are intended to provide enhanced opportunities for these families to access high quality early care and education programs.

258:18 New Paragraph; Commissioner of Health and Human Services; Quality Early Learning Opportunity Initiative. Amend RSA 126-A:5 by inserting after paragraph XIII the following new paragraph:

XIV. The commissioner shall establish a quality early learning opportunity initiative which shall be available on a first-come, first-served basis to families whose income is between 190 percent and 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, and whose children are enrolled in a child care program licensed under RSA 170-E, and who otherwise meet all other eligibility requirements for child care assistance. The amount of support provided to eligible families shall be calculated annually by the department and shall reflect the estimated average difference between the cost of licensed child care and unlicensed child care.

258:19 Appropriation. The sum of $500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 is hereby appropriated to the department of health and human services for the purposes of section 18 of this act. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

258:20 Contingency. If SB 374 of the 2006 legislative session becomes law, RSA 126-A:5, XIV as inserted by section 18 of this act shall be renumbered as RSA 126-A:5, XV.

258:21 Effective Date.

I. Sections 17-19 of this act shall take effect July 1, 2006.

II. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: June 9, 2006

Effective: I. Sections 17-19 shall take effect July 1, 2006

II. Remainder shall take effect June 9, 2006

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Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB1626 Revision: 9898 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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