Bill Text - HB42 (2009)

Allowing the state veterinarian to employ a meat inspection services administrator.


Revision: March 5, 2009, midnight

HB 42-FN – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

04Mar2009… 0152h

2009 SESSION

09-0051

08/10

HOUSE BILL 42-FN

AN ACT allowing the state veterinarian to employ a meat inspection services administrator.

SPONSORS: Rep. Sad, Ches 2; Rep. Haefner, Hills 27; Sen. Odell, Dist 8

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

ANALYSIS

This bill allows the state veterinarian to employ a meat inspection services administrator.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04Mar2009… 0152h

09-0051

08/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

AN ACT allowing the state veterinarian to employ a meat inspection services administrator.

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

1 Meat Inspection Services Administrator. Amend RSA 427:3 to read as follows:

427:3 Meat Inspection Service Established. There is created within the department of agriculture, markets, and food, bureau of animal industry, a meat inspection service which is charged with the enforcement of this subdivision. The state veterinarian shall be the chief of said service. The state veterinarian is authorized to employ a meat inspection services administrator. The meat inspection services administrator shall enforce the meat inspection provisions of this chapter.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

LBAO

09-0051

11/25/08

HB 42-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT allowing the state veterinarian to employ a meat inspection services administrator.

FISCAL IMPACT:

      The Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food states this bill will increase state general fund expenditures by $79,530 in FY 2011, $56,411 in FY 2012, and $59,458 in FY 2013. There will be no fiscal impact on county and local expenditures or state, county, and local revenue.

METHODOLOGY:

    The Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food states this bill establishes a meat inspection services administrator position to comply with the mandate of RSA 427:1-a that the state administer a state meat inspection program once the US Department of Agriculture allows for the interstate sale of meat under the provisions of RSA 427:1 through RSA 427:37. The recently passed Federal Farm bill creates the opportunity for RSA 427 to become effective, once the USDA writes rules for the program at the federal level which may take 18 months to complete. The Department assumes a July 1, 2010 effective date for the state program. The Department states it will need to hire a meat inspection services administrator (Labor Grade 16) to implement the program. The Department assumes the following costs associated with the meat inspection services administrator position:

 

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Meat Inspection Services Administrator (LG 16, step 1)

$30,986

$32,234

$33,540

Benefits

20,744

22,377

24,118

New vehicle

16,000

0

0

Fuel for vehicle ((12,000 miles a year/ 20mpg)*($3 per gallon))

1,800

1,800

1,800

Office and vehicle setup costs

10,000

0

0

Total

$79,530

$56,411

$59,458

    This bill does not contain an appropriation for an additional position.

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