HB1151 (2010) Detail

Relative to the lapse of county appropriations.






AN ACT relative to the lapse of county appropriations.

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf 5; Rep. B. Ward, Graf 1; Rep. Gionet, Graf 3; Rep. Bulis, Graf 1

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government


This bill establishes the lapsing of the unexpended portion of county appropriations at the end of the fiscal year and the exceptions to the lapse of appropriations.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT relative to the lapse of county appropriations.

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

1 New Section; Counties; Budget; Appropriations; Lapse. Amend RSA 24 by inserting after section 15 the following new section:

24:15-a Lapse of Appropriations. Annual appropriations, including supplemental appropriations, by the county convention shall cover anticipated expenditures for one fiscal year. All appropriations shall lapse at the end of the fiscal year and any unexpended portion thereof shall not be expended without further appropriation, unless:

I. The amount has, prior to the end of that fiscal year, become encumbered by a legally-enforceable obligation, created by contract or otherwise, to any person for the expenditure of that amount; or

II. The amount is legally placed in any nonlapsing fund properly created pursuant to statute, including but not limited to a capital reserve fund under RSA 35, or a county trust fund under RSA 23; or

III. The amount is to be raised, in whole or in part, through the issuance of bonds or notes pursuant to RSA 33, in which case the appropriation, unless rescinded, shall not lapse until the fulfillment of the purpose or completion of the project being financed by the bonds or notes; or

IV. The amount is appropriated from moneys anticipated to be received from a state, federal, or other governmental or private grant, in which case the appropriation shall remain nonlapsing for as long as the money remains available under the rules or practice of the granting entity.

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


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HB1151 Revision: 14951 Date: Dec. 10, 2009, midnight