Bill Text - HB580 (2011)

(New Title) relative to the New Hampshire retirement system, and relative to continuation of provisions of a collective bargaining agreement following the end of the term of the agreement.


Revision: April 29, 2011, midnight

HB 580-FN-LOCAL – AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

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HOUSE BILL 580-FN-LOCAL

AN ACT establishing a committee to study collective bargaining by public employees.

SPONSORS: Rep. Kurk, Hills 7; Rep. Hawkins, Hills 18; Sen. White, Dist 9

COMMITTEE: Special Committee on Public Employee Pensions Reform

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study collective bargaining by public employees.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT establishing a committee to study collective bargaining by public employees.

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

1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study collective bargaining by public employees.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b) Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3 Duties. The committee shall study matters as it deems necessary related to public employer collective bargaining agreements with public employees under RSA 273-A.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before December 1, 2011.

6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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HB 580 FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT establishing a committee to study collective bargaining by public employees.

FISCAL IMPACT:

      The New Hampshire Retirement System states this bill will have an indeterminable impact on state, county, and local expenditures in FY 2014 and each year thereafter. There will be no impact on state, county, and local revenues.

METHODOLOGY:

    The New Hampshire Retirement System states RSA 100-A:16, I stipulates the NHRS member contribution rates for each of the four classifications of employees, however section 17 of this bill would permit the governing body of each participating political subdivision to deviate from stipulated rates by setting a higher or lower member contribution rate with respects to its members. The System states the total amount of anticipated member contributions is a key component in the actuary’s determination of employer contribution rates. The System states there are currently more than 50,000 System members and more than 475 political subdivisions which are employers participating in the System. The System states given those statistics, the range of member contribution rates and total member contributions is virtually limitless and totally unpredictable and without being able to reasonably estimate the total member contributions, the actuary could not determine with any actuarial certainty the employer contribution rates and therefore the fiscal impact of this bill is indeterminable.

    The System further states it would incur $250,800 in computer programming costs to implement the changes in this bill.

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