HB303 (2017) Detail

(New Title) relative to filling vacancies in the office of county commissioner and relative to procedures for adoption of the budget for Rockingham County.


CHAPTER 191

HB 303-LOCAL - FINAL VERSION

 

9Mar2017... 0291h

04/20/2017   1393s

1Jun2017... 2012-EBA

 

2017 SESSION

17-0327

03/08

 

HOUSE BILL 303-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to filling vacancies in the office of county commissioner and relative to procedures for adoption of the budget for Rockingham County.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gagne, Hills. 13; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. J. Belanger, Hills. 27; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16; Rep. P. Long, Hills. 10; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. Jack, Hills. 36

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that a vacancy in the office of a county commissioner in Hillsborough county be filled by a majority of the ballots cast by the county convention members representing the cities and towns in the commissioner's district.

 

This bill also changes the procedures for meetings, votes, transfers and reports related to the annual adoption of the county budget for Rockingham county to be the same as those used in Hillsborough county.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

9Mar2017... 0291h

04/20/2017   1393s

1Jun2017... 2012-EBA 17-0327

03/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to filling vacancies in the office of county commissioner and relative to procedures for adoption of the budget for Rockingham County.

 

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

 

191:1  Vacancies; County Commissioner.  Amend RSA 661:9, II(a) to read as follows:

II.(a)  If a vacancy occurs in the office of a county commissioner, the members of the county convention, or, if the vacancy occurs in Hillsborough county, the members of the county convention representing the cities and towns in the commissioner's district, shall fill the vacancy by a majority of the ballots cast until the next biennial election of county officers.  If the term filled is less than the unexpired term, then notwithstanding any provisions of RSA 653:1, VI, the commissioner district filled pursuant to this paragraph shall be added to the next biennial election ballot to be chosen by the voters of the county for a 2-year term.

191:2  Rockingham County; Budget.  Amend the section heading and introductory paragraph of RSA 24:13-c to read as follows:

24:13-c  Hillsborough County and Rockingham County.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary the following procedures shall apply in Hillsborough county and Rockingham county:

191:3  Rockingham County Removed.  Amend RSA 24:21-b to read as follows:

24:21-b  [Rockingham and] Strafford [Counties] County.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary regarding the date for submitting budget estimates, the following procedures shall apply in [Rockingham and] Strafford [counties] county:

I.[(a)]  The county commissioners shall, annually prior to January 15, deliver or mail to each member of the county convention who will be in office on the date that appropriations are voted, and to the chairperson of the board of selectmen in each town, and the mayor of each city within the county, and to the secretary of state, their itemized recommendations of the sums necessary to be raised for the county in the following fiscal year.  Such recommendations shall state in detail the objects for which the money is required, together with a statement of actual expenditures and income for at least 9 months of the preceding calendar year.  All moneys to be appropriated by the county must be stipulated in the budget on a "gross'' basis, showing revenues from all sources, including grants, gifts, bequests and bond issues, as offsetting revenues to appropriations affected.

[(b)  In Rockingham county only, the county commissioners shall, in addition to the information required in subparagraph (a), annually prior to January 15 deliver or mail to each member of the county convention who will be in office on the date that appropriations are voted, their estimate of capital expenditures which they are requesting to be expended in the following fiscal year, when the total project amount is in excess of $ 50,000.  The capital expenditure request shall list estimates of the costs of land, construction, furnishings, and equipment.  The request shall also include the square footage, estimates of annual operating and maintenance costs, program descriptions, the number of people involved, and the estimated amount of time needed to complete each project.]

II.  The county convention shall not vote any appropriations for the following budget period until 28 days after the mailing of the recommendations required in paragraph I.  Appropriations for the first year of each biennium may not be voted until after the first meeting of the county convention under RSA 24:9-a.

191:4  Application; Transition.  Beginning January 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, Rockingham county shall adopt an 18-month budget to transition to the budget procedures in RSA 24:13-c as amended in section 2 of this act.  The commissioners and county convention for Rockingham county are authorized to adjust the dates and periods in RSA 24:13-c as amended by this act as necessary in order to provide for a successful 18-month transition of its fiscal year.  

191:5  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

II.  Section 3 of this act shall take effect January 31, 2018.

III.  The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 30, 2017

Effective Date:

I. Section 2 effective January 1, 2018

II. Section 3 effective January 31, 2018

III. Remainder effective August 29, 2017

Links

HB303 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 8, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 29, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB303 Revision: 454 Date: July 3, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
HB303 Revision: 455 Date: June 6, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
HB303 Revision: 456 Date: April 20, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
HB303 Revision: 457 Date: March 30, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
HB303 Revision: 458 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 8
Feb. 8, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/08/2017 10:20 AM LOB 301
Feb. 14, 2017 Executive Session: 02/14/2017 10:30 AM LOB 301
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0291h for 03/08/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 8, 2017 Removed from Consent (Rep. Vaillancourt) 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 7
March 9, 2017 Lay on Table (Rep. Vaillancourt): MF DV 74-261 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 72
March 9, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0291h: AA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 72
March 9, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0291h: MA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 72
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 9
March 29, 2017 Hearing: 03/29/2017, Room 102, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 16
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1393s, 04/20/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1393s, AA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1393s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
May 18, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1393s (Rep. J. Belanger): MA VV 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 7
May 31, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-2012e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/31/2017); SJ 19
June 1, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-2012e: AA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 149
June 8, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/08/2017); SJ 20
June 8, 2017 Enrolled 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 9
June 30, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/30/2017; Chapter 191; I. Sec. 2 eff. 1/1/2018 ; II. Sec. 3 eff. 1/31/2018 ; III. Rem. eff. 8/29/2017