HB 303-LOCAL - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 303-LOCAL
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
1Jun2017... 2012-EBA 17-0327
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
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:
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.
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
I. Section 2 effective January 1, 2018
II. Section 3 effective January 31, 2018
III. Remainder effective August 29, 2017
|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|
|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|