HB528 (2017) Detail

Establishing a municipal opioid reversal agent bulk purchase fund


HB 528-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0083

09/01

 

HOUSE BILL 528-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a municipal opioid reversal agent bulk purchase fund.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1; Rep. Irwin, Sull. 6; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a municipal opioid reversal agent bulk purchase fund within the department of justice for the purpose of increasing access to opioid reversal agents for police, fire departments, and first responders.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0083

09/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a municipal opioid reversal agent bulk purchase fund.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Opioid Reversal Agent Bulk Purchase Fund.  Amend RSA 7 by inserting after section 6-f the following new section:

7:6-g  Disposition of Funds Received for Opioid Reversal Agents.

I.  There is established within the office of the state treasurer a separate, nonlapsing fund to be known as the municipal opioid reversal agent bulk purchase fund administered and expended by the attorney general, or designee.  Any funds received by the department of justice as a result of the agreements with manufacturers of opioid reversal agents shall be deposited into the municipal opioid reversal agent bulk purchase fund.  The fund shall be used to increase the access for municipalitys' police and fire departments and non-profit first responder organizations and school departments to opioid reversal agents through a discounted purchase price program.  The fund shall be continually appropriated to the department of justice for the purposes of this section.

II.  The fund shall consist of:

(a)  Payments made by participating municipalities for the purchase of an opioid reversal agent.

(b)  Revenue from appropriations or other moneys authorized from the general fund.

(c)  Funds from public or private sources, including, but not limited to gifts, grants, donations, rebates and settlements received by the state specifically designated to be credited to the fund.

III.(a)  Funds received under subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph II shall be apportioned in a manner determined by the department of justice and shall be applied to provide price reductions for municipalities purchasing an opioid reversal agent through the program.

(b)  Amounts credited to the fund shall not be subject to further appropriation and moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund.

2  New Subparagraph; Special Fund.  Amend RSA 6:12, I(b) by inserting after subparagraph 333 the following new subparagraph:

(334)  Moneys received by the department of justice under RSA 7:6-g, II, which shall be deposited in the municipal opioid reversal agent bulk purchase fund established in RSA 7:6-g.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.

 

LBAO

17-0083

1/11/17

 

HB 528-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT establishing a municipal opioid reversal agent bulk purchase fund.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

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Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

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METHODOLOGY:

This bill would create a dedicated fund for the bulk purchase of narcan and naloxone.  The fund would be used to increase access to opioid reversal agents for municipal police and fire departments, non-profit first responder organizations and school departments.  The fund would supported by public and private sources, including, but not limited to gifts, grants, donations, rebates, and funds from agreements or settlements received by the Department of Justice specifically designated for the fund.  Through bulk purchasing, the fund would make the opioid reversal agents available at a discounted price.  The Department of Justice does not currently have any agreements for such funds.  To the extent agreements were reached as contemplated by the  bill, any funds would be deposited in the dedicated fund for the purposes described.  The Department has not identified any additional fiscal impact aside from potential revenue to and expenditures from the municipal opioid reversal agent bulk purchase fund.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Justice

 

 

Links

HB528 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB528 Revision: 290 Date: Jan. 26, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

Docket


Feb. 15, 2017: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 16


Feb. 15, 2017: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/15/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 11 P. 12


Feb. 7, 2017: Executive Session: 02/07/2017 LOB 205


Jan. 31, 2017: Public Hearing: 01/31/2017 01:15 PM LOB 205


Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 3 P. 17