HB 532-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 532-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. L'Heureux, Hills. 21; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Panasiti, Hills. 22; Rep. Morrison, Rock. 9; Rep. M. McCarthy, Hills. 29
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
3-E:4 Desecration of Flag; Financial Assistance Prohibited. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person who desecrates a United States flag or New Hampshire flag by any means whatsoever, or disposes of the flag in a manner contrary to the United States flag code, shall be eligible for any type of financial assistance from the state of New Hampshire, including, but not limited to, financial assistance to needy families, food stamps, and tuition assistance.
HB 532-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ X ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Federal Funds
This bill prohibits a person who desecrates or disposes of the United States flag or New Hampshire flag contrary to the United States flag code from receiving any type of financial assistance from the State. The Department of Health and Human Services assumes disqualification of eligibility would only apply to the individual who undertook the prohibited action and not to the other members of the assistance group household. The Department states costs would be associated with developing procedures to determine if an individual undertook such prohibited action and carrying out investigations, but it is currently unaware of any past instances in which the proposed legislation would be applicable. Based on the information provided, the Department cannot estimate the fiscal impact on expenditures. However, it is assumed there will be a one-time cost of $360,000 associated with software upgrades and staffing in order to automate this type of ineligibility.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Feb. 1, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 1, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 15, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 5, 2017||Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 3 P. 17|
|Feb. 1, 2017||Public Hearing: 02/01/2017 02:15 PM LOB 205|
|Feb. 1, 2017||Executive Session: 02/01/2017 LOB 205|
|Feb. 15, 2017||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/15/2017 (Vote 19-1; CC) HC 11 P. 12|
|Feb. 15, 2017||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 16|