Bill Text - SB117 (2017)

(Second New Title) making an appropriation for stormwater management and flood resilience grants.


Revision: Feb. 3, 2017, 9:27 a.m.

SB 117-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0801

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 117-FN

 

AN ACT establishing the stormwater management and flood resilience fund within the department of environmental services.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Spang, Straf. 6; Rep. Farnham, Rock. 18; Rep. Grassie, Straf. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the stormwater management and flood resilience fund within the department of environmental services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0801

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing the stormwater management and flood resilience fund within the department of environmental services.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund.  Amend RSA 483-B by inserting after section 22 the following new subdivision:

Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund

483-B:23  Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund.

I.  There is hereby established in the office of the state treasurer a fund to be known as the stormwater management and flood resilience fund, which shall be kept distinct and separate from all other funds.  All moneys in the fund shall be nonlapsing and continually appropriated to the department of environmental services for the purposes of this section.

II.  The department of environmental services shall use the money from the stormwater management and flood resilience fund to give grants to public and non-public organizations, such as municipalities, regional planning commissions, and other regional organizations for the monitoring, treatment of and outreach regarding stormwater pollution.  The commissioner shall make rules under RSA 541-A relative to the administration of such grants.

(a)  Of those grants, $100,000 shall be dedicated to address high-priority monitoring needs to ensure stormwater management and resilience objectives set by the final report of the coastal risk and hazards commission, established in RSA 483-E:1, are being met.

(b)  The remaining money shall be allocated to municipalities to complement stormwater practices with priority given to:

(1)  Improvement and protection of water quality;

(2)  Building resilience to the risks of storm surge, projected sea level rise, increased impact from major storm events to human infrastructure and tidal and freshwater ecosystems, and extreme precipitation events;

(3)  Regional coordination; and

(4)  Transference of lessons learned to other municipalities and peer to peer interaction.

2  Department of Environmental Services; Appropriation; Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund.  The sum of $400,000 is hereby appropriated to the department of environmental services for the stormwater management and flood resilience fund established in RSA 483-B:23.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

3  New Paragraph; Duties of the Commissioner.  Amend RSA 483-B:5 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

VI.  The commissioner shall establish criteria, forms, deadlines, and a distribution schedule for the stormwater management and flood resilience program under RSA 483-B:23.

4  New Subparagraph; Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund.  Amend RSA 6:12, I(b) by inserting after subparagraph (333) the following new subparagraph:

(334)  The stormwater management flood and resilience fund established in RSA 483-B:23.

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

 

LBAO

17-0801

1/12/17

 

SB 117-FN- FISCAL NOTE

as introduced

 

AN ACT establishing the stormwater management and flood resilience fund within the department of environmental services.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$400,000

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

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

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes the Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund which is nonlapsing and continually appropriated to the Department of Environmental Services.  This bill appropriates $400,000 of general funds to Department to be deposited into the Fund.  Moneys in the fund may be used by the Department to provide grants to public and non-public organizations for stormwater pollution monitoring, treatment and outreach.  Of those grants $100,000 must be used to address high-priority monitoring needs to ensure stormwater management and resilience objectives, set by the final report of the coastal risk and hazards commission, are being met.  The Department of Environmental Services is unable to estimate how many municipalities and regional organizations will apply for and receive the grant funds.  The Department states it is unlikely any grant funds will go to counties.  Because this bill only provides a one-time funding source, it is not clear to the Department when grants would be awarded, what grant amounts will be, and whether funds would be available in the future.  Consequently, this bill may increase local revenue and state expenditures by indeterminable amounts in FY 2018 through FY 2021.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Environmental Services

 

SB 117-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0801

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 117-FN

 

AN ACT establishing the stormwater management and flood resilience fund within the department of environmental services.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Spang, Straf. 6; Rep. Farnham, Rock. 18; Rep. Grassie, Straf. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the stormwater management and flood resilience fund within the department of environmental services.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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.

17-0801

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing the stormwater management and flood resilience fund within the department of environmental services.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund.  Amend RSA 483-B by inserting after section 22 the following new subdivision:

Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund

483-B:23  Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund.

I.  There is hereby established in the office of the state treasurer a fund to be known as the stormwater management and flood resilience fund, which shall be kept distinct and separate from all other funds.  All moneys in the fund shall be nonlapsing and continually appropriated to the department of environmental services for the purposes of this section.

II.  The department of environmental services shall use the money from the stormwater management and flood resilience fund to give grants to public and non-public organizations, such as municipalities, regional planning commissions, and other regional organizations for the monitoring, treatment of and outreach regarding stormwater pollution.  The commissioner shall make rules under RSA 541-A relative to the administration of such grants.

(a)  Of those grants, $100,000 shall be dedicated to address high-priority monitoring needs to ensure stormwater management and resilience objectives set by the final report of the coastal risk and hazards commission, established in RSA 483-E:1, are being met.

(b)  The remaining money shall be allocated to municipalities to complement stormwater practices with priority given to:

(1)  Improvement and protection of water quality;

(2)  Building resilience to the risks of storm surge, projected sea level rise, increased impact from major storm events to human infrastructure and tidal and freshwater ecosystems, and extreme precipitation events;

(3)  Regional coordination; and

(4)  Transference of lessons learned to other municipalities and peer to peer interaction.

2  Department of Environmental Services; Appropriation; Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund.  The sum of $400,000 is hereby appropriated to the department of environmental services for the stormwater management and flood resilience fund established in RSA 483-B:23.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

3  New Paragraph; Duties of the Commissioner.  Amend RSA 483-B:5 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

VI.  The commissioner shall establish criteria, forms, deadlines, and a distribution schedule for the stormwater management and flood resilience program under RSA 483-B:23.

4  New Subparagraph; Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund.  Amend RSA 6:12, I(b) by inserting after subparagraph (333) the following new subparagraph:

(334)  The stormwater management flood and resilience fund established in RSA 483-B:23.

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

 

LBAO

17-0801

1/12/17

 

SB 117-FN- FISCAL NOTE

as introduced

 

AN ACT establishing the stormwater management and flood resilience fund within the department of environmental services.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$400,000

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

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

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes the Stormwater Management and Flood Resilience Fund which is nonlapsing and continually appropriated to the Department of Environmental Services.  This bill appropriates $400,000 of general funds to Department to be deposited into the Fund.  Moneys in the fund may be used by the Department to provide grants to public and non-public organizations for stormwater pollution monitoring, treatment and outreach.  Of those grants $100,000 must be used to address high-priority monitoring needs to ensure stormwater management and resilience objectives, set by the final report of the coastal risk and hazards commission, are being met.  The Department of Environmental Services is unable to estimate how many municipalities and regional organizations will apply for and receive the grant funds.  The Department states it is unlikely any grant funds will go to counties.  Because this bill only provides a one-time funding source, it is not clear to the Department when grants would be awarded, what grant amounts will be, and whether funds would be available in the future.  Consequently, this bill may increase local revenue and state expenditures by indeterminable amounts in FY 2018 through FY 2021.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Environmental Services