SB131 (2017) Detail

(New Title) establishing a cross border drug interdiction program and making an appropriation therefor.


CHAPTER 212

SB 131-FN-A - FINAL VERSION

 

03/23/2017   0896s

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2017 SESSION

17-0297

04/01

 

SENATE BILL 131-FN-A

 

AN ACT establishing a cross border drug interdiction program and making an appropriation therefor.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. Shurtleff, Merr. 11; Rep. Rosenwald, Hills. 30; Rep. Chandler, Carr. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a cross border drug interdiction program in the department of safety and makes appropriations for the purposes of the program.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a cross border drug interdiction program and making an appropriation therefor.

 

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

 

212:1  Statement of Purpose.  The purpose of this act is to allow the New Hampshire state police to expand its operations in the area of interdicting all crimes and hazards being conveyed upon the roadways of the state, to include stemming the flow of heroin and fentanyl into our communities.  This will be accomplished by permanently assigning additional troopers to the New Hampshire state police mobile enforcement team (MET) initiative whose primary mission is to work with other law enforcement partners in a cooperative, intelligence-based effort to disrupt drug trafficking and combat the opioid epidemic.  The additional troopers assigned to the MET initiative will be trained on the complex and fluid nature of such investigations and will be current on all relevant law.  Initially, overtime will be used to allow the New Hampshire state police to expand its MET initiative operations.  This will prevent the reduction of current staffing levels essential to providing other law enforcement services.  Experienced troopers will be assigned to the MET initiative as additional troopers are hired to replace them.

212:2  New Subdivision; Cross Border Drug Interdiction Program.  Amend RSA 21-P by inserting after section 67 the following new subdivision:

Cross Border Drug Interdiction Program

21-P:68  Cross Border Drug Interdiction Program.

I.  The commissioner of safety shall establish a cross border drug interdiction program which shall consist of state troopers and narcotics investigation unit detectives to perform drug interdiction work targeted at, but not limited to, stemming the flow of illegal drugs into the state of  New Hampshire.  This effort is aimed at combating the opioid crisis facing the state through the collaborative efforts of uniform, investigative, and forensics lab services in an ongoing, cross border enforcement activity.

II.  The commissioner shall submit a semi-annual report to the governor, senate president, and speaker of the house of representatives, which shall include measurable program results and a detailed accounting of program funding and uses.  The commissioner shall submit the first report on or before December 15, 2017.

212:3  Appropriations; Department of Safety; Cross Border Drug Interdiction Program.  

I.  The sum of $1,155,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 is hereby appropriated to the department of safety for the purpose of hiring 5 additional state troopers who shall be assigned exclusively to perform drug interdiction work in accordance with the cross border drug interdiction program established in RSA 21-P:68. Of the amount appropriated, $700,000 shall be expended in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 and $455,000 shall be expended in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

II.  The sum of $940,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 is hereby appropriated to the department of safety.  This sum shall be expended in the biennium ending June 30, 2019 as follows:

(a)  $352,300 shall be expended for the purpose of funding overtime for the state police mobile enforcement unit, with no more than 50 percent of the appropriation expended in each fiscal year.

(b)  $171,600 shall be expended for the purpose of funding overtime at the state forensic lab as a result of increased caseloads attributable to the cross border drug interdiction program established in RSA 21-P:68, with no more than 50 percent of the appropriation expended in each fiscal year.

(c)  $416,100 shall be expended for the purpose of funding overtime at the state police narcotics and investigations unit as a result of increased caseloads attributable to the cross border drug interdiction program established in RSA 21-P:68, with no more than 50 percent of the appropriation expended in each fiscal year.

III.  The sum of $2,400,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 is hereby appropriated to the department of safety to disburse grants to county and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of funding overtime costs for county and local law enforcement officers performing law enforcement activities attributable to the substance abuse enforcement program established in RSA 21-P:66.  This sum shall be expended in the biennium ending June 30, 2019, with no more than 50 percent of the appropriation expended in each fiscal year.

IV.  For the appropriations made in this section, the governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.  

V.  All appropriations made in this act shall not lapse until July 1, 2019.

212:4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: July 10, 2017

Effective Date: July 10, 2017

 

 

 

Links

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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 1, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 9, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 23, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
April 11, 2017 House Hearing
April 12, 2017 House Exec Session
May 4, 2017 House Floor Vote
May 24, 2017 House Exec Session
June 1, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB131 Revision: 1225 Date: July 11, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
SB131 Revision: 1226 Date: June 21, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
SB131 Revision: 1227 Date: June 8, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
SB131 Revision: 1228 Date: April 18, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
SB131 Revision: 1229 Date: Jan. 25, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

Docket


July 10, 2017: Signed by the Governor on 07/10/2017; Chapter 0212; Effective 07/10/2017


June 22, 2017: Enrolled (In recess 06/22/2017); SJ 20


June 22, 2017: Enrolled 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 25


June 8, 2017: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-2312e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 06/08/2017); SJ 20


June 8, 2017: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-2312e: AA VV 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 10


June 8, 2017: Sen. Carson Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/08/2017; SJ 19


June 1, 2017: Ought to Pass with Amendment 1996h: MA RC 232-96 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 125


June 1, 2017: Lay on Table (Rep. Dyer): MF RC 80-246 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 123


June 1, 2017: Amendment # 2017-1996h: AA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 123


June 1, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1996h for 06/01/2017 (Vote 24-1; RC) HC 26 P. 15


May 24, 2017: Executive Session: 05/24/2017 10:00 AM LOB 210-211


May 23, 2017: Division II Work Session: 05/23/2017 10:00 AM LOB 209


May 16, 2017: Division II Work Session: 05/16/2017 11:00 AM LOB 209


May 10, 2017: Division II Work Session: 05/10/2017 10:30 AM LOB 209


May 4, 2017: Referred to Finance 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 14


May 4, 2017: Ought to Pass: MA RC 252-108 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 14


: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


May 4, 2017: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/04/2017 (Vote 15-3; RC) HC 22 P. 7


April 12, 2017: Executive Session: 04/12/2017 LOB 204


April 11, 2017: Public Hearing: 04/11/2017 10:30 AM LOB 204


March 23, 2017: Introduced 03/23/2017 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 11 P. 26


March 23, 2017: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-0896s, RC 22Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 03/23/2017; SJ 10


March 23, 2017: Committee Amendment # 2017-0896s, AA, VV; 03/23/2017; SJ 10


March 23, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0896s, 03/23/2017; SC 15


March 15, 2017: Hearing: 03/15/2017, Room 103, SH, 11:30 am, on proposed amendment # 2017-0825s; SC 14A


Feb. 9, 2017: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/09/2017; SJ 5


Feb. 9, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/09/2017; SC 9


Feb. 1, 2017: Hearing: 02/01/2017, Room 101, LOB, 09:55 am; SC 8


Jan. 19, 2017: Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 5