Bill Details - SB190 (2017)

SB 190-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0857

01/03

 

SENATE BILL 190-FN

 

AN ACT repealing the sunset provision on the first responder's critical injury benefit fund.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. White, Graf. 13; Rep. Doucette, Rock. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill repeals the prospective repeal of the first responder's critical injury benefit.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0857

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT repealing the sunset provision on the first responder's critical injury benefit fund.

 

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

 

1  First Responder's Critical Injury Benefit.  Amend RSA 281-A:32-a, II to read as follows:

II.  Payments awarded under this section shall be subject to all other provisions of RSA 281-A.  Total compensation payments for all additional compensation claims paid under this section shall not exceed $125,000 per claimant.  [No payments shall be made after July 1, 2018.] Benefits paid under this section for all claimants shall not exceed $500,000.

2  Repeal.  2014, 242:2, I, relative to the prospective repeal of the first responder's critical injury benefit, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

17-0857

1/26/17

 

SB 190-FN- FISCAL NOTE

as introduced

 

AN ACT repealing the sunset provision on the first responder's critical injury benefit fund.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill repeals the prospective repeal of June 30, 2018 of the first responder's critical injury benefit and provides for the benefit to continue in perpetuity.  The repeal of the repeal also maintains the appropriation language allowing the governor to draw a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated to pay any claims made.  The bill continues to limit the benefits paid for all claimants to not exceed $500,000, with a total benefit per claimant not to exceed $125,000.  To date, the State has made two payments to claimants: $125,000 in FY 2015 and $125,000 in FY 2016.  Consequently, only $250,000 of payments may be paid in future years.  

 

The Department of Labor states that to the extent claims are made, general fund expenditures will increase.  The Department cannot estimate the number of claims that will be made in future years.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Labor

 

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 19, 2017 Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 5
Feb. 21, 2017 Hearing: 02/21/2017, Room 100, SH, 01:30 pm; SC 10
March 16, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0781s, 03/16/2017; SC 14
March 16, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-0781s, AA, VV; 03/16/2017; SJ 9
March 16, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-0781s, RC 21Y-2N, MA; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/16/2017; SJ 9
March 16, 2017 Sen. Carson Moved Reconsideration on the vote of Ought to Pass as Amended on SB 190-FN, MA, VV; 03/16/2017; SJ 9
March 16, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-0781s, RC 22Y-1N, MA; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/16/2017; SJ 9
March 23, 2017 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/23/2017; SC 15
March 23, 2017 Special Order SB 190-FN to the Next Session, Without Objection, MA; 03/23/2017; SJ 10
March 30, 2017 Special Order SB 190-FN to 03/30/2017, Without Objection, MA; 03/29/2017 SJ 11
March 30, 2017 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/30/2017; SC 16
March 30, 2017 Rereferred to Committee, MF, VV; 03/30/2017; SJ 12
March 30, 2017 Sen. Reagan Moved Ought to Pass; 03/30/2017; SJ 12
March 30, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/30/2017; SJ 12
March 23, 2017 Introduced 03/23/2017 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 11 P. 28
April 12, 2017 Public Hearing: 04/12/2017 10:00 AM LOB 307
April 19, 2017 Executive Session: 04/19/2017 10:00 AM LOB 307
May 4, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 05/04/2017 (Vote 17-4; RC) HC 22 P. 9
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
May 4, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 35
May 4, 2017 Enrolled 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 48
May 11, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 05/11/2017); SJ 17
June 8, 2017 Signed by the Governor on 06/08/2017; Chapter 0111; Effective 06/08/2017

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 21, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 16, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 23, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 29, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
April 12, 2017 House Hearing
April 19, 2017 House Exec Session
May 4, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB190 Revision: 1503 Date: June 12, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
SB190 Revision: 1504 Date: May 4, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
SB190 Revision: 1505 Date: April 18, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
SB190 Revision: 1506 Date: March 16, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
SB190 Revision: 1507 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 9:28 a.m.