SB41 (2017) Detail

Establishing a fund to forgive certain educational debt and making an appropriation therefor.


SB 41-FN-A - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/09/2017   0555s

03/09/2017   0808s

2017 SESSION

17-0839

04/01

 

SENATE BILL 41-FN-A

 

AN ACT establishing a fund to forgive certain educational debt and making an appropriation therefor.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Abrami, Rock. 19

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a skilled technology worker recruiting fund in the office of the state treasurer to provide matching grants for education debt relief to skilled technology workers who are employed for at least 3 years in the technology sector in the state, and makes an appropriation for the biennium ending June 30, 2019.  

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/09/2017   0555s

03/09/2017   0808s 17-0839

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a fund to forgive certain educational debt and making an appropriation therefor.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Skilled Technology Worker Recruiting Fund.  Amend RSA 6 by inserting after section 38 the following new section:

6:38-a  Skilled Technology Worker Recruiting Fund.

I.  There is hereby established in the office of the treasurer the skilled technology worker recruiting fund which shall be kept distinct and separate from all other funds.  Annual state appropriations and other funds from state or federal sources, and any gifts, grants, or donations, shall be credited to the fund.  The fund shall be administered by the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation for the purpose of providing a matching grant for education debt relief of up to $2,500 for each skilled technology worker who is employed in the technology sector in the state for at least 3 years and who receives an employer-provided grant for the purpose of education debt relief.  Any person who does not work for at least 3 years in the technology sector shall reimburse all employer-provided and state matching grants received under this section.  The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation shall establish the application, award, disbursement, and reimbursement procedures necessary to comply with this section.

II.  The state treasurer shall invest the fund in accordance with RSA 6:8.  Any earnings on fund moneys shall be added to the fund.

III.  All moneys in the fund shall be nonlapsing and shall be continually appropriated to the fund for the purpose of providing skilled technology worker educational debt relief as provided in this section.

2  Appropriation.  The sum of $2,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and the sum of $2,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, are hereby appropriated to the skilled technology worker recruiting fund established in RSA 6:38-a.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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

 

LBAO

17-0839

Amended 3/15/17

 

SB 41-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENTS #2017-0555s and #2017-0808s)

 

AN ACT establishing a fund to forgive certain educational debt and making an appropriation therefor.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

$0

$0

Funding Source:

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

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill as amended establishes a skilled technology worker recruiting fund in the Treasury Department for the purpose of providing technology education scholarships.  The fund shall be credited with annual state appropriations and other funds from state or federal sources, and gifts, grants or donations.  The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) shall administer the fund and shall provide matching grants for education debt relief of up to $2,500 for each skilled technology worker who is employed in the technology sector in the state for at least 3 years and who receives an employer-provided grant for the purpose of education debt relief.  Any person who does not work for at least 3 years in the technology sector shall reimburse all employer-provided and state matching grants received.   The NHHEAF shall establish the application, award, disbursement and reimbursement procedures necessary to administer the fund.  The State Treasurer shall  invest the trust fund in accordance with RSA 6:8, with any  fund earnings added to the fund, which shall be non-lapsing.  The bill appropriates $2 million in FY 2018 and $2 million in FY 2019 to the fund from money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Treasury Department

 

Links

SB41 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 14, 2017 Senate Hearing
March 9, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 23, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB41 Revision: 1500 Date: March 15, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
SB41 Revision: 1501 Date: Jan. 25, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

Docket


June 22, 2017: Inexpedient to Legislate, Senate Rule 3-23, Adjournment 06/22/2017; SJ 1


: Inexpedient to Legislate, Adjournment, Senate Rule 3-23; SJ 1


March 23, 2017: Pending Motion Rerefer to Committee; 03/23/2017; SJ 10


March 23, 2017: Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 03/23/2017; SJ 10


March 23, 2017: Sen. Daniels Moved to Rerefer to Committee, 03/23/2017; SJ 10


March 23, 2017: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/23/2017; SC 15


March 9, 2017: Ought to Pass with Amendments 2017-0555s, and 2017-0808s, RC 17Y-7N, MA; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/09/2017; SJ 8


March 9, 2017: Sen. Innis Floor Amendment # 2017-0808s, AA, VV; 03/09/2017; SJ 8


March 9, 2017: Committee Amendment # 2017-0555s, AA, VV; 03/09/2017; SJ 8


March 9, 2017: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0555s, 03/09/2017; SC 12


Feb. 14, 2017: Hearing: 02/14/2017, Room 100, SH, 01:30 pm; SC 10


Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 4