SB97 (2017) Detail

Relative to funding the New Hampshire agricultural lands program.


SB 97-FN-A - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0904

08/03

 

SENATE BILL 97-FN-A

 

AN ACT relative to funding the New Hampshire agricultural lands program.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Gourgue, Straf. 25; Rep. Bixby, Straf. 17; Rep. Scruton, Straf. 12; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill appropriates money to the New Hampshire agricultural lands 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0904

08/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to funding the New Hampshire agricultural lands program.

 

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

 

1  Appropriation.  The sum of $3,000,000 for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019 is hereby appropriated to the department of agriculture, markets, and food.  This appropriation shall be used to fund the New Hampshire agricultural lands program authorized in RSA 432:18 et seq.  This appropriation shall be in addition to any other funds appropriated to the department of agriculture markets, and food.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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

 

LBAO

17-0904

1/20/17

 

SB 97-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

as introduced

 

AN ACT relative to funding the New Hampshire agricultural lands program.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

$0

$0

Funding Source:

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

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill appropriates $3,000,000 of general funds for each of the fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to the Department of Agriculture Markets and Food to fund agricultural land programs authorized by RSA 432:18 et seq.  The Department states these funds would be used to pay for restrictions or easements related to APR (Acquired by Public Bodies) and necessary administrative costs such as legal services.  The Department indicates the agricultural land preservation program was established in 1980, but no new funding has been received since 1990.  However, the program is operational, including monitoring and stewardship activities for all ALP (Agricultural Land Preservation) easements.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

 

 

Links

SB97 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 23, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB97 Revision: 1251 Date: Jan. 25, 2017, 10:14 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 19, 2017 Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Finance; SJ 5
Jan. 31, 2017 Hearing: 01/31/2017, Room 103, SH, 01:30 pm; SC 8
Feb. 23, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/23/2017;
Feb. 23, 2017 Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 02/23/2017; SJ 7
Feb. 23, 2017 Pending Motion Inexpedient to Legislate; 02/23/2017; SJ 7
Feb. 23, 2017 Sen. Bradley Moved to Remove From Table, MA, VV; 02/23/2017; SJ 7
Feb. 23, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 13Y-10N, MA === BILL KILLED ===; 02/23/2017; SJ 7