HB101 (2018) Detail

Relative to certification for solid waste operators.


HB 101-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

3Jan2018... 2395h

2017 SESSION

17-0142

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 101-FN

 

AN ACT relative to certification for solid waste operators.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Manley, Hills. 3; Rep. McNamara, Hills. 38

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill lengthens the time a solid waste operator certificate is valid from one year to 2 years.

 

This bill also exempts volunteer solid waste operators from the certification requirement.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

3Jan2018... 2395h 17-0142

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to certification for solid waste operators.

 

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

 

1  Certificates for Solid Waste Operators; Renewal; Volunteers Exempt.  Amend RSA 149-M:6, XIII to read as follows:

XIII.  Establish and administer a certification program for solid waste operators which shall include training courses, and may include testing.  The fee for certification shall not exceed $50 per attendee, and shall be deposited in the nonlapsing revolving fund established in RSA 21-O:1-a.  Certification shall be renewed [annually] every 2 years.  If the renewal fee is not submitted within 90 days after the certificate's expiration date, the certified individual's name shall be removed from the current status and the certification shall be deemed expired.  The department shall charge a late fee of 50 percent of the renewal fee in addition to the renewal fee if the renewal is received after the certificate's expiration date.  Volunteers who are under the direct supervision of personnel certified pursuant to this chapter shall be exempt from the certification requirement of this paragraph.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

17-0142

Amended 1/16/18

 

HB 101-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE  HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2017-2395h)

 

AN ACT relative to certification for solid waste operators.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

($52,000)

($12,000)

($40,000)

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - (Publication Fund pursuant to RSA 21-O:1-a)

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill increases the term for which a Solid Waste Facility Operator certificate is valid for from one year to two years with no change in the $50 certificate fee.  The bill also exempts volunteer solid waste facility operators from certification if they work for a certified operator.  Certification fees are deposited into the nonlapsing revolving fund established in RSA 21-O:1-a (Publication Fund).  Amounts in this fund in excess of $30,000 at the end of June 30 are deposited into the general fund as unrestricted revenue.  However, no funds have been transferred to the general fund in recent history.    

 

The Department of Environmental Services has estimated this bill will decrease certificate fee revenue as follows:

 

 

Current Law 

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Estimated Fee Revenue

$65,000

$65,000

$65,000

$65,000

 

Proposed Bill Estimated Impact

 

Renewal Applications

1,050

0

800

250

New Applications

250

250

250

250

License Fee

$50

$50

$50

$50

Estimate Fee Revenue

$65,000

$12,500

$52,500

$25,000

Net Increase/(Decrease)

$0

($52,500)

($12,500)

($40,000)

 

The Department indicates the number of volunters is negligible and most volunteers are currently exempt under administrative rules.  The Department would need to amend administrative rules, update forms, webpages, training schedules and databases.  The Department expects this would be done by existing staff at no additional cost, but assumes it would negatively impact other program development work.  There will be no impact on county or local governments because neither existing law or the proposed changes require county or local government to be certified or pay certification fees.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Environmental Services

 

Links

HB101 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 31, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
Feb. 28, 2017 House Hearing
March 15, 2017 House Exec Session
Nov. 1, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 6, 2016 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB101 Revision: 2841 Date: Jan. 16, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
HB101 Revision: 2402 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 7:45 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 2 P. 16
Jan. 17, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/17/2017 01:00 PM LOB 303
Jan. 31, 2017 Executive Session: 01/31/2017 10:00 AM LOB 303
Feb. 15, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/15/2017 (Vote 13-6; RC) HC 11 P. 20
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 37
Feb. 15, 2017 Referred to Executive Departments and Administration 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 37
Feb. 28, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/28/2017 11:00 AM LOB 306
March 15, 2017 Executive Session: 03/15/2017 11:00 AM LOB 306
Retained in Committee
Aug. 22, 2017 Retained Bill Full Committee Work Session: 08/22/2017 10:00 AM LOB 306
Sept. 5, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 09/05/2017 10:00 AM LOB 305
Nov. 1, 2017 Executive Session: 11/01/2017 10:30 AM LOB 306
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-2395h for 01/03/2018 (Vote 17-0; CC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Amendment # 2017-2395h: AA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 33
Jan. 3, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2395h: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 33
Feb. 1, 2018 Introduced 02/01/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4
March 6, 2016 Hearing: 03/06/2016, Room 103, SH, 09:30 am; SC 9
April 26, 2018 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 04/26/2018; SC 18
April 26, 2018 Refer to Interim Study, MA, VV; 04/26/2018; SJ 14