HB1738 (2018) Detail

Transferring the division of film and digital media to the division of travel and tourism in the department of business and economic affairs.


CHAPTER 200

HB 1738 - FINAL VERSION

 

22Feb2018... 0085h

04/19/2018   1468s

3May2018... 1860-EBA

2018 SESSION

18-2595

05/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1738

 

AN ACT transferring the division of film and digital media to the division of travel and tourism in the department of business and economic affairs.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Sytek, Rock. 8; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill transfers the division of film and digital media in the department of natural and cultural resources to a bureau within the division of travel and tourism in the department of business and economic affairs.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22Feb2018... 0085h

04/19/2018   1468s

3May2018... 1860-EBA 18-2595

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT transferring the division of film and digital media to the division of travel and tourism in the department of business and economic affairs.

 

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

 

200:1  Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.  Amend RSA 12-A:1 to read as follows:

12-A:1  Establishment.  There shall be a department of natural and cultural resources under the executive direction of a commissioner of natural and cultural resources, consisting of a division of forests and lands, a division of parks and recreation, a division of libraries, a division of arts, [a division of film and digital media,] and a division of historical resources, which shall also be known as the state historic preservation office.  The department's purpose shall be to ensure the efficient coordinated function of the [6] 5 divisions, whereby the interests of protection and responsible management of natural and cultural resources, public enjoyment of state parks and forests, the state library, arts, film and digital media, and historic resources are each held to be of integral importance in the overall functioning of the department.  All functions of the former department of cultural resources are hereby transferred, as of July 1, 2017, to the department of natural and cultural resources.

200:2  Powers and Duties of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; Reference Change.  Amend RSA 12-A:1-c, II to read as follows:

II.  The commissioner shall assign, with the approval of the advisory commission, such duties and functions to the [6] 5 divisions of the department, as in his or her discretion will best effectuate the purposes, powers, and duties set forth in this section and as otherwise provided by statute.

200:3  Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Division Directors.  Amend RSA 12-A:3 to read as follows:

12-A:3  Directors of Divisions.  The commissioner shall nominate for appointment by the governor and council a director of forests and lands, a director of parks and recreation, a director of libraries, a director of arts, [a director of film and digital media,] and a director of historical resources, each of whom shall serve, subject to the provisions of RSA 4:1, for a term of 4 years from the date of appointment and until a successor is appointed and qualified.  Any vacancy in such office shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.  Directors of divisions shall be responsible for the administration and operation of their respective divisions subject to the supervisory authority of the commissioner as set forth in RSA 12-A:2.

200:4  Department of Business and Economic Affairs; Bureau of Film and Digital Media.  Amend RSA 12-O:2, I to read as follows:

I.  There shall be a department of business and economic affairs under the executive direction of a commissioner of business and economic affairs, consisting of a division of economic development which shall include but not be limited to a bureau of workforce development, and a division of travel and tourism development which shall include but not be limited to a bureau of visitor service and a bureau of film and digital media.  The department’s purpose shall be to ensure the efficient coordinated function of the department, economic development policies of the state of New Hampshire and the collaborative participation of all related state departments, agencies, and authorities.

200:5  New Section; Department of Business and Economic Affairs; Division of Travel and Tourism; Bureau of Film and Digital Media.  Amend RSA 12-O by inserting after section 11 the following new section:

12-O:11-a  Bureau of Film and Digital Media Established.  There is hereby established within the division of travel and tourism the bureau of film and digital media, which shall also be known as the state film office.  The office shall be under the supervision of a director of film and digital media, a classified position within the division of travel and tourism.  The primary goal of the state film office shall be to market and promote film, video, and digital media production for the purpose of strengthening the cultural, educational, and economic impact of media production in New Hampshire.

200:6  Division of Travel and Tourism; Director; Duties.  Amend RSA 12-O:15, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.  Provide marketing and promotion of film and digital media for the purpose of strengthening the cultural, educational, and economic impact of media production in New Hampshire.

IX.  Perform any other duties and functions as assigned by the commissioner.

200:7  Transfer of the Division of Film and Digital Media to the Department of Business and Economic Affairs.  On the effective date of this act, all powers, functions, duties, and responsibilities of the department of natural and cultural resources, division of film and digital media are hereby transferred to the department of business and economic affairs, division of travel and tourism development, bureau of film and digital media, established in this act.  The transfer provided in this section shall include all personnel, property, and unexpended appropriations or other funds of the former division of film and digital media.  The appropriation to the division of film and digital media in 2017, 155:1, accounting unit 03-35-35-352510-2005, is hereby transfered to the department of business and economic affairs for the purposes of this act.  

200:8  Transfer of Funding for the Position of Director of Film and Digital Media.  Upon transfer of the accounting unit to the department of business and economic affairs, the budget appropriations shall be transferred from class 11 to class 10.

200:9  Repeal.  The following are repealed:

I.  RSA 12-A:1-c, I(f), relative to promotion for film and digital media by the department of natural and cultural resources.

II.  RSA 12-A:10-m, relative to the division of film and digital media.

III.  RSA 94:1-a, I(b), CC department of natural and cultural resources director of film and digital media.

200:10  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.

 

Approved: June 08, 2018

Effective Date: July 01, 2018

Links

HB1738 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 22, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 19, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1738 Revision: 4085 Date: June 13, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
HB1738 Revision: 3574 Date: May 8, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
HB1738 Revision: 3520 Date: April 19, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
HB1738 Revision: 3121 Date: Feb. 23, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
HB1738 Revision: 2180 Date: Nov. 17, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 21
Jan. 10, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/10/2018 10:15 AM LOB 306
Jan. 30, 2018 Executive Session: 01/30/2018 LOB 306
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0085h for 02/22/2018 (Vote 19-1; CC) HC 7 P. 9
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0085h (Vote 19-1; CC)
Feb. 22, 2018 Amendment # 2018-0085h: AA VV 02/22/2018 HJ 5 P. 11
Feb. 22, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0085h: MA VV 02/22/2018 HJ 5 P. 11
March 8, 2018 Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 7
April 11, 2018 Hearing: 04/11/2018, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 16
April 19, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1468s, 04/19/2018; SC 17
April 19, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-1468s, AA, VV; 04/19/2018; SJ 13
April 19, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-1468s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/19/2018; SJ 13
April 26, 2018 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1468s (Rep. McGuire): MA VV 04/26/2018 HJ 14 P. 2
May 3, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-1860e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/03/2018); SJ 17
May 3, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-1860e: AA VV 05/03/2018
May 10, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/10/2018); SJ 18
May 10, 2018 Enrolled 05/10/2018
June 8, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/08/2018; Chapter 200; Eff. 7/1/2018