Bill Text - HB1742 (2018)

Revision: Nov. 17, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

HB 1742-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2694

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1742-FN

 

AN ACT relative to food service licensure inspections.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. John T. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows certain franchise restaurants to be exempt from state inspection requirements.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2694

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to food service licensure inspections.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Food Licensure; Inspection.  Amend RSA 143-A:5 by inserting after paragraph IX the following new paragraph:

X.  Franchise food service establishments and franchise retail food stores subject to routine inspection by an agent of  the national franchise organization.

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

 

LBAO

18-2694

11/16/17

 

HB 1742-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to food service licensure inspections.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

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   Revenue

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Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

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LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$0

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METHODOLOGY:

This bill adds certain franchise restaurants to the list of entities exempted from state inspection requirements, as long as those restaurants are subject to routine inspections by the national chain.  The bill may result in reduced workload for the Department of Health and Services Food Protection Unit, as well as in reduced state revenue, since the exempted restaurants would no longer pay licensing fees to the state.  The extent of these impacts is indeterminable, as the bill does not define "franchise food service establishments and franchise retail food stores," making it difficult to determine the number of entities that would be exempted.  RSA 143-A:6 allows the Department to budget up to $300,000 per year of such revenue as restricted revenue to support licensing and inspection activities under the chapter, with additional revenue deposited into the state general fund. Accordingly, any revenue reduction would likely impact the state general fund.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services