HB1745 (2018) Detail

Making appropriations for costs involved in controlling invasive aquatic species.


HB 1745-FN-A - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2068

08/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1745-FN-A

 

AN ACT making appropriations for costs involved in controlling invasive aquatic species.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McConnell, Ches. 12; Rep. Messmer, Rock. 24; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes an appropriation to cover costs involved in controlling invasive aquatic species on state waterways.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2068

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT making appropriations for costs involved in controlling invasive aquatic species.

 

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

 

1  Appropriation.  The sum of $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 and the sum of $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 are hereby appropriated to the commissioner of the department of environmental services for the purpose of managing invasive aquatic species in state waterways.  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, 2018.

 

LBAO

18-2068

11/17/17

 

HB 1745-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT making appropriations for costs involved in controlling invasive aquatic species.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$5,000,000

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

* This bill makes an appropriation of $5,000,000 in FY 2018 and $5,000,000 in FY 2019.  However, the effective date of the bill is July 1, 2018, the start of FY 2019.

 

The Department of Environmental Services assumes the bill intends to appropriate $10,000,000 over two fiscal years for the purpose of managing invasive aquatic species in state waterways.  In fiscal year 2018, roughly 1/3 of the area of infestations in New Hampshire was being managed and controlled for a total cost of $1.3 million, not including prevention and early detection activities.  The Department indicates the cost of expanding the program to manage all infested areas in state waterways could easily amount to well over $5,000,000 annually.  There would be no impact on county revenue and expenditures since grants are not typically awarded to counties.  The impact on local revenue and expenditures is indeterminable and will depend on where the type and degree of infestations and when the appropriation is made.  The Department states the bill does not address unspent appropriation and, absent such language, any remaining appropriation would lapse at the end of the state fiscal year.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Environmental Services

 

Links

HB1745 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2018 House Exec Session
Jan. 30, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 14, 2018 House Exec Session
March 21, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1745 Revision: 2256 Date: Nov. 20, 2017, 8:42 a.m.

Docket


March 21, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/21/2018 HJ 9 P. 4


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 24-0; CC)


March 21, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/21/2018 (Vote 24-0; CC) HC 11 P. 4


March 14, 2018: Executive Session: 03/14/2018 10:00 AM LOB 210-211


Feb. 27, 2018: Division I Work Session: 02/27/2018 01:00 PM LOB 212


Feb. 8, 2018: Referred to Finance 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 78


Feb. 8, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 78


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 16-3; RC)


Feb. 7, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/07/2018 (Vote 16-3; RC)


Jan. 30, 2018: Executive Session: 01/30/2018 10:00 AM LOB 305


Jan. 30, 2018: Executive Session: 01/30/2018 10:00 AM LOB 305


Jan. 24, 2018: Full Committee Work Session: 01/24/2018 10:00 AM LOB 305


Jan. 11, 2018: Public Hearing: 01/11/2018 10:00 AM LOB 305


Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 1 P. 22