HB182 (2018) Detail

Relative to the adoption of a default budget.


HB 182 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0415

06/03

 

HOUSE BILL 182

 

AN ACT relative to the adoption of a default budget.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ammon, Hills. 40; Rep. J. Belanger, Hills. 27; Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Gould, Hills. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits political subdivisions to require the default budget to be placed on the ballot as a separate contingent warrant article if the operating budget is defeated.  The bill permits a revised operating budget to be voted on if both the operating budget and the contingent default budget are defeated.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0415

06/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the adoption of a default budget.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Use of Official Ballot; Contingent Warrant Article.  Amend RSA 40 by inserting after section 13 the following new section:

40:13-a  Contingent Warrant Article.

I.  As an alternative to the provisions of RSA 40:13, X, the legislative body of the local political subdivision may, by a 3/5 majority of those voting on the question, require the default budget to be placed on the ballot as a separate contingent warrant article if no operating budget article is adopted.  If neither the operating budget nor the default budget is adopted, the governing body may call a special meeting to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only; provided that RSA 31:5 and RSA 197:3 shall not apply to such a special meeting.  The special meeting shall consist of a single session held pursuant to RSA 39 and RSA 40:1 through RSA 40:12, and shall not be subject to RSA 40:13.

II.  The question of adopting the alternative in this section shall be placed on the official ballot at an annual meeting by the governing body or by petition under RSA 39:3 or 197:6, and shall read substantially as follows:

“Shall (local political subdivision) adopt the provisions of RSA 40:13-a, requiring the default budget to be placed on the ballot as a separate contingent warrant article if no operating budget article is adopted, and providing that the governing body may call a special meeting to take up a revised operating budget in the event that neither the operating budget nor the default budget is adopted?”

III.  If the question is approved by a 3/5 majority of those voting on the question, the alternative shall be in effect beginning with the following year’s annual meeting.  The legislative body may rescind its adoption of this paragraph in the same manner.

IV.  In political subdivisions that require the default budget to be voted on as a separate contingent warrant article if no operating budget article is adopted, the wording of the second session ballot question concerning the operating budget shall be as follows:

“Shall (local political subdivision) raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by vote of the first session, for the purposes set forth therein, totaling $____________?”

V.  Should the article in paragraph IV be defeated, the wording of the second session contingent ballot question concerning the default budget shall be as follows:

“Shall (local political subdivision), if article ___ is defeated, raise and appropriate as the DEFAULT budget $ __________, which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of (local political subdivision) or by law?  Should this article be defeated, the governing body shall call one special meeting to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only.”

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

Links

HB182 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 25, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 1, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 21, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2017 House Exec Session
Oct. 17, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB182 Revision: 2451 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 19
Jan. 11, 2017 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/11/2017 01:45 PM LOB 301
Jan. 24, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/24/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Jan. 25, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/25/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Jan. 25, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/25/2017 01:00 PM LOB 304
Feb. 1, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/01/2017 01:00 PM LOB 306
Feb. 8, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/08/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Feb. 21, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/21/2017 10:00 AM LOB 301
Feb. 21, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/21/2017 11:30 AM LOB 301
Retained in Committee
Sept. 13, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 09/13/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Oct. 17, 2017 Executive Session: 10/17/2017 10:00 AM LOB 301
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/03/2018 (Vote 12-3; CC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 38