Bill Details - HB426 (2018)

HB 426-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0698

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 426-FN

 

AN ACT relative to hazardous duty pay for certain department of transportation employees.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. A. Turcotte, Merr. 22; Rep. Doherty, Merr. 20; Rep. Patten, Merr. 17; Rep. Carson, Merr. 7; Rep. Pierce, Hills. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Public Works and Highways

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires hazardous duty pay for certain department of transportation construction workers.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0698

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to hazardous duty pay for certain department of transportation employees.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Hazardous Duty; State Highway Construction Workers.  Amend RSA 99 by inserting after section 10 the following new section:

99:10-a  State Highway Construction Workers.  Classified employees in the department of transportation whose primary job responsibilities involve maintenance or construction on state highways, roads, and bridges in the normal course of their duties shall be paid, in addition to their regular salary, hazardous duty pay in the amount of $20 per week unless otherwise collectively bargained.

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

 

LBAO

17-0698

1/6/17

 

HB 426-FN- FISCAL NOTE

as introduced

 

AN ACT relative to hazardous duty pay for certain department of transportation employees.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [ X ] Highway           [ X ] Turnpike

 

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes RSA 99:10-a that sets hazardous duty pay at $20 per week, unless otherwise collectively bargained, in addition to regular salary, for classified employees in the Department of Transportation, whose primary job and regular responsibilities involve maintenance or construction on state highways, roads, and bridges.  The table below details the Department of Transportation's costs estimates which assume employment levels will remain static during the next four fiscal years.  These estimates also assume all full-time employees working 52 weeks and part-time employees working 26 weeks annually, who spend 50% of their time on maintenance or construction on state highways, roads, and bridges, will be paid $20 per week.

Department of Transportation
Estimates of Hazard Duty Payments

 

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

Highway Fund

 $  1,193,625

 $  1,193,625

 $  1,193,625

 $  1,193,625

Turnpike Fund 

 $    106,858

 $    106,858

 $    106,858

 $    106,858

Total

 $  1,300,483

 $  1,300,483

 $  1,300,483

 $  1,300,483

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Transportation

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Public Works and Highways HJ 3 P. 12
Jan. 31, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/31/2017 10:15 AM LOB 201
Feb. 7, 2017 Executive Session: 02/07/2017 LOB 201
Retained in Committee
Sept. 21, 2017 Retained Bill Full Committee Work Session: 09/21/2017 10:00 AM LOB 201
Sept. 21, 2017 Executive Session: 09/21/2017 LOB 201
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 01/03/2018 (Vote 15-0; CC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 39

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Sept. 21, 2017 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB426 Revision: 2457 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, noon