SB 375 - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 375
SPONSORS: Sen. Sanborn, Dist 9; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17
This bill requires the state operating budget to include detail on all expenditures for departments on a gross basis and show all funding sources reasonably anticipated to be received during the biennium.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
9:2 Transmission to the Legislature. Not later than February 15 of the year of each biennial legislative session, the governor shall transmit to the legislature a document to be known as a budget setting forth the governor's financial program for each of the fiscal years of the ensuing biennium and having the character and scope hereinafter set forth. The budget shall detail all authorized expenditures for each department on a gross basis and account for the funding for such expenditures from all sources reasonably anticipated to be received for the ensuing biennium.
II. Part II shall present in detail recommendations for appropriations to meet the expenditure needs of the state from each general class of funds, classified by departments, and indicating for each the appropriations recommended for meeting the cost of administration, operation, and maintenance of such departments. All appropriations shall be detailed on a gross basis and show all sources reasonably anticipated to be received for the ensuing biennium as off-setting revenues to appropriations affected.
(m) The source of funding for all expenditures, detailing all sources reasonably anticipated to be received including from federal funds or the state general fund, education trust fund, fish and game fund, highway fund including the cost of collections, turnpike fund, liquor fund, sweepstakes fund, and any dedicated fund, account, or trust maintained separately from the general fund included in RSA 6:12, RSA 6:12-b, RSA 6:12-c, or RSA 6:12-d.
9:8-b Adoption of Operating Budget.
I. The general court shall not adopt an operating budget for any fund, or any other legislation which provides for appropriations, which exceed the state's total estimated revenues from existing, increased, or new taxes, fees, operating income and other sources. If the estimated revenues of the state for the ensuing biennium as set forth in the budget on the basis of existing laws, plus the estimated amounts in the treasury at the close of the year in progress available for expenditure in the ensuing biennial period is less than the aggregate recommended for the ensuing biennial period as contained in the budget, the general court shall adopt a budget in which such deficit shall be met, whether by an increase in the state tax or the imposition of new taxes, increased rates on existing taxes, or otherwise; and if the aggregate of such estimated revenues, plus estimated balances in the treasury is greater than such recommended appropriations for the ensuing biennial period, the general court shall adopt a budget applying such surplus to the reduction of debt or otherwise, to the reduction in taxation, or to such other action as is in the interest of the public welfare. Such operating budget shall not use bonded indebtedness to fund operating appropriations. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit the use of projected lapses in determining compliance with this section.
II. The form of the budget adopted by general court shall comply with the requirements for form and contents relating to details of gross appropriations and sources of funding therefor as required in RSA 9:3 and RSA 9:4. No expenditure of state or federal funds from any source shall be authorized unless included in the biennial operating budget as passed by the general court or as otherwise explicitly authorized by law.
II-a. The commissioner shall prepare for inclusion in the state operating budget all anticipated expenditures from the New Hampshire health protection trust fund for the ensuing biennium and the source of revenues for such expenditures in accordance with RSA 9:3 and RSA 9:4.
|Jan. 9, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|Jan. 9, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|Jan. 18, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Finance; SJ 1|
|Jan. 9, 2018||Hearing: 01/09/2018, Room 103, SH, 01:00 pm; SC 48|
|Jan. 9, 2018||Hearing: 01/09/2018, Room 103, SH, 01:00 pm; SC 49|
|Jan. 18, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/18/2018; SC 3|
|Jan. 18, 2018||Ought to Pass: RC 23Y-1N, MA; 01/18/2018; SJ 2|
|Jan. 18, 2018||Sen. Sanborn Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 01/18/2018; SJ 2|
|Jan. 18, 2018||Pending Motion OT3rdg; 01/18/2018; SJ 2|
|March 22, 2018||Sen. Sanborn Moved to Remove From Table, RC 9Y-12N, MF; 03/22/2018; SJ 10|