SB375 (2018) Detail

Requiring gross expenditures and funding in the state operating budget.


SB 375  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2848

10/01

 

SENATE BILL 375

 

AN ACT requiring gross expenditures and funding in the state operating budget.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2848

10/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT requiring gross expenditures and funding in the state operating budget.

 

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

 

1  Budget and Appropriations; Governor's Budget.  Amend RSA 9:2 to read as follows:

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.  

2  State Budget; Governor's Budget; Form and Contents.  Amend RSA 9:3, II to read as follows:

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.

3  Requests for Appropriations; Efficiency Expenditure Requests.  Amend RSA 9:4, IV(m) to read as follows:

(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.

4  General Court; Adoption of the Operating Budget.  Amend RSA 9:8-b to read as follows:

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.

5  New Paragraph; New Hampshire Health Protection Trust Fund.  Amend RSA 126-A:5-b by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

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.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect October 1, 2018.

Links

SB375 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2018 Senate Hearing
Jan. 9, 2018 Senate Hearing
Jan. 18, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB375 Revision: 2575 Date: Dec. 12, 2017, 1:34 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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