SB 457-FN - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 457-FN
AN ACT waiving initial licensure fees for indigent applicants for certain professions.
SPONSORS: Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill requires that the boards of nursing, mental health practice, and licensing for alcohol and other drug use professionals waive the initial license fee for an applicant whose income is less than the federal poverty level.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
332-G:2-a Waiver of Initial Fee; Nursing; Mental Health Practice; Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. Notwithstanding RSA 310-A:1-e or any statutory fee authorized for initial licensure or certification by a board, an applicant for initial licensure by the board of nursing in RSA 326-B, the board of mental health practice in RSA 330-A, or the board of licensing for alcohol and other drug use professionals in RSA 330-C, shall have his or her fees waived if the applicant proves to the satisfaction of the respective board or to the office of professional licensure or certification if delegated by the board, that he or she had reported income for the past calendar year which did not exceed the federal poverty level, published annually as the federal poverty guidelines in the federal register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
SB 457-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill requires the waiver of an initial license fee by the Boards of Nursing, Mental Health Practice, and Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals for an applicant who proves to the respective board or to the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification that the applicant's income does not exceed the federal poverty level. The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification states the number of potential applicants who may meet the standards outlined in the bill is unknown and the lost revenue associated with waiving the initial license fee is indeterminable. An additional staff person may be needed to comply with the requirement for verifying the financial eligibility of each applicant, but the cost of such staff is indeterminable at this time.
Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
|Jan. 17, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 1, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
Feb. 1, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 13Y-10N, MA === BILL KILLED ===; 02/01/2018; SJ 3
Feb. 1, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/01/2018; SC 5
Jan. 17, 2018: Hearing: 01/17/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 2A
Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 1
Jan. 3, 2018: To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 1