Bill Details - SB514 (2018)

SB 514-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/22/2018   0660s

2018 SESSION

18-2783

08/04

 

SENATE BILL 514-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to create a New Hampshire recovery memorial.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Rep. P. Long, Hills. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Public and Municipal Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to create a New Hampshire recovery memorial.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/22/2018   0660s 18-2783

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to create a New Hampshire recovery memorial.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; New Hampshire Recovery Memorial Commission.  Amend RSA 4 by inserting after section 9-m the following new subdivision:

New Hampshire Recovery Memorial Commission

4:9-n  Commission Established; Special Account.

I.  A commission is established to oversee the location, design, construction, and maintenance of a New Hampshire recovery memorial and to privately raise and expend all the funds necessary for its construction and maintenance.  The governor is authorized to accept for the commission, in the name of the state, the gifts of money, which are donated to construct and maintain the memorial.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commission may accept donated in-kind services, goods, and materials for the construction and maintenance of the memorial without governor and council approval.

II.  The gifts of money, which are donated to contract, construct, and maintain the memorial, shall be placed in a special nonlapsing account in the state treasury, to be expended for the purposes of the New Hampshire recovery memorial.  Any money remaining in the special account after construction of the memorial is completed shall be used for the care, maintenance, repair, additions to the memorial.  Any funds left in the special account after annual care, maintenance, and repair of the memorial shall be deposited in the alcohol abuse prevention treatment fund under RSA 176-A:1.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commission may expend the money raised or accepted as a gift without the approval of governor and council, to contract for the construction and perpetual maintenance of the memorial.

III.  The commission shall remain in existence upon the completion of the memorial for the purpose of overseeing maintenance and approving any change to the memorial, as well as approving memorial activities, celebrations, and commemorations associated with recovery and deemed appropriate for occurrence at the memorial site, as permitted by the municipal rules where the memorial is located.

4:9-o  Commission Membership and Duties.  The members of the commission established in RSA 4:9-n shall be as follows:

(a)  One senator, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Two representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  Two directors of recovery organizations, appointed by the governor.

(d)  Two persons in recovery, appointed by the governor.

(e)  Two family members of persons lost to substance use disorder, appointed by the governor.

(f)  The chairperson of the recovery task force of the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse, prevention, treatment, and recovery, or designee.

(g)  The president of New Futures, or designee.

(h)  The director of National Alliance for Mental Illness, New Hampshire (NAMI-NH), or designee.

(i)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

II.  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate while attending to the duties of the commission.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first named house member shall call the first meeting of the commission.  Seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

III.  The commission shall select the location and design for the New Hampshire recovery memorial and oversee the construction and maintenance of the memorial.

IV.  The commission shall privately raise all the money necessary for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the New Hampshire recovery memorial.

2  New Subparagraph; New Hampshire Recovery Memorial Fund.  Amend RSA 6:12, I(b) by inserting after subparagraph 339 the following new subparagraph:

(340)  Moneys deposited into the New Hampshire recovery memorial special account established in RSA 4:9-n.

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

 

LBAO

18-2783

11/27/17

 

SB 514-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to create a New Hampshire recovery monument.

 

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

 

 

 

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Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Dedicated Fund -Donations

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill would establish a commission of 13 members to create a New Hampshire Recovery Monument and remain in existence after completion of the monument to oversee maintenance and approve any changes to the monument and approve memorial activities, celebrations and commemorations associated with recovery.  The bill would establish a non-lapsing, dedicated fund for money donated for the creation and maintenance of the monument.  

 

The State Treasury would house the newly established account.  The Treasury indicates there would be an indeterminable increase in state restricted revenues and expenditures, but no impact on county or local revenues or expenditures.

 

The Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of General Services currently maintains several monuments that were constructed using the same model.  The Department indicates the maintenance costs are minimal and consist of existing staff cleaning, polishing or maintaining the monuments and the cost of supplies required is insignificant.  The Department states if major work is required, it is assumed there would be funds available in the dedicated fund established in the bill.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

State Treasury and Department of Administrative Services

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 1
Jan. 31, 2018 Hearing: 01/31/2018, Room 102, LOB, 09:10 am; SC 3
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0660s, 02/22/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 8
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0660s, AA, VV; 02/22/2018; SJ 5
Feb. 22, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0660s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/22/2018; SJ 5
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Public Works and Highways HJ 7 P. 52
March 27, 2018 ==TIME CHANGE== Public Hearing: 03/27/2018 03:00 PM LOB 201
March 27, 2018 Executive Session: 03/27/2018 03:00 PM LOB 201
Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 18-2; CC)
April 12, 2018 Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 04/12/2018 (Vote 18-2; CC) HC 14 P. 5
April 12, 2018 Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 04/12/2018 HJ 12 P. 7

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 31, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 22, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 27, 2018 House Hearing
March 27, 2018 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

SB514 Revision: 2764 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
SB514 Revision: 3110 Date: Feb. 22, 2018, 4:41 p.m.