Revision: Dec. 20, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
SB 514-FN - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 514-FN
AN ACT establishing a commission to create a New Hampshire recovery monument.
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
This bill establishes a commission to create a New Hampshire recovery monument.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
New Hampshire Recovery Monument 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 monument 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 monument, shall be placed in a special nonlapsing account in the state treasury, to be expended for the purposes of the New Hampshire recovery monument. Any money remaining in the special account after construction of the memorial is completed shall be used for the care, maintenance, repair, and additions to the monument, or for any other purpose deemed appropriate by the commission. 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 monument for the purpose of overseeing maintenance and approving any change to the monument, as well as approving memorial activities, celebrations, and commemorations associated with recovery and deemed appropriate for occurrence at the monument site, as permitted by the municipal rules where the monument 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 monument 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 monument.
(340) Moneys deposited into the New Hampshire recovery monument special account established in RSA 4:9-n.
SB 514-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Dedicated Fund -Donations
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.
State Treasury and Department of Administrative Services