Revision: June 13, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
SB 534-FN - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 534-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Byron, Hills. 20; Rep. Sytek, Rock. 8; Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
I. Revises the salaries for certain unclassified positions and adjusts salaries for recruitment and retention purposes.
II. Establishes the position of general counsel in the banking department.
III. Requires the commissioner of the department of health and human services to conduct a review of certain unclassified positions.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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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:
233:1 Compensation of Certain State Officers; Salaries Established. Amend RSA 94:1-a, I(b) by deleting the following:
I. EE Department of health and human services, administrator, bureau of division of elderly services and adult community services
II. HH Department of information technology, chief information security officer
III. II Department of administrative services, assistant commissioner
IV. II New Hampshire hospital, chief executive officer
V. PP Department of health and human services, unit director, medical
233:2 Compensation of Certain State Officers; Salaries Established. Amend RSA 94:1-a, I(b) by inserting the following:
I. FF Banking department, general counsel
II. HH Department of administrative services, project management, innovation and operational analysis unit, director
III. HH New Hampshire hospital, chief operating officer
IV. HH Department of information technology, assistant chief information security officer
V. II Department of information technology, chief information security officer
VI. JJ Department of administrative services, assistant commissioner
VII. JJ Department of health and human services, associate commissioner, operations
VIII. JJ Department of health and human services, associate commissioner, population health
IX. KK Department of business and economic affairs, commissioner
233:3 Salary Adjustment for Recruitment or Retention. Amend RSA 94:3-b to read as follows:
94:3-b Salary Adjustment for Recruitment or Retention.
I. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, upon the request of an appointing authority submitted to the commissioner of administrative services for review and evaluation and upon approval by the joint committee on employee classification, the governor and council is hereby authorized and empowered upon a finding by them that it is in the best interests of the state and is necessary in order to recruit and retain or recruit or retain qualified personnel to increase the salary ranges of unclassified positions.
II. The following increased salary amounts have been adopted pursuant to this section:
(a) Comptroller, department of administrative services, $120,270.32
(b) Associate medical examiner, department of justice, $160,000 - $240,000
(c) Deputy chief medical examiner, department of justice, $200,000 - $260,000
(d) Chief medical examiner, department of justice, $210,000 - $300,000
(e) Chief operating officer, New Hampshire hospital, department of health and human services, $93,759.12 - $124,606.04
233:4 New Section; Bank Commissioner; General Counsel. Amend RSA 383 by inserting after section 5 the following new section:
383:5-a General Counsel. The commissioner shall appoint a general counsel, who shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner. The general counsel shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as the commissioner may authorize.
Banking Department 02-072-072-720510-2043 42404
94:1-f Health and Human Services Review; Certain Unclassified Employees.
I. The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall submit a list of names of incumbents and identify all current unclassified position titles and associated job responsibilities for positions established pursuant to 1995, 310 to the department of administrative services. The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall provide information pursuant to any requests from the department of administrative services to comply with the requirements of this section. The department of administrative services may review and change any existing position title to accurately reflect the current position responsibilities and recommend such change directly to the joint committee established in RSA 14:14-c to update RSA 94:1-a.
II. The commissioner of the department of administrative services shall submit the information to an outside consultant retained for the purpose of assessing the appropriate letter grade of unclassified state officers for those positions where the position title does not accurately reflect the job responsibilities. The consultant shall assess the recommended allocation, recommend an alternate allocation, if necessary, and include the reasoning for such allocation in its report. The commissioner shall submit the consultant's report to the joint committee established in RSA 14:14-c, for its review and temporary letter grade allocation. The department of health and human services shall make a contribution from salary line appropriations to the salary adjustment fund pursuant to RSA 99:4 to reimburse for the cost associated with the review of each position.
III. Any reclassification of salary shall not apply to any incumbent occupying the position unless the reclassification is to a higher salary grade designation. If such reclassification results in a lower salary grade designation, such designation shall occur when the incumbent vacates the position.
IV. Upon completion of the review process, subsequent vacancies of the positions shall be filled in accordance with RSA 94:6 and RSA 94:1-a.
V. All titles listed in RSA 94:1-a shall be subject to the requirements of this section, with the exception of the following positions: commissioner, deputy commissioner, associate commissioners, and chief operating officer for New Hampshire hospital. The joint committee may decline to review or exclude any other title from review as it deems necessary.
VI. All reviews and recommendations shall be completed no later than 2 years from the effective date of this section. The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall issue a progress report every 6 months from the effective date of this section to the fiscal committee of the general court until the process is completed.
I. Sections 1-4 of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
II. The remainder of this act shall effect upon its passage.
Approved: June 08, 2018
I. Sections 1-4 shall take effect August 7, 2018.
II. Remainder shall take effect June 8, 2018.