Bill Text - SB540 (2018)

(Second New Title) relative to the operation of keno games in unincorporated places and permitting keno games in cigar bars.


Revision: March 14, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

SB 540-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/14/2018   0980s

03/14/2018   1101s

 

2018 SESSION

18-2790

06/10

 

SENATE BILL 540-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the counting of kindergarteners for "average daily membership in attendance" and relative to the operation of keno games in unincorporated places.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Henle, Merr. 12; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the definition of "average daily membership in attendance" to include full-day kindergarten and provide for certain private payments.

 

This bill also provides that unincorporated places may permit the operation of keno games by a majority vote of the county delegation.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/14/2018   0980s

03/14/2018   1101s 18-2790

06/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the counting of kindergarteners for "average daily membership in attendance" and relative to the operation of keno games in unincorporated places.

 

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

 

1  Definitions; Average Daily Membership in Attendance.  Amend RSA 198:38, I(a) to read as follows:

I.(a)  "Average daily membership in attendance" or "ADMA" means the average daily membership in attendance, as defined in RSA 189:1-d, III, of pupils in kindergarten through grade 12, in the determination year, provided that no kindergarten pupil shall count as more than 1/2 day attendance per school year except in school districts where the kindergarten pupil is attending a full-day school district operated kindergarten program.  ADMA shall only include pupils who are legal residents of New Hampshire pursuant to RSA 193:12 and educated at school district expense which may include public academies or out-of-district placements, or in the case of kindergarten programs only during fiscal years 2019 and 2020, a combination of school district expense and private payments.  For the purpose of calculating funding for municipalities, the ADMA shall not include pupils attending chartered public schools, but shall include pupils attending a charter conversion school approved by the school district in which the pupil resides.

2  New Paragraph; Keno; Local Option.  Amend RSA 284:51 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

IV-a.  An unincorporated place may allow the operation of keno games by majority vote of the county delegation.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

18-2790

12/28/17

 

SB 540-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to funding full day kindergarten.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [ X ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill eliminates the proration provision relative to Keno revenue for the additional kindergarten grant under RSA 198:48-c, which applies to FY 2020 and each year thereafter.  Under current law, the Department of Education is to distribute an additional grant to school districts and public charter schools calculated pursuant to RSA 198:40-a (“adequacy”) for the ½ of each kindergarten average daily membership not counted under the adequacy formula.  It should be noted that under the adequacy formula, if a municipality raises an amount of statewide education property tax in excess of its calculated cost of an adequate education, that municipality does not receive a state grant.  However, the additional kindergarten grant under RSA 198:48-c would be distributed to all municipalities as it is not part of the adequacy formula.

 

In FY 2020, under current law, the additional kindergarten grant per student would be between $1,100 and $4,145, depending on the student’s eligibility for differentiated aid and actual Keno revenue, while under this bill the additional kindergarten grant per student would be between $1,856 and $4,145, depending only on the student’s eligibility for differentiated aid.  

 

Current Law

Proposed

RSA 198:48-c

Kindergarten Grant Amount

$1,100 to $4,145

$1,856 to $4,145

Criteria for Determining Grant Amount

? Grant based on adequate education grant factors
? Prorated based on Keno revenue raised, but cannot be less than $1,100 per pupil

? Grant based on adequate education grant factors

 

Based on preliminary estimates, this bill will result in an increase to state education trust fund expenditures and local revenues of approximately $8.1M in each year, beginning in FY 2020.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education and New Hampshire Lottery Commission

 

SB 540-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/14/2018   0980s

03/14/2018   1101s

 

2018 SESSION

18-2790

06/10

 

SENATE BILL 540-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the counting of kindergarteners for "average daily membership in attendance" and relative to the operation of keno games in unincorporated places.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Woodburn, Dist 1; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Henle, Merr. 12; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the definition of "average daily membership in attendance" to include full-day kindergarten and provide for certain private payments.

 

This bill also provides that unincorporated places may permit the operation of keno games by a majority vote of the county delegation.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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.

03/14/2018   0980s

03/14/2018   1101s 18-2790

06/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the counting of kindergarteners for "average daily membership in attendance" and relative to the operation of keno games in unincorporated places.

 

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

 

1  Definitions; Average Daily Membership in Attendance.  Amend RSA 198:38, I(a) to read as follows:

I.(a)  "Average daily membership in attendance" or "ADMA" means the average daily membership in attendance, as defined in RSA 189:1-d, III, of pupils in kindergarten through grade 12, in the determination year, provided that no kindergarten pupil shall count as more than 1/2 day attendance per school year except in school districts where the kindergarten pupil is attending a full-day school district operated kindergarten program.  ADMA shall only include pupils who are legal residents of New Hampshire pursuant to RSA 193:12 and educated at school district expense which may include public academies or out-of-district placements, or in the case of kindergarten programs only during fiscal years 2019 and 2020, a combination of school district expense and private payments.  For the purpose of calculating funding for municipalities, the ADMA shall not include pupils attending chartered public schools, but shall include pupils attending a charter conversion school approved by the school district in which the pupil resides.

2  New Paragraph; Keno; Local Option.  Amend RSA 284:51 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

IV-a.  An unincorporated place may allow the operation of keno games by majority vote of the county delegation.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

18-2790

12/28/17

 

SB 540-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to funding full day kindergarten.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [ X ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill eliminates the proration provision relative to Keno revenue for the additional kindergarten grant under RSA 198:48-c, which applies to FY 2020 and each year thereafter.  Under current law, the Department of Education is to distribute an additional grant to school districts and public charter schools calculated pursuant to RSA 198:40-a (“adequacy”) for the ½ of each kindergarten average daily membership not counted under the adequacy formula.  It should be noted that under the adequacy formula, if a municipality raises an amount of statewide education property tax in excess of its calculated cost of an adequate education, that municipality does not receive a state grant.  However, the additional kindergarten grant under RSA 198:48-c would be distributed to all municipalities as it is not part of the adequacy formula.

 

In FY 2020, under current law, the additional kindergarten grant per student would be between $1,100 and $4,145, depending on the student’s eligibility for differentiated aid and actual Keno revenue, while under this bill the additional kindergarten grant per student would be between $1,856 and $4,145, depending only on the student’s eligibility for differentiated aid.  

 

Current Law

Proposed

RSA 198:48-c

Kindergarten Grant Amount

$1,100 to $4,145

$1,856 to $4,145

Criteria for Determining Grant Amount

? Grant based on adequate education grant factors
? Prorated based on Keno revenue raised, but cannot be less than $1,100 per pupil

? Grant based on adequate education grant factors

 

Based on preliminary estimates, this bill will result in an increase to state education trust fund expenditures and local revenues of approximately $8.1M in each year, beginning in FY 2020.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education and New Hampshire Lottery Commission