Bill Text - SB580 (2018)

(Second New Title) relative to transfers of appropriated funds, amending a capital budget appropriation to allow for door replacements at the New Hampshire hospital, and transferring a capital budget appropriation for painting the ceiling of Representatives Hall to the legislative branch.


Revision: April 12, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

SB 580 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

02/15/2018   0506s

12Apr2018... 1327h

2018 SESSION

18-2911

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 580

 

AN ACT relative to the creation of new class lines within the department of transportation, the department of health and human services, and the department of education, amending a capital budget appropriation to allow for door replacements at the New Hampshire hospital, and transferring a capital budget appropriation for painting the ceiling of Representatives Hall to the legislative branch.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Authorizes the commissioners of transportation, health and human services, and education to establish new accounting units or class lines for transfers of funds.

 

II.  Amends the capital budget to allow for door replacements at the New Hampshire hospital.

 

III. Transfers a capital budget appropriation for painting the ceiling of Representatives Hall from the department of administrative services to the legislative branch.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/15/2018   0506s

12Apr2018... 1327h 18-2911

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the creation of new class lines within the department of transportation, the department of health and human services, and the department of education, amending a capital budget appropriation to allow for door replacements at the New Hampshire hospital, and transferring a capital budget appropriation for painting the ceiling of Representatives Hall to the legislative branch.

 

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

 

1  Transfers Authorized.  Amend RSA 9:16-a, I and II to read as follows:

I.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, every department as defined in RSA 9:1 is hereby authorized to transfer funds within and among all accounting units within said department, provided that any transfer of $75,000 or more shall require prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council, and provided that no funds may be transferred in violation of the provisions of RSA 9:17-a, 9:17-b, or 9:17-c or in violation of any restrictions otherwise provided by law or to or from any account[, except accounts in the department of health and human services and the department of transportation,] which is not composed of the same funding source mix.

II.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law except RSA 9:17-c, and subject to the approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council, the commissioner of the department of administrative services, the commissioners of the departments of health and human services, transportation, and education [is] are hereby authorized to transfer funds within and among all accounting units and/or class codes within the department, and is further authorized to create new class codes within the department into which funds may be transferred or placed, as the commissioner deems necessary and appropriate to address present or projected budget deficits, or to respond to changes in federal laws, regulations, or programs, and otherwise as necessary for the efficient management of the department; provided that if a transfer does not include new class codes, only transfers over $75,000 shall require prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council.

2  New Paragraphs; Appropriations; Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services, and Education; Transfers Authorized.  Amend RSA 9:16-a by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraphs:

II-a.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner of the department of transportation is hereby authorized to transfer funds from any funding source mix within and among all accounting units and establish new accounting units and/or expenditures classes within the department, provided that if a transfer does not include new accounting units or expenditure classes, only transfers of $75,000 or more shall require prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council, and provided that no funds may be transferred in violation of the provisions of RSA 9:17-a, RSA 9:17-b, or RSA 9:17-c or in violation of any restrictions otherwise provided by law.  

II-b.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner of the department of health and human services is hereby authorized to transfer funds from any funding source mix within and among all accounting units and establish new accounting units and/or expenditures classes within the department, provided that if a transfer does not include new accounting units or expenditure classes, only transfers of $75,000 or more shall require prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council.

II-c.  Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, the commissioner of the department of education is hereby authorized to transfer funds from any funding source mix within and among all accounting units and/or expenditure classes within the department for the purpose of ensuring compliance with federal career and technical education state maintenance of effort requirements; and is further authorized to transfer funds from any funding source mix within and among all accounting units and/or expenditure classes and to establish new expenditure classes within the department for the efficient management of the adult education program; provided that if a transfer does not include new accounting units or expenditure classes, only transfers of $75,000 or more shall requires prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council.

3  Appropriations; Transfers Authorized.  Amend RSA 9:16-a, III to read as follows:

III.  The $75,000 threshold under paragraphs [I-II] I-II-c shall be applied at the accounting unit level on a cumulative basis within the fiscal year.  Once the threshold has been reached, the approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council shall be required for subsequent transfers within the fiscal year.  

4  Department of Health and Human Services; Capital Budget; Appropriation; Purpose Amended.  Amend 2011, 253:1, VII, D, extended by 2013, 195:47, 60, amended by 2014, 121:3, extended by 2015, 220:23, 61, extended by 2017, 228:22, 82, to read as follows:

D.  APS Repairs/Renovations-Roof, Windows and Curtain Wall 3,675,000

and Door Replacements or Other Related Upgrades

5  Capital Budget; Department of Administrative Services; Representatives Hall Project Removed.  Amend 2017, 228:1, II, B, 9 to read as follows:  

9.  [State House Representatives Hall - Paint Ceiling     665,000]

Project transferred to paragraph XIV, Legislative Branch

6  Total Adjusted; Capital Budget; Administrative Services.  Amend 2017, 228:1, II, total state appropriation paragraph II, to read as follows:

Total state appropriation paragraph II [$26,595,000] $25,930,000

7  Capital Budget; Legislative Branch; Representatives Hall Ceiling Project Added. Amend 2017, 228:1, XIV to read as follows:  

XIV.  Legislative Branch

A.  Legislative Parking Garage Design 740,000

B.  State House Representatives Hall - Paint Ceiling $665,000

Total state appropriation paragraph XIV [$740,000] $1,405,000

8  Legislative Branch Capital Projects; Lapse Eliminated.  The appropriations made to the legislative branch in 2017, 228:1, XIV as amended by section 7 of this act, shall not lapse.

9  Effective Date.  

I.  Sections 1-3 of this act shall take effect July 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

SB 580 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

02/15/2018   0506s

12Apr2018... 1327h

2018 SESSION

18-2911

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 580

 

AN ACT relative to the creation of new class lines within the department of transportation, the department of health and human services, and the department of education, amending a capital budget appropriation to allow for door replacements at the New Hampshire hospital, and transferring a capital budget appropriation for painting the ceiling of Representatives Hall to the legislative branch.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Authorizes the commissioners of transportation, health and human services, and education to establish new accounting units or class lines for transfers of funds.

 

II.  Amends the capital budget to allow for door replacements at the New Hampshire hospital.

 

III. Transfers a capital budget appropriation for painting the ceiling of Representatives Hall from the department of administrative services to the legislative branch.

 

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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.

02/15/2018   0506s

12Apr2018... 1327h 18-2911

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the creation of new class lines within the department of transportation, the department of health and human services, and the department of education, amending a capital budget appropriation to allow for door replacements at the New Hampshire hospital, and transferring a capital budget appropriation for painting the ceiling of Representatives Hall to the legislative branch.

 

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

 

1  Transfers Authorized.  Amend RSA 9:16-a, I and II to read as follows:

I.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, every department as defined in RSA 9:1 is hereby authorized to transfer funds within and among all accounting units within said department, provided that any transfer of $75,000 or more shall require prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council, and provided that no funds may be transferred in violation of the provisions of RSA 9:17-a, 9:17-b, or 9:17-c or in violation of any restrictions otherwise provided by law or to or from any account[, except accounts in the department of health and human services and the department of transportation,] which is not composed of the same funding source mix.

II.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law except RSA 9:17-c, and subject to the approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council, the commissioner of the department of administrative services, the commissioners of the departments of health and human services, transportation, and education [is] are hereby authorized to transfer funds within and among all accounting units and/or class codes within the department, and is further authorized to create new class codes within the department into which funds may be transferred or placed, as the commissioner deems necessary and appropriate to address present or projected budget deficits, or to respond to changes in federal laws, regulations, or programs, and otherwise as necessary for the efficient management of the department; provided that if a transfer does not include new class codes, only transfers over $75,000 shall require prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council.

2  New Paragraphs; Appropriations; Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services, and Education; Transfers Authorized.  Amend RSA 9:16-a by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraphs:

II-a.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner of the department of transportation is hereby authorized to transfer funds from any funding source mix within and among all accounting units and establish new accounting units and/or expenditures classes within the department, provided that if a transfer does not include new accounting units or expenditure classes, only transfers of $75,000 or more shall require prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council, and provided that no funds may be transferred in violation of the provisions of RSA 9:17-a, RSA 9:17-b, or RSA 9:17-c or in violation of any restrictions otherwise provided by law.  

II-b.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner of the department of health and human services is hereby authorized to transfer funds from any funding source mix within and among all accounting units and establish new accounting units and/or expenditures classes within the department, provided that if a transfer does not include new accounting units or expenditure classes, only transfers of $75,000 or more shall require prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council.

II-c.  Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, the commissioner of the department of education is hereby authorized to transfer funds from any funding source mix within and among all accounting units and/or expenditure classes within the department for the purpose of ensuring compliance with federal career and technical education state maintenance of effort requirements; and is further authorized to transfer funds from any funding source mix within and among all accounting units and/or expenditure classes and to establish new expenditure classes within the department for the efficient management of the adult education program; provided that if a transfer does not include new accounting units or expenditure classes, only transfers of $75,000 or more shall requires prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council.

3  Appropriations; Transfers Authorized.  Amend RSA 9:16-a, III to read as follows:

III.  The $75,000 threshold under paragraphs [I-II] I-II-c shall be applied at the accounting unit level on a cumulative basis within the fiscal year.  Once the threshold has been reached, the approval of the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council shall be required for subsequent transfers within the fiscal year.  

4  Department of Health and Human Services; Capital Budget; Appropriation; Purpose Amended.  Amend 2011, 253:1, VII, D, extended by 2013, 195:47, 60, amended by 2014, 121:3, extended by 2015, 220:23, 61, extended by 2017, 228:22, 82, to read as follows:

D.  APS Repairs/Renovations-Roof, Windows and Curtain Wall 3,675,000

and Door Replacements or Other Related Upgrades

5  Capital Budget; Department of Administrative Services; Representatives Hall Project Removed.  Amend 2017, 228:1, II, B, 9 to read as follows:  

9.  [State House Representatives Hall - Paint Ceiling     665,000]

Project transferred to paragraph XIV, Legislative Branch

6  Total Adjusted; Capital Budget; Administrative Services.  Amend 2017, 228:1, II, total state appropriation paragraph II, to read as follows:

Total state appropriation paragraph II [$26,595,000] $25,930,000

7  Capital Budget; Legislative Branch; Representatives Hall Ceiling Project Added. Amend 2017, 228:1, XIV to read as follows:  

XIV.  Legislative Branch

A.  Legislative Parking Garage Design 740,000

B.  State House Representatives Hall - Paint Ceiling $665,000

Total state appropriation paragraph XIV [$740,000] $1,405,000

8  Legislative Branch Capital Projects; Lapse Eliminated.  The appropriations made to the legislative branch in 2017, 228:1, XIV as amended by section 7 of this act, shall not lapse.

9  Effective Date.  

I.  Sections 1-3 of this act shall take effect July 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.