HB 107-FN-A - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 107-FN-A
SPONSORS: Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17
COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development
This bill makes an appropriation to cover costs involved in controlling invasive aquatic species on state waterways.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Appropriation. The sum of $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 and the sum of $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 are hereby appropriated to the commissioner of the department of environmental services for the purpose of managing invasive aquatic species in state waterways. Such funds shall be nonlapsing and continually appropriated to the commissioner of the department of environmental services. The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
HB 107-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill makes an appropriation of $5,000,000 in FY 2019 and $5,000,000 in FY 2020. The effective date of the bill is June 30, 2019. The Department of Environmental Services indicates the bill appropriates $10,000,000 over two fiscal years for the purpose of managing invasive aquatic species in state waterways. In fiscal year 2019, roughly 1/3 of the area of infestations in New Hampshire was being managed and controlled for a total cost of $1.6 million, not including prevention and early detection activities. The Department indicates the cost of expanding the program to manage all infested areas in nearly 90 state waterways could easily amount to well over $5,000,000 annually, and this supplemental funding will aid in reducing infestations to more water bodies across the state. There would be no impact on county revenue and expenditures since grants are not typically awarded to counties. The impact on local revenue and expenditures is indeterminable at this time, as the amount of grant award (and required match) will be based on the type and degree of infestation when the appropriation is made.
Department of Environmental Services
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 2 P. 37|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Public Hearing: 02/05/2019 10:45 am LOB 305|
|Feb. 13, 2019||Executive Session: 02/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 305|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/27/2019 (Vote 19-0; RC) HC 13 P. 24|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 19-0; RC)|
|Feb. 28, 2019||Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/28/2019|
|Feb. 28, 2019||Referred to Finance 02/28/2019|
|March 4, 2019||Finance Division II Work Session: 03/04/2019 10:00 am LOB 209|
|March 13, 2019||Finance Division I Work Session: 03/13/2019 01:30 pm LOB 212|
|March 27, 2019||Executive Session: 03/27/2019 10:00 am LOB 210-211|
|Feb. 5, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|March 27, 2019||House||Exec Session|