Bill Details - HB107 (2019)

HB 107-FN-A - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0017

08/01

 

HOUSE BILL 107-FN-A

 

AN ACT making appropriations for costs involved in controlling invasive aquatic species.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gould, Hills. 7; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Resources, Recreation and Development

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0017

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT making appropriations for costs involved in controlling invasive aquatic species.

 

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.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect June 30, 2019.

 

LBAO

19-0017

12/7/18

 

HB 107-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT making appropriations for costs involved in controlling invasive aquatic species.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$5,000,000

$5,000,000

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$5,000,000

$5,000,000

$0

$0

Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Environmental Services

 

Docket

Date Status
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 HJ 7 P. 13
Feb. 28, 2019 Referred to Finance 02/28/2019 HJ 7 P. 13
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
Retained in Committee

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 27, 2019 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB107 Revision: 4390 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 1:20 p.m.