Bill Details - HB110 (2019)

HB 110-FN-A - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

05/15/2019   1941s

2019 SESSION

19-0020

10/08

 

HOUSE BILL 110-FN-A

 

AN ACT relative to the cost of fiscal analysis of legislation relating to the retirement system and relative to the reclassification of jobs in the retirement system.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Rogers, Merr. 28

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that the administrative and professional cost of the fiscal analysis of proposed legislation done by the retirement system be reimbursed from general funds not otherwise appropriated.  The bill also removes provisions for the department of corrections to reclassify jobs for the retirement system.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05/15/2019   1941s 19-0020

10/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the cost of fiscal analysis of legislation relating to the retirement system and relative to the reclassification of jobs in the retirement system.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Retirement System; Administration; Cost of Assessment of Proposed Legislation.  Amend RSA 100-A:14 by inserting after paragraph XIII the following new paragraph:

XIII-a.  Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph XIII, the cost to the retirement system of the actuarial and professional assessment of proposed legislation required by RSA 14:44 shall be initially paid from assets of the retirement system, but shall be submitted to the governor for reimbursement.  Not later than 30 days after the adjournment of each legislative session, the governor shall reimburse the retirement system for such costs.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

2 Retirement System; Job Classification.  RSA 100-A:3, IX is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

IX.  If there is any doubt as to the proper classification of a job in the retirement system, the trustees shall determine whether the person holding the job is an employee, teacher, permanent policeman, or permanent fireman as defined in RSA 100-A:1; provided, however, that a 2/3 vote shall be required to classify the job in group II, and further provided that in the case of a newly-created job held by more than one person, the job shall be classified in group I unless it is explicitly placed in group II by the legislation creating the job in the case of a state job, or by a majority vote of the legislative body of the political subdivision in the case of a political subdivision job.  For the purposes of this paragraph, an increase in the number of persons holding a given job with a given employer shall not be considered as creation of a new job.  No job shall be reclassified from group I to group II of the retirement system without legislation specifically authorizing a transfer from group I to group II.

3  Contingency.  If HB 116-FN of the 2019 regular legislative session becomes law, then section 2 of this act shall take effect July 1, 2020.  If HB 116-FN of the 2019 regular legislative session does not become law, then section 2 of this act shall not take effect.

4  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect as provided in section 3 of this act.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0020

Amended 6/3/19

 

HB 110-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2019-1941s)

 

AN ACT relative to the cost of fiscal analysis of legislation relating to the retirement system and relative to the reclassification of jobs in the retirement system.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

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

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the administrative and professional cost of the fiscal analysis of proposed legislation done by the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) be reimbursed from general funds not otherwise appropriated. The NHRS states the expenditures associated with this bill are indeterminable.  The NHRS is unable to project the number of retirement-related bills that would be filed in a legislative session, the level of complexity, or whether actuarial or professional fees would be required to determine the fiscal impact.  Similar costs from the past two fiscal years (FY 2017 and FY 2018), excluding NHRS staff time or software implementation costs, have ranged from approximately $22,000 to $47,000.

 

This bill also includes a contingency provision that limits the application of HB 116 of the 2019 regular session.  If HB 116 becomes law, the adjustments made to RSA 100-A:3, IX will be repealed effective July 1, 2020.  HB 116 allows for an exception to the current method of determining the proper classification in the New Hampshire Retirement System, applicable only for existing positions within the Department of Corrections.  The possible number of such positions that may be recommended for reclassification by the Department of Corrections, confirmed by the Division of Personnel, and approved by NHRS is indeterminable.  The possible transfers from Group I to Group II status of some employees may increase costs for the NHRS employer contribution rate by an indeterminable amount.  The contingency limits the use of this method until July 1, 2020, when it reverts to the current statute, requiring legislation for reclassifying a job from Group I to Group II status.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

New Hampshire Retirement System and Department of Corrections

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 38
Jan. 9, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/09/2019 01:00 pm LOB306
Jan. 24, 2019 Executive Session: 01/24/2019 02:00 pm LOB 306
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 18-0; CC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/14/2019 (Vote 18-0; RC) HC 11 P. 14
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 35
Feb. 14, 2019 Referred to Finance 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 35
Feb. 20, 2019 Finance-Division I Work Session: 02/20/2019 10:00 am LOB 212
March 13, 2019 Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 210-211
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/19/2019 (Vote 20-0; RC) HC 16 P. 27
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 20-0; RC)
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 121
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 12
April 10, 2019 Hearing: 04/10/2019, Room 101, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 17
May 2, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/02/2019; Vote 5-0; CC SC 20
May 2, 2019 Sen. Soucy Moved to Remove HB 110-FN-A from the Consent Calendar; 05/02/2019; SJ 15
May 2, 2019 Special Order to the next session, Without Objection, MA; 05/02/2019; SJ 15
May 16, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/16/2019; SC 22
May 15, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/15/2019; SC 22
May 15, 2019 Sen. Cavanaugh Floor Amendment # 2019-1941s, AA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1941s, MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
Committee Report: Ought to Pass
May 30, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/30/2019; SC 24
May 30, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/30/2019; SJ 18
June 13, 2019 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1941s (Rep. Goley): MA VV 06/13/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 24, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 10, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 2, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 2, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 16, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 15, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
Senate Floor Vote
May 30, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB110 Revision: 4438 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 1:38 p.m.
HB110 Revision: 6003 Date: June 6, 2019, 8:33 a.m.
HB110 Revision: 6362 Date: June 14, 2019, 9:39 a.m.