Bill Text - HB180 (2019)

Revision: Dec. 27, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

HB 180 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0129

01/10

 

HOUSE BILL 180

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to examine the feasibility of the New England states entering into a compact for a single payer health care program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to examine the feasibility of the New England states entering into a compact for a single payer health care program.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0129

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to examine the feasibility of the New England states entering into a compact for a single payer health care program.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commission to Examine the Feasibility of the New England States Entering into a Compact for a Single Payer Health Care Program.  Amend RSA 415 by inserting after section 27 the following new section:

415:28  Commission to Examine the Feasibility of the New England States Entering Into a Compact for a Single Payer Health Care Program.

I.  There is established a commission to examine the feasibility of the New England states entering into a compact for a single payer health care program.

II.(a)  The members of the commission shall be as follows:  

(1)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(2)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(3)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(4)  The insurance commissioner, or designee.

(5)  A representative of the New Hampshire Medical Society, appointed by the society.

(6)  Two public members, appointed by the governor.

(b)  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

III.(a)  The commission shall study the feasibility of the New England states entering into a compact for a single payer health care program.

(b)  The commission may solicit information from any person or entity the commission deems relevant to its study.

IV.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Five members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

V.  The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019.

2  Repeal.  RSA 415:28, relative to a commission to examine the feasibility of the New England states entering into a compact for a single payer health care program, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2019.

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