HB 301-FN-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 301-FN-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Connors, Hills. 15
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
This bill authorizes towns and cities to access certain funds for burial or cremation of assisted persons.
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27Feb2019... 0319h 19-0317
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:
I. Except when a town or city assisted person has made arrangements for a prepaid funeral, [if the total of his liquid assets at death are less than $1,000,] if there are liquid assets at death, there shall be an automatic assignment to the funeral director or the person who paid for the funeral and burial or cremation of the deceased to the extent of funeral and burial or cremation expenses up to [$1,000] $2,000.
HB 301-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2019-0319h)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
RSA 165:3 requires towns or cities to provide burial or cremation services at the expense of the town or city for any person receiving local welfare assistance. RSA 165:27-a, I currently applies to such an assisted person and allows for the automatic assignment of up to $1,000 for funeral and burial or cremation expenses to a funeral director or person who paid for such expenses, if the total liquid assets at death are less than $1,000. This bill allows for the automatic assignment of expenses of up to $2,000 in all cases if there are any liquid assets at death.
The New Hampshire Municipal Association states this bill may increase the number of cases in which funeral expenses are paid partially from the decedent's estate and could result in a decrease in the amount of expenses that are paid by municipalities. The Association has no information on the amount of funeral expenses paid by municipalities and the specific circumstances of individuals throughout the state, therefore they cannot estimate the possible decrease in municipal expenditures. There is likely no effect on municipal revenues.
New Hampshire Municipal Association
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 44|
|Jan. 16, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/16/2019 01:30 pm LOB 301|
|Jan. 23, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/23/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301|
|Feb. 6, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 02/06/2019 09:00 am LOB 301|
|Feb. 12, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/12/2019 10:45 am LOB 301|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0319h for 02/27/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 13 P. 13|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0319h (Vote 20-0; CC)|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Amendment # 2019-0319h: AA VV 02/27/2019|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0319h: MA VV 02/27/2019|
|March 14, 2019||Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 9|
|Jan. 16, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 23, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|