HB 392-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 392-FN-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Tucker, Coos 5; Rep. Laflamme, Coos 3; Rep. Y. Thomas, Coos 3; Rep. Noel, Coos 3
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
This bill requires the northern New Hampshire correctional facility to make a payment in lieu of taxes to the city of Berlin.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
21-H:16 Payment in Lieu of Taxes; Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the property of the northern New Hampshire correctional facility in Berlin is exempt from all property taxes of the city of Berlin, provided however that in lieu of the taxes, the department shall make payments to the city of Berlin calculated as follows: Multiply 20 percent of the northern New Hampshire correctional facility's assessed valuation as recorded in the city of Berlin by the local school tax rate for the city for the tax year, commencing April 1, 2019 and as adjusted each subsequent tax year, with the amounts received to be used exclusively for funding the city of Berlin school system. The revenues received shall be in addition to any other state education funding grants or appropriations. The payment in lieu of taxes in this section shall terminate in the subsequent property tax year after the department of education determines that local equalized property valuation per pupil for the city of Berlin has reached 85 percent of the New Hampshire state average.
HB 392-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill requires the northern New Hampshire correctional facility to make a payment in lieu of taxes to the city of Berlin. The payment would be equal to 20 percent of the facility's assessed valuation, as recorded by the city, multiplied by the local school tax rate. The funds received by the city would be used exclusively for funding the Berlin school system. Assuming the current assessed value remains the same for FY 2020 through FY 2023, the Department of Corrections estimated the annual payment as follows:
Current assessed value of the Berlin Prison $142,103,800
20% of the assessed value $28,420,760
2017 City of Berlin school tax rate 0.01491
Payment amount $423,754
The annual payment would continue until the year after the Department of Education determines the local equalized property valuation per pupil for Berlin has reached 85% of the State average. The most recently published state average equalized property valuation per pupil is $983,646 and 85 percent of this amount is $836,099. The current equalized valuation per pupil for Berlin is $282,760.
Department of Corrections
|Jan. 22, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 30, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 14, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 12|
|Jan. 22, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/22/2019 02:00 pm LOB 301|
|Jan. 30, 2019||Executive Session: 01/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 301|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; RC)|
|Feb. 14, 2019||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/14/2019 (Vote 18-0; RC) HC 11 P. 19|
|Feb. 14, 2019||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 73|