HB 503-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 503-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Marple, Merr. 24; Rep. Harrington, Straf. 3; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill prohibits a state employee from implementing or administering any accounting service or payroll deduction on behalf of a third party.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
Accounting Services for Third Parties
99:27 State Employees; Accounting Services for Third Parties. No state employee shall implement or administer any accounting service or payroll deduction on behalf of a third party. Any person who knowingly violates this section will be subject to personal liability and immediate removal from his or her position.
HB 503-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ X ] Highway [ X ] Other - Various Government Funds
This bill would prohibit a state employee from implementing or administering any accounting service or payroll deduction on behalf of a third party.
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) states this bill may prevent the State from processing payments for court-ordered garnishments. DAS is unable to quantify the potential fines or penalties the state may incur. DAS assumes the legislation is directed at deductions for non-State sponsored benefit plans only, thereby excluding: Health, Dental, Retirement, Deferred Compensation, Supplemental Life and Flexible Spending Account deductions and associated accounting. To the extent this would relieve the administrative burden associated with management of certain payroll deductions, the bill would reduce expenditures by an indeterminable amount in FY 2020 and in each year thereafter. The Department indicates eliminating certain payroll deductions may allow staffing resources to be realigned but would not significantly impact the overall time and resources required for processing the statewide payroll.
The Judicial Branch states, other than payroll deductions, the Branch cannot determine what the applicability of the proposed bill would be to the Branch. The Branch does not anticipate any fiscal impact on the Branch would exceed $10,000.
The Legislative Branch indicates DAS operates the statewide payroll system, including the establishment and management of payroll deductions for use by agency/branch payroll staff. The Branch assumes the elimination of payroll deductions may allow staff resources to be realigned and would have little to no impact on the Branch.
Department of Administrative Services, Judicial Branch and Legislative Branch
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 17|
|Jan. 22, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/22/2019 10:00 am LOB 306|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Executive Session: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 306|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/27/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 13 P. 9|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-0; CC)|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 12|
|Jan. 22, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|