HB 576 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 576
SPONSORS: Rep. Aldrich, Belk. 2; Rep. Bean, Belk. 2; Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. Yakubovich, Merr. 24; Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Rep. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
This bill prohibits governing bodies from transferring certain appropriations in the municipal budget.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
VI. Upon completion of the budgets, an original of each budget and of each recommendation upon special warrant articles, signed by a quorum of the governing body, or of the budget committee, if any, shall be placed on file with the town [or], village district, or school district clerk. A copy of the budget committee exceptions report, signed by the chair of the budget committee, shall also be placed on file with the town, school district, or village district clerk. A certified copy of each budget and a certified copy of the budget committee exceptions report shall be forwarded by the chair of the budget committee, if any, or otherwise by the chair of the governing body, to the commissioner of revenue administration pursuant to RSA 21-J:34.
(b) Records shall be kept by the governing body, such that the budget committee, if any, or any citizen requesting such records pursuant to RSA 91-A:4, may ascertain the purposes of appropriations to which, and from which, amounts have been transferred; provided, however, that neither the budget committee nor other citizens shall have any authority to dispute or challenge the discretion of the governing body in making such transfers, unless such transfers begin or end in a general ledger line level account enumerated in the budget committee exception report.
I. Such application shall be made prior to the making of such expenditure. No such authority shall be granted [until a majority of the budget committee, if any, has approved the application in writing] if such a purpose or general ledger line level account is explicitly enumerated on the budget committee exception report. If there is no such report or enumeration, then such authority shall be granted when a majority of the budget committee, if any, has approved the application in writing. If there is no budget committee, the governing body shall hold a public hearing on the request, with notice as provided in RSA 91-A:2.
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 20|
|March 5, 2019||Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 301|
|March 6, 2019||Executive Session: 03/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301-303|
|Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 17-3; RC)|
|March 19, 2019||Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/19/2019 (Vote 17-3; RC) HC 16 P. 31|
|Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass|
|March 20, 2019||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/20/2019|
|March 5, 2019||House||Hearing|
|March 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 19, 2019||House||Floor Vote|