Bill Details - HB581 (2019)

HB 581-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0591

08/06

 

HOUSE BILL 581-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to payment of membership dues for professional organizations on behalf of employees of municipalities and school districts.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Verville, Rock. 2; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the payment of membership dues for professional organizations on behalf of employees of municipalities and school districts.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0591

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to payment of membership dues for professional organizations on behalf of employees of municipalities and school districts.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Payment for Membership Dues With Taxpayer Funds Prohibited.  Amend RSA 31 by inserting after section 3-a the following new section:

31:3-b  Payment for Membership Dues With Taxpayer Funds Prohibited.  Upon the expiration of current memberships and employment contracts valid on the effective date of this section, taxpayer funds shall not be used to pay membership fees to any professional association or organization.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0591

1/3/19

 

HB 581-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to payment of membership dues for professional organizations on behalf of employees of municipalities and school districts.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

LOCAL:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill amends RSA 31 Powers and Duties of Towns to prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to pay membership fees to any professional association or organization.  The bill would be effective upon passage and applicable upon the expiration of current memberships and employment contracts valid on the effective date of the bill.  The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that to the extent local expenditures may be affected by this legislation, such expenditures may decrease by an unknown amount, and local budgets and expenses may be adjusted accordingly, therefore the local fiscal impact is indeterminable.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 21
Jan. 23, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/23/2019 11:30 am LOB 301
Jan. 30, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 301
Feb. 6, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Feb. 27, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/27/2019 (Vote 17-2; RC) HC 13 P. 22
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 17-2; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0134h (NT)
Feb. 28, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 252-94 02/28/2019 HJ 7 P. 8

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2019 House Exec Session
Feb. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB581 Revision: 4847 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 2:39 p.m.