Bill Text - HB621 (2019)

(New Title) establishing the state commission on aging.


Revision: Jan. 16, 2019, 8:47 a.m.

HB 621-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0684

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 621-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a commission on aging.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Campion, Graf. 12; Rep. Hennessey, Graf. 1; Rep. Sykes, Graf. 13; Rep. Rogers, Merr. 28; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Ward, Dist 8

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the commission on aging.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0684

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission on aging.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Commission on Aging.  Amend RSA 126-A by inserting after section 77 the following new subdivision:

Commission on Aging

126-A:78  Commission on Aging Established; Membership.  

I.  There is established a commission on aging to advise the governor and the general court on policy and planning related to aging.

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and 1 member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(c)  The commissioner of the department of labor, or designee.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of employment security, or designee.

(e)  The commissioner of the department of revenue administration, or designee.

(f)  The commissioner of the department of safety, or designee.

(g)  The commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources, or designee.

(h)  The commissioner of the department of business and economic affairs, or designee.

(i)  The commissioner of the department of insurance, or designee.

(j)  The commissioner of the department of transportation, or designee.

(k)  The attorney general, or designee.

(l)  The executive director of the New Hampshire commission for human rights, or designee.

(m)  The chancellor of the community college system of New Hampshire, or designee.

(n)  The executive director of the New Hampshire housing finance authority, or designee.

(o)  The chancellor of the university system of New Hampshire, or designee.

(p)  The chairperson of the state committee on aging, or designee.

(q)  The long-term care ombudsman, or designee.

(r)  The chairperson of the governor's advisory council on diversity and inclusion, or designee.

(s)  Up to 10 members of the public including representatives of the business community, health care, technology and innovation, municipal leaders, the aging network, advocacy organizations, caregivers, and direct service providers focused on the older adult population, appointed by the governor.

III.  The members appointed pursuant to subparagraph (s) shall serve 2-year terms; provided that initially such members shall serve staggered terms.  Legislative members shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission shall select an executive director by a vote of a majority of the members.  The executive director shall be in the classified service of the state and shall perform such duties as the commission may require.  

126-A:79  Duties.  The commission's duties shall include, but not be limited to:

I.  Reviewing and recommending proposals for rules, legislation, waivers, operations, and other policies.

II.  Reviewing and providing input relative to state planning efforts across agencies, including the state plan on aging, the mental health plan, and transportation and safety.

III.  Formulating or helping to formulate, reviewing, and evaluating policy proposals, considering fiscal, program, provider, and recipient impact, and making recommendations accordingly.

IV.  Encouraging the development of coordinated interdepartmental goals and objectives and the coordinating programs, services, and facilities among all state departments and nongovernmental organizations as they relate to older adults.

V.  Identifying and recommending ways in which the state can support local and community efforts, through educational programs or otherwise, to promote healthy aging.

VI.  Identifying and recommending ways in which the state can partner with nongovernmental organizations to promote healthy aging.

VII.  Promoting the skills, talents, and energy older Granite Staters can offer to make New Hampshire a better place to live for everyone.

VIII.  Assisting in the implementation of the state plan on aging.

IX.  Other matters the commission deems necessary related to aging.

126-A:80  Reports.  The commission shall submit an annual report to the governor, speaker of the house of representatives, president of the senate, chairpersons of the house and senate committees having jurisdiction over finance and health and human services, and chairperson of the fiscal committee of the general court by November 1 of each year, commencing on November 1, 2019, regarding the activities of the commission.

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

 

LBAO

19-0684

1/11/19

 

HB 621-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT establishing a commission on aging.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a commission on aging under RSA 126-A comprising up to 29 members of various state agencies, committees, stakeholders, and members of the public, for the purpose of advising the Governor and Legislature on policies and planning related to aging.  The bill requires the commission to select an Executive Director to serve the commission.  The bill does not specify the labor grade associated with the classified position, but the Department of Health and Human Services estimates costs associated with a labor grade 35, step 5 to align with other Executive Director positions in the state.  Estimated costs for FY 2020 include a one-time expenditure for equipment with the total position costs as follows:

 

Program Assistant II

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

Salary

$95,000

$95,000

$99,000

$99,000

Benefits

$38,000

$40,000

$42,000

$44,000

Office Space

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

Other

$6,000

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

Total

$145,000

$144,000

$150,000

$152,000

 

The Department of Administrative Services does not anticipate an additional increase to Department expenditures.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Administrative Services and Department of Health and Human Services

 

HB 621-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0684

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 621-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a commission on aging.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Campion, Graf. 12; Rep. Hennessey, Graf. 1; Rep. Sykes, Graf. 13; Rep. Rogers, Merr. 28; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Ward, Dist 8

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the commission on aging.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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.

19-0684

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission on aging.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Commission on Aging.  Amend RSA 126-A by inserting after section 77 the following new subdivision:

Commission on Aging

126-A:78  Commission on Aging Established; Membership.  

I.  There is established a commission on aging to advise the governor and the general court on policy and planning related to aging.

II.  The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a)  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and 1 member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  The commissioner of the department of health and human services, or designee.

(c)  The commissioner of the department of labor, or designee.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of employment security, or designee.

(e)  The commissioner of the department of revenue administration, or designee.

(f)  The commissioner of the department of safety, or designee.

(g)  The commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources, or designee.

(h)  The commissioner of the department of business and economic affairs, or designee.

(i)  The commissioner of the department of insurance, or designee.

(j)  The commissioner of the department of transportation, or designee.

(k)  The attorney general, or designee.

(l)  The executive director of the New Hampshire commission for human rights, or designee.

(m)  The chancellor of the community college system of New Hampshire, or designee.

(n)  The executive director of the New Hampshire housing finance authority, or designee.

(o)  The chancellor of the university system of New Hampshire, or designee.

(p)  The chairperson of the state committee on aging, or designee.

(q)  The long-term care ombudsman, or designee.

(r)  The chairperson of the governor's advisory council on diversity and inclusion, or designee.

(s)  Up to 10 members of the public including representatives of the business community, health care, technology and innovation, municipal leaders, the aging network, advocacy organizations, caregivers, and direct service providers focused on the older adult population, appointed by the governor.

III.  The members appointed pursuant to subparagraph (s) shall serve 2-year terms; provided that initially such members shall serve staggered terms.  Legislative members shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission shall select an executive director by a vote of a majority of the members.  The executive director shall be in the classified service of the state and shall perform such duties as the commission may require.  

126-A:79  Duties.  The commission's duties shall include, but not be limited to:

I.  Reviewing and recommending proposals for rules, legislation, waivers, operations, and other policies.

II.  Reviewing and providing input relative to state planning efforts across agencies, including the state plan on aging, the mental health plan, and transportation and safety.

III.  Formulating or helping to formulate, reviewing, and evaluating policy proposals, considering fiscal, program, provider, and recipient impact, and making recommendations accordingly.

IV.  Encouraging the development of coordinated interdepartmental goals and objectives and the coordinating programs, services, and facilities among all state departments and nongovernmental organizations as they relate to older adults.

V.  Identifying and recommending ways in which the state can support local and community efforts, through educational programs or otherwise, to promote healthy aging.

VI.  Identifying and recommending ways in which the state can partner with nongovernmental organizations to promote healthy aging.

VII.  Promoting the skills, talents, and energy older Granite Staters can offer to make New Hampshire a better place to live for everyone.

VIII.  Assisting in the implementation of the state plan on aging.

IX.  Other matters the commission deems necessary related to aging.

126-A:80  Reports.  The commission shall submit an annual report to the governor, speaker of the house of representatives, president of the senate, chairpersons of the house and senate committees having jurisdiction over finance and health and human services, and chairperson of the fiscal committee of the general court by November 1 of each year, commencing on November 1, 2019, regarding the activities of the commission.

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

 

LBAO

19-0684

1/11/19

 

HB 621-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT establishing a commission on aging.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes a commission on aging under RSA 126-A comprising up to 29 members of various state agencies, committees, stakeholders, and members of the public, for the purpose of advising the Governor and Legislature on policies and planning related to aging.  The bill requires the commission to select an Executive Director to serve the commission.  The bill does not specify the labor grade associated with the classified position, but the Department of Health and Human Services estimates costs associated with a labor grade 35, step 5 to align with other Executive Director positions in the state.  Estimated costs for FY 2020 include a one-time expenditure for equipment with the total position costs as follows:

 

Program Assistant II

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

Salary

$95,000

$95,000

$99,000

$99,000

Benefits

$38,000

$40,000

$42,000

$44,000

Office Space

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

$6,000

Other

$6,000

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

Total

$145,000

$144,000

$150,000

$152,000

 

The Department of Administrative Services does not anticipate an additional increase to Department expenditures.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Administrative Services and Department of Health and Human Services