Bill Details - HB733 (2019)

HB 733-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0484

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 733-FN

 

AN ACT relative to emergency kits in classrooms.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. Klee, Hills. 30; Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires schools to equip classrooms with emergency medical kits.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0484

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to emergency kits in classrooms.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Emergency Medical Kits.  Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 64 the following new section:

189:64-a  Emergency Medical Kits.  Within 2 years of the effective date of this section, every public and nonpublic school shall provide each classroom with an emergency medical kit.  A list of recommended components for such kits is available from the Nashua police department.

2  Appropriation.  The sum of $200,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 is hereby appropriated to the commissioner of the department of education for the purpose of supplying schools with emergency medical kits.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.

 

LBAO

19-0484

Revised 1/29/19

 

HB 733-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to emergency kits in classrooms.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] 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

Indeterminable

$0

$0

Funding Source:

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

* This bill makes a general fund appropriation of $200,000 in FY 2019, however the effective date of this bill is July 1, 2019 (FY 2020).

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires that within two years, every public and nonpublic school provide each classroom with an emergency medical kit.  This bill also appropriates $200,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to the Department of Education for the purpose of supplying the kits, however, this bill’s effective date is July 1, 2019, which would be after the expiration of the appropriation.  The Department of Education estimates there could be as many as 13,000 classrooms statewide, which would require an emergency medical kit.  In consultation with the Division of Homeland Security, who received a list of contents from the Nashua Police Department, the Department of Education estimates each kit to cost approximately $120.  Therefore, the total cost over two years to outfit each classroom with an emergency medical kit would be an estimated $1,560,000 (13,000 classrooms X $120 per kit).  Given the aforementioned technical issue with the general fund appropriation, it is unclear how much of this cost, if any, would be to the state and how much would be to local school districts.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Education HJ 3 P. 28
Feb. 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/06/2019 02:30 pm LOB 207
Feb. 12, 2019 Executive Session: 02/12/2019 10:30 am LOB 207
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; CC)
Feb. 27, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/27/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 13 P. 6
Feb. 27, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/27/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB733 Revision: 5073 Date: Jan. 29, 2019, 2:39 p.m.