Revision: June 27, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
HJR 3 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 3
SPONSORS: Rep. Ley, Ches. 9; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21
This house joint resolution makes temporary appropriations for the expenses and encumbrances of the state of New Hampshire.
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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:
Whereas, a budget has not yet been enacted for fiscal years 2020 and 2021; and
Whereas, action at this time is necessary to carry out the functions of state government after fiscal year 2019, and prior to enacting said budget act; now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I.(a) That each state agency or state entity for which the general court appropriated funds for its operating budget for fiscal year 2019 is authorized to obligate additional funds for expenditures during the period this resolution is in effect at a rate not in excess of 3/12 of, and for the same purposes as, the appropriations for fiscal year 2019 contained in HB 144 of the 2017 regular legislative session (2017, 155) including any additional appropriations for fiscal year 2019 as reflected in the state of New Hampshire’s agency budget requests for the 2020-2021 biennium, unless due to an emergency it shall be otherwise authorized by the governor with the advice and consent of the council with prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court. For the purposes of this resolution, the provisions of HB 517 of the 2017 regular legislative session (2017, 156) which relate to the 2018-2019 biennium shall apply; and
(b) Enactment of this resolution shall constitute acceptance by the state of federal funds in such amounts as under applicable state or federal law shall be necessary to give effect to the provisions of this resolution and shall further constitute the appropriation of such state funds as under federal law shall be required to be added to such federal funds as a condition of their transfer to the state. The authorization provided in this resolution shall be deemed to be a budget within the meaning of RSA 9; and
(c) Funds subject to obligation under this resolution shall be deemed subject to transfer under the provisions of RSA 9:16-9:17-d, with prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court. The governor is authorized by and with the advice and consent of the council to draw warrants for the sums necessary to discharge obligations authorized by this resolution out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated or, in the case of special funds, out of any such special funds. Expenditures obligated under authority of this resolution shall be charges upon any appropriations subsequently enacted with respect to identical purposes and periods; and
II. That the provisions of RSA 9 inconsistent with the provisions of this resolution and the provisions of any other statutes so inconsistent are hereby suspended to the extent of such inconsistencies during the time this resolution is in effect. The state of New Hampshire hereby indemnifies any state official, commissioner, trustee, or other person having control of public funds appropriated by the general court for any liability personally incurred because of the provisions of RSA 9:19 and RSA 9:20 for whatever period of time elapses from 12:01 a.m. July 1, 2019, until the time that the provisions of this resolution making temporary appropriations become law; and
III. That paragraphs I and II of this resolution shall take effect July 1, 2019 and shall continue in effect until an operating budget is enacted into law but in no event later than October 1, 2019.