Bill Details - SB269 (2019)

SB 269-FN-A - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0952

08/01

 

SENATE BILL 269-FN-A

 

AN ACT making an appropriation to the department of natural and cultural resources to perform an ecological integrity assessment.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes an appropriation to the department of natural and cultural resources to perform an ecological integrity assessment.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0952

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT making an appropriation to the department of natural and cultural resources to perform an ecological integrity assessment.

 

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

 

1  Appropriation.  The sum of $100,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 is hereby appropriated to the commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources for the development of a new tool called the upland ecological integrity assessment.  Such funds shall be nonlapsing and continually appropriated to the commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect June 30, 2019.

 

LBAO

19-0952

1/24/19

 

SB 269-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT making an appropriation to the department of natural and cultural resources to perform an ecological integrity assessment.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$100,000

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$110,000

$40,000

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Natural Heritage Bureau

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill makes a general fund appropriation of $100,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) for the development of a new tool called the upland ecological integrity assessment.  DNCR states the tool would be developed for public land managers to identify and dedicate exemplary natural communities; provide information on the ecological integrity of forests; inform resource management decision-making; and could serve as a model of land stewardship on public lands.  The estimated cost to complete the project is $150,000, with $100,000 from general funds and $50,000 from the natural heritage bureau to supplement the project, including supporting current staff.   DNCR projects expenditure of the $100,000 appropriation in FY 2020 and FY 2021.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4
Feb. 5, 2019 Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 103, SH, 10:15 am; SC 9
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/14/2019; SC 10
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/14/2019; SJ 5
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/07/2019; SC 12
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 Senate Hearing
Feb. 14, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB269 Revision: 5254 Date: Jan. 25, 2019, 4:21 p.m.