Bill Details - SB273 (2019)

SB 273-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/14/2019   0859s

2019 SESSION

19-0847

10/03

 

SENATE BILL 273-FN

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/14/2019   0859s 19-0847

10/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall study the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing and criminal history record checks for nurses.

4  Chairperson; Meetings.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019.

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

 

LBAO

19-0847

1/25/19

 

SB 273-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the regulation of nursing assistants by the board of nursing.

 

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

Potential Decrease of $220,000

Potential Decrease of $220,000

Potential Decrease of $220,000

Potential Decrease of $220,000

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Office of Professional Licensure and Certification Fund (RSA 310-A:1-e, I(b))

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill changes the state licensing requirement for licensed nursing assistants to a certification requirement.  The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification states this group of professionals will still remain certified with the national registry, but there will no longer be any revenue from licensing fees.  Annual license fee revenue is approximately $220,000 per year.  Losing this revenue may necessitate an increase in license fees from other professionals governed by the Board of Nursing to cover the board's operating expenses.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 4
Feb. 6, 2019 Hearing: 02/06/2019, Room 101, LOB, 10:20 am; SC 9
March 14, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0859s, 03/14/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 13
March 14, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-0859s, AA, VV; 03/14/2019; SJ 8
March 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0859s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/14/2019; SJ 8

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 14, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB273 Revision: 5259 Date: Jan. 28, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
SB273 Revision: 5509 Date: March 14, 2019, 11:01 a.m.