HB 1173-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1173-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. McGhee, Hills. 40; Rep. St. John, Hills. 27
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
This bill modifies the definitions of "default budget" and "contracts" for the purposes of towns that have adopted official ballot voting.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
IX.(a) "Operating budget" as used in this subdivision means "budget," as defined in RSA 32:3, III, exclusive of "special warrant articles," as defined in RSA 32:3, VI, and exclusive of other appropriations voted separately.
(b) "Default budget" as used in this subdivision means the amount of the same appropriations as contained in the operating budget authorized for the previous year, reduced and increased, as the case may be, by debt service, contracts, and other obligations previously incurred or mandated by law, and reduced by one-time expenditures [contained in the operating budget and by salaries and benefits of positions that have been] eliminated in the proposed budget. For the purposes of this paragraph, one-time expenditures shall be appropriations not likely to recur in the succeeding budget, and eliminated positions shall not include vacant positions under recruitment or positions redefined in the proposed operating budget, as determined by the governing body, unless the provisions of RSA 40:14-b are adopted, of the local political subdivision. In calculating the default budget amount, the governing body shall follow the statutory formula which may result in a higher or lower amount than the proposed operating budget.
(c) "Contracts" as used in this subdivision means contracts previously approved[, in the amount so approved,] by the legislative body in either the operating budget authorized for the previous year or in a separate warrant article for a previous year.
X. If no operating budget article is adopted, the local political subdivision either shall be deemed to have approved the default budget or the governing body may hold a special meeting pursuant to paragraph XVI to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only; provided that RSA 31:5 and RSA 197:3 shall not apply to such a special meeting. If no operating budget article is adopted the estimated revenues shall [nevertheless] be deemed to have [been approved] passed without approval.
|Feb. 18, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Municipal and County Government|
|Feb. 18, 2020||Public Hearing: 02/18/2020 10:30 am LOB 301|
|March 3, 2020||Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 301|