HB1333 (2020) Detail

Authorizing travel expense payments to state legislators.


HB 1333-FN-A - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2426

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1333-FN-A

 

AN ACT authorizing travel expense payments to state legislators.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Fox, Merr. 23; Rep. Piedra, Hills. 9; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Chretien, Hills. 42; Rep. Loughman, Rock. 21; Rep. McWilliams, Merr. 27; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a payment to a member of the house of representatives or senate for travel expenses on days of official legislative business other than session days.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2426

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT authorizing travel expense payments to state legislators.

 

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

 

1  Members of the General Court; Travel Expenses.  Amend RSA 14-A:3, II to read as follows:

II.  In addition to payment of legislative mileage, the president of the senate or the speaker of the house [may] shall authorize a travel payment [of expenses incident to travel by] for a member of her or his respective house on official legislative business, provided that no additional expenses shall be paid for such business at Concord on a day when the member's respective house of the general court meets.  The travel payment shall be calculated as 75 percent of the single calendar day of travel meals and incidentals as determined and published by the Government Services Administration for Concord, New Hampshire.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.

 

LBAO

20-2426

11/4/19

 

HB 1333-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT authorizing travel expense payments to state legislators.

 

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

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

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

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires a per diem travel payment to legislators with such payment based on 75% of the meals and incidentals expense standard promulgated by the U.S. Government Services Administration (USGSA) for Concord, NH.  Payments will be authorized to members for travel  for legislative business on non-session days for the member's respective body.  The standard USGSA meals and incidentals expense per day in Concord, NH is currently $66 and 75% of this amount is $49.50.  If all 424 legislative members attended to legislative business in a single day, the cost would be $20,988 ($49.50 x 424).  The Legislative Branch cannot estimate the number of members in attendance for legislative business other than session days, therefore the fiscal impact is indeterminable.  There may be additional tax implications for both members and the Legislative Branch.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Legislative Branch

 

Links

HB1333 at GenCourtMobile
HB1333 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2020 House Hearing
March 4, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 13, 2020 House Hearing
March 4, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1333 Revision: 6960 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Legislative Administration
Feb. 19, 2020 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 02/19/2020 11:15 am LOB 303
Feb. 13, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/13/2020 11:00 am LOB 303
March 4, 2020 Executive Session: 03/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 303
March 4, 2020 Executive Session: 03/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 303