HB1676 (2020) Detail

Requiring monitoring of certain radioactive air pollutants.


HB 1676-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2064

08/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1676-FN

 

AN ACT requiring monitoring of certain radioactive air pollutants.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 29

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the department of health and human services to monitor the air for certain radioactive air pollutants.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2064

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring monitoring of certain radioactive air pollutants.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Airborne Radioactive Material; Monitoring.  Amend RSA 125-C by inserting after section 21  the following new section:

125-C:22  Monitoring Airborne Radioactive Material.

I.  The department shall develop a network of stations in order to monitor in real-time the movement, dispersal, and re-concentration of any radioactive gaseous, liquid, or solid airborne material.  The department shall use the information from such stations to determine the extent and seriousness of radiation doses received by humans and animal life.  Such information may be shared with other state agencies or agencies of other states, or with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any other federal agency, or with any other persons or institutions the commissioner deems appropriate.

II.  The department shall publish and make available to the general public on a semi-annual basis, a summary and discussion of the information collected under paragraph I for the previous 6 months.  

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2064

12/20/19

 

HB 1676-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT requiring monitoring of certain radioactive air pollutants.

 

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

$151,000+

$99,000+

$101,000+

Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to monitor the air for certain radioactive pollutants by developing a network of stations to monitor radioactive airborne material in real time.  In addition, the bill requires collected information to be made publicly available in summary form on a biannual basis.  The Department assumes the network will consist of six work stations, and will require one additional full-time employee to fulfill the requirements of the bill.  The projected costs are as follows:

 

 

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

Laboratory Scientist III (LG 20, Step 5)

 

 

 

Salary

$48,700

$48,700

$48,700

Benefits

$28,800

$29,800

$30,900

Other

$15,100

$13,600

$13,600

     Position Total:

$92,500

$92,100

$93,200

 

 

 

 

Non-Position Related Expenses

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

Stations (6)

$23,700

$0

$0

Licenses

$16,000

$0

$0

Software Integration

$11,300

$0

$0

Maintenance

$7,800

$7,800

$7,800

     Non-Position Total:

$58,800

$7,800

$7,800

 

 

 

 

     Total of Known Costs:

$151,400

$99,900

$101,000

 

In addition to the known costs identified above, the Department states that it was unable to receive a quote from the current vendor for the additional equipment needed to meet all of the monitoring requirements specified in the bill.  Any additional equipment and software packages needed to perform such monitoring would be in addition to the costs specified here.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB1676 at GenCourtMobile
HB1676 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1676 Revision: 7676 Date: Dec. 20, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 1 P. 31
Jan. 28, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/28/2020 11:00 am LOB 304
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 304
Committee Report: Without Recommendation (Vote ; RC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Without Recommendation for 03/11/2020 (Vote ; RC) HC 10 P. 73
March 12, 2020 Lay on Table (Rep. Harrington): MF RC 118-163 03/12/2020 HJ 8 P. 191
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA RC 162-118 03/12/2020 HJ 8 P. 191
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8