SB543 (2020) Detail

Relative to group II retirement system status for certain department of corrections officials.


SB 543-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2901

10/03

 

SENATE BILL 543-FN

 

AN ACT relative to group II retirement system status for certain department of corrections officials.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. French, Dist 7

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows certain department of corrections officials to continue to be classified as group II members in the retirement system.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2901

10/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to group II retirement system status for certain department of corrections officials.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Department of Corrections; Officials; Status in Retirement System.  Amend RSA 21-H by inserting after section 8-a the following new section:

21-H:8-b  Status in Retirement System.  For purposes of classification under RSA 100-A, any person who is or becomes the assistant commissioner, the director or deputy director of professional standards, the director or deputy director of community corrections, the director of security and training, the director or deputy director of field services, or the director or deputy director of medical and psychiatric services, shall be included in the definition of correctional line personnel, as defined in RSA 100-A:1, VII under the retirement system, if such person was a group II member for at least 10 years prior to appointment in his or her position and shall remain in group II status for the duration of service in that position with the department.

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

 

LBAO

20-2901

12/9/19

 

SB 543-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to group II retirement system status for certain department of corrections officials.

 

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

Increase by Approximately $104,000

Increase by Approximately $104,000

Increase by Approximately $104,000

Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill allows certain Department of Corrections officials to continue to be classified as group II members in the retirement system.  The Department of Corrections states this bill would support staff retention and knowledge transfer by allowing certain Department employees to continue to be classified as group II members in the retirement system after promotion.  This could lessen the impact of employee departures, aid in succession planning, and support career development within the Department.  The Department cannot predict the number of Group II employees meeting the criteria that may be appointed to the positions listed in the bill.  This makes the fiscal impact to the Department indeterminable.  Any fiscal impact would be no change or an increase in expenditures.  The chart below reflects the increase in benefits if those currently assigned to the positions were to be classified as Group II employees.

 

Position Title

Labor Grade

Salary

Group II Employer Contribution* (29.88%)

Group I Employer Contribution** (19.58%

Increase (Decrease) in Employer Contribution

Assistant Commissioner

JJ

$131,357

$39,250

$25,720

$13,530

Director of Professional Standards

FF

$100,159

$29,928

$19,611

$10,316

Director of Community Corrections

GG

$103,059

$30,794

$20,179

$10,615

Director of Security and Training

GG

$108,149

$32,315

$21,176

$11,139

Director of Field Services

GG

$108,149

$32,315

$21,176

$11,139

Director of Medical and Psychiatry Services***

HH

$126,174

$37,862

$24,811

$13,052

Deputy Director of Professional Standards

31

$72,306

$21,605

$14,158

$7,448

Deputy Director of Community Corrections

33

$72,306

$21,605

$14,158

$7,448

Deputy Director of Field Services

31

$90,773

$27,123

$17,773

$9,350

Deputy Director of Medical and Psychiatry Services

33

$98,963

$29,570

$19,377

$10,193

Totals

 

 

302,366

198,137

104,229

*Group II Employer Contribution Rate (29.88%)= Group II Retirement Rate (28.43%) + Medicare  Rate (1.45%).

**Group I Employer Contribution Rate (19.58%) = Group I Retirement Rate (11.93%} + FICA (6.2%) + Medicare Rate (1.45%).

***Includes increase for salary enhancement for nurses.

 

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Corrections

 

Links

SB543 at GenCourtMobile
SB543 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 15, 2020 Senate Hearing
Jan. 30, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 13, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB543 Revision: 7733 Date: Dec. 24, 2019, 9:46 a.m.

Docket


: Died on Table


June 30, 2020: Vacated and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020 HJ 10 P. 3


Feb. 20, 2020: Introduced 02/20/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 5 P. 56


Feb. 13, 2020: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/13/2020; SJ 4


Feb. 13, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/13/2020; SC 6


Jan. 30, 2020: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 01/30/2020; SJ 2


Jan. 30, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/30/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 4


Jan. 15, 2020: Hearing: 01/15/2020, Room 101, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 2


Jan. 8, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 1