SB 640-FN - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 640-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. Danielson, Hills. 7; Rep. Wilhelm, Hills. 42
This bill increases the percentage of funds transferred to the art fund from state building construction costs. The fund is administered by the council on the arts and used to purchase art for state buildings and facilities.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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:
I. There is hereby established a nonlapsing art fund consisting of [1/2 of] one percent of the first $15,000,000 of the bid contract price of each new building or major addition authorized by the capital budget to be paid from the general fund. As used in this section, "major addition" means any addition which increases by 25 percent or more the square footage of the building to which it is being added. Contracts for the following projects are excluded:
SB 640-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - State Art Fund (RSA 19-A:9)
Currently 1/2 of one percent of the first $15,000,000 of the bid contract price for new capital budget buildings or major additions paid with general funds is deposited into the state art fund pursuant to RSA 19-A:9. This bill increases the percentage allocated to the state art fund from 1/2 of one percent to one percent.
The Department of Cultural and Natural Resources states the intent of RSA 19-A:9 is to provide access to artwork for all New Hampshire citizens. The bill would increase the amount of funds available for eligible projects under the state's Percent for Art Program, which contracts with working artists, many of whom are from New Hampshire. Increasing funds would allow the State to install more artwork in state buildings and contract with more artists. Funds are not allocated until a project is approved and are based on passage of the capital budget. Such projects can vary depending on need or budgetary availability. Increasing the percentage from 1/2 of one percent to one percent on the first $15,000,000 of the contract price for a new building or addition will increase the maximum eligible allocation to the state art fund from such a project from $75,000 to $150,000. Because of the uncertainty of the number and scope of eligible future capital budget projects, the fiscal impact is indeterminable.
The Department of Administrative Services indicates the increased percentage to the state art fund would need to be included in future estimates of project construction costs and required general funds.. The number of future capital budget projects of this magnitude that would be impacted is unknown, making the fiscal impact indeterminable.
It is assumed the fiscal impact of this bill will not occur until FY 2021.
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and Department of Administrative Services
|Jan. 28, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Finance; SJ 2|
|Jan. 28, 2020||Hearing: 01/28/2020, Room 103, SH, 01:15 pm; SC 4|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 02/13/2020; SC 6|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Refer to Interim Study, MA, VV; 02/13/2020; SJ 4|