SB717 (2020) Detail

Relative to reimbursement to cities and towns from the state of New Hampshire.


SB 717-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2856

08/01

 

SENATE BILL 717-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to reimbursement to cities and towns from the state of New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill suspends certain supports and reimbursements from the state to cities and towns.

 

This bill is a request of the department of health and human services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2856

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to reimbursement to cities and towns from the state of New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  Aid to Assisted Persons; Liability for Support and reimbursement from the State; Suspension.  RSA 165:20-c, relative to liability for support and reimbursement from the state, shall be suspended for the biennium ending June 30, 2021.

2  Reimbursement From the State of New Hampshire.  Amend RSA 165:20-c, I to read as follows:

I.  If any person receiving general assistance from a town or city under the provisions of this chapter is deemed to be eligible for assistance under the provisions of RSA 167, the commissioner of health and human services shall reimburse such town or city the amount of assistance provided by the town or city as a result of [the commissioner of health and human services'] unreasonable delays in processing [within] the application which exceed the federally mandated time periods.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect July 1, 2021.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2856

1/7/20

 

SB 717-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to reimbursement to cities and towns from the state of New Hampshire.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] 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

Up to $100,000 Decrease

Up to $100,000 Decrease

$0

$0

Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

Up to $100,000 Decrease

Up to $100,000 Decrease

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill suspends for the FY 2020/21 biennium RSA 165:20-c, which requires the Department of Health and Human Services to reimburse municipalities, in the aggregate, for up to $100,000 per year in the event that cities or towns provided public assistance as a result of the Department's delay in processing within federally mandated time periods.  The bill further clarifies that, when not suspended, the statute will allow municipalities to seek reimbursement only as a result of "unreasonable" delays in processing which exceed the federally mandated time periods.  As the bill's suspension of RSA 165:20-c is effective upon passage and may take effect during FY 2020, the bill will reduce state expenditures and local revenues by up to $100,000 per year in FY 2020 and FY 2021.    

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services and New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

Links

SB717 at GenCourtMobile
SB717 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 4, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 5, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 19, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB717 Revision: 8045 Date: Jan. 16, 2020, 9:10 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 2
Feb. 4, 2020 Hearing: 02/04/2020, Room 100, SH, 02:20 pm; SC 5
March 5, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/05/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9
March 5, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/05/2020; SJ 5
March 19, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass SC 11
June 16, 2020 Placed on Laid on Table Consent List and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 Pending Motion Ought to Pass; 06/16/2020; SJ 8