SB761 (2020) Detail

Relative to accountability of the community college system of New Hampshire.


SB 761-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3130

04/06

 

SENATE BILL 761-FN

 

AN ACT relative to accountability of the community college system of New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill limits the rate of budget growth in the community college system of New Hampshire; prohibits salary and benefits increases in any year in which there is a layoff at any institution within the community college system; and requires the chancellor and board of trustees of the community college system to issue a public budget accountability report.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3130

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to accountability of the community college system of New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  Short Title.  This act shall be known as the Community College Transparency and Accountability in Budgeting Act of 2020.

2  New Section; Community College System of New Hampshire; Budget Accountability.  Amend RSA 188-F by inserting after section 11 the following new section:

188-F:11-a  Budget Accountability; Report.  

I.  The rate of growth in the budget of the system office of the community college system shall not be greater than the rate of growth of the budget of any institution in the community college system in any fiscal year.

II.  There shall be no salary increases for any employee in the system office of the community college system in any year in which there is a layoff at any institution in the community college system for budgetary reasons.

III.  No later than June 30 and December 31 of each year, the chancellor and the board of trustees shall jointly issue a budget accountability report to the members of the senate education and workforce development committee, the house education committee, and the house and senate finance committees.  The report shall be posted on the community college system's public website and shall contain the following information:

(a)  The number of full-time and part-time faculty at each institution in the community college system.

(b)  Enrollment numbers, both by credit hour and by student census, for each institution in the community college system.

(c)  The amount of the biennial state appropriation for the community college system that has been distributed to each institution in the community college system, in the aggregate, as a percentage of the biennial state appropriation, and as a percentage of the biennial state appropriation relative to enrollment numbers at each institution in the community college system.

(d)  The amount of the biennial state appropriation expended by the community college system from each institution in the community college system.

(e)  A statement describing how the community college system is meeting any commitments made to the general court during the biennial budget process.

(f)  Recommendations to the general court regarding how the community college system could more effectively manage its budget.

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

 

LBAO

20-3130

Revised 2/20/20

 

SB 761-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to accountability of the community college system of New Hampshire.

 

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:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - CCSNH Operating Budget

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill makes various changes relative to the Community College System of New Hampshire, to which the System states would result in increased expenditures, as it would likely prevent centralized purchases, services, and shared staffing.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Community College System of New Hampshire

 

Links

SB761 at GenCourtMobile
SB761 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 10, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 19, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB761 Revision: 8202 Date: Feb. 26, 2020, 11:07 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Feb. 13, 2020 Introduced 02/13/2020 and Referred to Finance; SJ 5
March 10, 2020 Hearing: 03/10/2020, Room 103, SH, 01:30 pm; SC 10
March 19, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1190s SC 11