HB 101 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 101
SPONSORS: Rep. J. MacDonald, Carr. 6; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Crawford, Carr. 4; Rep. Nelson, Carr. 5; Rep. Avellani, Carr. 5; Rep. Deshaies, Carr. 6
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
This bill requires counties to close their books 90 days following the end of the fiscal year unless granted an extension by the commissioner of revenue administration.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
04/22/2021 1146s 21-0101
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
28:3-a County Close of Books; Audits.
I. Counties shall close their books on or before 90 days following the end of the county fiscal year unless the county has been granted an extension by the commissioner of the department of revenue administration. The commissioner may grant one or more 45-day extensions for cause, and shall notify the chairperson of the county convention of each extension and the reasons it was granted.
II. In the event that an audit is required or requested by resolution by either the board of commissioners or the county convention, the commissioners, with the approval of the executive committee of the county convention, shall engage the services of a certified public accountant qualified in municipal and county finances for the purpose of conducting an audit of the county books of records. The performance and scope of the audit shall be in accordance with generally-accepted auditing standards. The audit shall include an examination for conformance with state and federal laws and regulations relating to county finances, including rules adopted by the commissioner of revenue administration pursuant to RSA 541-A, and shall also include an examination of any subject of county finances that may be requested either by the commissioners, by the county convention, or by the treasurer. The audit shall be completed within 120 days following the close of the books of the county fiscal year. The commissioners shall cause the report of the auditor, together with the customary management representation letter and management responses, to be published with or supplementary to the annual reports of the county officers, with a copy forwarded to the department of revenue administration. Upon completion of a county audit under this section, the county convention shall review the audit, management representation letter, and management responses for compliance with the criteria described in this section and may suggest alternative or additional measures for use in subsequent audits.
Approved: July 30, 2021
Effective Date: September 28, 2021
|Feb. 1, 2021||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 8, 2021||House||Exec Session|
|April 12, 2021||Senate||Hearing|
|April 22, 2021||Senate||Floor Vote|
July 30, 2021: Signed by Governor Sununu 07/30/2021; Chapter 162; Eff: 09/28/2021
: Enrolled (in recess of) 06/24/2021
June 24, 2021: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 06/24/2021); SJ 20
June 10, 2021: House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2021-1146s (Rep. Dolan): MA VV 06/10/2021 HJ 10 P. 13
April 22, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-1146s, RC 23Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/22/2021; SJ 12
April 22, 2021: Ought to Pass: RC 23Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 04/22/2021; SJ 12
April 22, 2021: Committee Amendment # 2021-1146s, RC 23Y-1N, AA; 04/22/2021; SJ 12
April 22, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-1146s, 04/22/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 20
April 12, 2021: Remote Hearing: 04/12/2021, 09:50 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 19
April 1, 2021: Introduced 04/01/2021 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 11
April 7, 2021: Reconsider (Rep. Osborne): MF VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 50
April 7, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0164h: MA VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 43
April 7, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0164h: AA VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 43
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0164h (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 18 P. 20
Feb. 8, 2021: Executive Session: 02/08/2021 02:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/96815613466
Feb. 1, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/01/2021 10:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95927066667 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.
Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 35
Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Municipal and County Government