HB594 (2021) Detail

relative to the school building aid program.


HB 594-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

24Feb2021... 0400h

2021 SESSION

21-0780

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 594-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the school building aid program.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Cahill, Rock. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases the amount of school building aid grants that may be approved by the department of education per fiscal year.  This bill also requires the department of education to develop and maintain a 10-year plan for school building grant projects.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24Feb2021... 0400h 21-0780

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the school building aid program.

 

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

 

1  Grant for School Construction.  Amend RSA 198:15-a, IV to read as follows:

IV. Beginning July 1, 2013, and every fiscal year thereafter, school building aid grants for construction or renovation projects approved by the department of education shall [not exceed] be no less than $50,000,000 per fiscal year less any debt service payments owed in the fiscal year, unless otherwise provided by an act of the general court. School building aid grants shall be funded from appropriations in the state operating budget and no state bonds shall be authorized or issued for the purpose of funding such school building aid grants.

2  New Paragraph; Ten Year Plan for Grant Projects.  Amend RSA 198:15-a by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V. The department of education shall develop and maintain a 10-year school facilities plan of potential school building grant projects.  Potential projects shall include, but not be limited to, criteria pursuant to RSA 198:15-c, II(b).  The 10-year plan is intended to create a method to identify and enhance school facilities in a safe, healthy, and efficient manner while providing adequate learning environments for New Hampshire’s students.  The 10-year plan shall be updated every biennium to provide the department a summary of projects and school facility capital expenditures that are anticipated for the next 10 years.  The state board of education shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A relative to this paragraph.  The plan shall identify new construction, renovation, and emergency projects, and describe the overall condition of projects contained in the plan.  

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

 

LBA

21-0780

Revised 1/20/21

 

HB 594-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the school building aid program.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$14,960,000

$18,010,000

$22,570,000

Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$14,960,000

$18,010,000

$22,570,000

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill amends RSA 198:15-a, by changing the current maximum expenditure for school building aid grants from $50,000,000 per year, including debt service payments, to a minimum expenditure of $50,000,000 per year, not including debt service payments.  Assuming a base appropriation of only existing obligations, or “tail payments”, this bill, beginning in FY 2022, would result in the following increases to state appropriations and expenditures and local revenue (amounts rounded):

 

 

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

Proposed Minimum Annual Expenditure

$50,000,000

$50,000,000

$50,000,000

(Less: Base Appropriation Needed for Existing Obligations)

($35,040,000)

($31,990,000)

($27,430,000)

Increase to State Appropriation/Expenditures and Local Revenue

$14,960,000

$18,010,000

$22,570,000

 

It is assumed this bill will have no fiscal impact until after July 1, 2021.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

Links

HB594 at GenCourtMobile
HB594 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 4, 2021 House Hearing
Feb. 9, 2021 House Exec Session
Feb. 16, 2021 House Exec Session
Feb. 17, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB594 Revision: 32129 Date: Feb. 26, 2021, 10:02 a.m.
HB594 Revision: 31949 Date: Jan. 22, 2021, 10:16 a.m.

Docket


Feb. 24, 2021: Referred to Finance 02/24/2021


Feb. 24, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0400h: MA VV 02/24/2021


Feb. 24, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0400h: AA VV 02/24/2021


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0400h (Vote 20-0; RC) HC 12 P. 18


Feb. 17, 2021: Executive Session: 02/17/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92930919261


Feb. 16, 2021: Executive Session: 02/16/2021 09:00 am


Feb. 9, 2021: ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 02/09/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98073405784


Feb. 4, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/04/2021 10:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/93534264563 / 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 Education HJ 2 P. 55