HB 594-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 594-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Cahill, Rock. 17
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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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:
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.
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.
HB 594-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
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):
Proposed Minimum Annual Expenditure
(Less: Base Appropriation Needed for Existing Obligations)
Increase to State Appropriation/Expenditures and Local Revenue
It is assumed this bill will have no fiscal impact until after July 1, 2021.
Department of Education
|Feb. 4, 2021||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 9, 2021||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 16, 2021||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 17, 2021||House||Exec Session|
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