Revision: June 8, 2023, 2:28 p.m.
HB 1-A - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES
HOUSE BILL 1-A
SPONSORS: Rep. Weyler, Rock. 14; Rep. Leishman, Hills. 33; Rep. Emerick, Rock. 29; Rep. Edwards, Rock. 31
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Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
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06/07/2023 2054s 23-1063
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1.08 Budget Footnotes; General. For any state department, as defined in RSA 9:1, the following general budget footnotes that contain class codes shall apply to all specified class codes in section 1.01 through 1.07 unless specifically exempted.
A. Not Used
B. Not Used
C. Revenue in excess of the estimate may be expended with prior approval of the fiscal committee and the approval of the governor and council.
D. The funds in this appropriation shall not be transferred or expended for any other purpose.
E. The appropriation budgeted in class 040-indirect costs are for general overhead state charges and such sums shall be transferred by the agency to the general fund of the state consistent with federal requirements.
F. This appropriation shall not lapse until June 30, 2025.
G. The funds in this appropriation shall not be transferred or expended for any other purpose and shall not lapse until June 30, 2025.
H. Not used.
I. In the event that estimated revenue in revenue class 001-transfers for other agencies, 002-transfers from department of transportation, 003-revolving funds, 004-agency income, 005-private local funds, 006-agency income, 007-agency income, 008-agency income, 009-agency income is less than budgeted, the total appropriation shall be reduced by the amount of the shortfall in either actual or projected budgeted revenue. The agency head shall notify the bureau of accounting services forthwith, in writing, as to precisely which line item appropriation and in what specific amounts reductions are to be made in order to fully compensate for the total revenue deficits. For the biennium ending June 30, 2025, account number 02-46-46-4620-5731 within the department of corrections shall be exempt from these provisions. The provisions of this footnote do not apply to federal funds covered by RSA 124:14.
J. This appropriation, to be administered by the commissioner, is for the necessary equipment needs of the department and shall be expended at the commissioner's discretion.
2 General Fund and Total Appropriation Limits. The amounts included in section 1 for all university system accounts and community college system accounts, under estimated source of funds from general funds, shall be the total appropriation from general funds for such accounting units that may be expended for the purpose of section 1 of this act. Any funds received by said systems from other than general funds are hereby appropriated for the use of the systems and may be expended by said systems whether or not this will result in an appropriation and expenditure by the system in excess of the total appropriation therefor.
3 Assignment of Office Space. If, during the biennium ending June 30, 2025, because of program reductions, consolidations, or any other reason, office space becomes available in the health and human services complex, the Hayes building, or any other state building, except office space under the control of the legislature pursuant to RSA 14:14-b, the commissioner of administrative services shall, with the prior approval of the fiscal committee of the general court, and with the approval of the governor and council, require that any agency renting private space be required to occupy such available space in said building or buildings forthwith. Such funds as have been allocated or committed by any agency affected by this section for outside rental shall be transferred by the director of the division of accounting services to the bureau of general services, activity number 01-14-14-141510 for maintenance of applicable state buildings.
4 Lottery Commission; Authority Granted. For the biennium ending June 30, 2025, in order to provide sufficient funding to the lottery commission to carryout lottery games that will provide funds for the distribution in accordance with RSA 284:21-j, the commission shall apply to the fiscal committee of the general court for approval of any new games, the expansion of any existing lottery games, or for the purchase of any tickets for new or continuing games. Additionally, no expenditures for consultants shall be made without prior approval by the fiscal committee. If approved, the commission may then apply to the governor and council to transfer funds from the sweepstakes revenue special account. The total of such transfers shall not exceed $6,000,000 for the biennium ending June 30, 2025.
I. The following positions are hereby abolished effective at the close of business on June 30, 2023:
Department of Military Affairs and Veteran Services
02-012-012-120010-2256 19370 19371 19372 19373 19374
19375 19376 19377 19378 19379
19380 19381 19382 19383 19384
19385 19386 19389 19390 19391
19392 19395 19398 19399 19401
19404 19406 19408 19409 43694
43695 43696 43697 43698 43699
Department of Energy
02-052-052-521010-1891 18230 40001
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
03-035-035-350010-3400 11411 16750
Department of Transportation
04-096-096-961017-7026 18399 19296 19685 21030 21067
Department of Health and Human Services
05-095-042-421510-6643 11604 11608 11618 11620 11627
11629 11631 11637 11640 11650
11652 11654 11676 11679 11693 11702 11703 11705 11712 11714 11717 11730 11731 11736 11740 16081 16579 16640 16642 16652 16957 16958 16960 18635 19181 19458 19461 19462 30207 30208 30209 40127 40129 40131 40132 40134 40786 40890 41202 42629
05-095-095-952010-5146 19610 43479
Department of Revenue Administration
01-84-84-840510-1080 18946 14473 18958
6 Department of Health and Human Services; Bureau of Child Support Services; Payments to the Administrative Office of the Courts. The appropriation in account number 05-95-42-427010-7934, class 085, includes funds for payment to the administrative office of the courts in accordance with the cooperative agreement between the bureau of child support services and the administrative office of the courts. The bureau of child support services and the administrative office of the courts shall, prior to payment of such funds, enter into a cooperative agreement specifying in detail the services to be performed by the administrative office of the courts and the estimated costs of such services. Any change or modification in the services to be performed shall likewise be agreed to in writing and specify the change and the adjustment to the costs. Funds appropriated for these purposes shall be paid only after demonstration by the administrative office of the courts that it consistently transmits court orders to the bureau of child support services in accordance with the cooperative agreement
7 Department of Health and Human Services; Staffing; Budget Reduction. In addition to any other required reductions, the department of health and human services is hereby directed to reduce general fund appropriations by $23,400,000 for the biennium ending June 30, 2025. At no time during the biennium shall the department exceed 3,000 filled, full-time, authorized positions. The department shall provide to the department of administrative services the accounting units and class lines to be reduced, and shall report on said reductions to the fiscal committee of the general court by May 30, 2024, for reductions made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, and by May 30, 2025, for reductions made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2025.
I. The sum of $248,725 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, and the sum of $263,029 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2025, are hereby appropriated to the department of information technology to fund the positions of chief privacy officer and administrator II, which shall be shared service positions. The source of funds for the appropriations shall be as follows:
FY 2024 FY 2025
Federal Funds $54,794 $58,024
General Funds $94,391 $99,820
Liquor Fund $5,696 $6,023
Highway Fund $32,583 $34,299
Turnpike Fund $796 $815
Lottery Fund $2,139 $2,262
Fish and Game Fund $5,124 $5,418
Other Funds $53,202 $56,367
Total $248,725 $263,029
II. The department of information technology, in consultation with the department of administrative services, shall increase the appropriations to the class 027 expenditure class lines of each state department or agency by their respective portion of these department of information technology shared costs. The governor is hereby authorized to draw a warrant for the general fund amounts out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
GENERAL FUND FY 2024 FY 2025
BUSINESS PROFITS TAX $700,600,000 $705,600,000
BUSINESS ENTERPRISE TAX 34,000,000 34,300,000
SUBTOTAL BUSINESS TAXES $734,600,000 $739,900,000
MEALS AND ROOMS TAX 311,000,000 315,300,000
TOBACCO TAX 133,300,000 132,000,000
TRANSFER FROM LIQUOR 135,900,000 135,600,000
INTEREST AND DIVIDENDS TAX 122,800,000 99,400,000
INSURANCE 140,000,000 143,000,000
COMMUNICATIONS TAX 30,000,000 30,000,000
REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAX 140,700,000 140,700,000
COURT FINES & FEES 13,400,000 13,300,000
SECURITIES REVENUE 45,800,000 46,600,000
BEER TAX 13,200,000 13,200,000
OTHER REVENUES 98,900,000 94,500,000
MEDICAID RECOVERIES 3,000,000 3,000,000
TOTAL GENERAL FUND $1,922,600,000 $1,906,500,000
EDUCATION FUND FY 2024 FY 2025
BUSINESS PROFITS TAX $172,300,000 $173,600,000
BUSINESS ENTERPRISE TAX 340,100,000 342,500,000
SUBTOTAL BUSINESS TAXES $512,400,000 $516,100,000
MEALS AND ROOMS TAX 9,600,000 9,700,000
TOBACCO TAX 81,100,000 80,300,000
REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAX 69,300,000 69,300,000
TRANSFER FROM LOTTERY 160,000,000 164,000,000
TOBACCO SETTLEMENT 40,000,000 38,500,000
UTILITY PROPERTY TAX 42,000,000 43,000,000
STATEWIDE PROPERTY TAX 363,100,000 363,100,000
TOTAL EDUCATION FUND $1,277,500,000 $1,284,000,000
HIGHWAY FUND FY 2024 FY 2025
GASOLINE ROAD TOLL $125,000,000 $125,600,000
MOTOR VEHICLE FEES 134,800,000 134,700,000
MISCELLANEOUS 200,000 200,000
TOTAL HIGHWAY FUND $260,000,000 $260,500,000
FISH AND GAME FUND FY 2024 FY 2025
FISH AND GAME LICENSES $9,800,000 $9,800,000
FINES AND MISCELLANEOUS 4,000,000 3,900,000
TOTAL FISH AND GAME FUND $13,800,000 $13,700,000