HB445 (2023) Detail

Relative to the operational funds of OPLC.


HB 445-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2023 SESSION

23-0753

04/08

 

HOUSE BILL 445-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the operational funds of OPLC.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ulery, Hills. 13; Rep. Merchant, Sull. 6; Rep. Goley, Hills. 21; Rep. C. McGuire, Merr. 27; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. J. Murphy, Graf. 12; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Lang, Dist 2

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes the office of professional licensure and certification fund a nonlapsing fund, a portion of which shall be used for capital expenditures and to lower fees.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

23-0753

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three

 

AN ACT relative to the operational funds of OPLC.

 

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

 

1  Office of Professional Licensure and Certification Fund; Fees.  Amend RSA 310-A:1-e, I(b) to read as follows:

(b)  There is hereby established the office of professional licensure and certification fund into which the fees collected under subparagraph (a) shall be deposited.  [After paying] The fund shall be nonlapsing and continually appropriated to the office of professional licensure and certification.  Moneys in the fund shall be used to pay all costs and salaries associated with the office[, moneys in this fund shall lapse to the general fund at the close of each biennium], and any remaining funds shall be used for capital expenditures related to the operation of the office of professional licensure and certification and to reduce licensing and certification fees.  

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

 

LBA

23-0753

1/6/23

 

HB 445-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the operational funds of OPLC.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2023

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Office of Professional Licensure and Certification Fund

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill changes the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification fund from a lapsing fund, at the end of the biennium, to a nonlapsing fund with a portion of the non lapsed amount to be used for capital expenditures and to lower fees.

 

The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) states this bill will not necessarily change the funding and expenditures to the State, but rather shift where the money ends up at the end of the biennium.  Per this bill, the amount lapsed to the General Fund at the end of the biennium will decrease.  OPLC indicates by not lapsing funds their office will be able to lower licensing and certification fees.  OPLC state the effects from this bill may not occur for a few years and the amount is indeterminable.

 

Since FY 2019, the OPLC has lapsed $3.3 million to $4.1 million back to the General Fund at the end of each fiscal year.  Chapter 91, Laws of 2021, changed the laws to have the funds lapse at the end of the biennium starting with the FY 2022-2023 biennium.  Based on the historical trends, the OPLC would be expected to lapse between $6.5 million to $8 million back to the General Fund at the end of this biennium.  This bill would allow the OPLC to retain the funds, thus decreasing the amount to the General Fund.

 

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
March 20, 2023 2023-0834h

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 25, 2023 House Hearing
Jan. 25, 2023 House Exec Session
Jan. 25, 2023 House Floor Vote
March 7, 2023 House Hearing
March 8, 2023 House Exec Session
March 8, 2023 House Exec Session
March 15, 2023 House Exec Session
March 15, 2023 House Floor Vote
Sept. 19, 2023 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB445 Revision: 38313 Date: March 20, 2023, 4:02 p.m.
HB445 Revision: 37381 Date: Jan. 11, 2023, 10:15 a.m.

Docket


Oct. 27, 2023: Died on Table, Session ended 10/26/2023 HJ 18


Sept. 13, 2023: Executive Session: 09/19/2023 10:30 am LOB 202-204 HC 37


April 6, 2023: Lay HB445 on Table (Rep. C. McGuire): MA DV 378-6 04/06/2023 HJ 12 P. 242


April 5, 2023: Removed from Consent (Reps. Simon, Abare, Gerhard, Fitzpatrick, C. McGuire, F. Davis, Sirois, Grote, Schuett, Santonastaso) 04/05/2023


March 21, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2023-0834h 03/15/2023 (Vote 18-1; CC)


March 8, 2023: ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/15/2023 11:00 am LOB 202-204


March 1, 2023: Executive Session: 03/08/2023 01:15 pm LOB 202-204


Feb. 24, 2023: Executive Session: 03/08/2023 10:00 am LOB 202-204


Feb. 24, 2023: Public Hearing: 03/07/2023 10:00 am LOB 202-204


Feb. 2, 2023: Referred to Ways and Means 02/02/2023 HJ 4


Feb. 2, 2023: Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/02/2023 HJ 4


Jan. 26, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass 01/25/2023 (Vote 15-1; RC) HC 9 P. 7


Jan. 26, 2023: Executive Session: 01/25/2023 10:00 am LOB 306-308


Jan. 18, 2023: Public Hearing: 01/25/2023 10:00 am LOB 306-308


Jan. 11, 2023: Introduced (in recess of) 01/05/2023 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 16