SB456 (2024) Detail

(New Title) relative to the state loan repayment program for qualified nursing professionals, and making an appropriation therefor.


SB 456-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/07/2024   0826s

2024 SESSION

24-3007

05/10

 

SENATE BILL 456-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the state loan repayment program for qualified nursing professionals, and making an appropriation therefor.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Lang, Dist 2; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Pearl, Dist 17; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Fenton, Dist 10; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. L. Walsh, Rock. 15

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services, state office of rural health, for the state loan repayment program to qualified nursing professionals, and directs the department of health and human services to provide a report to the legislature on a budget proposal for a student loan forgiveness program that would cover nurses who do not qualify for the state loan repayment program.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/07/2024   0826s 24-3007

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to the state loan repayment program for qualified nursing professionals, and making an appropriation therefor.

 

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

 

1  Appropriation.  For the biennium ending June 30, 2025, the sum of $300,000 is hereby appropriated to the department of health and human services, state office of rural health, established under RSA 126-A:5, XVIII, for deposit into the state loan repayment program, established pursuant to RSA 6:12, I(b)(330).  These dedicated, non-lapsing funds shall be limited to qualified nursing professionals licensed under RSA 326-B, the nurse practice act.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

2  Reporting.  The department of health and human services shall provide a report to the president of the senate the speaker of the house of representatives, the chairpersons of the senate and house committees with jurisdiction over health and human services, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library.  This report shall contain a budget proposal for a student loan forgiveness program that would cover nurses who do not qualify for the state loan repayment program, and shall be submitted on or before November 1, 2024.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBA

24-3007

Amended 4/9/24

 

SB 456-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2024-0826s)

 

AN ACT relative to the state loan repayment program for qualified nursing professionals, and making an appropriation therefor.

 

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

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Revenue Fund(s)

None

Expenditures

$300,000

$0

$0

$0Funding Source(s)

General Fund

Appropriations

$300,000

$0

$0

Funding Source(s)

General Fund

Does this bill provide sufficient funding to cover estimated expenditures? [X] Yes

Does this bill authorize new positions to implement this bill? [X] No

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill appropriates $300,000 for the FY 24/25 biennium to the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of extending the state loan repayment program (SLRP) to qualified nursing professionals.  In addition, the bill requires the Department to develop a budget proposal for a student loan forgiveness program that would cover nurses who do not qualify for the SLRP.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 21, 2024 2024-0826s

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2024 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 10, 2024 House Hearing
April 17, 2024 House Exec Session
April 17, 2024 House Exec Session
April 24, 2024 House Floor Vote
May 14, 2024 House Exec Session
May 15, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB456 Revision: 41140 Date: April 24, 2024, 12:49 p.m.
SB456 Revision: 40973 Date: Feb. 21, 2024, 4:12 p.m.
SB456 Revision: 40241 Date: Jan. 10, 2024, 9:16 a.m.
SB456 Revision: 45205 Date: Nov. 21, 2023, 1:12 p.m.

Docket


May 23, 2024: Reconsider ITL (Rep. Sweeney): MF DV 174-186 05/23/2024 HJ 14


May 23, 2024: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 05/23/2024 HJ 14


May 23, 2024: Ought to Pass: MF DV 178-182 05/23/2024 HJ 14


May 15, 2024: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


May 15, 2024: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass 05/15/2024 (Vote 15-10; RC) HC 20 P. 21


May 8, 2024: Executive Session: 05/14/2024 01:00 pm LOB 210-211


May 2, 2024: Division III Work Session: 05/10/2024 10:00 am LOB 210-211


May 2, 2024: Division III Work Session: 05/07/2024 10:00 am LOB 210-211


May 2, 2024: Referred to Finance 05/02/2024 HJ 12 P. 58


May 2, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA DV 187-177 05/02/2024 HJ 12 P. 57


April 25, 2024: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate


April 25, 2024: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass 04/24/2024 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 17 P. 22


April 12, 2024: Executive Session: 04/17/2024 03:00 pm LOB 206-208


April 10, 2024: Executive Session: 04/17/2024 02:30 pm LOB 206-208


April 5, 2024: Public Hearing: 04/10/2024 01:00 pm LOB 203


April 2, 2024: Introduced (in recess of) 03/28/2024 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 10 P. 227


March 21, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/21/2024; SJ 7


March 13, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/21/2024, Vote 6-1; SC 11


March 7, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0826s, MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 03/07/2024; SJ 6


March 7, 2024: Committee Amendment # 2024-0826s, AA, VV; 03/07/2024; SJ 6


Feb. 21, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0826s, 03/07/2024; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9


Jan. 4, 2024: Hearing: 01/10/2024, Room 101, LOB, 01:30 pm; SC 2


Dec. 12, 2023: To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1