Bill Text: NH HB1 | 2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-04-22 - Remote Hearing: 05/04/2021, 06:00 pm; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; Senate Calendar 21 [HB1 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2021-HB1-Amended.html

HB 1-A - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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HOUSE BILL 1-A

 

AN ACT making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37; Rep. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. Umberger, Carr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

 

AN ACT making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

 

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, 2023.

G.  The funds in this appropriation shall not be transferred or expended for any other purpose and shall not lapse until June 30, 2023.

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, 2023, 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 the New Hampshire college and university 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, 2023, 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, 2023, 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, 2023.

5  Department of Corrections; Appropriation.  The appropriation in class 018-overtime and class 024-maintenance, other than building and grounds, shall not lapse until June 30, 2023. The appropriations in classes 047 and 048 for the maintenance of buildings and grounds shall not be transferred or expended for any other purpose and shall not lapse in the first year of the operating budget, except that appropriations for maintenance of buildings and grounds may be transferred as follows: (1) appropriations in class 047-own forces maintenance-buildings and grounds may be transferred to class 048-contractual maintenance-buildings and grounds appropriations; (2) appropriations in class 048-contractual maintenance-buildings and grounds may be transferred to class 047-own forces maintenance-buildings and grounds appropriations.

6  Liquor Commission; Proceeds From Sale of Land. All proceeds from the sale of any land owned by the liquor commission for the purpose of constructing, operating, and maintaining a turnpike service plaza for motorists at the existing northbound and southbound state liquor and wine outlets in the town of Hampton on Interstate route 95 shall be deposited into the liquor commission fund pursuant to RSA 176:16 and shall be used exclusively to retire existing debt.

7  Positions Abolished.

I.  The following positions are hereby abolished effective at the close of business on June 30, 2021:

Department of Health and Human Services

05-095-095-950010-5676 12702

Department of Energy

02-052-052-520010-1888 14339, 10015

II.  The following position is hereby abolished effective at the close of business on June 30, 2022:

Department of Energy

02-52-052-521010-1891 9U505

III. The following positions are hereby abolished effective at the close of business on June 30, 2023:

Department of Energy

02-52-052-521010-1891 9U141, 9U573

IV.  The following positions are hereby abolished effective at the close of business on December 31, 2021:

Liquor Commission

02-077-077-770512-7878 14227, 14239, 14246, 14248, 14267, 14275, 14296, 14297, 14299,

14308, 14318, 14320, 14321, 14327, 14329, 17085, 18573, 18940,

43302, and 44227

8  Department of Health and Human Services; Division of Child Support Services; Payments to the Administrative Office of the Courts.  The appropriation in account 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 division of child support services and the administrative office of the courts.  The division 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 division of child support services in accordance with the cooperative agreement.

9  Department of Information Technology; Authority Granted.  The sum of $306,722 for fiscal year 2022 and the sum of $398,739 for fiscal year 2023 under account 01-03-03-0300-7703, class 049 shall be allocated by the department of information technology to state agencies of the executive branch, judicial branch, and legislative branch proportionally based on their authorized position count.  In the event the allocation results in increased state general fund expenditures, the department of information technology, in consultation with the department of administrative services, shall reduce class 27 transfers to fully offset any such increase.  

10  Department of Information Technology; Appropriation.

I.  The sum of $601,454 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, and the sum of $626,734 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, are hereby appropriated to the department of information technology to fund shared service positions.  The source of funds for the appropriations shall be as follows:   

FY 2022 FY 2023

Federal Funds $136,022 $142,355

Other $110,060 $113,299

General Fund $233,238 $241,989

Liquor Commission $29,426 $29,885

Highway Fund $78,858 $86,342

Turnpike Fund $4,065 $2,855

Sweepstakes Fund-Lottery $4,313 $4,293

Fish and Game Fund $5,473 $5,716

TOTAL $601,454 $626,734

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 said sum of general fund expenditures out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

11  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 personnel-related class lines by $22,600,000 in general funds for the biennium ending June 30, 2023, equating to approximately 226 full-time positions over the 2 years.  At no time during the biennium shall the department exceed 3000 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 September 30, 2021 for reductions made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, and by September 30, 2022 for reductions made in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.  

12  Department of Health and Human Services; Budget Reduction.  In addition to any other required reductions, the department of health and human services is hereby directed to reduce state general fund appropriations by $30,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022 and by $20,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.  No reductions shall be made to appropriations in the following areas: developmental services, including acquired brain disorder services and children’s in-home support services; the children’s health insurance program; or county programs, including the state share of funding for nursing facilities and other long-term care services.

13  Estimates of Unrestricted Revenue.

GENERAL FUND FY 2022 FY 2023

BUSINESS PROFITS TAX $466,900,000 $479,200,000

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE TAX 46,100,000 47,300,000

SUBTOTAL BUSINESS TAXES $513,000,000 $526,500,000

MEALS AND ROOMS TAX 330,800,000 349,200,000

TOBACCO TAX 137,100,000 134,700,000

TRANSFER FROM LIQUOR 138,000,000 138,000,000

INTEREST AND DIVIDENDS TAX 136,500,000 138,000,000

INSURANCE 128,000,000 134,000,000

COMMUNICATIONS TAX 38,800,000 38,800,000

REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAX 121,900,000 114,600,000

COURT FINES & FEES 12,600,000 12,700,000

SECURITIES REVENUE 42,000,000 42,500,000

BEER TAX 13,200,000 13,200,000

OTHER REVENUES 68,100,000 70,100,000

MEDICAID RECOVERIES 2,700,000 2,500,000

TOTAL GENERAL FUND $1,682,700,000 $1,714,800,000

 

EDUCATION FUND FY 2022 FY 2023

BUSINESS PROFITS TAX $109,500,000 $112,400,000

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE TAX 225,200,000 231,100,000

SUBTOTAL BUSINESS TAXES $334,700,000 $343,500,000

MEALS AND ROOMS TAX 10,200,000 10,800,000

TOBACCO TAX 107,700,000 105,800,000

REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAX 60,100,000 56,400,000

TRANSFER FROM LOTTERY 125,000,000 127,500,000

TOBACCO SETTLEMENT 38,200,000 36,300,000

UTILITY PROPERTY TAX 42,300,000 42,300,000

STATEWIDE PROPERTY TAX 363,100,000 363,100,000

TOTAL EDUCATION FUND $1,081,300,000 $1,085,700,000

 

HIGHWAY FUND FY 2022 FY 2023

GASOLINE ROAD TOLL $120,300,000 $121,500,000

MOTOR VEHICLE FEES 128,500,000 129,500,000

MISCELLANEOUS 200,000 200,000

TOTAL HIGHWAY FUND $249,000,000 $251,200,000

 

FISH AND GAME FUND FY 2022 FY 2023

FISH AND GAME LICENSES $9,800,000 $9,800,000

FINES AND MISCELLANEOUS 3,500,000 3,500,000

TOTAL FISH AND GAME FUND $13,300,000 $13,300,000

14  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.

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