Bill Text: NH HB144 | 2017 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Making appropriations for the expenses of certain departments of the state for fiscal years ending June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 3-1)

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-29 - Signed by Governor Sununu 06/28/2017; Chapter 155; eff 07/01/17 [HB144 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2017-HB144-Introduced.html

HB 144 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0135

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 144

 

AN ACT relative to procedures for adoption of the budget for Rockingham County.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Major, Rock. 14; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Welch, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill changes the procedures for meetings, votes, transfers and reports related to the annual adoption of the county budget for Rockingham county to be the same as those used in Hillsborough county.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0135

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to procedures for adoption of the budget for Rockingham County.

 

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

 

1  Rockingham County; Budget.  Amend the section heading and introductory paragraph of RSA 24:13-c to read as follows:

24:13-c  Hillsborough County and Rockingham County.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary the following procedures shall apply in Hillsborough county and Rockingham county:

2  Rockingham County Removed.  Amend RSA 24:21-b to read as follows:

24:21-b  [Rockingham and] Strafford [Counties] County.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary regarding the date for submitting budget estimates, the following procedures shall apply in [Rockingham and] Strafford [counties] county:

I.[(a)]  The county commissioners shall, annually prior to January 15, deliver or mail to each member of the county convention who will be in office on the date that appropriations are voted, and to the chairperson of the board of selectmen in each town, and the mayor of each city within the county, and to the secretary of state, their itemized recommendations of the sums necessary to be raised for the county in the following fiscal year.  Such recommendations shall state in detail the objects for which the money is required, together with a statement of actual expenditures and income for at least 9 months of the preceding calendar year.  All moneys to be appropriated by the county must be stipulated in the budget on a "gross'' basis, showing revenues from all sources, including grants, gifts, bequests and bond issues, as offsetting revenues to appropriations affected.

[(b)  In Rockingham county only, the county commissioners shall, in addition to the information required in subparagraph (a), annually prior to January 15 deliver or mail to each member of the county convention who will be in office on the date that appropriations are voted, their estimate of capital expenditures which they are requesting to be expended in the following fiscal year, when the total project amount is in excess of $ 50,000.  The capital expenditure request shall list estimates of the costs of land, construction, furnishings, and equipment.  The request shall also include the square footage, estimates of annual operating and maintenance costs, program descriptions, the number of people involved, and the estimated amount of time needed to complete each project.]

II.  The county convention shall not vote any appropriations for the following budget period until 28 days after the mailing of the recommendations required in paragraph I.  Appropriations for the first year of each biennium may not be voted until after the first meeting of the county convention under RSA 24:9-a.

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

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