Bill Text: NH HB1743 | 2018 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relative to funding for the Sununu youth services center, relative to positions at the department of health and human services, and establishing a committee to study alternatives to the continued use of the Sununu youth services center.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-07-10 - Signed by Governor Sununu 07/02/2018; Chapter 355; I. Sec 2 shall not take eff;II. Rem eff 07/02/2018 [HB1743 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2018-HB1743-Introduced.html

HB 1743-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2005

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1743-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the alcohol abuse prevention and treatment fund and funding for the Sununu Youth Services Center.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Nordgren, Graf. 12; Rep. Rosenwald, Hills. 30; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 10; Rep. Ames, Ches. 9; Rep. Martin, Hills. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases the percentage of money distributed to the alcohol abuse prevention and treatment fund.

 

This bill also repeals the ability of the commissioner to get fiscal committee approval to use certain funds to pay for the operational costs of the Sununu Youth Services Center.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2005

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the alcohol abuse prevention and treatment fund and funding for the Sununu Youth Services Center.

 

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

 

1  Liquor Commission; Funds.  Amend RSA 176:16, III to read as follows:

III.  [3.4] 5 percent of the previous fiscal year gross profits derived by the commission from the sale of liquor shall be deposited into the alcohol abuse prevention and treatment fund established by RSA 176-A:1.  For the purpose of this section, gross profit shall be defined as total operating revenue minus the cost of sales and services as presented in the state of New Hampshire comprehensive annual financial report, statement of revenues, expenses, and changes in net position for proprietary funds.

2  Repeal.  2017, 156:168, II, relative to emergency funding for the operational costs of the Sununu Youth Services Center, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section 1 of this act shall take effect July 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

18-2005

11/16/17

 

HB 1743-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the alcohol abuse prevention and treatment fund and funding for the Sununu Youth Services Center.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill increases from 3.4 percent to 5 percent the share of the prior year's gross liquor profits deposited into the Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund ("Alcohol Fund").  Since unallocated gross liquor profits are deposited into the state general fund, any increase in liquor profits deposited in the Alcohol Fund will ultimately decrease state general fund revenue.  The state operating budget assumes that 3.4 percent of prior year's liquor revenue will equal $7.28 million in FY 2019.  Assuming this estimate is accurate, increasing the percentage to 5 percent will reduce state general fund revenue by approximately $3.4 million in FY 2019.  These funds will instead be available for use by the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery ("Governor's Commission).  The impact on expenditures is indeterminable, as the bill does not itself require the Governor's Commission to expend the increased funds available to it.  The fiscal impact in FY 2020 and beyond is indeterminable.       

 

In addition to the above, the bill repeals Chapter 156:168, II Laws of 2017, which authorizes the governor to, in the event of an emergency and with prior approval of the Fiscal Committee, utilize funds appropriated to the Governor's Commission to fund operational costs of the Sununu Youth Services Center.  The Department of Health and Human Services assumes that repeal of this section would neither increase nor decrease state revenue or expenditures.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services and Liquor Commission

 

 

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