HB 450 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

12Mar2015… 0335h

05/28/2015 1943s

2015 SESSION

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01/10

HOUSE BILL 450

AN ACT establishing a commission to study and make recommendations for a common definition of employee.

SPONSORS: Rep. Murphy, Hills 7; Rep. D. McGuire, Merr 21; Rep. Itse, Rock 10; Rep. C. McGuire, Merr 29; Rep. Simmons, Hills 17

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a commission to study and make recommendations for a common definition of employee.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12Mar2015… 0335h

05/28/2015 1943s

15-0257

01/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT establishing a commission to study and make recommendations for a common definition of employee.

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

1 New Section; Commission to Study a Common Definition of Employee. Amend RSA 273 by inserting after section 27 the following new section:

273:28 Commission to Study a Common Definition of Employee.

I. There is established a commission to study a common definition of employee and to make recommendations to the legislature.

II. The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b) One member of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c) The commissioner of the insurance department, or designee.

(d) The commissioner of the department of labor, or designee.

(e) The commissioner of the department of employment security, or designee.

(f) The commissioner of the department of revenue administration, or designee.

(g) A representative of the interests of labor, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(h) A representative of the Associated General Contractors, appointed by the president of that organization.

(i) A representative of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, appointed by the president of that organization.

(j) A representative of the New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents, appointed by the chairman of the board of that association.

III. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV. The commission shall study the common definitions of employee that other states have adopted and make recommendations for a common definition to the legislature.

V. The members of the study commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2015.

2 Repeal. RSA 273:28 relative to commission to study a common definition of employee is repealed.

3 Effective Date.

I. Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2015.

II. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

LBAO

15-0257

Amended 06/01/15

HB 450 FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT establishing a commission to study and make recommendations for a common definition of employee.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill, as amended by the Senate (Amendment #2015-1943s), will have no fiscal impact on state, county, and local expenditures or revenue.

METHODOLOGY:

The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill establishes a committee to study the definition of employee and to make recommendations to the legislature. This bill will have no fiscal impact on state, county, and local expenditures or revenue.