SB 401-FN - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

03/17/2022   1062s

03/31/2022   1269s

03/31/2022   1293s

4May2022... 1844h

4May2022... 1927h

05/26/2022   2086CofC

05/26/2022   2122EBA

 

2022 SESSION

22-2934

05/10

 

SENATE BILL 401-FN

 

AN ACT making appropriations to the department of transportation for local highway aid and to the body-worn and dashboard camera fund, and permitting the department of transportation to operate dash cameras in fleet vehicles.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Rep. Umberger, Carr. 2; Rep. Wallner, Merr. 10; Rep. Tucker, Coos 5

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Makes appropriations to the department of transportation for state bridge aid and municipal bridge aid.

 

II.  Makes an appropriation to the body-worn and dashboard camera fund.

 

III.  Permits the department of transportation to operate dash cameras in fleet vehicles.  

 

IV.  Authorizes the department of transportation to proceed with the Dixville-Colebrook road project if certain criteria are met and make an appropriation to the department of transportation for this purpose.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/17/2022   1062s

03/31/2022   1269s

03/31/2022   1293s

4May2022... 1844h

4May2022... 1927h

05/26/2022   2086CofC

05/26/2022   2122EBA 22-2934

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT making appropriations to the department of transportation for local highway aid and to the body-worn and dashboard camera fund, and permitting the department of transportation to operate dash cameras in fleet vehicles.

 

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

 

1  Department of Transportation; Municipal Bridges; Appropriation. There is hereby appropriated to the department of transportation the sum of $36,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, which shall be nonlapsing and expended for municipal bridges by municipalities with existing bridges.  One half of the funds ($18,000,000) shall be distributed to municipalities with municipally-owned bridges based on each municipality’s total bridge deck area per department inventory, as of January 1, 2022.  The other half of the funds ($18,000,000) shall be distributed to municipalities with municipally-owned bridges  based on each municipality’s share of total state population based on the office of planning and development’s population estimate with each municipal population in proportion to the total population of the state as of July 1, 2021.  The funds to be distributed under this section shall be in addition to all other state and federal aid specifically authorized by statute.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.  No funds appropriated under this section shall be used to supplant locally budgeted and approved funds for bridge maintenance or construction.  The funds appropriated in this section may be considered unanticipated money under RSA 31:95-b and may be accepted and expended pursuant to RSA 31:95-b, II through IV, whether or not a political subdivision has adopted the provisions of RSA 31:95-b.

2  Department of Transportation; "Apportionment A" Distributions; Appropriation.  There is hereby appropriated to the department of transportation the sum of $30,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, which shall be nonlapsing and expended as additional “Apportionment A” distributions under RSA 235:23, I.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.  No funds appropriated under this section shall be used to supplant locally budgeted and approved funds for road maintenance or construction.  The funds appropriated in this section may be considered unanticipated money under RSA 31:95-b and may be accepted and expended pursuant to RSA 31:95-b, II through IV, whether or not a political subdivision has adopted the provisions of RSA 31:95-b.

3  Body-Worn and Dashboard Camera Fund; Appropriation.  The sum of $1,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, is hereby appropriated to the body-worn and dashboard camera fund established in RSA 105-D:3.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.  The funds appropriated in this section may be considered unanticipated money though fiscal year 2023, under RSA 31:95-b, and may be accepted and expended pursuant to RSA 31:95-b, II through IV, whether or not a political subdivision has adopted the provisions of RSA 31:95-b.

4  New Subparagraph; Highway Surveillance Prohibited; Exception for Dash Cameras in Fleet Vehicles.  Amend RSA 236:130, III by inserting after subparagraph (g) the following new subparagraph:

(h)  Is undertaken for safety and security by the department of transportation to operate dash cameras in its fleet.  Except as otherwise provided, no video recording shall be stored longer than 3 business days.  Any video recordings requested by the department of transportation or another legal entity, and retrieved prior to expiration of the 3 business days, shall be copied and retained by the department of transportation's transportation management center.  The stored recording may only be used by the requesting party for a lawful purpose, including as evidence in a judicial or administrative proceeding.

5  Department of Transportation; Dixville-Colebrook Road Project.  The department of transportation is authorized to proceed with the road project named Dixville-Colebrook, project number 40518, subject to the following contingencies:

I.  The department of transportation shall not commence construction on project number 40518 until such time as all approvals necessary for the road project are received and financing is secured.

II.  Financing must be sufficient for the redevelopment of the resort facility and property formerly known as "the balsams grand resort hotel" and for the commencement of commercial operations at the former resort facility.

III.  Prior to construction of project number 40518, the towns and/or county shall execute an agreement with the department, agreeing to take ownership of the road with responsibility for continuing maintenance and repairs.

IV.  Construction costs and other project costs associated with project number 40518 shall not exceed $4,100,000.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for the necessary sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for construction costs and other project expenses.  The appropriation shall be non-lapsing.  Project costs shall not be charged to the highway fund.

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

 

LBA

22-2934

Amended 5/13/22

 

SB 401-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENTS #2022-1844h and #2022-1927h)

 

AN ACT making appropriations to the department of transportation for local highway aid and to the body-worn and dashboard camera fund, permitting the department of transportation to operate dash cameras in fleet vehicles, and relative to the duration of unemployment benefits.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

FY 2025

   Appropriation

$67,000,000

$4,100,000*

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [ X ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Various Government Funds

*$4,100,000 appropriation is contingent upon certain conditions. See section 5 in methodology below.

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill includes various separate provisions.  Each will be discussed in turn.

 

Sections 1 through 3, State Aid Related Appropriations

These sections make three general fund appropriations in FY 2022:

 

Section 4, Department of Transportation Fleet Dash Cameras

This section allows for the Department of Transportation to operate dash cameras in its fleet. The Department expects in FY 2023 it would expend $2,500 to equip five service patrol vehicles with a camera.  At this time, the Department has no strategy to outfit other vehicles in future years.

 

Section 5, Relative to the "Dixville-Colebrook" Road Project (40518)

This section provides funding to the Department of Transportation, after certain conditions and approvals have been met, for construction and project the Dixville-Colebrook road project #40518.  This bill provides up to $4,100,000 in general funds to cover construction and other project costs.  Since certain conditions must be met prior to the project commencement, it is indeterminable as to how much of, or in which fiscal years, this appropriation may be expended, however it is likely no funds would be expended until at least FY 2023.

 

Section 6, Relative to the Duration of Unemployment Benefits

The Department of Employment Security offers the following information concerning the fiscal impact of this section:

 

 

The Department has indicated the impact on state, county and local expenditures are “indeterminable”.  The proposed limit on the duration of State UC benefits and linkage to unemployment rates may result in increased costs to governmental entities through an increase in the need for welfare, SNAP benefits, and Medicaid.  It is unknown how this would affect the tax rates of governmental entities as employers and the reimbursement charges to the state, county, and local governments.

 

It is assumed that any fiscal impact would occur after FY 2022.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Transportation and Department of Employment Security