CHAPTER 11

HB 268 – FINAL VERSION

06Jan2010… 2009-2529h

2010 SESSION

09-0097

06/10

HOUSE BILL 268

AN ACT relative to transfers from the judicial branch to the executive or legislative branches of state government.

SPONSORS: Rep. Shurtleff, Merr 10; Rep. Bettencourt, Rock 4

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill permits employees of the judicial branch who transfer to state service in the executive branch or the legislative branch of state government to transfer certain benefits to the receiving branch.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

06Jan2010… 2009-2529h

09-0097

06/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT relative to transfers from the judicial branch to the executive or legislative branches of state government.

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

11:1 Benefits of Nonjudicial Employees. Amend RSA 490:28 to read as follows:

490:28 Benefits of Nonjudicial Employees.

I. Except as provided in a collective bargaining agreement under RSA 273-A, full-time nonjudicial employees of the judicial branch shall, effective January 1, 1984, receive all fringe benefits and salary increases as provided for classified state employees including membership in the state retirement system, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance coverage, and annual and sick leave benefits. Annual and sick leave benefits accumulated by said employees, as a result of service prior to January 1, 1984, shall be transferable under such guidelines as may be established by the supreme court unless covered in a collective bargaining agreement under RSA 273-A.

II. Any full-time judicial branch employee who transfers from the judicial branch to state service in the executive branch or the legislative branch, without a break in service, may transfer all earned annual leave, sick leave, longevity pay, and bonus time already accumulated in the judicial branch, to the receiving branch of state government. The maximum amount of accumulated annual and sick leave that may be transferred shall be limited to the amount of annual and sick leave that employees of the receiving branch may accumulate. No leave granted at the outset of service, or without a relationship to the length of employment shall be included in earned leave.

11:2 New Section; Applicability. Amend RSA 490 by inserting after section 28 the following new section:

490:28-a Applicability. The provisions of RSA 490:28 shall apply to all individuals who are state employees as of the effective date of this section, who previously transferred from the judicial branch to the executive branch.

11:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: May 7, 2010

Effective Date: July 6, 2010