HB 1216-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

22-2202

11/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1216-FN

 

AN ACT repealing the housing appeals board.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. B. Boyd, Hills. 21; Rep. Maggiore, Rock. 22

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill repeals the housing appeals board.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

22-2202

11/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT repealing the housing appeals board.

 

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

 

1  Repeal.  RSA 679, relative to the housing appeals board, is repealed.

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

 

LBA

22-2202

10/28/21

 

HB 1216-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT repealing the housing appeals board.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

FY 2025

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill repeals the Housing Appeals Board.  The Board is administratively attached to the Department of Administrative Services.

 

The Department of Administrative Services made the following assumptions concerning the fiscal impact of this bill:

  • With an effective date of 60 days after passage, there would be no fiscal impact in FY 2022.

 

  • In FY 2023, there would be savings of $134,204 which represents the budgeted operating costs that would not be incurred.  Salary and benefits costs of approximately $309,169  for three board would continue as the Board members would be paid through the end of their appointment terms.

 

  • Despite the repeal effective 60 days after passage, salary and benefits cost would continue for the remaining terms of the board members as follows; FY 2024: $142,746, FY 2025: $90,632 and FY 2026: $35,347.

 

  • Operating cost savings in FY 2024 and in future years are indeterminable, however the operating budget for the Housing Appeals Board is $417,577 in FY 2022 and $444,373 in FY 2023.

 

The Judicial Branch indicates this bill would result in an indeterminable increase in annual  expenditures to the superior court.  The Branch assumes the bill would result in roughly 22 cases per year filed in the Superior Court instead of the Housing Appeals Board based on the current number of cases pending provided by the Board.  In the past the Judicial Branch has used averaged caseload data based on time studies to estimate the fiscal impact of proposed legislation.  The per case data on costs currently available to the Judicial Branch are based on studies of judicial and clerical weighted caseload times for processing average routine criminal cases that are more than fifteen years old so the data does not have current validity.  A new case study is being conducted.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Administrative Services and Judicial Branch