Bill Text: NH SB81 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizing the department of health and human services to hire certain personnel and making an appropriation therefor.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-01 - Retained in Committee [SB81 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB81-Introduced.html

SB 81-FN-A - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0425

01/03

 

SENATE BILL 81-FN-A

 

AN ACT authorizing the department of health and human services to hire certain personnel and making an appropriation therefor.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Edgar, Rock. 21; Rep. Le, Rock. 31; Rep. Malloy, Rock. 23; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the commissioner of the department of health and human services to hire certain personnel.

 

This bill is a result of the commission on the seacoast cancer cluster investigation, established in RSA 126-A:74.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0425

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT authorizing the department of health and human services to hire certain personnel and making an appropriation therefor.

 

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

 

1  New Positions; Department of Health and Human Services.

I.  The commissioner of the department of health and human services is authorized to hire persons for the following positions:

(a)  A state public health toxicologist.

(b)  An environmental health coordinator.

(c)  An environmental health promotion advisor.

(d)  Five persons to staff a surveillance, investigation, and response unit.

(e)  A water quality analyst and a clinical analyst.

(f)  A state public health veterinarian.

(g)  An environmental health liason.

II.  The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for the amount necessary to pay for the positions authorized in paragraph I out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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

 

LBAO

19-0425

1/15/19

 

SB 81-FN-A- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT authorizing the department of health and human services to hire certain personnel and making an appropriation therefor.

 

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

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$1,302,000

$1,287,000

$1,349,000

$1,363,000

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$1,302,000

$1,287,000

$1,349,000

$1,363,000

Funding Source:

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

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services to hire 12 new positions including five persons to staff a surveillance, investigation, and response unit.  It also authorizes a general fund appropriation for the amount needed to fund the positions specified within the bill.

 

The bill does not establish salaries for the positions authorized, but the Department provided cost estimates based on hiring at labor grades noted next to each position title in the following table.  The Department states it would need to hire all individuals beginning at step 5.  Each position has cost estimates for 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) with the exception of the Program Planner III, which has cost estimates for 3 FTE of the same title and labor grade.  FY 2020 includes a one-time cost for equipment within each position in addition to other expenses.

 

Position Totals Including Salary, Benefits, and Other Expenses

Position Title

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

Toxicologist V – LG 32

$131,000

$130,000

$136,000

$137,000

Administrator I – LG 27

$111,000

$110,000

$115,000

$116,000

Health Promotion Advisor – LG 23

$98,000

$97,000

$102,000

$103,000

Program Planner III – LG 25 (3 FTE)

$312,000

$309,000

$324,000

$327,000

Senior Management Analyst – LG 26

$108,000

$106,000

$111,000

$113,000

Program Specialist IV – LG 25

$104,000

$103,000

$108,000

$109,000

Laboratory Scientist III – LG 20

$90,000

$89,000

$93,000

$94,000

Microbiologist III – LG 26

$108,000

$106,000

$111,000

$113,000

Administrator IV – LG 33

$136,000

$134,000

$141,000

$142,000

Program Planner III – LG 25

$104,000

$103,000

$108,000

$109,000

Total Costs

$1,302,000

$1,287,000

$1,349,000

$1,363,000

 

The Department states it is currently in the process of hiring a toxicologist which is funded with 100 percent federal funds, but it is unknown as to whether federal funds will be available in the future.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

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