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Amdt 1078 - Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Reductions - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Tabled (House) (212-151) - (Key vote)

Title: Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Reductions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to table an amendment to HB 1664 that establishes reductions in the 2010-2011 budget bill.

Highlights:
-Reduces the amount appropriated to Medical Payments to providers from $45.3 million to $44.3 million (Sec. 1). -Reduces the estimated source of funds for retirees health insurance in the general fund from $42.4 million to $41.4 million (Sec. 1). -Reduces the state contributions to the NH Retirement System from $46.84 million to $37.47 million (Sec. 5). -Reduces the amount appropriated for the Division for Children, Youth and Families for non-federal grants from $2.34 million to $1.56 million (Sec. 7). -Reduces the amount appropriated for external home placements of the Department of Health and Human Services from $28.68 million to $24.7 million (Sec. 9). -Reduces the amount appropriated for the Developmental Services waitlist from $20 million to $14 million (Sec. 12). -Reduces the amount appropriated for the Acquired Brain Disorder Service waitlist from $2.6 million to $1.2 million (Sec. 13). -Repeals the $2.8 million appropriated for catastrophic aid, and reduces the amount appropriated for medical payments to providers by $5 million for provider payments under the Health and Human Services Department (Sec. 14). -Reduces the amount of state aid appropriated towards local education improvement from $41.65 million to $40.4 million (Sec. 16). -Specifies the percentage of the earnable compensation members must contribute to the NH Retirement System as follows (Sec. 18 & 19):
    -For FY 2011: employees and teachers contribute 7 percent and permanent policemen and firemen contribute 11 percent; and -For FY 2012: employees and teachers contribute 5 percent and permanent policemen and firemen contribute 9.3 percent.
-Specifies that for the fiscal year 2011, any employer, other than the state, shall pay 80 percent of retirement fund contributions and that 20 percent will be paid by the state (Sec. 20). -Specifies that not less than 3 percent instead of 4.5 percent of the annual amount appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services for placement costs must be distributed towards encouraging cities, towns and counties to develop and maintain prevention programs, court diversion programs and alternative dispositions for juveniles other than placements outside of the home (Sec. 23). -Requires the Department of Environmental Services to reduce state general fund appropriations by $2 million without reducing state aid programs (Sec. 25). -Requires the Department of Justice to reduce state general fund appropriations by $600,000 (Sec. 26). -Requires the Department of Corrections to reduce state general fund appropriations by $1.9 million (Sec. 27). -Requires the Department of Information Technology, in consultation with the Department of Administrative Services, to reduce class lines of the department by an amount that will result in additional general fund reductions of $5.6 million (Sec. 28). -Requires the judicial branch to reduce state general fund appropriations by $4.8 million (Sec. 29).
Note:

NOTE: A LEGISLATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Reductions

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