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HB 2 - 2013-2015 Biennium Budget - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -
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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (193-166) - (Key vote)

Title: 2013-2015 Biennium Budget

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

Highlights:
  • Limits appropriations for chartered public schools in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 to the following amounts (Sec. 88):
    • $18.57 million for fiscal year 2014; and
    • $21.02 million for fiscal year 2015.
  • Establishes a committee to study the “realized and potential effects” of charter public school funding options and requires the committee to report its findings and recommendations by November 1, 2013 (Sec. 85).
  • Requires the Department of Education to perform an audit on a chartered public school at least once every 3 years (Sec. 87).
  • Prohibits a new chartered public school from being approved by the State Board of Education between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015 (Sec. 152).
  • Prohibits school building aid or alternative school building aid from being issued for a building project that is approved between June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2015 (Sec. 3).
  • Increases the tobacco tax rate as follows (Secs. 98 & 99):
    • From $1.68 to $1.98 for each cigarette package containing 20 cigarettes; and
    • From 48 to 56.6 cents for tobacco products other than cigarettes.
  • Increases the per-gallon tax on gasoline as follow (Sec. 162):
    • From 18 to 22 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2013;
    • From 22 to 26 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2014; and
    • From 26 to 30 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2015.
  • Increases the per-gallon tax on diesel as follows (Sec. 162):
    • From 18 to 20 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2013;
    • From 20 to 22 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2014;
    • From 22 to 24 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2015;
    • From 24 to 26 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2016;
    • From 26 to 28 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2017; and
    • From 28 to 30 cents per gallon beginning July 1, 2018.
  • Appropriates funds collected from the increase in motor fuel taxes to the New Hampshire state and municipal road and bridge account (Sec. 162).
  • Authorizes payments from the Uncompensated Care Fund to be made to a medical provider to support no more than 80 percent of the uncompensated care costs of hospitals in the state (Sec. 54).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: 2013-2015 Biennium Budget

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