2019 Legislation

HOUSE BILLS

HB110-FN-A: relative to the cost of fiscal analysis of legislation relating to the retirement system.

Sponsors: (Prime) Katherine Rogers

Coalition Position: SUPPORT 

Coalition Letter of Support

Status: Passed House ED&A Committee; Passed House; Passed House Finance Committee

Next Step: Full House floor vote – March 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.  

HB116-FN: relative to the job classification of positions in the retirement system.

Sponsors: (Prime) Carol McGuire , Peter Schmidt, Dianne Schuett, Steven Beaudoin

Coalition Position: MONITOR

Status:  Passed House ED&A Committee; Passed House; Passed House Finance Div I Committee

HB418-FN: relative to the limitations on part-time employment under the New Hampshire retirement system.

Sponsors: (Prime) David Danielson

Coalition Position: MONITOR

new amendment to HB418

Status: Passed House ED&A Committee 19-0; Passed House on consent calendar

HB468-FN: relative to the inclusion of attendance stipends as earnable compensation in the retirement system.

Sponsors: (Prime) Peter Schmidt

Coalition Position: MONITOR

Status: Passed House ED&A Committee with amendment

  • *The bill with amendment revises the definition of earnable compensation for the New Hampshire retirement system to include annual cash payments in the form of an attendance stipend or bonus paid pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, personnel policy, or other agreement applicable to substantially all employees, the amount of which is determined by reference to the amount of sick days an employee used in the calendar or fiscal year  

HB497-FN-LOCAL: relative to payment by the state of a portion of retirement system contributions of political subdivision employers. 

Sponsors: (Prime) Robert Renny Cushing

Coalition Position: MONITOR

Rep. McGuire’s Amendment that failed 8-11

Status: Passed House ED&A Committee; Passed NH House

Status Update:

  • Retained by full Finance committee

 HB616-FN: relative to a cost of living adjustment for retirees in the state retirement system

Sponsors: (Prime) Dianne Schuett , Howard Moffett, Phyllis Katsakiores, Mark Pearson, Sallie Fellows, Arthur Ellison

Coalition Position: SUPPORT

Status: Passed House ED&A Committee 17-2; Passed House 250-91

Next Step: House Division I finance Committee Work Session – March 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

HB629-FN-LOCAL establishing a state defined contribution retirement plan for state and political subdivision members of the retirement system.

Sponsors: (Prime) Carol McGuire

Coalition Position: DEFEAT 

Status: Defeated by NH House

HB675-FN: relative to the purchase of service credit in the state retirement system.

Sponsors: (Prime) Kristina Schultz , Sharon Carson, John Sytek

Status: Passed House ED&A Committee 18-0; Passed House on consent calendar

HB720-FN: relative to part time employment of retired community college system faculty.

Sponsors: (Prime) Mel Myler , Christy Bartlett, David Luneau, Arthur Ellison

Coalition Position: MONITOR

Status: Defeated by NH House

SENATE BILLS

SB28: relative to an active employee member of the retirement system independent investment committee.

Sponsors: (Prime) Kevin Cavanaugh

Coalition Position: SUPPORT 

Status: Passed Senate ED&A Committee; Passed Senate on consent calendar

Amendment to SB28