GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                    State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
                                                                                                                                                                                                    August 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. 

  

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

#1            MOP 150, I, B (1): Expenditure Approvals 

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize to enter Mary Verville into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Southern NH University, to participate in two courses 1) Business Environment, Innovations and Entrepreneurship, during the period of September 28, 2015 through December 6, 2015; and 2) Accounting and Financial Analysis, during the period of December 28, 2015 through February 28, 2016, and to pay said costs not to exceed $3,762.  Agency Income.   

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
               #B.          Authorize to enter Danielle Kronk Barrick into an Educational Tuition Agreement with The University of NH, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, to participate in the course called New Product Development, during the period of September 30, 2015 to December 9, 2015, and to pay said costs not to exceed $2,577.50.  Administrative Assessments Funds.   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
                #C.          Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $90,407 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $90,407.13 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
                #D.          Authorize the Office of Workforce Opportunity to renew a membership for the National Association of State Liaisons for Workforce Development Partnerships, within the National Governors Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $14,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
                #E.          Authorize to pay the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Washington, DC, $12,687.50, 50% of the annual assessment.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Fish and Game Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #F.          Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to pay annual membership dues for two years to the International Registration Plan Inc., Lake Ridge, VA, for an amount not to exceed $26,400.  Effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income (cost of collections).   

 

#2            MOP 150, I, B (2): Approval of Acceptances 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #A.         Authorize the Division of Fire Safety to accept the donation of a scholarship from the State Farm Arson Dog Program with an estimated value of $25,000 to attend the Fall 2015 class in Alfred, ME, for the acquisition and training of an accelerant detection canine.   

 

#3            MOP 150, I, B (4): Nominations, Confirmations and Appointments 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 
                #A.         Authorize the confirmation of Captain Joshua Paul Roberts, Tilton, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. 

                                                 DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 
                #B.          Authorize the confirmation of Captain David Duncan Devoy III, Dover, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 
                #C.          Authorize the confirmation of Major Christine A. Tebbetts, Gilford, NH, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #D.          Authorize to appoint Danielle E. Horgan as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $61,000.  Effective August 21, 2015 through August 15, 2018. 

 

#4            MOP 150, I, B (5): Other Items 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Division for Children, Youth & Families 
                #A.         Authorize to amend an agreement with JSI d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-24-15, item #38), for the provision of juvenile justice systems improvements, by extending the completion date from February 29, 2016 to June 30, 2016.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #B.          Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to incorporate an addendum into the memorandum of agreement with the US Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Washington, DC, (originally approved by G&C on 4-3-13, item #74), for the purpose of establishing terms and conditions for the Department’s single sign-on access to the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  No Additional Funding.  100% Agency Income (cost of collections).   

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                 BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#5            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing and refinancing of industrial water facilities by the Business Finance Authority for Pennichuck Water Works, Inc. at various locations within the State of New Hampshire.  Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Office of the Commissioner 
#6            Authorize to transfer General funds in the amount of $67,977,420, increase related Federal revenues in the amount of $124,150 and increase related Other revenues in the amount of $34,328.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy 
#7            Authorize the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services to accept and expend Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the amount of $2,500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#8            Authorize the Bureau of Behavioral Health to make a retroactive unencumbered payment in the amount of $744 to Attorney Earl S. Carrell, Manchester, NH, for legal services provided in excess of his contract with the Bureau during SFY 2015 using SFY16 funds.   

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management 
#9            Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source amendment to an existing lease with the City of Rochester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #317A), for continued occupation by the Rochester District Office by increasing the price in the amount of $137,625 to $2,847,812.50 from $2,710,187.50, and by extending the term from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds.   

#10          NOT USED   

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
#11          Authorize to retroactively amend item #23, originally approved by G&C on January 29, 2014, by reallocating grant funds and extending the end date, with no increase in funding, of the grant received from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop a sustainable system of care infrastructure for children and youth with serious emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges, and their families.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#12          Authorize to accept private funds in the amount of $15,005 for the Spark NH, Early Childhood Advisory Council from the Endowment for Health to funds Spark NH Community of Practice.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2016.  100% Other (Private Grant) Funds.   

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 
#13          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide a permanent housing program to facilitate the movement for four homeless families in which one adult or child has a disability, to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency through the Federal Continuum of Care program, in an amount not to exceed $66,421.  Effective November 1, 2015, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through October 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#14          Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with Center for Life Management, Derry, NH, to provide a permanent housing program to facilitate the movement of up to 37 homeless individuals and families to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency through the Federal Continuum of Care program, in an amount not to exceed $243,745.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#15          Authorize to enter into retroactive agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated July 7, 2015, for the provision of Emergency Solutions Grant services, in an amount not to exceed $627,176.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#16          Authorize to enter into retroactive agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated July 7, 2015, for the administration of the Homeless Housing and Access Revolving Loan Fund program, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#17          Authorize to accept and expend federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for the State Innovation Models: Round Two of Funding for Design and Test Assistance in the amount of $1,636,364.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#18          Authorize Maternal and Child Health Section, Family Planning Program to enter into retroactive agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated July 15, 2015, to provide family planning services, in an amount not to exceed $1,070,000.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  15.89% Federal, 84.11% General Funds.   

#19          NOT USED 

#20          NOT USED   

#21          Authorize to exercise a renewal option and amend a contract with the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-3-14, item #20), to continue assisting Critical Access Hospitals to improve quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, by increasing the price by $260,476 from $279,000 to an amount not to exceed $539,476, and by extending the completion date from August 31, 2015 to August 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#22          Authorize to exercise a sole source renewal option and amend a contract with Robert Gougelet, MD, Hanover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-20-14, item #35), to provide expert disaster medicine and public health emergency consultation services, by increasing the price by $95,000 from $220,000 to an amount not to exceed $315,000, and by extending the completion date from August 31, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  87.37% Federal, 12.63% General Funds.   

#23          Authorize to exercise a sole source renewal option and amend a contract with the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-3-14, item #53), to continue to identify the needs, provide implementation, and evaluation of tasks to assist NH’s 13 small rural hospitals with improving their telehealth and telemedicine capabilities, and improving quality performance through Lean or other quality improvement training and projects, by increasing the price by $224,940 from $222,000 to an amount not to exceed $446,940, and by extending the completion date from August 31, 2015 to August 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#24          Authorize to add to a list of Licensed Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals, with the ability to expand to include additional individuals and organizations licensed by the NH Board of Medicine, and certified and approved by the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services to provide outpatient mental health and/or substance abuse counseling services to clients enrolled in the NH Ryan White CARE Program.  No Maximum client or service volume is guaranteed.  Accordingly, the price limitation among all agreements is $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Other Funds.   

#25          Authorize to exercise a renewal option to an existing agreement with Geraldine Lau, APRN, Conway, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-19-12, item #60), to continue to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, by increasing the price by $20,000 from $33,200 to an amount not to exceed $53,200 and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

#26          Authorize to establish a list of Licensed Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals, with the ability to expand to include additional individuals and organizations licensed by the NH Board of Medicine, and certified and approved by the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services to provide outpatient mental health and/or substance abuse counseling services to clients enrolled in the NH Ryan White CARE Program.  No Maximum client or service volume is guaranteed.  Accordingly, the price limitation among all agreements is $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Other Funds.   

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health 
#27          Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with The Center for Life Management, Derry, NH, for the provision of Children’s Assertive Community Treatment Wraparound Services in an amount not to exceed $152,600.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% General Funds.   

#28          Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive agreement with NAMI NH, Concord, NH, for the provision of family mutual support, suicide prevention services and military culture initiative services in an amount not to exceed $1,199,999.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  79% General, 21% Federal Funds.   

                                New Hampshire Hospital 
#29          Authorize to enter into a retroactive amendment to an agreement with the Carrier Corporation, Canton, MA, for the provision of repairs for two “Carrier 23XL R22 Screw Chillers” located in the Acute Psychiatric Services building, by increasing the price by $10,000 from $26,000 to an amount not to exceed $36,000.  Effective April 20, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  29% Federal, 66% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#30          NOT USED 

#31          NOT USED 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#32          Authorize the Division of Aeronautics, Rail and Transit to establish a non-budgeted class and to transfer funds in and among accounting units in the amount of $2,366,534.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#33          Authorize the Division of Operations to transfer funds in and among accounting units in the amount of $508,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015. Fiscal Committee approved.   

#34          NOT USED   

#35          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Construction’s quarterly basis summary of active projects that may require contingency use. 

#36          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to transfer a 0.22 +/- of an acre parcel of State owned land on the easterly side of NH Route 125 in Kingston to Magnusson Farm LLC in exchange for Magnusson Farm LLC transferring to the Department a 0.17 +/- of an acre parcel to the Department.  This is a no cost transaction except for an Administrative Fee which was reduced from $1,100 to $500.  (2)Further authorize to emendate the Commissioners’ Return of Highway Layout adjust the limits of NH Route 125 Controlled Access Right-of-Way. 

#37          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $46,478.48 for the period extending from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. 

#38          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.5 +/- of an acre parcel of State owned land located on the westerly side of US Route 202 in the Town of Hancock to Robert M. Magie and Patricia C. Magie for $5,100 which includes a $1,100 Administrative fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Originally purchased with 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.   

#39          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Premier Fence LLC, Avon, MA, for the repair of damaged beam guardrail and fencing on the Central and Eastern Turnpike system, on the basis of a low bid of $176,220.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

#40          Authorize the Bureau of Rail and Transit to amend a sole source agreement with Trapeze Software Group Inc., Scottsdale, AZ (originally approved by G&C on 11-17-10, item #216), for all technical aspects and support of the automated regional rideshare software in order to obtain maximum value and better serve the public, by increasing the total by $116,063 from $193,835 to $309,898 and exercise an option to extend the completion to September 30, 2018.  80% CMAQ, 20% Turnpike Funds.   

#41          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Lebanon, to design and construct storm water controls (environmental mitigation) for the end of Runway 25 at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, in the amount of $190,532.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2019.  94.74% Federal, 5.26% General Funds.   

#42          Authorize the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreement with the Towns of Swanzey and Winchester to provide funding and services under the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program and the State Aid Bridge Program through a Department-Managed process, in the total amount of $777,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  80% Federal, 16% State Aid Bridge, 4% Local Match Funds.   

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#43          Authorize to award a grant to the Town of Allenstown, NH, in the amount of $500,000 to be used to support the construction of the Suncook Senior Center to be situated at 8 Whitten Street, Allenstown, NH.  Effective August 5, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#44          Authorize to award a grant to the Town of Tilton, NH, in the amount of $478,880 to support the municipal wastewater system connection and demolition of an unsafe building on behalf of the Gaslight Village Cooperative Inc., Tilton, NH.  Effective August 5, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR 
#45          Authorize to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $112,500 from the NH Charitable Foundation, Oliver J. and Dorothy Penniman Hubbard New Futures Fund, for the continued support of a Senior Behavioral Health Coordinator.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  (2)Further authorize to amend item #39A, originally approved by G&C on December 3, 2014, by changing the end date, retroactive from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015, for the purpose of continuing a non-classified position, Senior Behavioral Health Coordinator, as established for the purpose of improving coordination of NH’s substance use and other behavioral health policies to better combat substance misuse and to reduce long-term costs to the state, counties, local communities and business.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
#46          Authorize, for the benefit of state agencies, to enter into a sole source contract amendment with System Automation Corporation, Columbia, MD (originally approved by G&C on 5-8-14, item #8), for licensing system enhancements, in the amount of $89,900 from $2,081,241 to $2,171,141.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2018.  100% Liquor Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#47          Authorize to accept and expend a grant from the National Park Service, in the amount of $594,691 for the stabilization and repair of historic properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy and for planning projects that will better prepare historical properties for future natural disasters.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #30, originally approved by G&C on April 9, 2014, to establish an object class 050 (Part-time Temporary) position for one Grants Program Coordinator, labor grade 23, and two Program Specialist I, labor grade 19, by extending the date from June 30, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 
#48          Authorize to place Attorney Shaun Thomas at Step 2 (NH First equivalent Step 3) for the position of Assistant Revenue Counsel, position #9U152, unclassified salary grade DD, earning $66,979.06 annually.  Effective upon G&C approval  100% General Funds.   

#48A      Authorize to retroactively pay the Multistate Tax Commission, Washington, DC, the amount of $12,550 for membership in the Nexus Program as an Associate Member.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% General Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 
#48B       Authorize to conduct a two-day conference on September 25-26, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH, to train people with disabilities, families and human services professionals in advocacy and best practices for supporting children and adults with autism, for a total cost not to exceed $16,000.  (2)Further authorize to accept registration fees and donations in an amount not to exceed $16,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds (Registration fees and donations).   

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY 
#49          Authorize to retroactively pay to the Governors Highway Safety Association, Washington, DC, the amount of $4,521 for annual dues covering the 12-month period commencing July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  27% Federal, 73% Highway Funds.   

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
#50          Authorize to retroactively accept and expend federal grant funds (Health Insurance Premium Review Cycle III Grant) in the amount of $1,055,985 for FY 2016 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of improving the health insurance rate review process, enhancing the quality of data collected on health insurance claims, improving the transparency information for consumers, enhancing the HealthCost website as a centralized location for health care price information.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #24, originally approved by G&C on December 4, 2013, to establish a Class 046 (Consultants) to enter into contracts for consulting services with various vendors, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#51          Authorize to retroactively accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $529,678 for FY 2016 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for continued implementation of plan management partnership operations during calendar year 2015, and for exploring continuity of coverage options.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively establish a Class 046 (Consultants) to enter into contracts for consulting services with various vendors.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#52          Authorize to retroactively accept and expend federal grant funds (Health Insurance Premium Review Cycle IV Grant) in the amount of $444,179 for FY 2016 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of improving the rate review process.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #30, originally approved by G&C on November 12, 2014, to establish a Class 046 (Consultants) to enter into contracts for consulting services with various vendors, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION 
#53          Authorize to retroactively amend the grant entitled “Impaired Driving Crackdown Project” (originally approved by G&C on 9-3-14, item #61), to develop and implement a program focused on the impaired driving crackdown in the amount of $24,873 from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association, by extending the project completion date from January 31, 2015 to August 31, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Agency Income.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#54          Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism to transfer funds in the amount of $375,000 for anticipated shortages in grants, subsidies and relief for the Fiscal Year 2016.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#55          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to make a retroactive payment to the NH Campground Owners Association, Epsom, NH, in the amount of $3,664 for an unpaid invoice for membership renewal dated September 1, 2014.  100% Park Funds.   

#56          Authorize the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a retroactive contract with Thomas P. Miller & Associates LCC, Indianapolis, IN, for the provision of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act State Plan development services, in the amount of $79,493.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#57          Authorize the Bureau of Historic Sites to accept a monetary donation of $30,000 from the Wentworth-Coolidge Commission Inc., as their portion of a 50% match for restoration of the windows in the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth, NH.  Funds will be deposited in the Historic Sites Fund.  (2)Further authorize to contract with Winn Mountain Restorations LLC, Lyndeborough, NH, for the repair and restoration of the windows in the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, in the amount of $50,591.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  (3)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $9,409 to cover any unforeseen issues that may arise.  50% Agency Income (Conservation Plate), 50% Private Local Funds (Historic Sites Fund).   

#58          Authorize the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a contract for services with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 2-11-15, item #36), for the delivery of additional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act services as a result of an award of National Emergency Grant funds for Sector Partnership services, by increasing the amount from $16,000,000 to $18,281,331, an increase of $2,281,331.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

#58A      Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated July 20, 2015, in the total amount of $375,000 for their 2016-2017 in-state and out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#59          Authorize to accept and expend $9,126.52 from the State of NH, Department of Safety, Homeland Security Grant Funds, for reimbursement of Overtime costs associated with Operations Stonegarden activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.   

#60          Authorize to enter into a contract with the Wildlife Management Institute, Cabot, VT, to provide a scope of services that includes dues and assessments, as well as research and management of multiple waterfowl species, for an amount not to exceed $123,398.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  53% Federal, 47% Other (Game Management).   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#61          Authorize to retroactively amend item #22, originally approved by G&C on December 4, 2013, for the purpose of implementing the MtBE Settlement Agreements, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  100% MtBE Settlement Funds.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively extend the existing, five full-time temporary positions end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015 (originally approved by G&C on 11-22-13).  (3)Further authorize to amend item #22, originally approved by G&C on December 4, 2013, MTBE Settlement, by reallocating $1,579,195 for better utilization of funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% MTBE Settlement Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#62          Authorize the NH Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Lebanon, NH, to provide administration, management, and program assistance, in the amount of $60,000.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#63          Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Rivers Council, Concord, NH, for the purpose of milfoil prevention activities, totaling $7,170.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Lakes Restoration Funds.   

#64          Authorize to award a Brownfields Assessment Grant to the Town of Warner, in the amount of $41,200 to perform environmental site assessment work.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Brownfields Repayment Funds.   

#65          Authorize to award a Brownfields Assessment Grant to the Town of Raymond, in the amount of $20,900 to perform environmental site assessment work.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Brownfields Repayment Funds.   

#66          Authorize to enter into a contract with Nobis Engineering Inc., Concord, NH, to perform site investigations, Brownfields assessments, cleanup planning and remediation services at petroleum and hazardous waste contaminated sites, MtBE sites and Brownfields sites, in the amount of $2,380,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Other Funds.   

#67          Authorize to enter into a sole source Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, Rolla, MO, for acquisition of airborne light detection and ranging elevation data, in the amount of $587,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Capital (General) Funds.   

#68          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the City of Laconia, NH, to complete the Meredith, Paugus, and Saunders Bays Implementation Project Phase I – Weirs Beach project, in the amount of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#69          Authorize the City of Concord’s request to perform work on the Upper Merrimack River, Concord, NH. 

                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 
#70          Authorize to retroactively amend item #36, originally approved by G&C on February 28, 2014, to complete the implementation of the Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #36, originally approved by G&C on February 28, 2014, to extend the temporary full-time position, Class 059, Administrator I, labor grade 27, from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  (3)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #57, originally approved by G&C on July 24, 2013, to extend the temporary part-time position, Class 50, Administrator I, labor grade 27, from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  100% Transfer from other State Agency.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
# 71         Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the Community College System of NH, to improve Career and Technical Education programs, in an amount not to exceed $2,906,000.  Effective August 16, 2015, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 15, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#72          Authorize to retroactively accept and expend NH Safe Schools/Healthy Students State Program (grant) funds in the amount of $1,586,127, received from the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #62, originally approved by G&C on March 26, 2014, to establish 3 full time positions, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  (3)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #62, originally approved by G&C on March 26, 2014, to establish one part time Program Specialist III, labor grade 23, salary range $35,742-$37,306, not to exceed 29.5 hours/week, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#73          Authorize to retroactively accept and expend the NH “Now Is The Time” Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education Grant Funds in the amount of $1,084,997 from the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  The balance of the $9,749,959 grant which is $8,648,907 will be incorporated into the next two biennial budgets.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #57, originally approved by G&C on April 8, 2015, to establish 2 full-time positions, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#74          Authorize the Division of Higher Education, Veterans Education Services to hold an annual School Certifying Officials Conference on November 4-5, 2015 at the Puritan Restaurant, Manchester, NH, for a total meeting cost not to exceed $4,881.60.  (2)Further authorize to make an advance payment in the amount of $1,000 to secure the price for the venue.  Effective November 4-5, 2015.  51% Federal, 49% Other Funds.   

#75          Authorize to retroactively amend a contract with Robert Monk, Dauphin, PA (originally approved by G&C on 6-4-14, item #87), to assist the NH Department of Education and schools with the submission of data and to perform analysis on related assessment data in conjunction with the state longitudinal data system for an additional 12 months at no additional cost.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#76          Authorize the Division of Program Support to hold The NH Statewide Meeting on The Connection Between Wellness and Learning on August 18-19, 2015 at the Courtyard Marriott & Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH, for a total meeting cost not to exceed $8,800.  Effective August 18-19, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#77          Authorize to accept and expend Developing Capacity to Improve Emergency Operations Plans in NH grant funds in the amount of $92,457 from the US Department of Education, to improve the internal capacity to assist local schools in the development and implementation of high-quality Emergency Operations Plans.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to assist the DOE in completing the scope of a grant received from the US Department of Education titled “Developing Capacity to Improve Emergency Operations Plans in NH”, in an amount not to exceed $85,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL 
#78          Authorize to accept and expend a 2013 State Agency Homeland Security Grant Award from the NH Department of Safety, in the amount of $8,500 for the purpose of extending system warranty and functionality of an advanced interactive use of force simulator used for training NH police officers.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#79          Authorize the Division of State Police to amend item #51, originally approved by G&C on October 1, 2014, by changing the end date retroactively from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015 for the SAVIN Grant; and for the purpose of retaining a class 046 consultant position.  No Additional Funding.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#80          Authorize the Division of State Police to amend items #102, originally approved by G&C on November 6, 2013, to align with the Federal Grant end date, by changing the end date retroactively from June 30, 2015 to September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#81          Authorize the Division of State Police to amend item #48, originally approved by G&C on February 11, 2015, to align with the Federal Grant end date for the provision of continuing a consultant position to provide assistance to departments in designing, configuring, and deploying a Virtual Private Network solution, by changing the end date retroactive from June 30, 2015 to September 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#82          Authorize the Division of State Police to amend item #59, originally approved by G&C on April 8, 2015, to align with the Federal Grant end date to continue consultant positions for the purpose of enhancing the previously developed crash records management system to add to the existing J-One system, by changing the end date retroactive from June 30, 2015 to September 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#83          NOT USED 

#84          Authorize the Division of State Police to restore 300.7 hours of sick leave to Sergeant David McCormack, who suffered a line of duty injury and was unable to perform his normal or routine duties from January 1, 2015 through April 20, 2015. 

#85          Authorize the Division of State Police to restore 58.17 hours of annual and 105.64 hours of sick leave to Trooper James E. Powers, who suffered a line of duty injury and was unable to perform his normal or routine duties from November 11, 2014 through December 29, 2014. 

#86          Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Division of Administration to retroactively enter into a contract with Kodak Alaris Inc., Rochester, NY, to provide preventive maintenance, service, and repairs to microfilm equipment located in the Department of Safety, for an amount not to exceed $28,845.80.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  60% Agency Income (cost of collections), 40% Highway Funds.   

#87          Authorize the Division of Administration to retroactively pay annual membership dues to the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC, in the amount of $5,897.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Agency Income (cost of collections).   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#88          Authorize to retroactively amend an award from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, in the amount of $449,443(originally approved by G&C on 11-12-14, item #57), to provide no-cost civil legal assistance and advocacy to victims of domestic violence who proceed pro se in court hearings and to support continuing supervised visitation and exchange services, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015  (2)Further authorize to amend sub grants as detailed in letter dated June 30, 2015, to allow the programs to continue to offer legal and supervised visitation services for victims of domestic violence, and sexual assault, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#89          Authorize to retroactively amend item #38, originally approved by G&C on April 4, 2014, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015 of a Paralegal II position, labor grade 19, for the purpose of assisting attorneys and investigators in research, fact-finding, trial preparation and case management in matters involving Medicaid provider fraud, patient abuse and financial exploitation.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively accept and expend $31,715 ($23,786 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid Faud and $7,929 in agency income), for the purpose of supporting the Paralegal II position above.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  75% Federal, 25% Other Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#90          Authorize to retroactively amend an item originally approved by G&C on May 8, 2014, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015 of a full-time temporary Attorney II, labor grade 28, for the purpose of statewide investigations and prosecutions of drug related activities.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively accept and expend $51,255 of Federal Forfeitures for the purpose of supporting the full time Attorney II position responsible for the statewide investigations and prosecutions of drug related activities.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Forfeitures.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#91          Authorize to retroactively amend item #56, originally approved by G&C on November 12, 2014, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015, for a grant of $370,000 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, to be utilized to implement a Swift and Certain Sanctions Intensive Probation Supervision program.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

#92          Authorize to retroactively amend items #50, originally approved by G&C on February 11, 2015, to extend a part-time temporary position within budget class 050 Program Specialist IV, LG24, from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015, to provide the NH Colleges and Universities with information and support to develop best practices for responding to sexual violence on campus, assists colleges and universities with developing first responder trainings, and promotes cross training among crisis centers and law enforcement.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively accept a subgrant from the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $51,340 to provide the NH Colleges and Universities with information and support to develop best practices for responding to sexual violence on campus in accordance with State and Federal mandates, assisting colleges and universities with developing first responder trainings, and promoting cross training among crisis centers, law enforcement, colleges and universities.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Agency Income (origin federal funds).  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#92A      Authorize to retroactively amend the acceptance and expenditure of a grant in the amount of $866,833 from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (originally approved by G&C on 11-12-14, item #55), for the purpose of establishing a statewide program to enhance support services for victims of sexual assault, by extending the current end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2015, to support activities in the coordination and implementation of this Statewide initiative, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#93          Authorize to retroactively amend item #52, originally approved by G&C on October 1, 2014, by extending the current end date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015, for the purpose of establishing a Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Program.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #52, originally approved by G&C on October 1, 2014, by extending the end date of the subgrant to the NH Department of Safety, in the amount of $955,095 from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#94          Authorize to accept and expend a grant from the US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, in the amount of $106,177 for the purposes of improving the technology of the claims processing system, known as the “Computerized Crime Victim Compensation System” utilized by the Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit.  (2)Further authorize to establish a consultant class 046 for the purpose of contracting with the systems expert relative to the “Computerized Crime Victim Compensation System”.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#95          Authorize to retroactively enter into a new subgrant in the amount of $79,684 to support the enhancement of All “R” Kids Supervised Visitation Center, Monadnock Family Services.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#96          Authorize the Office of the Medical Examiner to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Dr. Elizabeth A. Bundock, MD, PhD, to assist the Chief Medical Examiner with autopsies specific to neuropathology examinations, including consultations, trials and depositions when required, in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

#97          Authorize to retroactively amend a subgrant from Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Victims of Crime Act Grant Program (originally approved by G&C on 6-18-14, item #49), by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#98          Authorize to transfer funds in and among accounting units in the amount of $128,743.  Transfers are made up to $75,468 in general funds, $31,200 in transfer from other agencies, and $22,075 in other funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  58.62% General, 24.23% Transfer, 17.15% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#99          Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request to extend the temporary full-time position of Human Resources Assistant III.  Effective retroactive to June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015. 100% General Funds.   

#100        Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#101        Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for the State House Dome Repairs – Platform Construction, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $971,100.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $50,000 for unanticipated structural expenses for the State House Dome Repairs – Platform Construction, bringing the total to $1,021,100.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $9,275 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for Capital Clerk oversight services provided, bringing the total to $1,030,375.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 2, 2015.  100% Capital – General Funds.   

#102        Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Londonderry, NH, for a total price not to exceed $300,100, for the Building A Electrical Upgrades and AASF Camera System, Concord, NH.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $20,000 for unanticipated electrical expenses and owner initiated changes, bringing the total to $320,100.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $25,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $345,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#103        Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to retroactively enter into a sole source contract amendment for architectural and engineering services with SMRT Inc., Portland, ME (originally approved by G&C on 9-18-13, item #27F), for Supplemental Design Services for the NH State Prison for Women, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $1,037,994 from $2,438,300 to $3,476,294, and by extending the end date from December 10, 2014 to September 30, 2017.  100% Capital (General) Funds.   

#104        Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $400,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of September. 

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TABLED ITEM 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Tabled at G&C Meeting 7/22/15)
                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy
 
#A.    TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Kenney voted to table the request of the Department to amend existing individuals agreements with the state’s two managed care health plans, Granite State Health Plan, d/b/a New Hampshire Health Families, and Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan, d/b/a Well Sense Health Plan, in order to: 

  • Extend the agreements for the remainder of the two-year extension period through June 30, 2017 as contemplated by Section 1.3 of the original agreement; 
  • Expand the population covered in Step 1 managed care medical services to include those persons who previously were permitted to “opt out,” the so-called “mandatory population.” 
  • Expand the services covered to include Step 2 Phase 2 waiver services provided to those persons on the Choices for Independence Waiver with a targeted implementation date of January 1, 2016 
  • Adjust rates to reflect the actuarially certified rate structure for the current Medicaid population and for those persons receiving Step II services under the Choices for Independence Waiver though June 30, 2016 as described in Exhibit B. For convenience of reference, the actuarially certified rate structure for the New Hampshire Health Protection Program population through December 31, 2015, previously approved by G&C, is restated in Exhibit B, and 
  • Identify the targeted implementation date for phasing into the Care Management program Step II waiver services for those persons receiving nursing care services.  

Effective September 1, 2015 to replace the extension approved by G&C on June 24, 2015 and authorize managed care services to the two managed care organizations though June 30, 2017. This amendment increases the price SFY 2016 price limitation by $314,265,536 from $412,045,000 to $726,310,536 for a cumulative contract value of $1,629,310,536 for all Medicaid Care Management contracts. 100% Federal Funds for the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, 50% Federal Funds and 50% General Funds for the currently eligible Medicaid population.  

 

 

 

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