Budget Freeze

The Governor determined that the projected state revenues for Fiscal
Years 2014 and 2015 were potentially insufficient to fund the state expenditures as
authorized by Chapter 143. N. H. Laws 0[2013 and therefore issued an order directing a freeze of Executive Branch hiring, purchasing, equipment, and out of-state travel to reduce state general fund expenditures:

a. All full-time classified and unclassified employee positions funded in whole or in
part by the general fund which are vacant on the effective date of this Executive
Order or which become vacant after its effective date shall remain vacant during
the remainder of the bienni urn encompassing fiscal years 2014 and 2015, with the
exception of direct care, custodial care, and law enforcement positions. The
appropriation for each such position shall be lapsed forthwith to the SalaryAdjustment Fund, RSA 99:4, and the Employee Benefit Adjustment Account,
RSA 9: 17-c, as applicable.

b. No purchases shall be submitted or processed that require form RQl 0, pursuant to
Purchase and Property rules and procedures promulgated by the department of
administrati ve services, if the purchases are funded in whole or in part with
general funds, with the exception of purchases for food, drugs, fuel, medical
supplies, or items necessary under emergency conditions that are required for the
continued operation of the department. The commissioner of the depm1ment of
administrative services shall have the authority for determining whether there
exists an emergency condition at any department that necessitates the purchase of
items subject to this Executive Order. This order shall not apply to purchases
encumbered by contract or purchase orders on or before the date of this Executive
Order.

c. No general fund monies appropriated for equipment, for the remainder of the
biennium encompassing fiscal years 2014 and 2015, shall be expended or
encumbered, except those encumbered by contract or purchase orders on or
before the effective date of this Executive Order.

d. No general fund monies appropriated for Class 80 out-of-state travel, for the
remainder of the biennium encompassing fiscal years 2014 and 2015, shall be
expended or encumbered, except those encumbered on or before the effective date
of this Executive Order.

e. The hiring, purchasing, equipment and out-of-state travel freeze directed by this
order shall remain in effect until June 30, 2015 or until terminated under the
provisions of RSA 9: 16-b; provided, however, that individual exceptions to any of
the above provisions may be requested by any agency in writing to the Governor.
Any exceptions granted by the Governor shall be transmitted to the Fiscal
Committee.

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