Laws & Administrative Rules
NHRS is governed by RSA 100-A. Click here
to read the law.
In addition to RSA 100-A, NHRS is governed by administrative rules enacted pursuant to RSA 541-A.
NHRS is also the subject of a section of the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire:
Article 36-a [Use of Retirement Funds.] The employer contributions certified as payable to the New Hampshire retirement system or any successor system to fund the system’s liabilities, as shall be determined by sound actuarial valuation and practice, independent of the executive office, shall be appropriated each fiscal year to the same extent as is certified. All of the assets and proceeds, and income there from, of the New Hampshire retirement system and of any and all other retirement systems for public officers and employees operated by the state or by any of its political subdivisions, and of any successor system, and all contributions and payments made to any such system to provide for retirement and related benefits shall be held, invested or disbursed as in trust for the exclusive purpose of providing for such benefits and shall not be encumbered for, or diverted to, any other purposes. (Article adopted November 28, 1984)