OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

http: //www. cga. ct. gov/ofa

sHB-6109

AN ACT REDUCING LICENSE RENEWAL FEES FOR RETIRED DENTISTS AND PHYSICIANS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Cost

10,000

None

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Revenue Loss

Potential

Potential

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

3,135 individuals currently hold dentist licenses. The number who would avail themselves of the retiree license (for a fee of ten percent of the current $450 fee) cannot be determined in advance. However, for comparison purposes, about 4% of nurses currently hold retiree licenses. If a similar percentage of dentists avail themselves of this opportunity, a General Fund revenue loss of approximately $50,625 a year will ensue.

A physician who volunteers at least one hundred hours each year at a public health facility and does not practice otherwise would be eligible to renew his or her license without having to pay a fee, effective October 1, 2007. These professionals currently pay a $450 license renewal fee. 15,440 individuals currently hold physician licenses. The number who would avail themselves of the retiree license cannot be determined in advance. However, for comparison purposes, should one percent choose to do so an annual revenue loss of approximately $69,480 would result.

Since the bill is effective 10/1/07, the first year revenue loss associated with the bill would be three-quarters of the amounts discussed above.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) will incur a one-time cost of approximately $10,000 in FY 08 to reprogram systems to accommodate the new retired dentist and physician licensure categories.

The Out Years

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

FY 12 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Cost

None

None

None

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Revenue Loss

Potential

Potential

Potential

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None