OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6983

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING, CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION LAWS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Consumer Protection, Dept. ; Judicial Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Judicial Dept. (Probation); Correction, Dept.

GF - Cost

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) could experience a minimal revenue gain, since violations of this bill are subject to the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA). In FY 06, CUTPA revenue was $384,209 for violations of all types.

Any revenue to the Judicial Department from criminal fines imposed under the bill, or marginal costs for incarceration and/or probation supervision in the community as a result of the bill would be minimal.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of violations. Potential revenues would remain constant into the future since they are set by statute.