OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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HJ-11

RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD PERSONS WHO WILL BE EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AT THE NEXT REGULAR ELECTION TO VOTE IN PRIMARIES RELATED TO SUCH ELECTION.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Secretary of the State

GF - Cost

None

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

All Municipalities

Cost

None

Potential Minimal

Explanation

The resolution will result in a minimal cost to the Secretary of the State for the printing of posters and explanatory text regarding the constitutional amendment.

The bill could result in a minimal cost to municipalities related to programming and printing the amendment on the new optical scan ballots.

The Out Years

The fiscal impact identified above would also be incurred in FY 11 to the extent that the general election would occur in November 2010.