OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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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.

As Amended by House "B" (LCO 7027)

House Calendar No. : 245

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.

House “B” clarifies the voting privileges of seventeen-year-old citizens and does not result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.