OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-1093

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE BUILDING CODE.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Judicial Department (Probation); Correction, Dept.

GF - Cost

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Public Safety, Dept.

GF - Revenue Impact

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to adopt new regulations to change the education fee on each building permit application. Until the new regulations are adopted, there is no immediate fiscal impact. Once the new regulations have been promulgated and adopted it is anticipated that there will be a revenue increase to DPS.

Additionally, the bill increases the penalty for failing to comply with the written order of a building inspector. A person who is non-compliant faces a maximum penalty of $1,000 (minimum of $200), imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. Any revenue from criminal fines imposed under the bill or marginal cost 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 inflation. Potential revenues would continue into the future, subject to the rate of violations.