OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1182

AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, AUDITING OF LARGE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF CERTAIN LAND TRANSFERS, GRANT PAYMENTS TO MUNICIPALITIES, ADVERTISING ON STATE BUILDINGS AND CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 7004), Senate "B" (LCO 8480), Senate "C" (LCO 9093)

House Calendar No. : 720

Senate Calendar No. : 356

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

Various State Agencies

GF - See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill has the following fiscal impact:

Section 7: Assuming that the Department of Environmental Protection can review the notices and make recommendations utilizing the same process the agency currently uses for its land acquisition programs, any workload increase would be within normal budgetary resources. It is anticipated that any workload increase to the Council on Environmental Quality for publishing reviews in the Environmental Monitor will be handled within the routine duties of the Council. To the degree that this section increases the workload of the other state agencies that are involved with the sale or transfer of state-owned land, including the Department of Public Works, the Department of Transportation, and the Office of Policy and Management, there may be a need for additional staff in the future.

Section 8 establishes the 'Environmental Review Account', a non-lapsing account in the General Fund. The amount of funds that would be diverted from the General Fund into this account is not known at this time. Since the account value cannot exceed $100,000, it is anticipated to be minimal.

Sections 9 through 12 make changes to the timing of grant payments that have no fiscal impact on the Comptroller's Office or the Office of the State Treasurer.

Section 13 creates the classification of assistant comptroller in the Comptroller's Office and results in no costs to the agency.

The other sections have no fiscal impact.

Senate “B” strikes the language of the bill and has the fiscal impact indicated above.

Senate “A” permits the Department of Public Works to provide design and construction services to the city of New Haven for improvements to a tunnel roadway associated with construction of the new Gateway Community College campus. This has no fiscal impact because the language stipulates that the city of New Haven will cover the cost of the services.

Senate “C” makes a language change to Senate “B” that has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

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

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose.