OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1192

AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD DAY CARE SERVICES, YOUTH CAMPS AND THE EMERGENCY DISTRIBUTION OF POTASSIUM IODIDE TABLETS IN CERTAIN FACILITIES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Revenue Impact

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

A minimal number of additional entities are anticipated to seek licensure as a group day care home in response to Section 1, which would require any program meeting the definition of a family day care home that operates in a facility other than a private family home to obtain a group day care home license. Under current law, the state would collect a $100 licensure fee ($30 for a temporary license) from any such entity. Under the bill this fee would be increased to $200. At this time only one currently licensed family day care home is expected to be impacted.

No impact is anticipated in response to clarifying the definition of recreation operations. New language contained within Section 1(b) conforms with current agency application. No change in the number of entities deemed exempt from child day care licensure is expected.

Sections 2 & 4 change the term of licensure for child day care centers, group day care homes and family day care homes from two to four years. Fees are also changed, as follows:

Child Day Care Center – increases from $200 to $400

Group Day Care Home – increases from $100 to $200

Family Day Care Home – increases from $20 to $40

The transition of the licensure of these programs from a two to a four year renewal period will result in a revenue gain during the first two years of implementation (FY 08, FY 09), and a corresponding revenue reduction in the following two years (FY 10, FY 11) to reflect the transition in license duration. The amount of the revenue changes cannot be determined at this time, but are not expected to be significant in magnitude.

A minimal revenue loss will result in response to eliminating temporary child day care and group day care licenses, per Section 2. Few temporary fees are collected on an annual basis.

To the extent that Section 3 prohibits a day care facility whose license has been revoked from applying for a license for a period of one year from said revocation, a minimal revenue loss associated with licensure fees would result during the one year period, to the extent that re-application by any affected facility is delayed.

Provisions within Section 5 have no associated fiscal impact.

Section 6 redefines youth camps, and will result in an estimated fewer than ten programs having to instead seek a child day care license. A minimal revenue loss to the state may result. Child day care centers currently pay license fees of $50 for the first six months, and $200 every two years thereafter. The bill eliminates the temporary fee and increases the regular license fee to $400 for a four year period. Youth camps pay annual licensure fees of $250 if nonprofit, $600 if for profit.

The Out Years

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

FY 12 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Revenue Impact

See Above

See Above

See Above

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None