OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
Hartford, CT 06106 ¯ (860) 240-0200
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.
LCO No.: 7522
File Copy No.: 420
House Calendar No.: 348
OFA Fiscal Note
The amendment alters the $25 fee in the bill to a reasonable fee sufficient to cover the direct and indirect costs of the bill. This would result in an increase in revenue to the Palliative Marijuana Admin. account sufficient to cover the cost necessary to implement the bill.
Although, the amendment specifies that the fee should cover “indirect” costs of the bill, it is unclear how the potential costs associated with criminal penalties (probation, incarceration, etc) would be charged to the account and reimbursed to these agencies.
In addition, the amendment delays the effective date of the bill, from October 1, 2007 to July 1, 2009 and delays the fiscal impact identified in the underlying fiscal note until that time.
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.