OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-739

AN ACT CONCERNING REPAIRS TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8560

File Copy No.: 217

Senate Calendar No.: 264

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

Lemon Law Fund - See Below

See Below

See Below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill requires the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to appoint an arbitrator. The arbitrator would be compensated approximately $85, 000 per year, the cost of which would be paid by the Lemon Law Fund. Revenues, on average, exceed expenditures by approximately $255, 000 each fiscal year and are anticipated to cover arbitrator costs.

Approximately 175 applications for the Lemon Law are received by DCP each year.