OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5321

AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 4935)

House Calendar No. : 27

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Asian Pacific American Affairs Comm.

GF - Cost

None

205,000

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)1

GF - Cost

None

38,040

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill establishes an Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, effective July 1, 2009. Since the commission is not established until FY 10, there is no fiscal impact in FY 09. In FY 10, to carry out the commission's duties and responsibilities will require two full-time positions; an executive director ($100,000 salary) and an administrative assistant ($50,000 salary). Additionally, the commission will need $50,000 in Other Expenses and $5,000 in Equipment.

It should be noted that sHB 5021, the budget bill as favorably reported by the Appropriations Committee, includes $155,000 for the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission in FY 09.

House “A” changed the bill's effective date to July 1, 2009 from October 1, 2008. This shifts the costs described in the underlying bill from FY 09 to FY 10.

1 The fringe benefit costs for state employees are budgeted centrally in the Miscellaneous Accounts administered by the Comptroller. The first year fringe benefit costs for new positions do not include pension costs. The estimated first year fringe benefit rate as a percentage of payroll is 25. 36%. The state's pension contribution is based upon the prior year's certification by the actuary for the State Employees Retirement System (SERS). The SERS fringe benefit rate is 33. 27%, which when combined with the rate for non-pension fringe benefits totals 58. 63%.