OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5746

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Department of Transportation

TF - Revenue Gain

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Note: TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Increasing the daily civil penalty assessed to taxi operators from $100 to $1,000 is expected to result in a potential minimal revenue gain (less than $100,000) to the Department of Transportation.

The bill establishes a new fee equal to the fine imposed for certain motor vehicle violations; the bill's fee would be imposed when these violations occur in a traffic incident management zone. Based on estimated revenues generated under existing laws that double fines for violations that occur in utility and construction zones, as well as school zones, it is anticipated that the bill would generate less than $200,000 annually.

Other sections in this bill are not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact to the Department Transportation.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would remain relatively constant into the future since fine amounts are set by statute.