OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-5805

AN ACT CONCERNING TOXIC SUBSTANCES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Department of Environmental Protection

GF - Revenue Gain

Potential Indeterminate

Potential Indeterminate

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill could result in a revenue gain to the General Fund through the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) since the DEP commissioner may enforce compliance with its provisions. Although the bill does not specify the amount of the civil penalty, current law sets the penalty at up to $25,000 for each offense.

The number of civil penalties imposed cannot be anticipated before actual violations occur.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of civil penalties imposed.