OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5600

AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4625

File Copy No.: 582

House Calendar No.: 75

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Dept. of Administrative Services

GF - Eliminates Cost in Bill

None

70, 300

Policy & Mgmt., Off.

GF - Reduces Cost in Bill

270, 000

270, 000

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits) 1

GF - Reduces Cost in Bill

68, 472

199, 518

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment would eliminate the $70, 300 cost in FY 10 to the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) for one position, and would reduce the cost to the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) by $270, 000 in FY 09 and FY 10 for three positions, since it removes provisions related to the adoption of regulations for emission limits.

It would also reduce the cost to the Comptroller, by $68, 742 in FY 09 and $199, 518 in FY 10 for fringe benefits associated with these positions.

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.

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%.