OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5600

AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5124

File Copy No.: 582

House Calendar No.: 75

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Department of Environmental Protection

GF - Cost

350, 000

350, 000

Department of Transportation

TF - See Below

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund; TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment would result in a cost to the Department of Environmental Protection of $350, 000 in FY 09 and FY 10 to work with the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) , a nonprofit association of air quality agencies in the Northeast, to carryout provisions set forth in Section 1a of the amendment.

The requirement that the Department of Transportation (DOT) , carryout provisions detailed in Section 2 subection 2 of the amendment within available appropriations, will likely result in one of three outcomes: (1) DOT will proceed with the continue the investigation and planning, and will require a deficiency appropriation during FY 09; (2) DOT will delay the investigation and planning pending the approval of additional appropriations to meet this mandate in future fiscal years; or (3) DOT will shift administrative resources from other department priorities, thereby impacting existing departmental programs.

The amendment makes other technical changes, which have no fiscal impact.

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.