OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5650

AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD PRODUCT SAFETY.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5203

File Copy No.: 238

House Calendar No.: 142

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - See Below

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Public Health, Dept.

GF - See Below

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Department of Environmental Protection

GF - See Below

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Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment eliminates costs in FY 09 to the Department of Consumer Protection and potential costs to the Department of Public Health by delaying policy implementation until FY 10. The cost to the DCP in FY 09 of approximately $160, 000 would therefore occur in FY 10 and continue thereafter less one-time equipment costs.

The amendment requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to participate in an interstate clearinghouse within available appropriations. Costs associated with the clearinghouse would be minimal.   sHB 5021, the budget bill as favorably reported by the Appropriations Committee, includes $250, 000 in FY 09 for DEP to participate in the clearinghouse. 

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.