OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-361

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE TOXICITY OF ARTIFICIAL TURF ATHLETIC FIELDS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5668

File Copy No.: 716

Senate Calendar No.: 54

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

It requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) , in consultation with the Department of Public Health (DPH) , and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) , within available appropriations, to partially or wholly conduct a study concerning the toxicity of artificial turf athletic fields. DEP may also contract with an individual, firm, or corporation to perform the study. This could result in a cost of $200, 000 in FY 09 to DEP for contracting with an entity to perform the study.

To the extent that DEP, in consultation with DPH and CAES, is required to conduct a study within available appropriations, it would likely result in one of three outcomes: (1) DEP would proceed with the study, and would require a deficiency appropriation during FY 09; (2) DEP would shift administrative resources from other department priorities, thereby impacting existing departmental programs; or (3) DEP would not perform the study.

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.