OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-404

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT, THE CARRY-OVER OF EDUCATION COST SHARING ACCOUNTABILITY FUNDS AND THE REPEAL OF AN OBSOLETE PUBLIC ACT SECTION.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4722

File Copy No.: 645

Senate Calendar No.: 414

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

Education, Dept.

GF - Cost

Significant

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment requires that no town receive an Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant that is less than $1, 000 per pupil, for FY 09. There are approximately 45 towns that currently do not receive $1, 000 per pupil. The cost of increasing the ECS grant to ensure that all towns receive at least $1, 000 per pupil is estimated to cost $69.6 million in FY 09. sHB 5021, the budget bill, as favorably reported by the Appropriations Committee does not contain funding for this increase.

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.