OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5821

AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 6360), House "B" (LCO 6835), House "C" (LCO 7393)

House Calendar No. : 234

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows any state-licensed professional engineer to certify that an economic development project is in compliance with all state-permitting requirements. This is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

The bill creates a price preference for the purchase of goods or services from micro businesses. This may increase the cost of certain goods or services to various state agencies if contracts that would otherwise be awarded to the lowest qualified bidder are awarded to micro businesses instead.

Lastly, the bill exempts a business taking over a food and beverage service contract at Bradley International Airport from having to keep the workers hired under the prior contract for at least 90 days from the new contract's start date, as required under sHB 6502. This provision may reduce certain contract costs to the state.

House “A” specifies that a professional engineer is someone who has been licensed by the state and has no fiscal impact.

House “B” creates a price preference for the purchase of goods or services from micro businesses, and could increase costs to the state for certain goods and services.

House “C” adds the exemption regarding food and beverage service contracts at Bradley. House “C” may reduce the costs to the state outlined in the fiscal note on sHB 6502, as passed by the House on May 13, 2009. The extent of this reduction is indeterminate.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.