OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

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sHB-6690

AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL LOBBYING.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Office of State Ethics

GF - Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Department of Revenue Services

GF - Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires municipal lobbyists to register with the Office of State Ethics (OSE). As the lobbyists will pay a biennial registration fee equal to the cost of administering the registration form, a minimal revenue gain would result. Requiring municipal lobbyists to register with the OSE will make their services subject to the 6% sales tax, resulting in a minimal revenue gain to the state.

The Out Years

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

Sources:

Office of State Ethics