OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-384

AN ACT PROMOTING REGIONALISM IN THE STATE.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Policy & Mgmt. , Off.

GF - See Below

None

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Various Municipalities

Revenue Gain

See Below

See Below

Explanation

The bill establishes a municipal collaboration program administered by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM). Beginning in FY 11, OPM must make grants, within available appropriations, to participating municipalities for technical assistance in developing and implementing municipal collaboration plans. It is uncertain how many municipalities would participate, which plans would be deemed consistent with the bill's provisions, and the amount OPM would award to eligible municipalities. Thus, it is unknown how much it would cost to fully implement this bill, and what, if any, revenue gain to the participating municipalities would occur. There are no funds for this purpose contained in sHB 6365, the budget bill, as favorably reported by the Appropriations Committee. Due to the bill's provision that OPM provide grants within available appropriations, they will either: 1) shift resources from other existing agency priorities; 2) incur a deficiency; 3) not be able to fully meet the grant requirements; or 4) delay implementation until resources are made available.

It is anticipated that OPM can administer the program with the agency's normal budgetary resources.

The Out Years

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