OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-444

AN ACT CONCERNING PARKING FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHICH LIMIT OR IMPAIR THE ABILITY TO WALK.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Cost

940,000

940,000

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)1

TF - Cost

180,553

180,553

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - One-time

330,000

None

Note: TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The estimated cost to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to implement the placard program and the on-line complaint filing system is a one-time cost of $330,000 for computer programming and printers in FY 10 and an on-going annual cost of $1. 12 million for personnel and office supplies in FY 10 and thereafter.

The one-time cost of $330,000 in FY 10 includes: (1) $300,000 to reprogram the drivers license system to include the handicapped placard renewal process and develop and implement the on-line complaint filing system and (2) $30,000 to purchase and install placard printers.

The ongoing cost of $1. 12 million for FY 10 and after, includes $710,000 for 14 new positions at DMV (12 Motor Vehicle Examiners, 1 Motor Vehicle Analyst and 1 System Developer II), $180,553 for fringes and $230,000 for placard printing stock, computer IT charges, office supplies and postage.

The Out Years

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Cost*

968,200

997,246

1,027,163

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)

TF - Cost*

185,970

191,549

197,295

Note: TF=Transportation Fund

*These figures have been adjusted for inflation at a rate of 3%

Municipal Impact: None

1 The fringe benefit costs for state employees are budgeted centrally in the Miscellaneous Accounts administered by the Comptroller on an actual cost basis. The following is provided for estimated costs associated with additional personnel. The estimated non-pension fringe benefit rate as a percentage of payroll is 25. 43%. Fringe benefit costs for new positions do not initially include pension costs as the state's pension contribution is based upon the 6/30/08 actuarial valuation for the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) which certifies the contribution for FY 10 and FY 11. Therefore, new positions will not impact the state's pension contribution until FY 12 after the next scheduled certification on 6/30/2010.