OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-499

AN ACT CONCERNING A PET LEMON LAW AND THE RELEASE OF RABIES VACCINATION RECORDS TO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Judicial Dept. (Probation); Correction, Dept.

GF - Cost

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill makes it a violation of state law, punishable by a fine of up to $200 and /or imprisonment for up to 30 days, for any pet shop or commercial kennel licensee to violate certain provisions of the bill. Any revenue from criminal fines or costs of probation supervision or incarceration under the bill are anticipated to be minimal on an annual basis.

The Out Years

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