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.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 8728)

House Calendar No. : 591

Senate Calendar No. : 354

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Judicial Dpt (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 $100 and/or imprisonment for up to 30 days, for any pet shop licensee that violates 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.

There are about 115 pet shop licensees in the state, about half of which sell dogs or cats.

House “A” removes commercial kennel licensees from provisions of the bill and reduces the potential fiscal impact to criminal justice agencies indicated above.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of violations that occur.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.