OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-849

AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ENFORCEMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE LAWS.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 6409), House "A" (LCO 7643)

House Calendar No. : 631

Senate Calendar No. : 144

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

All Municipalities

Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The bill as amended results in a minimal revenue gain to the state and conversely a minimal revenue loss to municipalities by narrowing the circumstances under which a municipality gets half the revenue from fines collected for certain occupational violations. Under current law the sharing of fine revenue can occur if any town official makes a report. The bill narrows the fine sharing to reports made by local building officials.

Additionally the bill results in a minimal revenue gain as additional categories of work are added to the definition of “plumbing and piping work” for which the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) requires a licensing fee.

Senate “A” (LCO 6409) added the categories of work to the definition of “plumbing and piping work” and therefore resulted in a minimal revenue gain to the state due to the licensing fees paid to DCP.

House “A” (LCO 7643) redefines the definition of “millwright work,” which would reduce the revenue gain in Senate “A” minimally.

The Out Years

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