OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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May 20, 2009

ADDENDUM

To Fiscal Note on

sHB-5861, File No. 936

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROCESSING OF MUNICIPAL APPLICATIONS FOR STATE PERMITS.

The Department of Transportation has provided revised information indicating that the provisions of the bill result in the following fiscal impact.

OFA Fiscal Impact

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Department of Transportation

TF - Cost

854,500

854,500

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)1

TF - Cost

217,299

217,299

Note: TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Implementing the provisions of the bill to perform full review of municipal permit applications will result in an ongoing cost to the Department of Transportation (DOT) of $1,071,799 in FY 10 and thereafter which consists of $854,500 for 13 staff positions and $217,299 for fringes. The table below presents the number and type of positions for each.

 

Positions

 

Salary (2)

Total

Department

Required

Position Title

Each

Salary

Maintenance

1

Maintenance Manager

109,500

109,500

Maintenance

9

District Service Agent 2

61,500

553,500

Maintenance

1

Administrator

61,500

61,500

State Traffic Comm

2

Transportation Engineer 3

65,000

130,000

 

13

   

854,500

         

(2) Midpoint between lowest and highest level for each grade.

 

Total Cost to DOT per Fiscal Year

       
 

Total

Total

Total

Department

Salary

Fringes

Cost

Maintenance

724,500

184,240

908,740

State Traffic Comm

130,000

33,059

163,059

 

854,500

217,299

1,071,799

The Out Years

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

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.