OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5246

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF, AND SERVICES FOR, VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 4295)

House Calendar No. : 169

Senate Calendar No. : 491

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Commissioners of Social Services and Public Health to distribute certain funds for shelter services for victims of household abuse by October 15th annually. These funds are from a surcharge on marriage licenses. Although this requirement may alter the fiscal year in which such funds are disbursed, it is not expected to have an overall fiscal impact. This section also specifies that the state agencies may not retain any funds for administrative purposes, which has no fiscal impact as neither agency currently retains such funding.

The remaining sections of the bill make changes that have no fiscal impact.

House “A” removes the fiscal impact of the underlying bill and results in the impact described above.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None