OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5314

AN ACT BANNING CADMIUM IN CHILDREN'S JEWELRY.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 4349)

House Calendar No. : 151

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 11 to FY 13$

FY 14 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

None

Up to 1,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a potential cost to the Department of Consumer Protection of up to $1,000 per year beginning in FY 14. The cost is associated with the testing of children's jewelry for cadmium which would be carried out through a contract with private firms. Currently, the cost of testing for cadmium varies from $50 to $200 per sample. It is estimated that as many as five such tests would occur in any one year. Under the bill these provisions are to be implemented within available appropriations and will result in one of four outcomes: (1) the agency will proceed with the required duties, and may require a deficiency appropriation; (2) the agency will delay the implementation of the bill pending the approval of additional appropriations to meet these requirements; (3) the agency will shift staff resources from other agency priorities, thereby impacting existing agency responsibilities and duties; or (4) the agency will not be able to implement the bill.

House “A” (LCO 4349) is technical and clarifying and has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

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