OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-207

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE HUNTING OF DEER BY PISTOL OR REVOLVER.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 4404), Senate "B" (LCO 4297)

House Calendar No. : 453

Senate Calendar No. : 176

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 11 $

FY 12 $

Department of Environmental Protection

GF - Revenue Gain

22,500

22,500

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill would result in a revenue gain of approximately $22,500 as it requires the Environmental Protection commissioner to issue $5 revolver permits to hunt deer1.

It also requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to reserve a credit for anyone who purchased certain licenses, stamps, permits, or tags between October 1, 2009 and April 14, 2010 which results in a revenue loss of up to $1. 15 million in FY 10 (but does not impact FY 11 or FY 12).

Senate “A” eliminates pistols from the types of handgun hunting permitted, which does not result in a fiscal impact.

Senate “B” creates the sportsman's fee credit which results in the revenue loss identified above.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of revolver permits purchased.

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.

1 It is anticipated that approximately 4,500 hunters would purchase the $5 permit.