OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-312

AN ACT MANDATING THE REGIONALIZATION OF PUBLIC SAFETY EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATION CENTERS AND A STUDY OF CONSOLIDATION.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 3105

File Copy No.: 93

Senate Calendar No.: 98

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY16 $

FY 17 $

Public Safety, Dept. –

Division of Fire, Emergency and Building Services

E 9-1-1 Fund - Reduces Savings in Bill

Potential

Potential

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Various Municipalities

Eliminates Cost in Bill

Potential

Potential

Explanation

This amendment results in a decrease of $4.8 million in total potential savings to the E 9-1-1 fund by allowing municipalities with a population of 40, 000 or more that have not regionalized by 2016 to remain eligible for Public Answering Safety Point (PSAP) subsidies.

Stand alone municipal PSAPs with less than 40, 000 capita and multi-town PSAPs are unaffected by this amendment. These particular municipalities would still lose their eligibility for PSAP subsidies pursuant to the bill including the Coordinated Medical Emergency Direction (CMED) subsidy, the PSAP training subsidy, and the equipment subsidy if they do not regionalize by July 2016. If none of these particular municipalities join a regional PSAP, the E 9-1-1 would save approximately $2.0 million. If a municipality chooses to regionalize, that municipality could potentially incur a transition cost.

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.