OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-427

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF HAND-HELD MOBILE TELEPHONES AND MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES BY MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4381

File Copy No.: 235

Senate Calendar No.: 164

OFA Fiscal Note

REDUCES REVENUE GAIN UNDER THE BILL

The amendment reduces revenue gain for both the state and municipalities by eliminating the additional $500 penalty to any driver who commits a moving violation that results in an accident while engaged in an activity not related to the operation of the motor vehicle. It is anticipated that the number of accidents under these circumstances would be minimal and therefore the potential revenue loss is estimated to be minimal.

Under the bill and amendment, municipalities would receive 25% of the revenue gained from each summons they issue for a violation pertaining to the provisions of the bill. The reduction in revenue gain would therefore be split by 25% for municipalities and 75% for the state.

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.