OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-493

AN ACT REDUCING ELECTRICITY COSTS AND PROMOTING RENEWABLE ENERGY.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5410

Senate Calendar No.: 545

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 11 $

FY 12 $

Various State Agencies

Various - Savings

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 11 $

FY 12 $

Various Municipalities

Savings

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Explanation

This amendment makes English the official language of the state. To the extent that the amendment stipulates that no government document shall be valid, effective or enforceable unless it is printed in English, there may be some minimal state and municipal savings as a result of not printing documents in a foreign language. However, many agencies and municipalities will continue to provide documents in a foreign language as the amendment permits many exemptions.

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.