OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6249

AN ACT REQUIRING THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS FOR THE SITING OF WIND PROJECTS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 6526)

House Calendar No. : 42

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

Siting Council, CT

CC&PUCF - Cost

43,000

Note: CC&PUCF=Consumer Counsel and Public Utility Control Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill will result in a one-time cost of approximately $43,000 in FY 12 to the Connecticut Siting Council. These costs are associated with fees for a consultant with expertise in wind turbines (approximately $25,000) and other costs associated with holding public hearings regarding the proposed regulations ($18,000). These costs include posting hearing notices in legal journals, council member per diems, and a court reporter.

House “A” makes changes that do not result in a fiscal impact. These changes include changing the effective date and removing the provision which requires the Council to stop its consideration of pending applications until the regulations are adopted.

The Out Years

The costs identified above will only occur in FY 12 and have no out year impact.