OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6318

AN ACT CONCERNING DONATIONS OF EQUIPMENT TO THE REGIONAL VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL SYSTEM.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Attorney General

GF – Cost

Adjudicated Claims

Potential Significant

Potential Significant

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which indemnifies any person who makes a gift in excess of one thousand dollars to the State Department of Education or the technical high school system, could result in a significant cost to the state. Under the bill, if any of the covered entities makes a donation of property, and the entity is then sued, the state then becomes responsible for any costs brought about by the law suit. Any costs would be paid through the Adjudicated Claims account. The Adjudicated Claims account expended $9. 5 million on average over the last 5 years.

The Out Years

The ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of law suits.