OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6557

AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY FOR THE RECREATIONAL USE OF LANDS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Various Municipalities

Cost Avoidance

Potential

Potential

Explanation

Enactment of the bill may preclude costs of varying magnitude to (a) municipalities, (b) other political subdivisions of the state, (c) municipal corporations, (d) special districts, and (e) water or sewer districts as it extends limited immunity from liability for injuries occurring on certain recreational lands. Types of costs that would potentially be avoided include those associated with participation in legal proceedings, paying settlements and/or increased insurance premiums. For comparison purposes, two recent settled Connecticut lawsuits involving injuries of persons on recreational lands resulted in payments of $2. 9 million and $8. 0 million.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.