OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-210

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF BISPHENOL-A IN THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER AND INCREASING THE DUTIES OF THE CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS INSTITUTE.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Cost

None

None

60,576

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)1

GF - Cost

None

None

1,077

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a cost of $60,576 in FY 14 as it requires the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to enforce the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, or offering for sale of thermal receipt or cash register receipt paper containing bisphenol-A (BPA) in Connecticut beginning October 1, 2013. The enforcement of the prohibition will require a one-quarter time Product Safety Inspector at a salary of $14,076 plus fringe benefit costs of $1,077 and associated other expenses of $1,500. Additionally testing costs of $45,000 per year would also be required. Testing for BPA costs $150 per sample. An estimated 25 samples per month would be taken on a random inspection basis.

The Out Years

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

1 The fringe benefit cost associated with the 10 hours a week results from 7. 65% for FICA (Federal Insurance Compensation Act) for such employees.