OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-210

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF BISPHENOL-A IN THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER.

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 costs for most state employees are budgeted centrally in accounts administered by the Comptroller. The estimated non-pension fringe benefit cost associated with personnel changes is 23. 76% of payroll in FY 12 and FY 13. In addition, there could be an impact to potential liability for the applicable state pension funds.