OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6249

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

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5582

File Copy No.: 36

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

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and the associated fiscal impact. The amendment will result in a one-time cost of approximately $43, 000 to the Connecticut Siting Council in FY 12. These costs are associated with fees for a consultant with expertise in wind turbines (approximately $25, 000) and other costs associated with holding three 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.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.