OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-1239

AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2013.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5740

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Various State Agencies

All Funds - Savings

Greater than 57 million

Greater than 57 million

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment would require the salary of any union steward to be paid by each union. There are 911 union stewards identified within the executive branch.1 It is estimated that savings of more than $57 million could be achieved by requiring steward salaries to be paid by their associated bargaining unit. It should be noted that changes to union representation would require collective bargaining agreement.

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.

1 This reflects stewards of the 13 bargaining units negotiated by the executive branch.