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SB-1239

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

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5749

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

All

All Funds - Savings

At least

14 million

At least

14 million

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment eliminates non-unionized employee longevity payments. This would result in annual savings of approximately $14 million in FY 12 and FY 13. In addition, the amendment prohibits longevity payments to be included in future contracts negotiated with collective bargaining units. Assuming collective bargaining approval, this could result in additional savings as contracts are being negotiated in the future.1

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 Longevity payments to unionized employees totaled approximately $26.1 million in FY 11.