OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5116

AN ACT REQUIRING THE LABELING OF FOOD PACKAGING THAT CONTAINS BISPHENOL-A.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Cost

$150 to $200 per test

$150 to $200 per test

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a cost to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) beginning in FY 13. The bill specifies that DCP implement the provisions of the bill within available appropriations/resources. However, if the bill were to be implemented the estimated cost of testing for bisphenol-A ranges from $150 to $200 per test. The annual cost to DCP is dependent upon the number of products that DCP tests which will be determined by the number of consumer complaints.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation and the number of products tested.