OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5117

AN ACT CONCERNING GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED FOODS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Department of Agriculture

GF - Potential Cost

Potential Significant

Potential Significant

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Agriculture (DAG) to develop regulations that establish best practices for farmers who commercially cultivate any genetically-engineered crop. This requirement may result in significant costs to DAG as the agency would have to hire a consultant with the scientific knowledge required to draft the regulations.

There is no fiscal impact to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) as the agency currently has information available to publish the on-line list required under the bill.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.