OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5121

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF ORGANIC PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF THE USE OF PESTICIDES ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Various Municipalities

Cost/Savings

Potential

Potential

Explanation

The bill allows microbial and biochemical pesticides to be applied on school property. To the extent a local and regional school district chooses to use these pesticides, an additional minimal cost would result.

However, a local and regional school district that has incurred damage to its fields and grounds as a result of not being able to appropriately manage pests, the bill could result in a savings, as the cost of using the microbial and biochemical pesticides would be significantly less than the cost of repairing the damaged fields.

The Out Years

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