OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5319

AN ACT INCREASING FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL BLIGHT ORDINANCES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

All Municipalities

Potential Revenue Gain

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Explanation

The bill changes the schedule of fines to violators of housing blight from a range of $10 to $100 per day to $100 to $500 per day (determined by the number of days the violation exists). The extent to which municipalities gain additional revenue depends on the number of violations of housing blight and the number of violation days.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to violators of housing blight.