OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5319

AN ACT INCREASING FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL BLIGHT ORDINANCES.

As Amended by House "B" (LCO 4919)

House Calendar No. : 100

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

All Municipalities

Potential Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Various Municipalities

Potential Savings

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The bill changes the fine range of $10 - $100 per day to up to $250 per day for certain violations of housing blight. The extent to which municipalities realize a revenue gain depends on the number of violations of housing blight and the number of violation days.

The bill also restricts zoning decision appeals to people who own land in Connecticut; this may result in savings to municipalities associated with reduced legal costs.

House “B” struck the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact. The substitute language results in the fiscal impact described above.

The Out Years

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