OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-107

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME IN WHICH A REGULATED ACTIVITY MUST BE CONDUCTED UNDER A PERMIT ISSUED BY AN INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Potential Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The bill extends the expiration date of certain permits by up to five years or the length of time the related development's project approval is valid. To the extent that this occurs, the municipality would not collect certain locally established application fees1, and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) would not collect a $58 land use application fee. 2 In FY 11, the state had received revenue of $1,306,610 associated with 22,730 land use applications. It is not known at this time how many applications would be impacted by this bill.

The Out Years

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

1 Pursuant to Section 8-1c CGS, any municipality may establish a schedule of reasonable fees for the processing of applications by a zoning commission, planning commission, combined planning and zoning commission, zoning board of appeals or inland wetlands commission.

2 Pursuant to Section 22a-27j, an additional $60 fee is paid by applicants seeking approval from planning and zoning, wetlands and coastal management agencies. $2 of such fee is retained at the local level for administrative costs, with the remaining $58 remitted to DEEP for deposit into the General Fund.