OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-185

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE TO PARENTS OF STUDENT ATHLETES ABOUT CONCUSSIONS AND HEAD INJURIES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Various Municipalities

STATE MANDATE - Cost

less than $500

less than $500

Explanation

The bill will result in a minimal cost to various municipalities of less than $500, associated with requiring coaches to provide a written statement to parents about concussions and head injuries. As not all schools require permission slips to participate in a sport (some schools accept completed physical forms as an acceptable form of parental consent), some municipalities will have to print and attach the new form for parents to sign. There are minimal costs, anticipated to be less than $500, associated with the printing of the form.

There is no fiscal impact to municipalities that currently require permission slips to play sports, as the written statement could be included in the existing permission slip.

There is no cost to the State Board of Education or the Department of Public Health to develop the written statement, as each agency currently has staff members with the expertise necessary to perform this task.

The Out Years

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