OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-350

AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MANUFACTURER MERCURY THERMOSTAT COLLECTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAMS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Cost

None

25,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to conduct an educational and outreach program to promote the collection of out-of-service mercury thermostats on or before April 1, 2014.

DEEP would incur costs of approximately $25,000 in FY 14 to contract with an outside vendor to conduct the education and outreach program with wholesalers, retailers, contractors, and the public.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation and terms of the contract with the vendor.