OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-447

AN ACT MODERNIZING THE STATE'S TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAWS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a potential minimal revenue loss to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP). The bill would conditionally exempt out-of-state public service technicians from having to obtain a certificate of registration with the DCP during disaster or emergency periods. Such periods are not a yearly occurrence and the number of such technicians utilized in such periods is few. Therefore any revenue loss would be minimal and infrequent.

The bill also makes a number of changes to the regulations of the telecommunication industry. This has no fiscal impact on the state or municipalities.

The Out Years

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