OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5319

AN ACT INCREASING FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL BLIGHT ORDINANCES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 3099

File Copy No.: 88

House Calendar No.: 100

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

All Municipalities

Changes Revenue Impact in Bill

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Explanation

The amendment may reduce the revenue gain in the underlying bill as it allows municipalities to assess a lower fine amount. The following table shows the change in the schedule of fines for violators of housing blight.

Days of Violation

Bill

Amendment

0 – 30

$100 per day

Up to $100 per day

31 – 60

$250 per day

Up to $250 per day

61 +

$500 per day

Up to $500 per day

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.