OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5319

AN ACT INCREASING FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL BLIGHT ORDINANCES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4919

File Copy No.: 88

House Calendar No.: 100

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

All Municipalities

Potential Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Various Municipalities

Potential Savings

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

The amendment changes the fine range of $10 - $100 per day to up to $250 per day for certain violations of housing blight. The extent to which municipalities realize a revenue gain depends on the number of violations of housing blight and the number of violation days.

The amendment also restricts zoning decision appeals to people who own land in Connecticut; this may result in savings to municipalities associated with reduced legal costs.

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.