OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5614

AN ACT CONCERNING "E-BOOKS" AND LIBRARIES.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 6850)

House Calendar No.: 130


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

There is no fiscal impact in requiring the Department of Consumer Protection in consultation with the State Librarian and the Attorney General to conduct a study regarding the availability of electronic books to users in public libraries. It is assumed that the Attorney General will provide the necessary expertise in legal issues including constitutionality and the State Librarian will provide expertise in the operation and practices within public libraries.

House “A” (LCO 6850) struck the original bill and results in the fiscal impact as stated above.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None