OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-5733

AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO DEATH CERTIFICATES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

All Municipalities

Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The bill limits access to death certificates less than 100 years old. It establishes a “certificate of death registration” to be made available by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and municipalities to anyone otherwise prohibited by the bill from obtaining an individual's death certificate.

The bill results in a minimal revenue loss to DPH and municipalities associated with the reduced fee for certificates of death registration. Currently, anyone can obtain a death certificate for a $20 fee; the fee for a certificate of death registration is $15 under the bill's provisions. The number of requested certificates of death registration is anticipated to be small.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of certificates of death registrations requested of DPH and municipalities.