OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6362

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF THE REGULATIONS OF CONNECTICUT STATE AGENCIES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Secretary of the State

GF - Cost

None

100,000

Judicial Dept.

GF - Savings

None

Less than $1,000

Various State Agencies

GF - Potential Savings

None

Less than $1,000

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which establishes an on-line system to house the regulations of state agencies, is anticipated to result in a cost to the Secretary of the State of $100,000 in FY 15. This cost arises from the need to add a full-time position in the Secretary's office to administer and manage the system and associated programmatic requirements.

Additionally, the Judicial Department will realize a savings of less than $1,000 in FY 15 arising from its ability to stop publishing and distributing paper copies of state regulations when the Secretary of the State certifies that the on-line system is technologically sufficient to manage the regulations posting process.

When the system is implemented, various state agencies may realize a potential savings of less than $1,000 in FY 15 arising from the transition to the electronic system for public posting of various notices and proposed regulations.

Background

The State Bonding Commission allocated $1,758,583 in its January 25, 2013, meeting to support the capital costs of implementing the program.

The Out Years

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