OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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HB-6454

AN ACT CONCERNING FIRE STATION WORK ZONES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Department of Transportation

TF - Cost

189,000

none

Judicial Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

less than 20,000

less than 20,000

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to post signs at the beginning and end of Fire Station Work Zones which will result in a one-time cost of $189,000 to DOT. This cost is associated with $300 per sign for labor and material at each of the states 315 fire stations.

The bill also results in a potential minimal revenue gain of less than $20,000 associated with doubling basic fines for committing certain traffic violations at fire station work zones when a firefighter is directing traffic. It is anticipated that relatively few offenses will occur or be charged.

The Out Years

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