OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6495

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7737

File Copy No.: 368

House Calendar No.: 248


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Motor Vehicle Dept.

TF - Revenue Loss

1.7 million

1.7 million

Governmental Accountability, Off.

Citizens Election Fund - Savings

See Below

2.2 million

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment eliminates the fee for non-driver license photo ID cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Based on the number of such cards issued in recent years, this is anticipated to result in an annual revenue loss of approximately $1.7 million.

The amendment also reduces all statewide and general assembly primary and general elections grants from the Citizens Election Fund by 10%. In addition, the amendment eliminates Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustments until 2018 for statewide elections and 2014 for general assembly elections. There is an anticipated savings to the Citizens Election Fund in FY 15 of approximately $1.0 million for general assembly grants in the 2014 election cycle. In addition, there is an anticipated savings for statewide elections of approximately $1.2 million in FY 15 for the November 2014 election cycle. As grant awards can cross fiscal years, a portion of the savings for the 2014 election cycle may be achieved in FY 14.

As the amendment requires savings to the Citizens Election Fund to be credited to the Special Transportation Fund (STF), the cumulative net impact to the STF is a loss of approximately $1.2 million in FY 14 and FY 15.

There are no fiscal impacts arising from the other provisions of the amendment.

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.