OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6706

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2015 CONCERNING GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8941


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The amendment allows municipalities to utilize a community notification system to inform residents on matters concerning the time, location, and subject of upcoming referenda. Municipalities that elect to utilize such systems may incur minimal costs related to dissemination of notices.

The amendment also makes changes to the statutes concerning use of state or municipal resources on election matters. These changes have no fiscal impact.

Additionally, the amendment eliminates the provision that allows the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange to negotiate premiums with health carriers who seek to offer health insurance plans through the exchange. This does not result in a fiscal impact.

Lastly, the amendment, which allows certain employees to compete for positions in classified service, has no fiscal impact.

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.