OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-432

AN ACT CONCERNING AN AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6923

File Copy No.: 334

Senate Calendar No.: 252


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Secretary of the State

GF - Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Cost

See Below

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Explanation

The amendment requires the Secretary of the State (SOTS) to establish a training and certification program for polling place observers and allows the SOTS to appoint observers to primary and general election polling places if requested by a certified candidate.

The SOTS may potentially incur costs up to $25,000 for the development of the training and certification program. The SOTS is also anticipated to incur costs to train, certify, and deploy polling place observers. Such costs will be dependent upon the number of persons seeking to undergo the training and certification process and also upon the number of observers deployed by the SOTS.

In addition, certain municipalities may incur additional costs arising from the provision of the amendment that allows registrars of voters to appoint additional election officials on or after election day upon mutual concurrence of the registrars. Such costs would be dependent upon the number of additional election officials appointed, their compensation, and the amount of time they are deployed.

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.