OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-972

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OF YOUTHS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7328

File Copy No.: 195

Senate Calendar No.: 177


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Social Services, Dept.; Legislative Mgmt.

GF - Potential Cost

less than 1,000

less than 1,000

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact. It results in a potential cost to the Department of Social Services and the Office of Legislative Management of less than $1,000 in both FY 14 and FY 15 for reimbursement of legislator and staff expenses associated with participation in a Children's Mental Health Task Force. Members of the Task Force (which will terminate on or before 9/30/14) serve without compensation but shall, within the limits of available funds, be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties, hence this potential cost.

There is no anticipated fiscal impact associated with other provisions of the amendment as they are either (1) guidelines provided without delineation of the specific agency or agencies responsible for their implementation, (2) current agency practice or (3) required to be implemented to the extent that private and/or federal funding is available and at no cost to the state or municipalities.

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.