OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-5113

AN ACT CONCERNING YOUTH ATHLETICS AND CONCUSSIONS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Various State Agencies

GF - Potential Cost

less than 1,000

none

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Local and Regional School Districts; All Municipalities

STATE MANDATE - Cost

less than 1,000 per district/municipality

less than 1,000 per district/municipality

Explanation

The bill requires youth athletic activity operators to annually provide a written statement regarding concussions to each youth athlete and his or her parent or legal guardian when the athlete registers. It is anticipated that this will result in a cost to municipalities (including local and regional school districts) of less than $1,000 per year, associated with the printing and distribution of the written statement.

The bill also establishes a task force to study concussion occurrences in youth athletics and make recommendations for possible legislative initiatives to address such concussions. There may be a cost of less than $1,000 in FY 15 to agencies participating in the task force to reimburse legislators and agency staff for mileage expenses.

The bill makes various other changes that are not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact because they either (1) narrow the scope of existing law or (2) are a requirement in which the State Department of Education or other identified state agencies has the staff with the expertise to complete the tasks.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation, except for costs related to the taskforce, which are in FY 15 only.