OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5145

AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES' STATUTES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Mental Health & Addiction Serv., Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

See Below

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Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill could result in a cost associated with allowing funding, that would otherwise lapse, to be utilized to provide housing subsidies in the subsequent fiscal year. While the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has historically made this funding available to private providers, the Auditors of Public Accounts raised concerns about such a fiscal process. The provisions of the bill explicitly allow this practice.

The bill makes other clarifying and conforming changes, which have no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.