OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-66

AN ACT CONCERNING OUTDOOR WOOD-BURNING FURNACES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Judicial Dept.1

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Less than 450

Less than 450

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill (1) makes the ban on certain outdoor wood-burning furnaces (OWFs) permanent, and (2) requires that only non-chemically treated wood be used in OWFs.

To the extent violations of these provisions occur, there may be a revenue gain of less than $450 annually, as there is currently a fine of $90 per day applied to violations of OWFs. Less than five violations are anticipated annually.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of violations.

1 Statutory violations are subject to Infractions Bureau procedures which allow the accused to pay the fine by mail without making a court appearance.