OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-179

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA TASK FORCE'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON TRAINING.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Public Health, Dept.; Social Services, Dept.

GF - None

None

None

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

GF - Cost

Approximately 50,000

Approximately 2,500

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Cost

Approximately 50,000

Approximately 2,500

Explanation

The bill requires police basic and review training programs to include training on cognitive disorders and diseases. This provision is anticipated to result in a cost to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection of approximately $50,000 in FY 15 for development of the training program. In FY 16, and annually thereafter, DESPP is anticipated to incur costs of less than $2,500 to administer the training program.

To the extent that a municipality runs a police training program, the municipality may incur similar costs in the development and administration of such programs.

There is no fiscal impact to the Department of Public Health from requirements under the bill to amend the Public Health Code and regulations, nor is there any impact from the expansion of education requirements for certain applicants for licensure and licensure renewal. Similarly, the bill is not anticipated to result in a cost to the Department of Social Services as the training provisions in the bill are either already being conducted as a matter of practice or can be accommodated within the current training process.

The Out Years

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