OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5055

AN ACT ELIMINATING MUNICIPAL MANDATES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4724

File Copy No.: 644

House Calendar No.: 125

Senate Calendar No.: 418


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Savings

See Below

See Below

Explanation

The amendment creates a pilot program under which the registrars of voters in Avon, Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Simsbury, Weston, Westport, and Wilton may reduce the number of polling places open during a primary. To the extent that these towns are able to reduce the number of polling places, they may each realize a savings anticipated to be less than $25,000 per primary. However, the amount of savings will be dependent upon the number of polling places closed and municipal costs to operate polling places.

The savings realized by these towns would be partially offset by requirements that registrars of voters provide notification to voters affected by polling place closures.

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.