OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5113

AN ACT CONCERNING YOUTH ATHLETICS AND CONCUSSIONS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4151

File Copy No.: 622

House Calendar No.: 103


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Local and Regional School Districts

STATE MANDATE - Cost

none

less than 5,000

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill, which did not result in a fiscal impact. The amendment requires local and regional school districts 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 amendment also requires that student athletes and parents/guardians read, view, or attend a training program regarding concussion education. Depending on how local and regional school districts choose to implement this provision, a cost could result. Reading and viewing, an on-line training program would not result in a cost. However, if a school district chose to hold regular, in-person training programs a cost of less than $4,000 per district could result.

The amendment 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 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.