OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5377

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE REEMPLOYMENT OF OLDER WORKERS AS THEY RELATE TO THE LABOR DEPARTMENT.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5367

File Copy No.: 659

House Calendar No.: 138


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact. Instead, the amendment makes the changes described below.

Section 1 requires the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission (CETC) within the Department Of Labor (DOL) to coordinate an electronic state hiring campaign to encourage the reemployment of older workers through the DOL website, and submit a report on the status of the campaign to the Labor Committee by January 1, 2015. This does not result in any fiscal impact as it is anticipated that CETC could provide the information required by the campaign and produce the report without additional staffing or outside expertise.

Section 2 requires DOL to develop a one-page quick-reference guide describing existing resources for unemployed older workers, and make that information available through the 2-1-1 Infoline website. This does not result in any fiscal impact.

Section 3 requires DOL to promote the state's apprenticeship programs through job centers throughout the state. This does not result in any fiscal impact as information regarding the program is currently available, and could be provided to job centers at no cost to the agency.

Section 4 requires DOL to convene a working group to consider whether certain individuals providing resume writing assistance should require certification. This does not result in any fiscal impact.

Sections 5-9 require a number of actions by the Board of Regents for Higher Education and the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, which do not result in any fiscal impact.

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.