OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5531

AN ACT CONCERNING MUTUAL CONSOLIDATION OF DISPATCH FACILITIES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4887

File Copy No.: 309

House Calendar No.: 189

Senate Calendar No.: 452


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Emergency Services and Public Protection, Dept.

GF - Revenue Loss

Approximately $361,000

Approximately $378,000

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Various Municipalities

Savings

Approximately $6,900 per municipality

Approximately $7,300 per municipality

Explanation

The amendment reduces the municipal share of fringe benefit costs associated with overtime for the resident state policemen program from 100% to 30%.

In FY 13, towns were invoiced approximately $467,000 for fringe benefits associated with overtime services rendered by resident state policemen. Reducing the municipal share of such costs in accordance with the provisions of the amendment is anticipated to result in a revenue loss to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection of approximately $361,000 in FY 15 and $378,000 in FY 16.

Reducing the municipal share of overtime fringe benefit costs for resident state policemen is anticipated to result in an average savings to municipalities that participate in the program of approximately $6,900 per municipality in FY 15 and $7,300 per municipality in FY 16.

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.