OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-445

AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON THE SALE OF CATS AND DOGS FROM INHUMANE ORIGINS AT CONNECTICUT PET SHOPS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 3826

File Copy No.: 461

Senate Calendar No.: 295


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Less than 5,000

Less than 5,000

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

The amendment (1) requires the Department of Agriculture (DoAg) to develop a standard of care applicable to certain dog and cat breeders, (2) alters current laws for pet shop licensees, and (3) increases the fine, from up to $100 to up to $1,000, for violations by pet shop licensees.

Increasing the fine may result in a minimal revenue gain to the state anticipated to be less than $5,000 annually. In FY 13, there was no revenue collected from violations of pet shop licensees.

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.