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SB-446

AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT GRANT AND PREVENTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 3857

File Copy No.: 392

Senate Calendar No.: 258


OFA Fiscal Note

REDUCES POTENTIAL COST

The amendment does not allow the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to employ additional staff to provide prevention, education and rapid response efforts associated with the Aquatic Invasive Species program. Therefore, the amendment reduces the potential cost by $156,339 in FY 15 and $161,029 in FY 16, including fringe benefits, to hire ten seasonal staff persons for this purpose.

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.