OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-6034

AN ACT AUTHORIZING BOW AND ARROW HUNTING ON CERTAIN PRIVATE PROPERTY ON SUNDAYS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Less than 40,000

Less than 40,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows Sunday deer hunting with a bow and arrow under certain conditions. This expanded hunting program is anticipated to result in a 5% increase in the number of resident and non-resident archery permits sold, resulting in a potential revenue gain to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) of less than $40,000 annually. In FY 14, DEEP issued 13,373 permits for hunting deer and small game with a bow and arrow for: (1) junior residents and non-residents (at a cost of $19 each); (2) adult residents (at a cost of $41 each); and (3) adult non-residents (at a cost of $135 each) generating $664,077 in revenue.

In addition, the bill may result in fewer violations of the prohibition against hunting on Sundays. In FY 14, there were four offenses generating revenue of $700 from fines.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of permits sold.