OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6706

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FILING FEE FOR GRIEVANCES OR DISPUTES AND THE COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS AT THE STATE BOARD OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Labor Dept.

GF - Cost

43,575

62,475

Labor Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

30,200

30,200

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill increases, from $25 to $50, the fee paid by each party for filing a grievance with the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration (SBMA), and increases the compensation of SBMA members under certain circumstances. This results in a General Fund revenue gain of $30,200 annually beginning in FY 16, as well as a cost to the Labor Department of $43,575 in FY 16 and $62,475 in FY 17 and annually thereafter.

The revenue and cost estimates are based on the number of grievances filed and hearings and Executive Sessions that have occurred each year historically. These include 604 grievances filed ($30,200 revenue gain), 164 arbitration hearings going beyond one day ($37,800 and $56,700 cost in FY 16 and FY 17, respectively), and 77 Executive Sessions ($5,775 cost).

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to fluctuation in the number, duration, and type of SBMA meetings.