OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-991

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6245

File Copy No.: 446

Senate Calendar No.: 279


OFA Fiscal Note

MINIMAL FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment allows persons to be authorized by the Secretary of the State (SOTS) to solemnize marriages after submitting an application and $25 fee. The amendment is anticipated to result in a minimal revenue gain to the SOTS arising from the $25 fee. This revenue gain will be reduced, at least in part, by costs associated with application review and payment processing by SOTS; an agency which is not currently involved in the marriage solemnization process.

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.