OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-1054

AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6866

File Copy No.: 498

Senate Calendar No.: 291


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Board of Regents for Higher Education

GF - Eliminates Cost in Bill

up to $100,000

up to $100,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment eliminates a cost of up to $100,000 in the bill which would have been necessary for added staff to meet expanded course requirements. The amendment replaces the requirement that the dyslexia education be at least 12 semester credit hours or one and a half credits in teacher preparation programs with a requirement of not fewer than twelve clock hours.

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.