OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1061

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY OF STATE PARKS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7835

File Copy No.: 557

Senate Calendar No.: 314


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Revenue Gain

Potential

Potential

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Potential Cost

Less than 400

Less than 400

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

Section 1 requires any person who has a contractual agreement with the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DoRS) to report to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). This provision has no fiscal impact as the agency has expertise in this area.

It also requires DEEP to compile certain information regarding contractual services which does not result in a fiscal impact as DEEP can compile the required data using existing staff within the Parks Division of the agency.

Section 2 requires DEEP to issue a Request for Information (ROI) regarding various parks services and amenities. This requirement does not result in a fiscal impact to DEEP, as existing staff within the agency's Parks Division has the expertise and capacity to perform this task.

Section 3 requires DEEP to establish rents for certain limited duration events at an amount based on the number of attendees. The amendment specifies that DEEP will charge a higher fee for any event that has a greater number of attendees, which may result in an annual revenue gain.

Section 4 of the amendment requires DEEP to recognize donations made to the Adopt a Park program, to be recognized by a placard at the adopted park showing the donor's name and sponsorship level. It is estimated that there will be less than 20 donations of this amount annually, resulting in a revenue gain of less than $50,000. This requirement is also anticipated to result in one-time minimal costs to DEEP in FY 16 and FY 17 for each placard, anticipated to be less than $400 annually.

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.