Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 573

    February Session, 2016

House Bill No. 5618

House of Representatives, April 11, 2016

The Committee on Government Administration and Elections reported through REP. JUTILA of the 37th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CARBON FOOTPRINT METHODOLOGY TO ANALYZE STATE PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Administrative Services, in consultation with the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection and other agencies or entities selected by the commissioner, shall develop a carbon footprint methodology, that focuses on transportation-related environmental impact, that can be used to analyze individual state procurement contracts. Not later than January 1, 2017, the commissioner shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to government administration. Such report shall include the methodology developed under this section and any recommendations for legislation necessary to implement such methodology for state procurement contracts.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

GAE

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do 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.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Dept. of Administrative Services

GF - Cost

150,000

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), in consultation with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, to develop a carbon footprint methodology, focusing on transportation-related environmental impacts that can be used to analyze individual state procurement contracts.

As DAS does not have the expertise to develop a carbon footprint methodology, the agency would have to enter into a contract with an outside vendor. Consultant costs are estimated to be $150,000 in FY 17 as DAS has to issue a report by January 2017.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5618

AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CARBON FOOTPRINT METHODOLOGY TO ANALYZE STATE PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS.

SUMMARY:

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

8

Nay

6

(03/21/2016)

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