OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-5151

AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Explanation

The bill provides animal control officers (ACOs) jurisdiction in common interest communities (such as condominium units).1

To the extent that the bill expands ACOs area of jurisdiction, this may result in an increased number of animals seized by ACOs. Therefore, the bill may result in increased costs to various municipalities associated with animal care (i.e. food and medical expenses).

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of animals seized.

1 There are approximately 5,000 condominium units in the state.