OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5245

AN ACT PERMITTING ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION OF A SPECIAL SESSION OR A RECONVENED SESSION.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Secretary of the State

GF - Savings

See Below

See Below

Emergency Services and Public Protection, Dept.

GF - Potential Savings

$5,000 - $10,000 per occurrence

$5,000 - $10,000 per occurrence

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill allows the Secretary of the State (SOTS) to deliver notice of a special or reconvened session via email. Currently, such notices are delivered by either first class mail or in-person to the legislator's home address. If these in-person deliveries happen outside of the normal course of a shift an overtime cost arises. Should the Secretary utilize the email option, there is a fiscal savings to the SOTS of less than $100 for mailed notices, arising from postage, and a potential savings of $5,000 to $10,000 to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for in-person deliveries that could occur from state police overtime costs.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.