OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5312

AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR CHANGES TO THE POULTRY DEALER LICENSING STATUTE, REGISTRATION OF POULTRY FLOCKS AND THE LABELLING OF FARM STAND EGGS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 3892)

House Calendar No.: 106

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Department of Agriculture

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Under 500

Under 500

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill alters poultry and eggs laws under the Department of Agriculture (DoAg), which is expected to generate less than $500 annually associated with registration fees and fines.

It establishes a voluntary registration program for poultry flock owners, which could result in a revenue gain of under $350 (the annual fee to register a flock of 100 or more is $50, and annual fee to register a flock of less than 100 birds is $25).

The bill also prohibits people who sell eggs from selling falsely labeled or contaminated eggs, and subjects violators to fines. This is anticipated to result in a revenue gain of less than $150 annually.

Lastly, the bill allows DoAg to adopt regulations and makes minor changes to the poultry dealer licensing statute definitions. These provisions do not result in a fiscal impact (as the agency currently has expertise to adopt these regulations).

House “A” alters the original bill by prohibiting the sale of, or labeling, contaminated eggs at farmers' stands which does not change the fiscal impact described above.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of flock registrations and violations.