OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5537

AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Section 2 of the bill, which makes engaging in tattooing without a license or temporary permit a class D misdemeanor, results in a potential minimal General Fund revenue gain to the extent that individuals are found guilty and fined up to $250.

Other sections of the bill, which make technical changes to existing public health statutes, codify current practice,1 or create new statutory provisions, do not result in fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the extent to which individuals are found guilty of a class D misdemeanor.

1 This includes the fee increase, from $50 to $100, for a hairdresser's license without examination, due to licensure in another jurisdiction. The Department of Public Health currently charges $100, not $50, for this license. It also includes newborn screening for adrenoleukodystrophy, for which is currently underway.