OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5618

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

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