OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT THE RESOURCES OF THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Secretary of the State

GF - Cost

5,000

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This resolution proposes an amendment to the State Constitution to restrict the use of funds in the Special Transportation Fund for transportation purposes and requires continued deposits into said fund. The Secretary of the State is anticipated to incur a cost of $5,000 in FY 17 (for the November 2016 election) for providing posters with the proposed constitutional amendment question and explanation to each polling place in every municipality. The FY 17 cost may be shifted into FY 19 pursuant to the requirements of the constitutional amendment process.

This cost will cover the printing and mailing of the posters. Since all materials required for placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot are supplied by the State, and the vote will occur in a regularly scheduled statewide election, no costs will be incurred by municipalities.

The Out Years

The cost identified above is one-time. However, the FY 17 cost may be shifted into FY 19 pursuant to the requirements of the constitutional amendment process, as noted above.