OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-136

AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF JETTED ARTICULATED VESSELS AND CERTAIN WATER SKIING DEVICES.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 3843)

Senate Calendar No.: 137

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Under 750

Under 750

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill establishes requirements for operators of jetted articulated vessels (JAVs) similar to the requirements of jet ski operators. Violators of the requirements are subject to a $60 to $250 fine for each violation.

Any revenue generated from violations of these new and expanded watercraft provisions is anticipated to generate less than $500 annually. In FY 14 and FY 15, violations of personal watercraft operation generated an average of $3,865 in revenue.

Senate “A” removes provisions pertaining to towing a certain number of water skiers and vessels creating wake. This is anticipated to reduce the number of violations and associated revenue generated from these fines.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact described above would continue into the future subject to the number of violations.

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of violations.The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.