OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-139

AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO ESTABLISH A TROUT STAMP AND A RESIDENT GAME BIRD CONSERVATION STAMP, AMENDING CERTAIN HUNTING AND FISHING FEES FOR RESIDENTS LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND ERECTING A PHEASANT STOCKING ACCOUNT AND PROGRAM.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 5299)

Senate Calendar No.: 257

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Revenue Gain

At least 100,000

At least 100,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to establish regulations for the sale of trout stamps at a fee of up to $10. It is anticipated that if regulations are adopted, the fee would be set at $5. This would result in a revenue gain anticipated to be at least $100,000.

Senate “A” replaces the underlying bill with the impact described above.

The Out Years

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

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.