OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-179

AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION ISSUES.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 5462)

Senate Calendar No.: 226

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: See Below

Explanation

Section 1 of the bill authorizes the State Board of Education (SBE), in consultation with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, to award an exemplary veterans education program distinction to local and regional boards of education, which does not result in a fiscal impact as the departments have the expertise necessary to achieve the requirements contained in the bill.

Sections 2 and 3 require each local or regional board of education to post the telephone number for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Careline in a conspicuous location in each school under the board's jurisdiction, which does not result in a fiscal impact as local and regional school districts frequently post relevant information as a course of normal business.

Section 4 adds cancer awareness to the public health school curriculum. This could result in a potential minimal cost to local and regional school districts, depending on how the school district chooses to incorporate cancer awareness into the curriculum. Multiple low-cost and no-cost resources are readily available on this topic.

Section 5 may result in a cost of less than $1,000 in FY 17 to those agencies participating in the task force to reimburse legislators and agency staff for mileage expenses.

Section 6 results in a redistribution of the Non-Public School Transportation grant, as East Haven would be eligible for reimbursement for providing transportation services for resident students to nonpublic schools located in New Haven. This could result in a revenue gain to East Haven and a corresponding revenue loss across all other local and regional school districts receiving the Non-Public School Transportation grant.

Section 7 results in a redistribution of the Excess Cost grant, which could result in a revenue gain to Franklin and a corresponding revenue loss across all other local and regional school districts receiving the Excess Cost grant.

Section 8 results in a redistribution of the Excess Cost grant, which could result in a revenue gain to Newtown and a corresponding revenue loss across all other local and regional school districts receiving the Excess Cost grant.

Senate “A” struck the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The redistributions identified above are one-time in nature and will not continue into the out years, all other costs identified above will continue into the future subject to inflation.

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.