OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-288

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE EXPANSION AND CONSTRUCTION OF WATER SYSTEMS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Public Utility Control, Dept.

CC&PUCF - Revenue Loss

less than 800

less than 1,000

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

less than 800

less than 1,000

NET IMPACT

-

-

Note: CC&PUCF=Consumer Counsel and Public Utility Control Fund; GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which requires Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) applications to be submitted to the Department of Public Health, instead of to the Public Utility Regulatory Authority, will result in a revenue loss of less than $1,000 annually1 to the Public Utility Control Fund and a General Fund revenue gain of the same amount. As the bill is effective 10/1/2016, nine months of revenue is reflected in FY 17. No fiscal impact is anticipated from exempting state agencies from the application fee as no state agencies have applied for a CPCN to date.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future dependent on the number of applications.

1 There are approximately 10 CPCN applications each year. The application fee is $100.