OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5150

AN ACT CONCERNING TREE WARDENS' NOTICES ON TREES AND SHRUBS PRIOR TO REMOVAL, TREE REMOVAL ALONG STATE HIGHWAYS AND CLEAN-UP BY PUBLIC UTILITY CORPORATIONS FOLLOWING CERTAIN TREE REMOVAL.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 3841

File Copy No.: 398

House Calendar No.: 260

OFA Fiscal Note

NO FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

The amendment requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) sixty days prior to any tree removal along a state highway to submit a plan to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. As DOT currently has staff with expertise in this area, there is no fiscal impact anticipated.

The amendment also makes additional requirements related to tree trimming and utility vegetation management which do not have a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities.

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.