OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5578

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5975

File Copy No.: 418

House Calendar No.: 283

OFA Fiscal Note

MINIMAL REVENUE GAIN

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

Instead it establishes a separate, nonlapsing Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn Trafficking Enforcement Fund within the General Fund to be used by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for enforcement and educational efforts, and to provide financial awards leading to the arrest and conviction of violators.

The amendment also may result in a revenue gain, to the extent fines are collected for violations of the bill's provisions.

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.