OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-501

AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2017.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6404

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: See Below

Explanation

The amendment makes several adjustments to the appropriations included in sections 1 and 2 of the bill and reduces the transfer from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund to the General Fund. The combined impact of these adjustments reduces the respective balances identified in the underlying bill by $220,573 for the General Fund and $576,361 for the Transportation Fund. The amendment's changes to the respective fund balances are summarized in the below table.

FY 17 Revised Fund Balance (in millions)

Fund

Revenue $

Appropriations $

Surplus/

(Deficit) $

General

17,886.7

17,886.5

0.2

Transportation

1,464.4

1,463.4

1.0

Other Appropriated

428.4

411.8

16.6

TOTAL

19,779.5

19,761.7

17.8

Below is the agency and account detail on the changes to the appropriations included in sections 1 and 2 of the bill:

GENERAL FUND

Amount $

DAS

Connecticut Education Network

(1,472,700)

DAS

IT Services

1,372,700

DPH

Children's Health Initiatives

(2,339,428)

DPH

Children's Lead Poisoning

(64,675)

DPH

Children with Special Health Care Needs

(1,037,429)

DPH

Genetic Diseases Programs

(237,895)

DSS

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program – Municipality

100,000

CSL

State-Wide Digital Library

(50,000)

CSL

Computer Access

90,000

CSL

Connecticard Payments

(40,000)

TOTAL

(3,679,427)

 

TRANSPORTATION FUND

 

DOT

Non-ADA Dial-A-Ride

576,361

The amendment reduces the transfer from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund (BRTF) to the General Fund by $3,900,000. Three entities are authorized to receive equal distribution of this amount: 1) The University of Connecticut Health Center, 2) the Yale School of Medicine, and 3) Griffin Hospital. Further, four accounts under the Department of Public Health are moved from the General Fund to the BRTF: 1) Children's Health Initiatives, 2) Children's Lead Poisoning, 3) Children with Special Health Care Needs, and Genetic Diseases Program. See above for appropriation level detail.

The amendment limits the allotment reductions that the Office of Policy and Management can apply to the constituent units of Higher Education.

The amendment makes a distributional adjustment to the Municipal Revenue Sharing grant for West Haven. These changes are as follows:

City of West Haven

(2,177,989)

West Haven First Center

1,039,843

West Haven: Allingtown FD

483,505

West Haven: West Shore FD (D2)

654,640

The amendment makes a clarifying change concerning the Municipal Revenue Sharing grants to special taxing districts in Windham. The grant of $640,000 is provided to Windham Special Service District #2.

The amendment changes the effective date for section 45. This conforms the underlying bill to the revenue estimates adopted by the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. This effective date was assumed in the analysis of the underlying bill.

The amendment also changes the name of the newly established Commission on Women, Children and Family to the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors.

Lastly, the amendment includes the revised FY 17 revenue estimates as adopted by the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee on May 4, 2016 in support of the revised FY 17 budget.

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.