OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-502

AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE AND OTHER ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2017.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6443

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment alters what information is required to be annually reported to the legislature by the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Fiscal Analysis. There is no associated fiscal impact.

The amendment eliminates the potential reduction in future state costs by removing limits on the rehearing and aggrievement process for certain hospital rates.

The amendment makes several technical reference changes that have no fiscal impact.

The amendment allows Councils of Government (COGs) to use the $3 million they will receive from the Municipal Revenue Sharing Fund in FY 17 for any purpose. It restricts 35% of funding received by COGs in the out years to uses related to Regional Educational Service Centers. This precludes the use of that funding for other purposes.

The amendment renames the new Commission on Women, Children and the Elderly to the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors. There is no fiscal impact.

The amendment results in minimal savings to the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) by eliminating a provision requiring the CLC to conduct a study, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, concerning internet-based lottery sales.

Sections 501 and 502 conform statute to current practice with regard to the licensing of electronic cigarettes and result in no fiscal impact.

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.