OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-5442

AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGAL AGE TO MARRY IN THIS STATE.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Resources of the GF

GF - Potential Revenue Loss

less than 300

less than 400

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Revenue Loss

less than 200

less than 300

Explanation

A revenue loss to the General Fund of less than $400 annually and a revenue loss of less than $300 annually, in total, across various municipalities are anticipated from marriage restrictions under the bill. In 2016, there were sixteen brides, and no grooms, under 18-years-of-age married in Connecticut. While it is assumed that less than 20 such individuals become married annually, as the bill is effective 10/1/17, less than 15 individuals are assumed in FY 18. Of the $30 charged by a municipal registrar for a marriage license pursuant to CGS Sec. 7-73, $11 is retained by the municipality and $19 is provided to the Department of Public Health (DPH) for deposit into the General Fund.1

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.

1 Funds are then further credited to a separate nonlapsing account for use by the Department of Social Services for shelter services for victims of household abuse and by DPH for rape crisis services.