OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5858

AN ACT AUTHORIZING LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Revenue Gain

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to issue lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, but does not specify any fees or criteria for obtaining these licenses.

Any revenue gain to the state would depend on the revenue schedule adopted by DEEP for lifetime licenses, and the number of people who purchase them. In FY 16, there were 313,105 hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses sold generating approximately $7 million in revenue.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of licenses sold.