OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6603

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF CERTAIN TENANTS OF STATE-FUNDED PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Department of Housing

GF - Cost

Up to 25,000

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a one-time cost of up to $25,000 in FY 17 to the Department of Housing (DOH) for conducting a study concerning state-assisted housing for elderly tenants.

It is anticipated that DOH would require a consultant at a cost of up to $25,000 to collect and analyze that data needed for the study within the timeframe of approximately six months. The bill (1) outlines various components that must be included in the report and (2) requires recommendations in the report related to those components. The Department currently does not track such information and as such would require additional sources to collect the information.

There are no fiscal impacts to the Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Aging, Developmental Services and the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities to consult with the Department of Housing on this study.1

The Out Years

The bill requires DOH to report the results of the study to the committees of cognizance by December 31, 2017. There is therefore no fiscal impact beyond FY 18.

1 The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA) would not participate in the study, given that the agency is abolished effective July 1, 2017 pursuant to PA 16-66.