OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6603

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

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 6655), House "B" (LCO 8348)

House Calendar No.: 116

Senate Calendar No.: 574


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Department of Housing

GF - Potential Cost

Up to 25,000

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a potential 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 eight 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, and Developmental Services to consult with the Department of Housing on this study.

House “A” has no fiscal impact by replacing the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA) with Disabilities Rights Connecticut Inc., a nonprofit organization, from the list of state agencies that the Department of Housing may consult to complete the study in the underlying bill. The OPA is abolished effective July 1, 2017 pursuant to PA 16-66.

House “A” also has no fiscal impact by extending by two months the date by which the Department of Housing must report the results of the study.

House “B” requires the Department of Housing to conduct the study in the underlying bill within available appropriations. As this provision does not mandate that the agency perform this study regardless of available funding, the $25,000 cost described in the fiscal note on the underlying bill becomes a potential one.

The Out Years

The bill requires DOH to report the results of the study to the committees of cognizance by March 1, 2018. There is therefore no fiscal impact beyond FY 18.

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.