OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-246

AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE WAITING LIST FOR RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Department of Developmental Services

GF - Cost

78,700

78,700

Comptroller- Fringe Benefits1

GF - Cost

29,969

29,969

Department of Developmental Services

GF - Potential Cost

up to $100,000

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a state cost of $108,669 ($78,700 in Personal Services and $29,969 in fringe benefit costs) in FY 18 and FY 19 to fund one IT Analyst II position in the Department of Developmental Services to meet the requirements of the bill. This position is necessary to integrate the “individual plans” of DDS consumers, which are not currently electronic documents, into the agency's data systems. Additionally, the agency may require one-time consulting services at a cost of up to $100,000 in FY 18 to establish a system for the plans and projections required by the bill.

Other requirements related to the statewide residential waiting list, and the annual survey, do not result in a fiscal impact as DDS has the expertise to undertake these tasks. During FY 17 the agency worked with stakeholders on the “statewide waiting list” and developed new categories and definitions of needs that went into effect March 1, 2017. Additionally, case managers and the Individuals' planning and support teams began using a Residential Request Assessment on March 1, 2017 and individuals and families are required to complete a Support Survey annually.

The Out Years

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

Sources:

DDS testimony

1 The fringe benefit costs for most state employees are budgeted centrally in accounts administered by the Comptroller. The estimated active employee fringe benefit cost associated with most personnel changes is 38.08% of payroll in FY 18 and FY 19.