OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-260

AN ACT CONCERNING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 6730)

Senate Calendar No.: 237


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Various State Agencies

GF - Potential Cost

Less than $1,000

Less than $1,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill establishes a task force to study autonomous vehicles (AV) and analyze how they could impact the state. The bill allows the Department of Motor Vehicles in consultation with the Office of Policy and Management and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to establish a pilot program for up to four municipalities to allow AV manufacturers to test AVs on those municipalities' highways.

The bill establishes a task force to study the projected shortage in the psychiatry workforce in the state. There may be a cost of less than $1,000 annually until the task force terminates to those agencies participating in the task force to reimburse legislators and agency staff for mileage expenses, currently at 53.5 cents/mile. The task force shall submit interim reports and a final report by January 1, 2019 recommending any proposed legislation to the Transportation committee. The task force shall terminate once the final report is submitted.

Senate “A” clarifies the membership of the task force and does not alter the aforementioned fiscal note.

The Out Years

The potential cost of less than $1,000 could continue until the task force terminates in FY 20.

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.