OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-536

AN ACT CONCERNING ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE PLAN AND PROCESS FOR SITING SMALL CELL ANTENNA AND DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Siting Council, CT

CC&PUCF - Cost

100,000

None

Note: CC&PUCF=Consumer Counsel and Public Utility Control Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Connecticut Siting Council to develop a state-wide plan for siting small cell antenna and distributed antenna systems by January 1, 2018.

As the Siting Council currently does not have expertise required for drafting this plan, outside consultants would have to be hired at an estimated one-time cost of approximately $100,000 in FY 18.

The Out Years

There are no annualized ongoing fiscal impacts as the plan would be drafted by FY 18.