OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-943

AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN SOLAR FACILITIES ON PRODUCTIVE FARMLANDS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill restricts the construction of solar facilities on certain lands by removing a requirement that the Siting Council approve certain facilities and creating a rebuttable presumption that that are not environmentally compatible. Modifying the criteria for construction of certain solar facilities does not result in a fiscal impact to DEEP.

The bill also requires DEEP to create a pilot program to build or locate solar facilities on brownfields. There is no fiscal impact to DEEP to establish a pilot program.

Lastly, the bill requires DEEP to submit certain reports to the Environment Committee. It also requires DEEP to post information regarding landfills on its website. These requirements have no fiscal impact as DEEP has the expertise and capacity to perform these tasks.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None