OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

http://www.cga.ct.gov/ofa

SB-975

AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPALITIES AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 7355)

House Calendar No.: 604

Senate Calendar No.: 220


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The bill limits most municipalities from regulating and enforcing ordinances related to unmanned aircraft, except as otherwise allowed by state and federal laws, and procedures adopted by the Connecticut Airport Authority. To the extent that various municipalities would seek to regulate these aircraft, the bill limits any revenue resulting from violations of local ordinances.

Senate “A” amended the bill by permitting municipalities that are also water companies to regulate unmanned aircraft. There would be no fiscal impact to these municipalities.

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.