OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5618

AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE HANDLING FEE FOR BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8088

File Copy No.: 383

House Calendar No.: 278


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Department of Revenue Services

GF - Revenue Gain

150,000

200,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and associated fiscal impact.

The amendment expands the beverage container redemption law to include juices, teas, and sport drinks, and specifies that 80% of all beverage container escheats be deposited in the General Fund (rather than 100% as under current law). This results in a net General Fund revenue gain of approximately $200,000 on an annualized basis from bottle escheats; it is estimated that the additional revenue from the bottle container redemption expansion would exceed the revenue loss from the reduction in the portion of total escheats retained by the General Fund.

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.