OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-7167

AN ACT CONCERNING BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7786

File Copy No.: 457

House Calendar No.: 318


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Reduces Cost

29,196

-

State Comptroller - Fringe Benefits1

GF - Reduces Cost

4,441

-

Resources of the GF

GF - Revenue Gain

-

205,100

Resources of the GF

GF - Revenue Loss

205,100

-

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment delays the effective date of the bill from 1/1/18 to 7/1/18 and makes Behavior Analyst licensure renewal annual instead of biennial. These changes alter the fiscal impact identified on the underlying bill by: (1) reducing the cost to the Department of Public Health by $29,196 and the cost to the State Comptroller by $4,441 in FY 18, (2) eliminating an anticipated General Fund revenue gain of $205,100 in FY 18, (3) generating General Fund revenue of the same amount in FY 19, and (4) increasing General Fund revenue by approximately $120,000 from renewal fees in the odd-numbered years beginning in FY 21.

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.

1 The fringe benefit costs for most state employees are budgeted centrally in accounts administered by the Comptroller. The estimated active employee fringe benefit cost associated with most personnel changes is 38.08% of payroll in FY 18 and FY 19.