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SB-772

AN ACT REQUIRING EMERGENCY GENERATORS IN CERTAIN HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6915

File Copy No.: 39

Senate Calendar No.: 74


OFA Fiscal Note

SEE BELOW

The amendment limits electric generator requirements to certain housing projects in municipalities of a specific size that are at least fifteen stories in height with age-restricted dwellings. The amendment will therefore limit the cost noted in the underlying bill to the New Haven housing authority based on current population levels.1,2 The cost associated with generators and all necessary fuel is up to $350,000 per building dependent upon the size of the building.

At least one housing project with five buildings is known to meet the criteria in the underlying amendment. It is unclear whether other housing projects also meet the criteria of the amendment.

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 Housing authorities are autonomous governmental entities which are financed through rental collections (CGS 8-45) and the issuance of bonds (CGS 8-52). They may also accept federal and state grants (CGS 8-56) as well as donations from municipalities (CGS 8-61).

2 Based on the Department of Public Health's 2015 population estimates.