OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-996

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOTTLE RECYCLING FEE IN LIEU OF A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6435

File Copy No.: 417

Senate Calendar No.: 212


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Department of Revenue Services

GF - Increases Cost in Bill

Significant

Significant

State Comptroller - Fringe Benefits1

GF - Increases Cost in Bill

Significant

Significant

Department of Revenue Services

GF - Eliminates Revenue Loss in Bill

None

1.1 million

Department of Revenue Services

GF - Increases Revenue Gain in Bill

None

Significant

Department of Revenue Services

GF- Recycling Fee Account - Increases Revenue Gain in Bill

None

Significant

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment extends the four cent fee established under the bill to any item contained in or that consists of a designated recyclable item. This significantly increases the state costs and revenue gains, and eliminates the $1.1 million revenue loss, identified in the fiscal note on the underlying bill.

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.