OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5130

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SEWAGE SPILL RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT AND EXPANDING CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR WASTEWATER OPERATORS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 3755)

House Calendar No.: 35


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Cost

Up to 3,000

Up to 3,000

The bill as amended may result in costs to various municipalities, for wastewater treatment plant operators to obtain continuing education credits. It is anticipated that larger cities have up to six wastewater treatment plant operators and that continuing education credit requirements may cost up to $500 per employee.

To the extent costs for continuing education are paid for by the local water pollution control authorities (WPCA), there may be costs to various municipalities, estimated at up to $3,000 annually.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact described above would continue into the future subject to the number of employees in each municipal WPCA.

House “A” replaced the underlying bill with the provision and fiscal impact described above.