OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5312

AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGARDING THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Revenue Gain

$1 million

$1.3 million

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

See Below

See Below

Note: TF=Transportation Fund; GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Sections 5 and 7 eliminate the requirement that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) refund half of the registration fee to an individual who cancels a registration more than one year before it expires. This is anticipated to result in a revenue gain of approximately $1 million in FY 19 and $1.3 million annually.

Section 17 eliminates the option of a violator of this section receiving a written warning. To the extent that violators are currently receiving a written warning, the bill results in potential revenue gain from additional fines. In FY 17, 1,920 violations received written summons that resulted in 949 cases with fines totaling of $417,086.

Section 19 eliminates a requirement for the DMV to assist municipalities in identifying vehicles owned by Connecticut residents but registered out of state. To the extent that this makes it more difficult for municipalities to identify such vehicles, the bill precludes any revenue gain to municipalities and the Special Transportation Fund that may have occurred as a result of assistance provided by DMV.

It should be noted that the other sections of the bill are technical or do not have a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the revenue gains identified above.

Sources:

Department of Motor Vehicles