OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5314

AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Department of Transportation

TF - Revenue Gain

approximately $150,000

approximately $150,000

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Department of Transportation

TF - Potential Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Note: TF=Transportation Fund; GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Section 1 of the bill eliminates the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Town Aid Road emergency account which is currently $871,792. The bill requires this amount to be used as part of the underlying balance of the Special Transportation Fund.

Section 2 allows DOT to adopt regulations establishing reasonable fees for state highway right-of-way encroachment permits as outlined in section 673 of PA 17-2 JSS. This is anticipated to result in a revenue gain of approximately $150,000.

Section 9 adds bus shelters to the list of state-owned and –operated or state-leased and -operated property where smoking is prohibited and results in a potential minimal revenue gain from fines. In FY 17, the current statute prohibiting smoking in various locations resulted in 6 fines totaling $472.

Section 10 requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to erect speed warning signs on I-95 between Old Saybrook and East Lyme. If these signs are approved by the State Traffic Administration there will be a minimal cost to DOT to make the signs.

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 number of fines related to smoking in bus shelters and encroachment permits.

Sources:

Department of Transportation License, Permits and Fees