OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5359

AN ACT CONCERNING SHELLFISH LEASES AND DESIGNATED SHELLFISH PARCELS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Agriculture (DoAg) to adopt shellfish leasing regulations. This has no fiscal impact as the agency currently has expertise for this purpose.

The bill also allows DoAg to designate up to two suitable shellfish beds for use by certain nonprofit educational organizations. Currently, the Commissioner already designates shellfish areas to regional agricultural science and technology education centers at no cost. As this codifies current practice, there is no fiscal impact.

In FY 17, there was $670,230 collected from shellfish leases and franchises.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None