OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-290

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR TAILGATING AND CONOR'S LAW REGARDING PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR WHILE SKATEBOARDING, ROLLER SKATING AND IN-LINE SKATING.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

250,000-450,000

250,000-450,000

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows the Commissioner of Consumer Protection (DCP) to add skateboarding, roller skating, and in-line skating to the dangers of riding bicycles public awareness campaign and results in a potential cost of $250,000 - $450,000 to the state if DCP chooses to create the campaign. The campaign will be rolled out in six languages, feature on-site educational material in retail sports stores, and have advertising/awareness messages in multiple media outlets.

In addition, the bill increases the penalty for certain motor vehicle offenses and result in potential revenue gain from fines. In FY 17 there were 10,948 offenses that resulted in fines totaling approximately $1.3 million. To the extent that any of those violations fall under the higher penalty, the bill results in additional fines.

The Out Years

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