OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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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.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 5371)

House Calendar No.: 578

Senate Calendar No.: 186


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill increases the penalty for certain motor vehicle offenses and results 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 bill requires the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to post information on its website regarding the dangers of bicycles, skateboarding, and roller skating which results in no fiscal impact because DCP has the expertise and resources to accomplish this.

Senate Amendment “A” removes the requirement for DCP to conduct a public awareness campaign, which eliminates the $250,000 to $450,000 potential cost from the bill. DCP is required to post certain safety information on its website, which has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of fines.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.