OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-341

AN ACT CONCERNING CLOTHING FIBER POLLUTION.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 4411)

Senate Calendar No.: 157


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill establishes a working group of representatives of the apparel industry and the environmental community for the purpose of developing a consumer awareness and education program that consists, in part, of a clothing labeling component designed to readily alert consumers of the presence of microfiber pollution in an article of clothing prior to the purchase of such clothing.

The working group shall submit its findings and recommendations to the environment committee by January 1, 2019.

This bill has no fiscal impact as PA 17-236 prohibits transportation allowances for task force members.

Senate “A” adds the term microfiber pollution and increases the membership of the working group and does not alter the fiscal impact identified in the fiscal note on the underlying bill.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

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.