OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-345

AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION IN CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Local and Regional School Districts

STATE MANDATE - Cost

Less than $5,000

Less than $5,000

Explanation

The bill results in a cost of less than $5,000 to local and regional school districts associated with making and disseminating materials related to expanding the list of required subjects in school, by including climate change. The cost will vary by the size of the districts, and for smaller school districts the cost will be significantly less. There are no costs associated with curriculum development, as the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has the expertise and resources necessary to provide curriculum to local and regional school districts.

The Out Years

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