OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-345

AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION IN CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 4841)

House Calendar No.: 563

Senate Calendar No.: 160


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

The bill permits local and regional school districts to include climate change curriculum as part of the overall science curriculum, if they chose to do so. The bill also requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to be available to boards of education to assist on developing appropriate curriculum, which does not result in a fiscal impact as they have the expertise available to assist schools.

House “A” struck the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact, which could have resulted in a potential cost of up to $5,000 per district, and replaces it with the fiscal impact described above.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

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.