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General Assembly

File No. 6

    February Session, 2018

Senate Bill No. 105

Senate, March 12, 2018

The Committee on Environment reported through SEN. KENNEDY of the 12th Dist. and SEN. MINER of the 30th Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT ENSURING CONTINUING WATER SERVICE FOR CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 1 of special act 08-7 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

From the effective date of [this act] special act 08-7 until October 1, [2018] 2019, notwithstanding sections 22a-365 to 22a-378, inclusive, of the general statutes, the town of Durham may withdraw up to one hundred thousand gallons of water per day for three consecutive days per year without the water diversion permit required under said sections.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

SA 08-7

ENV

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do 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.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Revenue Loss

None

6,150

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Durham

Savings

None

6,150

Explanation

The bill extends, by one year, the town of Durham's water diversion permit waiver, allowing the municipality to annually withdraw up to 100,000 gallons of water per day for three consecutive days associated with the Durham Fair. The town currently has the authority for this waiver in FY 19.

Since a permit for this volume of water carries a daily fee of $2,050, waiving the fee for three days results in a revenue loss to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) of $6,150 in FY 20, and a commensurate savings to the town of Durham of $6,150.

The Out Years

There is no annualized ongoing fiscal impact, as the Special Act sunsets in FY 20.

OLR Bill Analysis

SB00105

AN ACT ENSURING CONTINUING WATER SERVICE FOR CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES.

SUMMARY

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

28

Nay

2

(02/28/2018)

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