OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5130

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SEWAGE SPILL RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT AND EXPANDING CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR WASTEWATER OPERATORS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5486

File Copy No.: 647

House Calendar No.: 35

Senate Calendar No.: 421


OFA Fiscal Note

No Fiscal Impact

Section 501 requires, by January 1, 2019, owners or operators of certain facilities with hazardous chemicals to update the facility's hazard mitigation plan and any applicable evacuation plan to address risks of flooding, severe weather, or sea level rise as it applies to facilities that the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) identifies as being in areas at high risk of these circumstances.

There is no fiscal impact, as DEEP currently has expertise to make this determination.

Section 502 of the amendment permits local and regional school districts to include climate change curriculum as part of the overall science curriculum, if they chose to do so. It 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.

Section 503 convenes a working group. This has no fiscal impact as PA 17-236 prohibits transportation allowances for task force members.

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.