OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5163

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5300

File Copy No.: 428

House Calendar No.: 298


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Cost

30,765

30,765

State Comptroller - Fringe Benefits1

GF - Cost

11,177

11,177

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This amendment requires cottage food operations to be licensed annually by the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) and results in a revenue gain and a cost to the state. The license fee is determined by the Commissioner of DCP but cannot be more than $100 and it's estimated that 100 licenses will be issued in the first year and up to 500 licenses once the program is in full operation. The department would be required to inspect the premises of every cottage food operation prior to licensure and would require a part-time Consumer Protection Inspector ($30,765 salary and $11,177 fringe benefits) to carry out the inspections.

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.

1 The fringe benefit costs for most state employees are budgeted centrally in accounts administered by the Comptroller. The estimated active employee fringe benefit cost associated with most personnel changes is 36.33% of payroll in FY 19 and FY 20.