OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5163

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

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5370

File Copy No.: 428

House Calendar No.: 298


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Department of Developmental Services

GF - Cost

3,000

3,000

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment, which allows the legal guardian of a person whose birth is the subject of an acknowledgment of paternity to obtain a certified copy of the acknowledgment, results in a potential minimal revenue gain to the General Fund annually, and a cost of approximately $3,000 to Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The Department of Public Health's State Registrar of Vital Records collects $30 per certified copy of an acknowledgement of paternity form. Section 511 of the amendment adds the requirement that applicants for employment in DDS programs providing direct care to DDS consumers submit to a national criminal background check. The agency anticipates paying the $15 fee associated with this provision for each applicant, resulting in a cost of approximately $3,000 annually.  

Other changes to various public health-related statutes within the amendment are not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities.

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.