OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5171

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH FROM MAKING RESCISSIONS OR OTHER REDUCTIONS TO THE EDUCATION COST SHARING GRANT DURING THE FISCAL YEAR.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5478

File Copy No.: 680

House Calendar No.: 113

Senate Calendar No.: 496


OFA Fiscal Note

No Fiscal Impact

Section 501 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 (DEEP) 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 502 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 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 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.