OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5312

AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGARDING THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5863

File Copy No.: 242

House Calendar No.: 175


OFA Fiscal Note

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The amendment strikes sections 6,8,15,17 and 20 and their associated fiscal impacts.

Sections 502-504 require police officers to issue a summons if on the violation is caught on video. To the extent that violators are currently receiving a written warning, the bill results in potential revenue gain from additional fines. In FY 17, 1,920 violations received written summons that resulted in 949 cases with fines totaling of $417,086.

Section 506 increases the operator retraining program fee from $60 to $85 which will result in a potential revenue gain to the Special Transportation Fund (STF).

Section 507 increases the convenience fee that contractors and municipalities may charge to process DMV transactions which may result in a revenue gain to municipalities.

Section 508 increases the municipal surcharge by $5 for specified moving violations and results in total revenue gain of less than $500,000 to various municipalities. In FY 17 there were a total of 87,593 offenses that resulted in fines for the moving violations listed.

Section 511 increases the fine for falsely using someone else's license plate or registration which will result in a revenue gain to the General Fund.

Section 513 may result in a potential revenue gain to the General Fund dependent on the fine.

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.

Sources:

Department of Motor Vehicles