OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5359

AN ACT CONCERNING SHELLFISH LEASES AND DESIGNATED SHELLFISH PARCELS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5985

File Copy No.: 248

House Calendar No.: 181


OFA Fiscal Note

No Fiscal Impact

The amendment requires instead of allows the Department of Agriculture (DoAg) to adopt shellfish leasing regulations. This has no fiscal impact as the agency currently has expertise for this purpose.

The amendment also removes a provision allowing DoAg to designate up to two suitable shellfish beds for use by certain nonprofit educational organizations. As DoAg current designates shellfish areas to regional agricultural science and technology education centers at no cost, and this codifies current practice, there is no fiscal impact.

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.