OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-5360

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5009

File Copy No.: 78

House Calendar No.: 92


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Approximately 32,000

Approximately 32,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment expands deer hunting with a bow and arrow on Sunday's to the entire state rather than certain overpopulated deer management zones.

In FY 17, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued 13,316 permits for hunting deer and small game with a bow and arrow generating revenue of $650,347. By expanding the hunting program, the bill is anticipated to result in a 5% increase in the quantity of archery permits sold, resulting in a potential revenue gain to DEEP of approximately $32,000 annually. In addition, the bill may result in fewer violations of the prohibition against hunting on Sunday's. In FY 14, there were four offenses generating revenue of $700.

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.