OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5446

AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5076

File Copy No.: 447

House Calendar No.: 318


OFA Fiscal Note

Potential Cost

The amendment alters Section 3 of the underlying bill, eliminating the state mandate to local and regional school districts and transferring the potential cost of less than $5,000 per district, identified in the fiscal note on the underlying bill, from them to the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The amendment requires DCF to provide instructional materials upon the request of a local/regional board of education, which may result in a cost to DCF for printing and distribution, to the extent that school districts opt not to use resources available for free on DCF's SAFE Havens Act for Newborns webpage. The potential cost to DCF will vary by the number of requests for materials that it receives, and the size of the requesting district.

The amendment also makes a clarifying change concerning opioid use and related disorders, which is not anticipated to result in a 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.

Sources:

Department of Children and Families online, SAFE Havens Act for Newborns, http://www.portal.ct.gov/DCF/1-DCF/SAFE-Havens-Act-for-Newborns