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The Office of Fiscal Analysis is a nonpartisan professional office of the Connecticut General Assembly. Its primary function is to provide technical support to the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding, as well as the other committees and members of the legislature. Specifically, OFA is statutorily charged with the following, pursuant to CGS 2-71c:

(1) Reviewing department and program operating budget requests;

(2) analyzing and helping to establish priorities with regard to capital programs;

(3) checking executive revenue estimates for accuracy;

(4) recommending potential untapped sources of revenue;

(5) assisting in legislative hearings and helping to schedule and prepare the agenda of such hearings;

(6) assisting in the development of means by which budgeted programs can be periodically reviewed;

(7) preparing short analyses of the costs and long-range projections of executive programs and proposed agency regulations;

(8) keeping track of federal aid programs to make sure that Connecticut is taking full advantage of opportunities for assistance;

(9) reviewing, on a continuous basis, departmental budgets and programs;

(10) analyzing and preparing critiques of the Governor's proposed budget;

(11) studying, in depth, selected executive programs during the interim;

(12) performing such other services in the field of finance as may be requested by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management;

(13) preparing the fiscal notes, required under section 2-24, upon favorably reported bills which require expenditure of state or municipal funds or affect state or municipal revenue;

(14) preparing at the end of each fiscal year a compilation of all fiscal notes on legislation and agency regulations taking effect in the next fiscal year, including the total costs, savings and revenue effects estimated in such notes; and

(15) every second and fourth year after the effective date of each enacted bill, review the fiscal note of such bill to compare it to the fiscal note prepared at the time such bill was enacted.


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