OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-124

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6519

File Copy No.: 403

Senate Calendar No.: 326

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 06 $

FY 07 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Cost

Potential

Potential

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The Department of Public Health will incur a potential cost to record written certifications issued by physicians for the medical use of marijuana. The exact cost would depend upon the volume of certifications submitted to the department, which cannot be determined at this time. However, if the number proves significant in magnitude the agency will require up to one additional half-time clerical staff, at an annualized cost of approximately $20, 000, to process the certifications and compile data for the required annual report.

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 House thereof for any purpose.