OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6715

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6739

File Copy No.: 420

House Calendar No.: 348

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Andover; Bethany; Bolton; Naugatuck; Union; Woodbridge

STATE MANDATE - Cost

Approx. $37, 000

None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the language in the underlying bill and eliminates the associated fiscal impact. The amendment requires a referendum on November 6, 2007 in conjunction with municipal elections, or by special election. Andover, Bethany, Bolton, Naugatuck, Union, and Woodbridge hold their municipal elections in May and would require a special election for the purpose of the referendum. The cost of the referendum will vary by town and is outlined in the table below. Costs include personnel, ballots for fifty percent of the population, and programming of the memory card for the tabulator.

Cost of Referendum

Andover

$2, 100

Bethany

$2, 200

Bolton

$2, 200

Naugatuck

$26, 100

Union

$1, 700

Woodbridge

$2, 600

Total Cost

$36, 900

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.