OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6715

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7316

File Copy No.: 420

House Calendar No.: 348

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: See Below

Explanation

The amendment alters the $25 fee in the bill to a reasonable fee sufficient to cover the direct and indirect costs of the bill. This would result in an increase in revenue to the Palliative Marijuana Admin. account sufficient to cover the cost necessary to implement the bill.

Although, the amendment specifies that the fee should cover “indirect” costs of the bill, it is unclear how the potential costs associated with criminal penalties (probation, incarceration, etc) would be charged to the account and reimbursed to these agencies.

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.