OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-371

AN ACT CONCERNING THE INDICATION OF A PERSON'S STATUS AS A VETERAN ON A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE AND IDENTITY CARD.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Cost

None

250,000

Note: TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

There is a one-time cost of $250,000 in FY 14 to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for programming an interface system between the driver's licensing database system, the license card production system, and the Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA). The interface system between DMV and DVA is required in order for DMV to verify the status of veterans.

The costs are anticipated to occur in FY 14 after necessary changes are completed to comply with the federal REAL-ID Act requirements. These changes to accommodate REAL-ID are expected to be finalized by July 1, 2013. Therefore any costs that would occur to implement an identifier on driver's licenses or DMV identification cards are not anticipated until FY 14.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None