OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1103

AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7915

File Copy No.: 840

Senate Calendar No.: 293

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: See Below

Explanation

The amendment adds new members to the early childhood education cabinet, which is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

Additionally, Section 501 of the amendment establishes a coordinated system of early care and education and child development, and requires the coordinated system to complete a number of tasks. It is assumed that the majority of the tasks that must be completed by the coordinated system are currently being completed. The amendment requires that they be completed in a coordinated manner. There is no cost associated with the tasks that are already being completed. However, if any of the identified tasks are not being completed; additional costs may be incurred to complete the tasks.

Section 502 establishes the position of planning director, for the coordinated system. Section 502 specifies that the planning director will be funded within available appropriations or funded by donations from private sources or federal funds. If private and federal funds are not available, the State Department of Education (SDE) could incur additional costs of up to $100, 000 to fund the position of planning director.

Section 503 transfers various entities that are related to early childhood education into SDE, and is not anticipated to result in any net fiscal impact.

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. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.