OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5164

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Revenue Gain

up to 324,500

up to 638,000

Judicial Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

up to 10,000

up to 10,000

Note: TF=Transportation Fund; GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

A section by section fiscal impact is presented below. The other sections of the bill have no fiscal impact because they make technical, clarifying, or conforming changes to current practice or federal regulations.

Section 2 will result in no fiscal impact because there is no fee associated with “year-of-manufacture” license plates.

Section 4 will result in a revenue gain of less than $5,000 per year to the Special Transportation Fund. The bill establishes a $30 fee and allows a six month extension of a motor vehicle license or an identity card when federal verification of immigration or citizenship status is incomplete. The revenue estimate is based on a small amount of citizens that will be eligible for the extension.

Sections 7 and 8 will result in a revenue gain of $5,000 per year to the Special Transportation Fund. The bill establishes a $50 late fee for any dealer failing to maintain a bond requirement.

Section 9 results in an anticipated revenue gain of less than $10,000 per year to the General Fund. The bill expands the type of classification for the operation of tow trucks and wreckers and establishes a fine of up to $200 for a first offense and not more than $500 for each subsequent offense.

Section 15 will result in a revenue gain of less than $1,000 per year to the Special Transportation Fund. The bill increases the fee associated with four digit plates from $65 to $69.

Section 21 will result in a revenue gain of less than $1,000 per year to the Special Transportation Fund. The bill imposes a fee on marine dealers for late renewal of registration.

Section 22 has no fiscal impact. The DMV already has an established procedure with the Department of Corrections to allow any person incarcerated to renew their operators license or identity card.

Section 34 may result in a revenue gain to the General Fund due to the requirement of any person who knowingly makes a false statement will now be charged. In FY 11 a total of $2. 2 million was collected from fines due to CGS Sec. 53a-157.

Section 35 and 36 codifies current practices of the Bureau of Rehabilitation's Driver Training Program and has no fiscal impact.

Section 39 will result in a revenue gain of $313,500 in FY 13 and $627,000 in FY 14. The bill requires a person eighteen years or older who does not have a driver's license to obtain a new “adult instruction permit“. In FY 11, 33,000 people over the age of eighteen were issued new licenses.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.

Sources:

Judicial Department Offenses and Revenue Database