OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5164

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 4557)

House Calendar No. : 179

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Revenue Gain

up to 402,500

up to 716,000

Department of Transportation

TF - Revenue Loss

30,000

30,000

Judicial Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

See Below

See Below

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 an annual revenue gain of less than $1,000 to the Special Transportation Fund. The bill imposes a new $25 fee on marine dealers for late renewal of registration.

Section 4 will result in an annual revenue gain of less than $5,000 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 an annual revenue gain of $5,000 to the Special Transportation Fund. The bill establishes a $50 late fee for any dealer failing to maintain a bond requirement.

Section 14 will result in an annual revenue gain of less than $1,000 to the Special Transportation Fund. The bill increases the fee associated with four digit plates from $65 to $69.

Section 20 has no fiscal impact. The Department of Motor Vehicles (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 28 results in no fiscal impact to DMV because the department's vehicle operator records contain unlicensed violations of an individual.

Section 32 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 33 codifies current practices of the Bureau of Rehabilitation's Driver Training Program and has no fiscal impact.

Section 37 will result in an estimated annual revenue gain of $627,000 to the Special Transportation Fund. In FY 13, the estimated revenue will be $313,500 due to implementation on January 1, 2013. 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.

Section 46 makes the fees for a renewal of a driving school license and each additional place of business biennial, and adjusts the fees accordingly, which results in no fiscal impact.

Section 47 requires DMV to study and make recommendations for the development of a program for the sale, via internet auction, of certain number plates. DMV shall report the study to the General Assembly no later than January 15, 2014. This will not result in a fiscal impact due to DMV being able to complete the study within available appropriations.

Section 48, which requires DMV to modify license and renewal applications to include a consent box for DMV to send information to the Selective Service System (SSS), and for DMV to transmit the information to the SSS upon receipt of the application, will have no fiscal impact. DMV currently sends information of licenses to the SSS twice a year.

Section 51 is anticipated to result in an annual revenue loss of $30,000 to the Special Transportation Fund. The bill establishes a new annual “wrecker towing or transporting emergency permit” that allows wreckers to exceed state and federal weight limits when towing large disabled vehicles under certain circumstances. The bill changes the fee structure associated with the current permit from a fee per thousand pounds of wrecker weight to a flat fee.

Sections 52-54 of the bill increase the application fee for a taxicab company to obtain a certificate from $88 to $2,000, which would result in an annual revenue gain of $66,000 to the Special Transportation Fund. In FY 11, there were 33 applications for a taxicab company certificate granted by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The bill also increases the fee to transfer or sell a taxicab certificate from $88 to $1,000 would result in an annual revenue gain of $11,000 to the Special Transportation Fund. In FY 11, there were 11 sale and transfer taxicab certificates registered with DOT.

Section 55 of the bill allows the Commissioner of DOT to issue a permit for vehicles transporting mobile homes and adopt regulations for these vehicles. Currently, DOT has a permit for vehicles transporting mobile homes.

House “A” strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact, and results in the impact described above.

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