OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-299

AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 3697

File Copy No.: 407

Senate Calendar No.: 288

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Education, Dept.

GF/GO Bonds - Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Local and Regional School Districts

STATE MANDATE - Cost

Less than $5, 000 per district

Less than $5, 000 per district

Explanation

The amendment makes Three Rivers Community College eligible to be an operator of a magnet school. Currently, there is a moratorium on non-sheff magnet schools, so until the moratorium is lifted, there would be no additional cost to the state. Should the moratorium be lifted, Three Rivers Community College would be subject to the regular approval and requirement process. If Three Rivers Community College is chosen as an operator, there would be a potential cost to the state associated with school construction and operating grants.

Additionally, Section 504 revises and updates school medical advisors' duties, and is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

Section 505 requires that schools offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators. This is anticipated to result in a minimal cost to local and regional boards of education. The bill requires that the training be incorporated in the health and safety curriculum, which is already a requirement. However, there will be a minimal cost, of less than $5, 000 per district associated with supplies.

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.