OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 1011

AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN USER FEES AT STATE PARKS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the energy and environmental protection commissioner, by July 1, 2013, to increase state park special event user fees for special events of limited duration (e.g., weddings and receptions) by up to 135% of the amount charged as of June 1, 2013.

By law, such fees must be deposited into the “maintenance, repair, and improvement account” within the General Fund, unless the commissioner specifically agrees otherwise (CGS 23-15b). Account funds are used to make improvements to state parks.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

27

Nay

1

(03/25/2013)