OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-1240

AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUREAU OF REHABILITATIVE SERVICES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROVISIONS OF THE BUDGET CONCERNING HUMAN SERVICES AND PUBLIC HEALTH.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7274

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Department of Social Services

GF - Reduces Savings in Bill

4, 800, 000

7, 900, 000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes two provisions of the underlying bill, which reduces the savings estimated in the bill by $4.8 million in FY 12 and $7.9 million in FY 13.

First, the amendment removes the provision of the underlying bill that eliminated the standards increase for supplemental assistance clients for the biennium. This reduces the savings by $2.9 million in FY 12 and $5.8 million in FY 13.

Second, the amendment removes the provision of the underlying bill that reduced the Medicaid personal needs allowance from $69 per month to $60. This reduces the savings by $1.9 million in FY 12 and $2.1 million in FY 13.

The amendment further specifies that the cost associated with the above changes shall be appropriated from anticipated surpluses in FY 11 and FY 12. As of April, the Office of Fiscal Analysis projects a FY 11 General Fund balance of $458.3 million. PA 11-6 (the biennial budget act) included a FY 12 General Fund balance of $369.3 million.

The Out Years

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

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.