OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-274

AN ACT CONCERNING CHEMICALS OF CONCERN TO CHILDREN.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4949

File Copy No.: 365

Senate Calendar No.: 277

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

less than 200, 000

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

There is a potential cost to the Department of Public Health (DPH) of less than $200, 000 in FY 13 to complete an analysis, by 1/15/13 and within available appropriations, of the impact to manufacturers that may result from a ban or limitation of the use of chemicals identified as of concern to children. Neither DPH nor the agencies they are consulting with have expertise in this area of analysis. If DPH were to implement the amendment, it is anticipated to incur a cost of less than $200, 000 in FY 13 associated with consultant expenses.

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.