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Fiscal Note

SB0081 - Illegal Immigration

State Impact:
This bill requires specific state and local agencies to verify the citizenship status of an individual prior to their receiving certain State services. Costs for additional employees for investigation and verification at the Department of Commerce, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and the Attorney General's office are estimated at $755,200 in FY 2009 and $542,500 in FY 2010. The Department of Health estimates savings from not providing services at $185,500 annually. The Drivers License Division would be required to verify all new and renewal applications. This would require notification to all license holders and prevent renewal by mail or internet for one complete renewal cycle (five years). The estimated cost of the notification and the FTEs is $1,039,400. Assuming that the notification and verification would occur during the regular license renewal, an additional 15 FTE in the field offices would be needed for one complete renewal cycle. Additional one-time costs are estimated at $239,700. Revenue from new licenses is estimated at $15,200 in FY 2009. The provision requiring independent contractors to withhold state income tax may increase income tax collections by as much as $15 million per year.

Funding SourceFY 2008
Approp.
FY 2009
Approp.
FY 2010
Approp.
FY 2008
Revenue
FY 2009
Revenue
FY 2010
Revenue
General Fund$0$1,348,000$1,348,000$0$0$0
General Fund, One-Time$0$450,400$0$0$0$0
General Fund Restricted$0$0$0$0$15,200$0
Education Fund$0$0$0$0$15,000,000$15,000,000
Federal Funds$0$50,400$48,400$0$0$0
   Total
$0

$1,848,800

$1,396,400

$0

$15,015,200

$15,000,000

Individual, Business and/or Local Impact:
Individuals who are not in this country legally and are currently receiving state services would lose those services. Local Health Departments would need to increase their workforces to determine citizenship and eligibility. Businesses may incur additional costs associated with administering payroll and withholding taxes.

2/9/2008, 12:46:29 PM, Lead Analyst: Pratt, S.Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst