Fiscal Note - State of Utah - 2011 General Session

SB0060S01 - Pilot Accountability Permit Program and Identity Related Amendments

State Government (UCA 36-12-13(2)(b)):
Enactment of this bill will likely generate an estimated $9.7 million in revenue ($5.8 million Education Fund) in FY 2012 and $19.5 million in revenue ($11.5 million Education Fund) in FY 2013. The bill will likely cost the Department of Public Safety $8.3 million ($5 million General Fund) in FY 2012 and $6.2 million in FY 2013 for administration of accountability permits. It will likely also cost the State Office of Education $625,200 ($533,200 Education Fund) in FY 2012 and $183,900 in FY 2013 for English proficiency standards, training and testing. The bill may cost the Attorney General $71,700 or more per year from the General Fund ongoing for an entry level attorney and other legal costs, and the Utah State Tax Commission $217,600 from the Education Fund, one-time in FY 2012 for programming costs. The Department of Public Safety will collect dedicated credits totaling $0.6 million in FY 2012 and $1.1 million in FY 2013 and pay those amounts to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for criminal background checks. The Legislative General Counsel has attached a detailed Legislative Review Note to this bill. If provisions in the bill are challenged in court, there will be costs associated with defending those provisions.

State Budget Detail TableFY 2011FY 2012FY 2013
Education Fund$0$11,543,500$11,543,500
Education Fund, One-Time$0($5,771,700)$0
Dedicated Credits$0$1,569,400$3,138,800
Restricted Funds$0$2,390,200$4,780,300
   Total Revenue$0$9,731,400$19,462,600
General Fund$0$71,700$71,700
General Fund, One-Time$0$5,018,500$0
Education Fund, One-Time$0$750,800$0
Dedicated Credits$0$1,359,800$2,719,600
Restricted Funds$0$2,390,200$4,780,300
   Total Expenditure$0$9,591,000$7,571,600
Net Impact, All Funds (Rev.-Exp.)$0$140,400$11,891,000
   Net Impact, General/Education Funds (Rev.-Exp.)$0($69,200)$11,471,800

Local Governments (UCA 36-12-13(2)(c)):
Enactment of this bill likely will not result in direct, measurable costs for local governments.

Direct Expenditures by Utah Residents and Businesses (UCA 36-12-13(2)(d)):
Employers currently not withholding taxes on wages for undocumented immigrants would withhold and remit between $11.5 million and $81 million per year in additional taxes. Businesses will pay a yet to be determined fee to hire individuals participating in the accountability permit program. Approximately 58,000 individuals participating in the accountability permit program would pay up to $137 per person per year in fees. NOTE: All of the above estimates assume the programs established in this bill comes into effect during FY 2012 as per Section 13 of this bill. Should the State fail to obtain federal waivers by that time, the costs estimated here may be incurred later than anticipated in this note.

2/23/2011, 2:03:15 PM, Lead Analyst: Syphus, G./Attny: No Data for AttorneyOffice of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst