Fiscal Note & Local Impact Statement

125 th General Assembly of Ohio

Ohio Legislative Service Commission

77 South High Street, 9th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6136 Phone: (614) 466-3615

Internet Web Site: http://www.lsc.state.oh.us/

BILL:

Am. Sub. H.B. 368

DATE:

May 25, 2004

STATUS:

As Enacted Effective October 13, 2004

SPONSOR:

Rep. Gibbs

LOCAL IMPACT STATEMENT REQUIRED:

No

Minimal cost

 


CONTENTS:

Specifies that manufactured home parks are to be regulated separately from recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps, combined park-camps, and temporary park-camps and creates two parallel regulatory programs

 

State Fiscal Highlights

 

STATE FUND

FY 2005

FY 2006

FUTURE YEARS

Health District Licensing Fund (Department of Health)

Revenues

Minimal loss

Minimal loss

Minimal loss

Expenditures

Minimal decrease

Minimal decrease

Minimal decrease

Campground Licensing Fund (Department of Health)

Revenues

Minimal gain

Minimal gain

Minimal gain

Expenditures

Minimal increase

Minimal increase

Minimal increase

Surface Water Protection Fund (Environmental Protection Agency)

Revenues

- 0 -

- 0 -

- 0 -

Expenditures

Increase due to staff time/rules promulgation

- 0 -

- 0 -

Note: The state fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. For example, FY 2005 is July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005.

 

        In the Director of Health's capacity as licensor of recreation parks and camps, fewer deposits may be made to the Health District Licensing Fund as license revenue is instead deposited to the Campground Licensing Fund. This would occur only if certain health districts were found not to be in compliance with laws that govern licensure of recreation parks and camps.

        Staff within Ohio EPA's Division of Surface Water is required to promulgate rules, the costs for which will likely come from the Surface Water Protection Fund (Fund 4K4).

Local Fiscal Highlights

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

FY 2004

FY 2005

FUTURE YEARS

Local Health Districts

Revenues

- 0 -

- 0 -

- 0 -

Expenditures

Minimal increase

- 0 -

- 0 -

Note: For most local governments, the fiscal year is the calendar year. The school district fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.

 

        There may be a minimal increase in costs to local health districts to create separate licenses for manufactured home parks and other types of parks and camps.

 


 

Detailed Fiscal Analysis

 

The bill creates parallel regulatory programs for the regulation of manufactured home parks (retained under Chapter 3733.) and recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps, combined park-camps, and temporary park-camps (under newly enacted sections of Chapter 3729.). Under current law, these types of recreation parks and camps are subject to the same licensing requirements and the same water pollution control and sewage disposal laws as manufactured home parks.

 

Licensing Procedures

 

Licensing and inspection of recreational vehicle parks, recreation camps, combined park-camps, and temporary park-camps are currently administered by local health districts, subject to rules and standards devised by the Department of Health's Public Health Council. Although the bill enacts new sections granting authority to the Department of Health to approve development plans, to the Public Health Council to adopt rules, and to local health districts to license and inspect recreation parks and camps, current rules, procedures, and fee structures for these activities are not expected to change. At most, there may be a minimal increase in costs for the Public Health Council to adopt rules and to local health districts to create separate licenses for manufactured home parks and other types of parks and camps.

 

Campground Licensing Fund

 

The bill creates a new fund, the Campground Licensing Fund, which the Director of Health may use in his or her capacity as licensor of recreation parks and camps, when it is determined (by the Director) that a health district is not in compliance with the law that governs licensure of these facilities. Currently, license fees collected by the Director under this capacity are deposited to the Health District Licensing Fund. As a result of this bill, fewer deposits may be made to the Health District Licensing Fund as license revenue is instead deposited to the Campground Licensing Fund (should certain health districts be found not to be in compliance with licensing laws).

 

EPA Rules Promulgation

 

The bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt rules and standards governing wastewater treatment and disposal for recreation parks and camps that are separate from standards designed for manufactured home parks. This will require staff time within the agency's Division of Surface Water, although at this point, it is uncertain how extensive the new rules packages will be. The one-time costs of rules promulgation will likely come from the Surface Water Protection Fund (Fund 4K4).

 

LSC fiscal staff: Kerry Sullivan, Budget Analyst

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