Fiscal Note & Local Impact Statement

125 th General Assembly of Ohio

Ohio Legislative Service Commission

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BILL:

Sub. H.B. 398

DATE:

November 12, 2004

STATUS:

As Reported by House Health

SPONSOR:

Rep. Stewart

LOCAL IMPACT STATEMENT REQUIRED:

No —

Minimal cost, the As Introduced version of the fiscal note contained costs to local government entities.  The Substitute version of the bill deletes the provisions affecting local government entities, thereby changing the local impact statement to no local impact.

 


CONTENTS:

Requires the Department of Mental Health to create compilations of information about patients buried, entombed, or inurned in cemeteries located on the grounds of or adjacent to the grounds of hospitals under the Department’s control

 

State Fiscal Highlights

 

STATE FUND

FY 2005

FY 2006

FUTURE YEARS

General Revenue Fund

     Revenues

- 0 -

- 0 -

- 0 -

     Expenditures

Potential minimal increase

Potential minimal increase

Potential minimal increase

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

 

·        Department of Mental Health.  The bill requires the Department of Mental Health (DMH) to create a separate compilation of patients buried, entombed, or inurned, for each cemetery located on the grounds of or adjacent to the grounds of a public hospital that is under the control of the Department.  The bill states that the Department shall use its best efforts to create the most complete compilation possible and sets the timeframe for the compilation of up to three years after the effective date of the bill.  The increased workload to the Department should create no more than a minimal fiscal burden, at most.  Further, this workload increase should be a one-time increase.  The bill also requires the Department to provide a copy of the compilation for the Ohio Historical Society and the state library.  For the purposes of this fiscal analysis, minimal means an estimated expenditure increase of no more than $100,000 per year for the state.

·        Ohio Historical Society.  The bill requires that the Ohio Historical Society (OHS), and each state agency that may have access to records of death, burial, entombment, or inurnment, must provide DMH access to the records, at the request of the Department, for purposes of creating the compilation.  This provision may result in an increase in costs to OHS, or the affected state agency, for staff to gather the records requested.  However, it should be no more than a minimal increase, at most.  The bill also requires OHS to file a copy of the compilation, once it is received from DMH.


Local Fiscal Highlights

 

·        The substitute version of H.B. 398 contains no direct fiscal effects on political subdivisions.

 


 

Detailed Fiscal Analysis

 

Department of Mental Health

 

The bill requires the Department of Mental Health (DMH) to create a separate compilation of patients buried, entombed, or inurned, for each cemetery located on the grounds of or adjacent to the grounds of a public hospital that is under the control of the Department.  The bill states that the Department shall use its best efforts to create the most complete compilation possible and sets the timeframe for the compilation of up to three years after the effective date of the bill.  The increased workload to the Department should create no more than a minimal fiscal burden, at most.  Further, this workload increase should be a one-time increase.  The bill also requires the Department to provide a copy of the compilation for the Ohio Historical Society and the state library.  For the purposes of this fiscal analysis, minimal means an estimated expenditure increase of no more than $100,000 per year for the state.

 

Ohio Historical Society

 

The bill requires that the Ohio Historical Society (OHS), and each state agency that may have access to records of burial, entombment, or inurnment, must provide DMH access to the records, at the Department’s request, for purposes of creating compilations.  This provision may result in an increase in costs to OHS, or the affected state agency, for staff to gather the records requested.  However, it should be no more than a minimal increase, at most.  The bill also requires OHS and the state library to file copies of the compilations, once they are received from DMH.

 

Local Costs

 

The As Introduced version of the fiscal note contained costs to local government entities. The Substitute version of the bill deletes the provisions affecting local government entities, thereby changing the local impact to no local impact.

 

 

 

LSC fiscal staff:  Holly Wilson, Budget Analyst

 

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