Fiscal Note & Local Impact Statement

125 th General Assembly of Ohio

Ohio Legislative Service Commission

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

BILL:

Sub. S.B. 164

DATE:

February 18, 2004

STATUS:

As Reported by Senate Agriculture

SPONSOR:

Sen. Schuler

LOCAL IMPACT STATEMENT REQUIRED:

No

No local cost

 


CONTENTS:

Allows liquor agency stores to sell spirituous liquor on Sunday

 

State Fiscal Highlights

 

STATE FUND

FY 2004

FY 2005

FUTURE YEARS

General Revenue Fund

Revenues

Potential gain from an increase in liquor profits transferred from Fund 043

Potential gain from an increase in liquor profits transferred from Fund 043

Potential gain from an increase in liquor profits transferred from Fund 043

Expenditures

-0-

-0-

-0-

Liquor Control Fund (Fund 043)

Revenues

Potential gain from an increase in liquor sales

Potential gain from an increase in liquor sales

Potential gain from an increase in liquor sales

Expenditures

Potential minimal increase for liquor merchandise and agency commission

Potential minimal increase for liquor merchandise and agency commission

Potential minimal increase for liquor merchandise and agency commission

Note: The state fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. For example, FY 2004 is July 1, 2003 June 30, 2004.

 

        This will increase the amount of spirituous liquor sales in the state, resulting in an increase in revenue to the Liquor Control Fund (Fund 043). The Liquor Control Fund is used to fund the operating expenses of the Division of Liquor Control and the Liquor Control Commission and is used to pay debt service on certain Department of Development bonds. Any money not used for these purposes is then transferred to the GRF. An increase in sales will likely require an increase in merchandise purchased by the state and an increase in commission paid to agency stores. However, an increase in sales will offset any increase in expenditures.

Local Fiscal Highlights

 

        No direct fiscal impact on political subdivisions.



 

 

Detailed Fiscal Analysis

 

This bill allows the sale of spirituous liquor on Sundays by liquor agency stores. However, this will only apply to agency stores in precincts where the voters approve the sale of spirituous liquor on Sundays. Currently, there are a total of 407 agency stores. This will increase the amount of spirituous liquor sales in the state, resulting in a revenue gain in the Liquor Control Fund and the GRF. Liquor profits are deposited in the Liquor Control Fund (Fund 043). The Liquor Control Fund is used to fund the operating expenses of the Division of Liquor Control and the Liquor Control Commission and is used to pay debt service on certain Department of Development bonds. Any money not used for these purposes is then transferred to the GRF. In FY 2003, for example, the Division transferred $112 million to the GRF. An increase in sales will likely require an increase in merchandise purchased by the state and an increase in commission paid to agency stores. However, an increase in sales will offset any increase in expenditures.

 

 

 

LSC fiscal staff: Jeremie Newman, Budget Analyst

 

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