Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 5, 1998
Janis Baron (866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE CONTINUATION OF THE AIR QUALITY SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.
Summary of Legislation
The bill continues the Air Quality Science Advisory Board in the Department of Public Health and Environment through July 1, 2008. The board was initially established in 1992 and minus legislation, is repealed July 1, 1998. The bill is offered as part of the Sunset Process. It is effective upon signature of the Governor.
Background. S.B. 92-105 authorized the board and included an appropriation of $40,000 from the Stationary Sources Cash Fund to implement and support the board’s activities. Board members are authorized to receive a fee not to exceed $50 per hour for time spent in the discharge of official duties, and are reimbursed for travel and necessary expenses. The department indicates that for FY 1996-97, the board did not meet and no moneys were expended. It is estimated that the board may meet once in FY 1997-98 at an estimated cost of $1,000.
Since the bill authorizes the continuance of an existing program, it is assessed as having no fiscal impact. Staff support for the board is minimal and meetings are infrequent. Necessary expenditures are funded out of operating expenses in the Air Quality Control Division. Funding for the board’s operations will continue through the annual budget process.
Public Health and Environment