Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
February 1, 1999
Kirk Mlinek (303-866-4784)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF FIRE SAFETY BY THE DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, CONTINUING THE FIRE SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD AND CHANGING THE NAME THEREOF TO THE FIRE SERVICE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION ADVISORY BOARD.
Summary of Assessment
The bill makes several changes to the Fire Safety Advisory Board and continues the board until July 1, 2009. It specifies the duties of the board and the director of the Division of Fire Safety with respect to the voluntary fire service education and training program and the voluntary firefighter and first responder certification programs. The bill would become effective upon the Governor's signature.
The bill changes the name of the board to the Fire Service Training and Certification Advisory Board and modifies the composition of the board by eliminating representatives of the Colorado State Fire Marshals Association and the state certified first responders as members. The bill provides the appointment of two ex officio members, one being the president of the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System and the other being the Director of the Emergency Medical Services and Prevention Division within the Department of Public Health and Environment. Voting members are appointed by the Governor.
The bill authorizes the reconstituted board to establish fees to cover direct and indirect costs of administration for firefighters and first responder certification programs. All such fees will continue to be credited to the Firefighter and First Responder Certification Fund (Section 24-33.5-1207.5 C.R.S.). This continuation of an existing practice is deemed as having no fiscal impact on state revenue.
The bill amends the subsection concerning reimbursement of members for "all actual and necessary expenses incurred..." to "necessary travel and other expenses actually incurred...". The Department of Public Safety reports that this clarification reflects current practice, therefore, this change is deemed as having no fiscal impact on state expenditures.
The continuation of an existing program does not affect base state revenues or expenditures. Therefore, the bill is deemed to have no fiscal impact.
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