LEGISLATIVE FISCAL ESTIMATE TO
ASSEMBLY, No. 2881
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: JUNE 11, 1997
Assembly Bill No. 2881 (1R) requires the DCA to prepare a pamphlet and mount a public service campaign on the dangers of carbon monoxide in residential dwellings and how to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Commissioner of Community Affairs in coordination with the Fire Safety Commission is to prepare an informational pamphlet on the dangers of the presence of carbon monoxide in residential dwelling units, which pamphlet is to include recommendations for minimizing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Together the commissioner and the commission are to initiate a public service campaign to warn the public of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning in residential dwellings. The campaign is to include distribution of an appropriate pamphlet in a manner calculated to reach a large segment of the population. The distribution of the pamphlets may be delegated to local governments. The public service campaign is directed to include advertising of the availability of the pamphlets required pursuant to this bill.
The Fire Safety Commission is directed in the bill to enlist the support of local fire companies across the State, as well as any other appropriate private fire prevention associations or organizations, in carrying out the provisions of this bill.
The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) believes that this bill requires no additional State funds because the Department of Community Affairs can absorb the additional responsibilities imposed under this bill in house with its current staff and printing resources.
The OLS also believes that since this bill merely permits municipalities to assist in the distribution of the required pamphlet, there is no way to assess the financial impact on municipal governments of such potential assistance in distributing such a pamphlet to warn the public of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning in residential dwellings.
This legislative fiscal estimate has been produced by the Office of Legislative Services due to the failure of the Executive Branch to respond to our request for a fiscal note.
This fiscal estimate has been prepared pursuant to P.L.1980, c.67.