Committee: Boards, Agencies and CommissionsSponsor: Brown (K)
Analyst: Tiffany WeaverDate: 02/18/2022

FISCAL NOTE

House Bill 338 as introduced provides for the regulation of cemetery authorities and cemeteries by the Alabama Board of Funeral Services. This bill will increase the administrative obligations of the Board by a board-estimated $250,000 to hire two additional employees.

This bill would further increase the obligations regarding the travel and per diem expenses of the Board by an estimated $1,700 annually to add two additional board members to the Board.

The increase in obligations of the Board may be offset, wholly or in part, by (1) fees authorized by this bill, which range from a maximum of $1000 annually to a maximum of $1,600 for a certain application, by an undetermined number dependent upon the level at which the Board establishes each fee and the number of licensees or applicants; (2) the disposition fee established by this bill, which is not to exceed $50 per final disposition arranged or performed, by an estimated maximum of $2.67 million annually; (3) the audit fees authorized by this bill, which are not to exceed $1,000 per audit day or the cost of the audit, by an undetermined amount dependent upon the type of audit and the number of days or amount of audit expense; and (4) fines authorized by this bill, which range from not to exceed $50 per day to not to exceed $2,500 per violation, by an undetermined amount dependent upon the amount at which the board levies each fine and the number of fines imposed.

Also this bill as introduced could increase receipts to the State General Fund and municipal general funds from fines; increase receipts to the State General Fund, county general funds, municipal general funds, and other funds to which court costs are deposited; and could increase the obligations of the State General Fund, local jails, the district attorneys, the Department of Corrections, Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, and community corrections programs by an undetermined amount dependent upon the number of persons charged with and convicted of the offenses provided by this bill and the penalties imposed.


 Howard Sanderford, Chair
Boards, Agencies and Commissions