0407 (Central Office General Administrative Fund), 5144 (Vital Statistics)

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund,Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    The purpose of this bill is to require the collection of statistics relative to abortions performed in the State.
    The Department of Health and Human Resources currently collects much of the required information as a part of the Report of Induced Termination of Pregnancy (ITOP). The Department believes that minimal changes to the current form and some additional analysis would result in only minimal increased costs for the Department. In order to publish the compiled data, the Department would include it in the annual Vital Statistics publication. There would be minimal increase in the cost of this publication.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 1,000 1,500
Personal Services 0 0 500
Current Expenses 0 1,000 1,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    In FY 2006, the Department estimates that it would cost an additional $1,000 for changes to the current ITOP report form, printing, and distribution. In FY 2007, an additional increase cost of $500 is estimated for personnel time for the data analysis. The estimated current expense for FY 2007 remains the same and will include a small cost to publish the collected data in the annual Vital Statistics report.


    The Department is unsure of how the collected information is to be published. The fiscal note was prepared based on the assumption that including the data within the Department's annual vital statistics publication would satisfy the intent of the legislation. Additionally, the Department is concerned with defining the data items in a manner that will provide the information outlined in the bill.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Martha Yeager Walker
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