Below is a summary of the fiscal estimate put together in 2002 by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection in support of the original Pet Facilities Law. Click on the link above to read the complete August 2003 updated Fiscal Estimate, prepared for Representative Balow in for his new Pet Facilities Bill. There are some changes in this newer document. Please note that the new estimate is in PDF format, and you need the Acrobat reader to download it, but the reader is free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Pet Facilities Licensing Program (2002 summary):
1: Cost to Implement Program
DATCP will need 7 additional staff to implement the program. Required inspections of an estimated 1300 pet facilities will take approximately 10,145 investigator hours each year. This will require 5 FTE investigators. One FTE program assistant will be needed to process license applications and renewals, and maintain license and inspection records. A program coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the program, establishing assignments and priorities, setting program directions, evaluating program performance, coordinating compliance actions and serving as liaison with interested groups.
Staff Costs(Salary, Fringe, Supplies and Services)
2: Projected Revenue
This program will have two sources of revenue. The first is from an increase to existing dog license fees, set by statute, that will generate approximately $355,000 annually. The second source is the biennial licensing fee, set by rule, for an estimated 1300 pet facilites.
DOG LICENSE REVENUE (INCREASE FEE BY STATUTE)
PET FACILITIES LICENSE REVENUE (SET BY RULE)
3. Estimated Revenue Less Expenses
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