OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
Hartford, CT 06106 ¯ (860) 240-0200
AN ACT PROVIDING CERTAIN ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS WITH ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES.
LCO No.: 4958
File Copy No.: 631
House Calendar No.: 395
Senate Calendar No.: 329
OFA Fiscal Note
The amendment establishes and substantially increases various sentences for certain sex offenders. The sentence length for a substantial number of offenders would be increased as a result of these changes and consequently it would result in a significant cost to the Department of Correction.
The amendment increases the use of GPS to track sexual offenders who have been released into the community on parole or special parole. It is unknown how many parolees would be subject to GPS monitoring, since the number of sexual offenders with victims thirteen years or younger is unknown. However, the cost of a passive GPS device is approximately $6 per unit per day.
The budget, sHB 5007 as favorably reported by the Appropriations Committee on March 30, 2006, includes 23 additional Parole Officers and $1.14 million in funding, to supervise offenders in the community. Two of the new positions and funding in the amount of $197, 153 is earmarked for supervision of sexual offenders and passive GPS devices.
The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either House thereof for any purpose.