OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-5211

AN ACT CONCERNING PRISON OVERCROWDING.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4442

File Copy No.: 528

House Calendar No.: 366

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 05 $

FY 06 $

Criminal Justice Agencies

GF - None

None

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment makes the following changes: (1) specifies that the Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) will be within the Department of Correction (DOC) for administrative purposes only; (2) clarifies the authority and jurisdiction of the BPP and DOC with regard to certain offenders released from confinement; and (3) requires that the Legislative Program Review and Investigation Committee conduct a study on the imposition and impact of mandatory minimum sentences. Passage of the amendment would not result in any fiscal impact.

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.