OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
Hartford, CT 06106 ¯ (860) 240-0200
AN ACT CONCERNING PRISON OVERCROWDING.
LCO No.: 4774
File Copy No.: 528
House Calendar No.: 366
OFA Fiscal Note
The Board of Pardons, which consists of five members, currently conducts hearings twice each year. The members of the board are paid a per diem fee for attendance at each session.1 The total annual budget for the agency is about $35, 000. To the extent that passage of the amendment results in the need for additional sessions, there would similarly be a need for additional minimal resources.
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.
1 Last year, the Board considered 250 non-inmate applications. About half of the total received hearings and about half of the total were granted pardons. Of the 225 inmate applications, none were granted pardons.