OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6976

AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8012

File Copy No.: 799

House Calendar No.: 423

OFA Fiscal Note

MINIMAL COST

The amendment eliminates the six year time limit for any victim or victim’s family to apply for compensation subsequent to the victim’s personal injury or death. Any resulting cost to the criminal injuries compensation fund, which is supported primarily by surcharges on certain crimes and motor vehicle violations, is anticipated to be minimal as few claims are expected under the amendment. The median amount of compensation award per victim is about $1, 800.

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.